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PTK Dual Credit 2017 Sp Induction


Eagle Pass, Texas - The Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 14 new members this spring at Southwest Texas Junior College during a ceremony held March 7th in Eagle Pass.

New members inducted include Julia Escalante, Lesllie Garza, Antonio Gonzalez, Jacob Guerra, Magaly Hernandez, Clarissa Hernandez, Conrado Jimenez, Nojem Libson, Priscilla Orozco, Kassandra Ponce, Cosme A. Rodriguez, Abigail Ruiz, Jaqueline Sesatty and Julianna Vasquez.. Current Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter members participating in the ceremony were Amanda Martinez, Joanna Castro, Olga Flores, Azalia Martinez and Tristan Huerta. Guest Speaker was Paul Kimble- SWTJC Math Instructor.

To earn membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 semester hours with at least a 3.5 GPA. Students must also be currently enrolled in at least six hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain members in good standing

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Spring Break Safety Week 2017




SWTJC Eagle Pass promoted Spring Break Safety Week with a variety of activities. Starting Monday, March 6th "Know Your Limits" Banner Pledge  flyers, bracelets and  pamphlets on alcohol awareness were distributed in C building 11am - 1pm. As well as Drugged Driving Poster Contest that had over 30 entries winner Abraham Javalera pictured with Mrs. Sonia Alvarez Advisor. PICS


On Wednesday, March 7th Don't be a Sucker" students played games and Thursday, March 9th was BYOB party - "Bring your own Banana" students were treated to banana splits in F building.

 The Spring Break Safety Week event was sponsored by Student Activities Office.

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SWTJC celebrates expansion with ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony in Crystal City

Uvalde, Texas, March 10 – A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be held Friday (March 24) at 3 p.m. to officially dedicate the new library building at the Southwest Texas Junior College campus in Crystal City.

In honor of SWTJC board of trustee and Crystal City native, the new addition will be named after Victor Lopez. Additionally, the campus will be named in honor of Dr. Antonio and Gloria Rivera, also of Cyrstal City.

Rivera has served as secretary of the college board of trustees since May 1998, while his wife, Gloria worked for the college for sixteen years and retired in 2003 as dean of instructional services.

Lopez has served as a member of the college board of trustees since May 2006. He currently owns and operates Lopez Health Systems based in Crystal City.

The new 3,821 square foot library building includes 24 computer workstations and two seminar rooms.

Construction of the $1.5 million state-of-the-art facilities began in May of 2016 and was completed earlier this month.

Local and area dignitaries scheduled to take part in the ceremony include Frank Moreno, Mayor of Crystal City; Tracy King, State Representative District 80; Joel Luna, Zavala County Judge, and Dr. Hector Gonzales, SWTJC President along with other college administrators.

The community is cordially invited to attend the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of the new library building.

Following the program, refreshments will be served, and guests will have the opportunity to tour the facilities.

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Career Crossroads
SWTJC Del Rio hosted their annual Career Crossroads Week that took place on Tuesday, February 28 thru March 2nd. The three day event was geared to provide students with information on majors, careers, and resources on our campus. Students had the opportunity to visit with prospective employers from our community to ask questions in their respective areas. Students who attended all three days of the event were entered into a drawing for an Amazon Fire Tablet in appreciation for their attendance and participation. Tablet winner was Armando Garcia. Students that applied for graduation prior to the event were entered into a drawing for a cap and gown courtesy of the Student Activities office. The winner of the cap and gown was Roland Martinez. PHOTOS

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Uvalde Catholic club wins grand champion two years in a row
BBQ winnersUvalde, Texas, March 10 – The SWTJC Catholic Club in Uvalde, going by the team name of “Holy Smokes BBQ” were the named back-to-back Grand Champions at the 4th Annual “Grillin’ with the President” on Thursday (March 9) on the Uvalde campus.


The “The Shishkabobs,” representing the second year air conditioning and refrigeration students, were named the reserve grand champions.

Coming in third overall was Team The Leftovers, representing the law enforcement academy.

A total of 19 teams participated in the cooking contest, and all teams were required to cook and submit a half chicken, ribs, and fajitas.

Judges were selected from members of the SWTJC faculty, staff and administration.

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March Major Madness



     The March Major Madness event was held on Feb. 27th - March 2nd.  The event was especially designed to help students discover their interests, learn about majors, match careers to their major, and interact and network with professionals from multiple disciplines and professions on a personal level.  Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions students will ever make! And making the right one is the key to their success!  Many students are confused and unsure of what career path to follow. The resource fair was intended to make students aware of specific fields in the industry and possible career options.  Thank you all that participated. Pics

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Safety Week

SWTJC Del Rio Student Activities sponsored Spring Break Safety Week with a variety of activities starting Monday, March 6th through Thursday, March 9th. On Monday students signed the "These Hands Know Limits" Banner and were treated to snacks. Dr. Owen Simwale, Infectious Diseases Coordinator at Val Verde Regional Medical Center, gave a presentation on Tuesday in the Amistad room. The topic was Reproductive Health. Members from United Medical Center handed out information on the health services available.    

Thursday, March 9th was B.Y.O.B-S. "Build your own Banana-split". Students were treated to banana splits in Building B Atrium. Safety week culminated with the 1st Annual Grilling with the VP Student Cook off. Four teams participated: Campus Light, Phi Theta Kappa, The Psycho’s, and STEM Club. In the end, Campus Light was the victor. The club will be treated to a pizza party. Spring Break Safety Week event was sponsored by Student Activities Office. PHOTOS

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Eagle Pass PTK Spring 2017 Induction


  Eagle Pass, Texas - The Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 37 new members this spring at Southwest Texas Junior College during a ceremony held Feb. 24th in Eagle Pass. Photos


New members inducted include Joelly A Aguilar Infante, Amanda Appleton, Oro Almaguer, Juan Barrientos, Heber A. Carrillo, Lindsey Carrillo, Marlene Coronado, Geronimo De La Cruz, Diana Carolina De Luna, Jesus Esquivel, David Galan, Jorge Gleason, Denisse Gonzalez, Topacio Guevara, Roxana A. Hernandez, Lysette Huerta, Hilda M. Lopez, Wendy R. Lopez and Christina Martinez.

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4DX Silver Certificate

Southwest Texas Junior College Fiancial Aid Department Mrs. Janel Fernnadez and Mrs. Mari Villareal in Eagle Pass are recognized for achieving the 4DX Silver certificate. Pictured Mrs. Janell Fernandez, Mari Villareal and Vice-President Mr. Gilbert Bermea. The Team worked diligently to achieve the level. Congratulations on their achievement to the team.

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4DX Silver Certificate

Congratulations to SWTJC Del Rio Advising team on their 4DX Silver Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Marilyn Casson and Advising Director, Stephanie Cerna.

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SWTJC rodeo teams hosts annual kids rodeo in Uvalde
RodeoUvalde, Texas, March 8 – The cheers were loud. The smiles were huge. The verdict was unanimous – everyone had a fantastic time at the 11th Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Kid's Rodeo.

More than 500 students from pre-k and kindergarten attended the event hosted by the SWTJC Rodeo Team. Schools represented included Dalton Early Childhood Center, St. Philips Episcopal School and the Kirchner and Powers Child Development Center at SWTJC.

"My team members really did a good job this year," coach Roy Angermiller said. “It’s always good to see our rodeo kids interact with the young students.”

The event, held Tuesday afternoon, began with a prayer, followed by the playing of the National Anthem, as a rodeo team member paraded through the arena on horseback carrying the American Flag.

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4DX Silver Certificate


Southwest Texas Junior College Computer Informational Technology Department instructor Mr. Luis Perez in Eagle Pass is recognized for the 4DX Silver certificate.

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SWTJC honor society inducts the largest group
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Uvalde, Texas, March 2. – A total of 63 new members were inducted into the Eta Beta Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa during ceremonies held on Thursday (March 2) in Uvalde. PHOTOS

New members include Angelie Alingod, Larry Allen, Taylor Autrey, Nayelli Avila, George Ayala, Camryn Beam, Rutu Bhakta, Allison Carrizales, Christian Cervantez, Jessica Cervantez, Kristen Contreras, Larissa De la Garza, Cheyenne De Luna, Priscella Dean, Caleb Drevlow, Maiya Esquivel, Brant Ferguson, Xavier Flores, Rianna Garcia, Dana Garza, and Erin Garza.

Also inducted were Michael Garza, Anthony Gaucin, Jackee Gonzales, Sergio Gonzales, Kathleen Guerrero, Abigail Haughey, Ruben Henricksen, Mason Johnson, Brandee Jones, Minda Kone, Jordan Lara, Miguel Luna, Cheyenne Martinez, Atlee McGuire, Alyssa Molina, Nadia Navarro, Daniel Naves, Sarah Newman, Jesus Olivarez, and Jacklyn Perez.

Other students inducted this spring include Mistica Perez, Vidal Perez, Fabian Plaza, Alan Ramirez, Tressa Reading, Cecilia Reavis, Scottie Reyes, Nadia Riojas, Anthony Rodriguez, Baylee Rubio, Jesenia Ruiz, Nathaniel Saldivar, Kaylee Samaniego, Alexa Smith, Marlowe Story, Tatum Story, Angelina Trevino, Alexzandra Urrabazo, Josie Velasquez, Andrew Walsh, Kaylyn Wesson, and Vicente Zavala.

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4DX Silver Certificate

Congratulations to SWTJC Del Rio Student Success & Engagement team on their 4DX Silver Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Eva De Anda and Laura Gloria.

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Welcome Back Sp 2017


SWTJC students, faculty and staff enjoyed free hotdogs, chips and sodas at the Welcome Back for the spring semester on Feb. 2nd. Special thanks to Mr. Bermea, faculty and staff who volunteered their time to make this event a success. Pics

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Deadline nears for entries to the creative arts contest
LogoUvalde, Texas, March 7 – Calling all artists! Southwest Texas Junior College continues seeking entries into its 36th Annual Creative Arts Contest.

Rules and entry form are available at The entry deadline for literary and visual arts is 5 p.m., Thursday, March 23.

Cash prizes, trophies, and medals will be awarded in the annual event, which attracts thousands of art, photography and writing entries from across the region.

Trophies and medals will be awarded to first through fourth place in all age groups and categories. Judges will also select an overall literary and visual arts winner in each age group. Cash prizes of $20 will be presented to overall winners.

Age divisions will be the same as last year and will include: Pre-K and Kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8, grades 9-10, grades 11-12, college and community.

The SWTJC Arts and Sciences Division and the SWTJC Public Information Office coordinate the annual event.

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4DX Silver Certificate

Congratulations to SWTJC Del Rio Student Success & Engagement team on their 4DX Silver Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Sonia Adan-Medina and Margarita Garcia.

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Eagle Pass TSI Spring Schedule
The TSI will be offered at the Eagle Pass Campus on the following dates.

If you have any questions please stop by the office to schedule your exam date or pick up your schedule.
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Final Exam Spring 2017
Catholic club hosts Ash Wednesday service
ash wednesdayThe SWTJC Catholic Club sponsored an Ash Wednesday service on Tuesday (March 1) in the Mathew Student Center ballroom on the Uvalde campus.


Ken Dirksen, a deacon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, conducted the service which involves the imposition of ashes.

He also gave a brief explanation of the 40-day Lenten season that begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter.

Approximately 150 students, faculty, and staff attended the service.

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