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Fall college day attracts big crowd
CollegeDayApproximately 586 high school seniors from 18 different area high schools attended the fall college day at SWTJC in Uvalde on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Middle Rio Grande Development Council and Workforce Solutions Middle Rio Grande co-sponsored the event along with Southwest Texas Junior College. PHOTOS

Romelia Aranda, Dean of Workforce Education said, “We were very pleased with the turnout and I am very thankful for Ricky McNiel, Executive Director of Workforce Solutions Middle Rio Grande and his continued support for SWTJC.”

Numerous prizes were awarded throughout the event including two $500 scholarships to SWTJC, two Kindle Fires and numerous gift cards.

Debra Denise Odom of Leakey High School and Aracely Flores of La Pryor High School were the recipients of the two $500 scholarships.

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Reeves wins barrel race, leads women to fourth place finish
Rozlyn ReevesThe dust has settled at the Uvalde County Fairplex Rodeo Arena and Rozlyn Reeves led the SWTJC women's team to a fourth place finish by taking top honors in barrel racing at the 53rd Annual SWTJC Rodeo.


In the men’s division Cole Currie and Tyler Wojciechowski placed second in team roping, while Joe Strickland Reeves placed eighth in saddle bronc riding, and Chase Pierre placed seventh in steer wrestling. The SWTJC men’s team finished in fourth place.

SWTJC Rodeo Coach, Roy Angermiller thanked sponsors and volunteers of this year’s event. “I want thank the staff, faculty and especially Dr. Hector Gonzales and the SWTJC board members for all their support,” Angermiller said.

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SWTJC cross country meet draws over 600 runners
TeamThe Third Annual SWTJC Collegiate/High School Invitational Cross Country Meet drew approximately 638 participants from area schools this past Saturday (Oct. 3) in Uvalde.

The SWTJC women’s team came in third place overall, behind second place Texas-Permian Basin and first place Texas A&M International.

The Texas A&M International men’s team placed first overall, while Texas Lutheran placed second and Texas-Permian Basin followed in third place. PHOTOS

SWTJC runners competed in the 5K category in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

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SWTJC continues to see upward trend in enrollment this fall
Fall enrollment at Southwest Texas Junior College was 5,567, a 2.5% increase over last fall.

In a report to the SWTJC board at its regular monthly meeting Thursday (Sept. 17), SWTJC Vice President of Student Services Margot Mata reported on the upward trend in enrollment over the last couple of years.

“We have started the school year on a good note, our numbers continue to move on a steady upward trend,” said Mata. “Dual credit enrollment continues to contribute to approximately a quarter of our student population.”

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Board member donates $5,300 to motherís scholarship fund
Lara donationSWTJC board member, Maria Elena Lara presented board president Rodolfo Flores and college president Hector Gonzales with a $5,300 check during this month’s regular board meeting on Sept. 17 in Uvalde.

Lara donated the money in honor of her mother Juanita B. San Miguel who was a staunch supporter of education.

“My mother was a great advocate for education and she always said ‘with your education you can be successful’,” said Lara.

The money was raised through the second annual crossfit competition, which was organized by Lara. The competition was held during Palomino Fest in Uvalde.

According to Lara, last year’s donation was $5,200, while this year’s contribution was $5,300.

This is the second year a donation has been made to the Juanita B. San Miguel Scholarship, which was created in 2014.

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SWTJC remembers 9/11
A short observance in remembrance of the Sept. 11 tragedy was held Friday (Sept. 11) on the SWTJC Uvalde campus. WATCH VIDEO PHOTOS

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