News releases distributed through the Southwestern College Office of Communications, Community and Government Relations. Contact the office at (619) 482-6304.
Hundreds of Dirt Trucks to Descend Upon Southwestern College
Contractors will haul 12,000 cubic yards of fill dirt onto the vacant corner lot of Southwestern College over the next two weeks as work quickly progresses on the new Wellness and Aquatic Complex.
Posted Date: 2/5/2016 3:30 PM
Southwestern College, South County’s largest public higher education system, continues to break new ground in expanding opportunities for student success with construction of three major classroom buildings getting under way this spring and the hiring of several new leaders to forge ahead with new initiatives.
Posted Date: 2/3/2016
Southwestern College Goes Tobacco Free, Including E-Cigarettes
The Southwestern College campus is now tobacco free thanks to a policy adopted by the Governing Board. The new non-smoking policy is not just for traditional cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco, or, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes, better known as vaporizers, are also included in the banned substances.
Posted Date: 1/12/2016
A Southwestern College-based center that promotes international trade in California has been honored for its partnership with a San Diego trade group in providing educational and training programs.
Posted Date: 1/12/2016
Southwestern College Policy Debate Team: Just Call Them Champions
Southwestern College student Priscilla Romero was looking for a class to fill a necessary General Education requirement when she enrolled in a communications course this fall. Weeks later, her professor, Jordan Mills, suggested that Romero join the Southwestern College debate team.
Posted Date: 1/7/2016 12:15 PM
Southwestern College’s Renovated DeVore Stadium and New Fieldhouse Earn Honors from City
Southwestern’College’s DeVore Stadium renovation and new Fieldhouse/Classroom building – which have already secured a series of accolades from different professional organizations – has picked up a new honor: The City of Chula Vista’s Ribbons & Shovels Award for its green building designs and improvements.
Posted Date: 1/7/2016
Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers in the United States, will lecture at Southwestern College on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Posted Date: 10/14/2015
Southwestern College is now accepting ACCESS Awards nominations for those who have contributed significantly to improving education for students with disabilities.
Posted Date: 9/28/2015
Hollywood Portrait Artist Don Bachardy’s Work on Display at Southwestern College
Portraits of Hollywood stars past and present—painted by world-renowned artist Don Bachardy—are hanging in the Southwestern College Art Gallery.
Posted Date: 9/25/2015
CSEA Chapter 524 President Andre Harris first area appointment for many years
Posted Date: 9/17/2015
Governing Board Statement on Recent Concerns Regarding Racial Issues on Campus
We are committed to doing our part to build a just society of equal opportunity for all.
Posted Date: 9/9/2015
 Southwestern College Taking the Lead in Conservation
Between water and electricity conservation, Southwestern College is embracing the green movement.
Posted Date: 9/3/2015
More than 330 items are up for auction by Southwestern College.
Posted Date: 8/26/2015
Chula Vista college approves partnership with Point Loma Nazarene University to offer 4-Year degrees.
Posted Date: 8/26/2015
SBA San Diego and Southwestern College Collaborate to Promote Growth of Small Businesses
SWC will co-sponsor a series of workshops on export trade with the help of the Small Business Administration and the Center for International Trade Development.
Posted Date: 7/29/2015
Due to unforeseen circumstances, as of Tuesday July 14th, our registration system became non-operational. Because of this, all student registration appointments were adjusted.
Posted Date: 7/17/2015
Photos from the 2015 Commencement Ceremony
Almost 750 students attended the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. Here are some of the exciting moments from that memorable day.
Posted Date: 6/8/2015
Dust off your hardhats – Proposition R parking lot and road construction starts in May.
Posted Date: 6/3/2015
Stewart Sisters Enjoy Minor Celebrity as College’s De-facto Prodigies
Carla, 17; Lara, 16; and Edna, 15, are Biotechnology majors (Edna and Lara said they also plan on double majoring in Math) and Student of Distinction Award (SODA) winners —Southwestern College’s highest scholastic honor.
Posted Date: 5/29/2015
Nish Wins Local Small Business Award
Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Melinda Nish’s ability to guide local small business resources during difficult economic times earned her an appreciation award by the San Diego Small Business Association (SBA) recently.
Posted Date: 5/18/2015
At the May 6 special meeting of the Governing Board, trustees discussed selling a fourth series of bonds through Proposition R. The amount of the bond sale—Series D—is not to exceed $135 million.
Posted Date: 5/8/2015
Southwestern College’s Proposition R Citizens Bond Oversight Committee is looking for applicants to fill six committee seats that expire July 11, 2015.
Posted Date: 5/8/2015
Two lectures on the Middle East – one on misconceptions, the other on Palestine – will be hosted concurrently at Southwestern College this week.
Posted Date: 5/4/2015
Southwestern college will host a series of arts programs for 7th to 12th graders this summer.
Posted Date: 4/30/2015
SWC Architecture Club Wins Best-in-Show at Cal Poly SLO
A Southwestern College Architecture Club design team won the Best-in-Show and the Best Theme Interpretation awards at the 2015 Design Village Competition held at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo held April 17-19.
Posted Date: 4/29/2015
Fieldhouse and Football Field Awarded for Sustainability, Management
Notwithstanding a (literal) sea of obstacles that could have drowned its completion, Southwestern College’s DeVore Stadium renovation and fieldhouse construction are attracting serious outside attention.
Posted Date: 4/28/2015
A group of students and veterans applauded as Nick Popaditch, US Marine Corps Gunnery Sargent, Retired, took center stage in the Veterans’ Resource Center of Southwestern College earlier this month.
Posted Date: 4/22/2015
Southwestern College's Career Center hosted a showcase at its main campus as a way for students to learn about career opportunities in two of San Diego's growing industry sectors - Global Trade and Advanced Transportation
Posted Date: 4/10/2015
Two local Assemblywomen honored four Southwestern College women leaders with awards in March as part of Women’s History Month.
Posted Date: 3/23/2015
A bi-national photo exhibit, featuring photographs taken by four prolific artists, will be held at the Southwestern College Art Gallery in conjunction with the Tijuana Cultural Center beginning March 12.
Posted Date: 3/9/2015
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