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College gala to feature casino entertainment
Monte Carlo nightThe SWTJC Friends and Alumni Network will host their annual President’s Gala on Saturday, April 11 at the Uvalde County Fairplex Event Center.

This year's gala will boast a "Monte Carlo Night" theme capturing the look and feel of Las Vegas, which will include dinner, dancing and casino entertainment.

“We decided to go with a casino night theme this year to change things up a bit from what we’ve done the last several years,” said Gala coordinator Wade Carpenter. “We will have a dinner, music and casino games including Black Jack, Roulette and Poker.”

All proceeds will benefit the SWTJC FAN Scholarship fund.  “FAN has awarded over $170,000 in scholarships to deserving students in our 11-county service area,” Gala coordinator Wade Carpenter said.

The Gala will commence at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers.  Dinner and entertainment will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person and Corporate Sponsor tables are available with varied prices of sponsorship levels.

For information or to purchase tickets contact Carpenter at (830) 591-7351 or wbcarpenter@swtjc.edu.

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Registration for summer and fall classes begin Monday
Open registration for summer and fall classes at SWTJC will begin on Monday, March 30.

“Having students register early will give us more time to advise students and to help them work on securing financial aid to help defray costs," Fernandez said. "We encourage students to come in a discuss any payment concerns they might have.”

Students can go to www.swtjc.edu to register for classes online.

Summer I classes will begin on June 1 and end on July 7, while Summer II starts on July 13 and ends on Aug. 18. Fall classes are slated to begin on Aug. 24.

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Cosmetology students have a guest presentation
Cosmetology demoMembers of the Cosmetology class on the SWTJC Uvalde campus had a guest presentation on how to use different types of angles in a clipper cut, customer service and product information on Wednesday, March 4 during a recruiting visit by representatives of Great Clips.

Desseray Martinez and Jacklyn Alvarez of Great Clips in Hondo, were the guest speakers.

"We are thankful to Great Clips for their involvement with cosmetology schools," said SWTJC Cosmetology Program Director Barbara Compton.

The cosmetology program is a one-year certificate program at SWTJC.

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SWTJC Faculty Association accepting applications for scholarships
Deadline for applying for the SWTJC Faculty Association Scholarship is April 24.

According to scholarship committee chairperson Bonny Herndon, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to four students.

“Scholarships will be awarded to two students enrolled in an academic field of study and two who have chosen a technical major, at each of our three main campuses,” administrative information technology instructor Bonny Herndon said.

Applications are available online at www.swtjc.edu. Additionally, students may obtain an application from any SWTJC Faculty Association member or by emailing Herndon at beherndon@swtjc.edu. Requirements are listed on the applications.DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

For more information on these scholarships contact Herndon at 591-7237.

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Former Auto Technology students return to SWTJC to visit with students
ExterranAuto-tech students were treated to a presentation by representatives from Exterran during a recent recruiting visit to the campus in Uvalde.

Exterran representatives included Michael Rubio and Joseph Rubio, recent graduates of the auto-tech program, who spoke to students regarding their duties as employees of Exterran.

Exterran representatives also visited with students in the diesel program in Eagle Pass.

Former students Oscar Arredondo and Germaine Salcedo were present to visit with current students about their positions with Exterran.

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SWTJC pumping $156.9 million into economy
By Kim Eagle
Uvalde Leader News Staff Writer

Southwest Texas Junior College not only gives students an opportunity to earn a degree close to home, but it has a total yearly economic impact of $156.9 million in the college’s service area.
This area includes Uvalde and towns west to Del Rio and Eagle Pass, south to Crystal City and east to Hondo and Castroville. COMPLETE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

The $156.9 million in added income was equal to approximately 2.6 percent of the region’s Gross Regional Product in 2012-2013, according to an economic impact study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International, authorized by Texas Association of Community Colleges.

“The college spent $24.3 million in operations in the region; students spent $193,500; alumni – these are former students of ours – in a one-year period, contributed $132.3 million... for a yearly impact of $156.9 million,” Gonzales said.

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Board extends administration contracts
The SWTJC Board of Trustees extended administration contracts during their regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19, in Uvalde.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Mark Underwood, Vice President of Finance Anne Tarski and Vice President of Student Affairs Margot Mata all had their contracts extended through August 2018.

Associate vice presidents Derek Sandoval and Gilbert Bermea were retitled to vice presidents and their contracts were extended through August 2018.

Vice President of Administrative Services Joe Barker had his contract extended through August of 2016.

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