Seven Finalists Selected to Move Forward in Southwestern College Governing Board Vacancies

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The Southwestern College Governing Board has selected seven finalists for consideration to fill two vacant positions on the board. In a special meeting Monday, the board narrowed the field from 25 applicants based upon personal speeches given by each applicant in open session. The Governing...

Southwestern College Opens Veterans’ Resource Center

Southwestern College Opens Veterans’ Resource Center          With a Navy Band playing patriotic tunes as a backdrop, Southwestern College leadership dedicated a new Veterans’ Resource Center Tuesday that will serve as home base for counseling and technological resources for student veterans.  ...

New Grant Helps Expand Child Development Center’s Mission, Services

The Child Development Center on the Chula Vista campus provides childcare services for Southwestern College students and employees and the community.
The Child Development Center will soon have 16 spots open for low-cost child care for Southwestern College student-families thanks to continued funding from a U.S. Department of Education grant. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant helps support low-income students with children...

Southwestern College Chosen for California Guided Pathways Project

Professor Ken Yannow explains to a prospective student the potential careers using an earth sciences degree.
Students attending Southwestern College will now have a clearer path to completing their degrees or workforce goals, thanks to Southwestern being named a California Guided Pathways Project college. Southwestern College is one of 20 colleges in the state chosen for the project, which helps colleges across California implement clear and structured student-focused pathways to ensure success in students’ educational goals and careers. “Being awarded this opportunity to explore Guided Pathways recognizes that Southwestern College’s faculty are invested in innovation,” said Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo. “Our willingness to explore the possibilities presented by this project in the name of student success is proof that we are dedicated to finding new ways to serve our students and deliver an excellent educational experience.”

SDSU Launches Innovative Agreement with Local Colleges to Increase Degree Access

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Southwestern College students will be able to access and attain a San Diego State University degree without ever having to step foot on any SDSU campus. As an initial pilot of the SDSU microsite model, SDSU will launch bachelor’s degree completion programs at Southwestern College...

Southwestern College is Home to Two New Ambulances

Jasmine Sierra, a SWC Paramedic student and Martin Gonzalez, the Instructional Lab Coordinator for EMT and Paramedic programs, break in the ambulance with some scenario exercises.
Southwestern College’s paramedics, EMTs and firefighters have a new tool to gain hands-on experience, thanks to a recent donation of two ambulances, one by Priority Ambulance and another from Falck Ambulance. In a celebration Sept. 4, district and Priority officials explained the impact of the...

Southwestern College Hosts 80th Assembly District Candidates Forum

Southwestern College hosts 80th Assembly District Candidates Forum          The race for the 80th State Assembly seat made a stop at Southwestern College recently. Democratic candidates Steve Castaneda and Lorena Gonzalez each presented their qualifications to the Southwestern College community in a...

Southwestern College Shines All Summer

Southwestern College Shines All Summer         The sun is shining all summer long at Southwestern College. South Bay’s only public institution of higher education is proud to offer over 400 class sections across the college’s four campuses in the South Bay to help students...

Wellness & Aquatics Complex Wins Construction Management Award

The newly opened Wellness and Aquatics Complex at Southwestern College has won the Program Management Buildings Award from the Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) San Diego Chapter—making it the third such win for a Southwestern College project. The 75,000-square-foot facility opened to students in...

Southwestern College Awarded $3.2M S-STEM Grant by National Science Foundation for Chemistry, Biochemistry Students

The National Science Foundation has awarded Southwestern College and San Diego State University a $5,000,000 S-STEM grant, $3,230,840 of which is awarded to Southwestern College. This program will provide an integrated mentoring and research experience bridging the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Southwestern College...