Southwestern College Denounces President’s New Executive Order

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President Donald Trump’s executive order on combating race and sex stereotyping is disappointing, but not not unexpected. Over the last four years we have seen a consistent erosion of human rights and a growth in intolerance. As an institution of higher education, we are not...

Southwestern College to Continue With Distance, Online Education for Spring 2021

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Dear Southwestern College Community, Today, Sept. 16, marks seven months that we have taught and worked remotely. The time has passed quickly and slowly with incredible challenges and just as many opportunities. We have watched once rigid bureaucracies begin to transform into innovative, flexible and...

Southwestern College Students Win Prestigious Women in California Leadership Scholarship

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Two Southwestern College students have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Minerva Scholarship from the Women in California Leadership. Jenai Funk and Anna Sanchez will each be awarded a $2,500 scholarship for their educational accomplishments and roles as student leaders at Southwestern College. Funk and...

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...

COVID-19 Update: Data Dashboard, Decision Tree, Town Hall

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Dear Southwestern College, Before we get into some important operations updates and answer many questions you might have, I want to start by saying how proud I am of Southwestern College. I want to say thank you for your hard work and passion in everything...

Southwestern College Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo to Retire in 2021

Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo.
Dr. Kindred Murillo is retiring this academic year after serving 24 years in the California Community College System. Beginning as an adjunct faculty at Desert Community College District, Murillo has served in various roles as an advocate for students and champion of equity. 

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

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Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline to apply has been extended to Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing...

Southwestern College Committed to Black Lives Matter

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin On Tuesday, July 21, the college will add “Black Lives Matter” to our corner marquee messages. This message will remain through August; however, the intention of...

Chef Latinos, SWC and Other Community Members Hosts a Drive Through Against Food Insecurity in National City

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Chef Latinos, multiple community partners and Southwestern College volunteers gathered to help National City residents Monday by providing warm meals, fresh produce and other supplies in a special drive-through distribution at the college’s National City campus. The distribution was an international affair as new partners--Chef...

Southwestern College Stands With International Students

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A ruling last week by the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency (ICE) may require all international students studying at colleges in the U.S. to suspend their studies and return to their home countries. This action has created fear and uncertainty among these students. The...