The Southwestern College Sun Named Top 100 Publication in America

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The Sun, Southwestern College’s student newspaper, has been named one of America's Top 100 college publications of the last century by the Associated Collegiate Press, home of the prestigious Pacemaker often considered the Pulitzer prize of college media. To celebrate its centennial, the Associated Collegiate...

Southwestern College’s Drone and Aerospace Program Take Flight This Fall

Professor Ken Yanow shows the various drones available for students in the drone program.
Interest in the drone industry is as high as some of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) can fly, and now Southwestern College has a way for students to gain skills to enter the field for free. Beginning this fall, students can enroll through the college’s...

Original Chicano Park Muralist Salvador Barajas Awarded 2021 Honorary Degree

Almost 50 years ago, in 1974, Salvador Barajas and a group of muralists changed the fabric of Chicano Park forever. Before Chicano Park was a tourist attraction for people all over the world, it was an underfunded community park with gray pillars ready to...

Southwestern College Expands Basic Needs Support for Students

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Southwestern College is expanding its basic needs support for students at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many inequities and insecurities affecting students and their success. Under the umbrella of SWC Cares and a new basic needs coordinator, Southwestern College is strengthening...

Summer Session To Be Held Online, Through Distance Education

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Southwestern College’s instruction will continue to be held online and through distance education for its 2021 summer session. The only exceptions remain Southwestern College’s allied health and public safety courses, such as the police academy, nursing and medical operations programs.  “We remain confident in our...

Southwestern College Helps Entrepreneurs

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The coronavirus has upended the lives of business owners, but Southwestern College is helping entrepreneurs in two major ways. Through the Small Business Development Center, business owners can access capital and marketing strategies--for free. And students who want to take control of their own financial...

Southwestern College Programs Recognized for Serving Nursing Students and Hispanics

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Southwestern College’s nursing program has ranked in the top 10 of nursing programs in San Diego County, and the college recently ranked within the top 100 schools nationally for the number of Hispanic/Latinx earning two-year degrees. Ranked number 10 in the county by TopRNtoBSN.com, Southwestern...

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...

MAMS‌ ‌Club‌ ‌Creates‌ ‌Community,‌ ‌Support‌ ‌for‌ ‌Student-Mothers

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One day, Anna Sanchez was walking through Southwestern College to drop something off to her fellow-student/husband when she was having a tough time with her youngest child. They had a public outburst and caused a scene on campus, and Sanchez was feeling a little...

Southwestern College Plans Virtual, Parade Commencement Activities; In-Person Ceremony Canceled

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        After consulting with local public health officials and student leaders, Southwestern College is canceling a planned in-person commencement ceremony for December and instead is planning summer celebrations. The college had surveyed students earlier this spring. Overwhelmingly students responded that an in-person ceremony was extremely important...