The Southwestern College Sun Named Top 100 Publication in America

Brittany Cruz-Fejeran holding a copy of The Southwestern College Sun newspaper.
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...

5 Tips for Making Online Courses a Success

Rachel Perez, working on her online class at Grind House, a coffeeshop on Third Avenue in Chula Vista.
With Southwestern College gearing up to spring into the new semester, you might be scrambling to find an extra class or two to add to your already packed schedule. Instead of rearranging your entire schedule to fit in another class, you might want to...

Small Business Development Center Helps Businesses Thrive, Survive During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center Network is a part of Southwestern College's Center for Business Advancement, housed at the Higher Education Center at National City.
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached San Diego, thousands of businesses found themselves facing new challenges and complete uncertainty. They also found help and support from the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, who was ready to meet the moment and...

Southwestern College Designated ‘Gold’ Military Friendly School

Student veteran Student veteran Michelle Odvina, US Navy, stands in the Veterans' Resource Center flag garden.
Southwestern College has again been designated a Military Friendly School for its service to student veterans and military-affiliated students. This year, for the first time ever, Southwestern College has been designated a “gold” award among large community colleges for 2022-2023 for exceeding the standards...

SWC Cares Closet Helps Students Dress to Impress

Emily Lynch Morissette inside the SWC Cares Closet, a mini-boutique for students who need free professional business clothing.
The SWC Cares Closet is a mini-boutique serving all Southwestern College students who need professional clothing assistance. The Cares Closet is located in room 104B on the Chula Vista campus.

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

Decorated mortarboard
        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...

Southwestern College Food Services to Accept SNAP/EBT Payments 

A student walks into the Tradewinds Cafe.
Southwestern College will soon accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and EBT payments at its on-campus food services, Time Out Cafe and Tradewinds. Southwestern College will be the only college in the region to accept SNAP/EBT payments, formerly known as food stamps, for its...

The Southwestern College Sun Inducted Into the ACP Hall of Fame

Past and former members of The Sun, Southwestern College employees and The Sun's adviser, Dr. Max Branscomb, after The Sun was inducted into the Hall of Fame on March 2.
The Sun was inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame at its Midwinter National College Journalism Convention in La Jolla on March 1.

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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 Visits Universidad Autónoma de Baja California to Certify Academic Partnership

A Southwestern College delegation met with representatives from UABC at the university's Tijuana campus.
Southwestern College sent a delegation to visit Universidad Autónoma de Baja California’s (UABC) Tijuana campus on Thursday afternoon to sign a historic memorandum of understanding. The signing certified the collaboration and academic partnership between the two institutions of higher education.  The partnership between both institutions...