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The SWTJC Del Rio Campus held its first annual Spring Fling Award Ceremony and Dance on Wednesday, April 22nd. The award ceremony was held at the Sul Ross Rio Grande College Auditorium. Several students were presented various awards including Who’s Who and the L Award. Who’s Who honorees are selected by faculty and administrators based on leadership, scholarship, and character. Students must be in good standing and enrolled in an average of 14 semester hours in two semesters or at least 14 semester hours if attending only one semester. Del Rio Who’s Who recipients: Mariana Fernandez-Guerra, Diego Simon Mata, Lisa N. Lopez, Paul C. Markham, and Sergio E. Perez.
The “L” Award is our symbol of leadership and excellence and is awarded to students who have made outstanding contributions through student organizations at Southwest Texas Junior College. L Award recipients: Guadalupe Romero - Campus Light Club, Amy Reyes & Stephanie Alonso - Creative Arts Club, Gladys Kalinchuk - Cross Country, Mario Arreola & Joseph Strange - Phi Theta Kappa, and Cynthia Garcia & Claudia Maltos - Student Government Association.
The Spring Fling Dance was held in the Amistad Room. The crowning of Mr. & Ms. SWTJC Del Rio, highlighted the festivities. Mr. Eduardo Camacho & Brandice O’Quin, SGA members, will be representing SWTJC Del Rio for the upcoming school year. PHOTOS
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Jackson, MS – Mariana Fernandez-Guerra, a student at Southwest Texas Junior College, is one of 8 students selected internationally as Oberndorf Scholars and awarded a total of $8,000 in scholarships. The scholars receive scholarships of $1,000 each to complete college.
Phi Theta Kappa's Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship helps Phi Theta Kappa members overcome unanticipated financial barriers preventing the completion of the first college credential, an associate degree or certificate, while enrolled in the two-year college. This scholarship was created through a collaborative effort between benefactors Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf, the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and the Society’s 2011-2012 International Officers.
Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf challenged the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation to raise $250,000 in order to receive a one-to-one challenge grant, resulting in a total $500,000 endowment for the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship.
Up to fifteen Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarships will be awarded annually, with scholars selected in April and October. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship once the student has submitted documentation of enrollment in a minimum of six semester hours and an official transcript showing a minimum 3.0 GPA has been maintained.
"We are very grateful to Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf and donors to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation for reaching the goal of the first challenge grant and making these scholarships available to our members,” said Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director and CEO Dr. Rod Risley. “Congratulations to our recipients. Without a doubt the Oberndorf Scholarships will make a tremendous impact on the lives of these hard-working, high-achieving students -- making it possible for them to complete their associate degrees."
“Every Phi Theta Kappa member, advisor, alumnus and administrator has the ability to make a difference for students struggling to complete,” said Phi Theta Kappa Foundation CEO Dr. Nancy Rieves. Gifts may be made online at the Foundation website.
The Phi Theta Kappa Foundation is focused on long-term financial stability for Phi Theta Kappa. It is dependent upon the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to ensure its future through the support of existing and the establishment of new endowment funds. For more information on how to contribute to scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members through the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, contact Dr. Rieves at 800.946.9995, ext. 3537.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually. Learn more at ptk.org.Full Article >>>
Mr. Gilbert Bermea Vice-President presented the 5yr service pins to Mr. Manuel Ortiz History Instructor, Mrs. Blanca Herrera Administrative Assistant, Student Success Center, Mr. Adrian De Anda Information Technology Services Supervisor, Ms. Deanna J. Allen Reading Instructor and Mr.Gregorio Parra Maintenance.
Also receiving a 10yr service pin Mrs.Ana Oca Administrative Assistant for the Eagle Pass Campus. Congratulations to all of you for your service.Full Article >>>
SWTJC Del Rio Campus hosted it's first campus tour to students from Premier High School on March 12th. Students visited the new Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building, library, nursing classrooms, biology labs located in the new Academic building, as well as our renovated Student Success Center and Art classroom.
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A total of 396 graduates participated in the 68th Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Commencement Ceremony held May 16 before a standing-room-only crowd at the Uvalde Honey Bowl Stadium.
Taking part in the ceremony were December 2014 graduates, May 2015 graduates and August 2015 candidates for graduation.
“Our biggest concern was the threat of rain, luckily we avoided any bad weather,” said SWTJC Registrar, Luis Fernandez. “This years commencement ceremony went on without a hitch and I’d like to thank all the staff that worked hard to make this day a success.”
A total of 744 graduates were listed in this year’s commencement program, with 392 receiving the associate of arts degree in general studies and 18 awarded the associate of science degree. An additional 52 students earned the associate of applied science degree and 282 students received basic certificates and certificates of completion. PHOTOS
SWTJC Uvalde Catholic Club member Arianne C. Peñalosa of Uvalde delivered the invocation. SWTJC student ambassador Ruth Alcantar led the singing of The National Anthem. SWTJC Del Rio Campus Vice President Derek Sandoval was master of ceremonies.
Hector Gonzales, Ph.D., SWTJC President, introduced college trustees and honored guests, and SWTJC Vice President for Academic Affairs Mark Underwood, Ph.D., introduced keynote speaker Ramsey English Cantu, Mayor of the City of Eagle Pass.
SWTJC Del Rio Campus held its first Fall Fiesta event on Thursday, October 23rd. The event was held in front of the Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services building. Fall Fiesta is a Student Involvement Fair devised to provide information on college resources available on campus.
In addition to the educational activities, each department/organization booth provided goodies for each participant. The event ended with an Oreo eating contest. Contestants were challenged to eat as many cookies as possible in 3 minutes. First place, went to David Olivarez (20 cookies), 2nd place, Luis Vargas (17 cookies), and 3rd, Marco Salas (16 cookies).
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SWTJC would like to welcome Edna Williams to the Del Rio Campus Library.
Mrs Williams is a Del Rio HS graduate, Angelo State graduate, and a holds a Masters degree from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio.
She has lived in Okinawa with her husband who was stationed there while serving with the US Air Force, and has spent time living in New York state, as well as Del Rio.
She brings 20 plus years of experience with the public school system and young students.
Mrs Williams enjoys reading, learning, and spending time with her grandchildren.
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SWTJC Eagle Pass Campus had their end of year bbq on May 14th at 5pm in C building.
Instructors, staff and faculty were treated to some good old fashion brisket, beans and potato to celebrate another successful year. We would like to thank everyone that made this year possible. More PhotosFull Article >>>
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