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Welcome Back fall 2014

welcome back 2014 SWTJC Eagle Pass Campus had a large crowd of students showing up for free hotdogs, chips and soda. Over 350 hotdogs were served by faculty, staff and Student Government Association.

We also had the clubs come out and recruit new members for 2014-2015. More pics


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Student awarded scholarship
Congratulations Leonardo Fajardo, Stephen Daniel Lindsey Memorial Scholarship recipient! Leonardo is a 2014-15 LVN student. Pictured from left to right, Del Rio Associate Vice-President, Derek Sandoval, Leonardo Fajardo, and Marilyn Casson, Scholarship Administrator.

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Friends & Alumni SWTJC Scholarship Recipients 2013-2014
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      Southwest Texas Junior College awarded the 2013-2014 scholarship recipients for the Eagle Pass High School they  were Alejandra Adan, Juan Salinas, Karen Martinez and Lucy Chapa. CC Winn High School were Martin Gomez, Carlos Carbajal, Ana luisa Gonzalez, and Rodolfo Riza III also pictured Mrs. Delia Esquivel Ofice Manager at SWTJC and Mrs. Brenda Hoffman Counselor at SWTJC.

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SWTJC partners with Texas State University on USDA grant
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program (HSI) has recently awarded Dr. P. Ryan Saucier (Assistant Professor; Project Director) and Dr. Douglas G. Morrish (Associate Professor; Co-Project Director) a four year grant worth $998, 856.00. Both professors are faculty members in the Department of Agriculture at Texas State University.

Their grant entitled Southwest Agriculture And Food Security Education: Preparing Future Leaders For A Safe And Secure U.S. Food Supply System (SAFE), will fund 10 undergraduate student’s education from Austin Community College (ACC) and Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC). Upon completion of a two year degree at ACC and SWTJC, students will transfer to Texas State University and complete a bachelor degree in agriculture or a related science. Additionally, 11 graduate students education will be funded at Texas State University and/or New Mexico State University in agriculture or a related science.

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Del Rio Open House

Local dignitaries and education advocates joined college administrators as Southwest Texas Junior College Del Rio Campus hosted it’s ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at its newly constructed, state-of-the-art buildings on Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. 

Honored guest speakers included SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales, Associate Vice President Derek Sandoval, State Representative Alfonso “Poncho” Nevarez, SFDRCISD Superintendent Dr. Carlos Rios, Del Rio Mayor Robert Garza and Martin Thomas, representing the Chandler family.

Other participants in the ceremony included, Father Clay Hunt, benediction, Del Rio Color Guard with the presentation of colors, Jennifer Martinez, national anthem, and Isaac Aldaco’s 2nd grade class from Lonnie Green Elementary, which recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The ceremony concluded with a guided tour by SWTJC Del Rio Student Ambassadors. More photos

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Ribbon cutting officially opens new buildings in Del Rio
Southwest Texas Junior College hosted a ribbon cutting and open house at its newly constructed, state-of-the-art buildings on Friday (Sept. 19) in Del Rio. WATCH VIDEO

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Student Appreciation Day
student appreciation Southwest Texas Junior College Eagle Pass Campus held Student Appreciation Day on April 1st, at 11:00am. More pics

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Mr./ Miss named for Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Uvalde Campuses
palms fest 2012 The crowning of Mr. and Ms. SWTJC from Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde, highlighted the 2014 SWTJC Palm's Festival held April 9 in Uvalde.

Selected by the students in Del Rio were Marco A. Salas and Larisa Espinosa representing the Creative Arts Club. More Pics


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Ms. SWTJC Del Rio
Miss SWTJC Del Rio Larisa Espinoza participated in the 16 de Septiembre parade. The parade kicked off the 16 de Septiembre festivities at Brown Plaza which ran from Sunday, Sept. 14th - 16th.

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Enrollment increases this fall
Official fall enrollment is up nearly three percent this year, according to Margot Mata, SWTJC vice president of student services.

In her report at the monthly meeting of the SWTJC Board of Trustees, Mata said students are taking more classes, which translates into more credit hours.

“I think the increase in credit hours is due to better student planning and also a result of better advising,” Mata said. “Advisors are working very hard on getting our students on a career path early on.”

The official headcount this fall is 5,592 compared to 5,449 a year ago, a 2.6% increase. Total credit hours are also up approximately 10%, Mata told the board.

Dr. Hector Gonzales, SWTJC President commented on the difference between head count versus credit hours.

“Head count is a barometer, contact hours are state dollars and credit hours are tuition dollars,” Gonzales said. “I like to look at credit hours which reflects actual monies coming in and we are up in credit hours from where we were two years ago.”

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College Crossroads 2014
college crossroads 2014 The 2014 College Crossroads event was held on Thursday, March 27th, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Eagle Pass Campus. More Pics

There was booth activities, food, music and many games for the students. Booths offered activities promoting graduation, registering for summer and fall sessions, transfer assistance, degree completion, financial aid application and career interest inventory.

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Phi Theta Kappa holds Spring Induction in Eagle Pass
PTK Spring induction The Beta Lambda gamma Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 35 new members this spring at Southwest Texas Junior College, during ceremony March 28th in Eagle Pass. More Pics

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SWTJC participates in the Friendship Parade
Parade 2014 Southwest Texas Junior College Eagle Pass Campus participated in the annual International Friendship Parade which was held on Saturday, March 29 at 11:00am. 

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Blood drive has successful day on Eagle Pass Campus
ptk blood drive The annual spring blood drive on the Eagle Pass Campus was a big success.

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Del Rio Campus Welcome Back Celebration

A total of 400 SWTJC & Sul Ross students, faculty, and staff enjoyed free hotdogs, chips, and a drink at the Welcome Back Celebration held on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Special thanks to the faculty, staff, and students on hand volunteering their time to make this event a success.

In addition to a free meal, students who attended also had the opportunity to pick up information from the Student Success Center, EPOCA scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa, Sul Ross Student Support Services, and Workforce Solutions.

The Welcome Back event was sponsored by the SWTJC Student Activities and Sul Ross Student Support Services offices.

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9/11 Ceremony
The Del Rio Campus held a short ceremony in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Dr. Wilford W. Box, SWTJC Management Professor and coordinator, gave a speech reminding everyone that we should all put aside our prejudices and truly become a United States of America. He ended his speech with the touching poem, “We Shall Never Forget” by Alan W. Jankowski—a tribute to our heroic firefighters, police, EMT, and other service personnel who lost their lives that day attempting to save others.

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Rodeo team kicks off season in Carthage, TX
The Southwest Texas Junior College rodeo team will kick-off the 2014-2015 rodeo season by competing at the first Southern region rodeo in Carthage, TX hosted by Panola College on Sept. 26-27.

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SWTJC will host the second National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) rodeo of the season on Oct. 2-4 at the Uvalde County Fair Plex Rodeo Arena. Evening performances will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

Over 350 collegiate athletes, representing some 15 colleges and universities in the Southern Region are expected to compete in Uvalde. Nationally renowned rodeo stock contractor Terry Walls will once again provide stock for this year's event.

Rozlyn Reeves, last year’s southern region barrel champion along with sophomore Crystal Wetz will lead the women’s team into competition along with several freshmen.

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SWTJC Signs Articulation Agreement with Angelo State University for Engineering Degree
Angelo On Monday March 24, 2014, representatives from Angelo State University (ASU) visited Southwest Texas Junior College. Dr. Brian May, President of Angelo State University, and Dr. Javier Flores, Vice President of Student Affair and Enrollment Management visited the Del Rio and Eagle Pass campuses.

In Del Rio, Derek Sandoval, Associate Vice President of the Del Rio Campus conducted a tour of the recently opened administration building and soon-to-open student classroom building. Dr. May and Dr. Flores visited with students and discussed the potential to work together on Science, Technology, Engineering , and Math (STEM) degree programs with SWTJC faculty and administration, including Dr. Hector Gonzales, SWTJC president. Also in attendance was Dr. Carlos Rios, Superintendent of San Felipe-Del Rio CISD, who expressed interest and support in a partnership between SWTJC and ASU.

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Renovations to dorms continues at Uvalde campus
ConstructionSouthwest Texas Junior College is in the midst of updating and renovating residential facilities in Hubbard Hall on the Uvalde campus.

The project consists of remodeling student rooms that were constructed in 1972. These renovations will improve the living environment of over 188 students and are part of an ongoing initiative to renovate nearly 96 rooms.

“The rooms are being completely redone from top to bottom,” said Joe Barker, SWTJC vice president of administrative services. “The renovation project, which began this summer, is expected to carry on for an indefinite amount of time.”

Work includes removing the existing furniture; new walls and ceilings; replacing all lights with modern, energy-efficient fixtures; and installing new, moveable room furnishings. Electrical systems and bathrooms are being replaced along with improving Wi-Fi coverage in the dorms.

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Eagle Pass TSI Exam 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 Fall 2014
Del Rio Student Activities is now on facebook…

Want to get the latest information on events, clubs, and much, much more… click on the link below to visit and like our facebook page, then be sure to check in with us often to get the latest information on what is happening at the Del Rio campus!!/pages/SWTJC-Student-Life-Del-Rio-Campus/389408541167422

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Students pledge to return for spring classes
Organizers of the "See You in the Spring" event held on Thursday, December 5, were pleased with the results of the first time event.

"We had approximately 80 students sign a pledge to return to classes in the spring," said Eva De Anda. "I want to thank everyone who helped make this such a successful event."

SWTJC t-shirts and bracelets were handed out to all students who signed a pledge to return in the spring. A group shot of students participating in the event was taken following a pizza lunch.

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A chat with the president

SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales visited the Del Rio campus to address student concerns during a Feb 4th Q&A session in the SWTJC Library.

Several students were on hand to ask a variety of questions addressing issues concerning student safety, parking, new RN program requirements, as well inquiries on construction updates and space for students to enjoy. 

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Ash Wednesday service observed on Del Rio campus

The SWTJC Campus Light Club sponsored an Ash Wednesday service on March 5 in the Academic Building on the Del Rio campus.

Father Clay from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Del Rio, conducted a brief prayer 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 45 students, faculty and staff attended the service.

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SWTJC Del Rio representatives attend Del Rio Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

Del Rio Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 20th at the Del Rio Civic Center. Associate VP Derek Sandoval, Joshua Overfelt (faculty), and James Wilson (adjunct faculty) along with their wives, attended the event.

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Del Rio Karaoke Event

SWTJC Library and Student Activities hosted a karaoke event on Thursday, March 27th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the campus Library. Several students were in attendance and showcased their vocal talent singing from an eclectic variety of music including 80's hits, current top 40, gospel hymns, and Mexican corridos.

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Mr./Ms. SWTJC named for Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Uvalde campuses

Mr and Ms SWTJC

The crowning of Mr. and Ms. SWTJC from Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde, highlighted the 2014 SWTJC Palm's Festival held April 9 in Uvalde.

Selected by the students in Del Rio were Marco A. Salas and Larisa Espinosa representing the Creative Arts Club.

Mr./Ms. SWTJC Eagle Pass were Roberto Gelacio and Ana Gaby Martinez.

In Uvalde, Pedro Navarro and Lorena Montes, representing Phi Theta Kappa, were the winners.

The annual Palm's Festival was moved outdoors under the beautiful palms in Uvalde


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Del Rio Campus Creative Arts Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following Del Rio students for their participation and awards in the 33rd Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Creative Arts Contest: Danny S. DeHoyos, April Hurley, Atzimba Morales, Alex Morrison, Marco A. Olivarez Jr., Kayla Reifel, Sandra V. Rodriguez, Vanessa Silva, Christy Martinez, and Amber Pacheco.


The award ceremony for the 33rd Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Creative Arts Contest was held on Thursday, April 24, in the Matthews Student Center Ballroom on the SWTJC Uvalde campus.


Trophies and medals were given for those placing in first through fourth places in various age groups and categories.


Pictured: Vanessa Silva - 1st place in Photography, Danny DeHoyos - 1st place in Painting, and Sandra Rodriguez - 1st place in Literary Division.



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SWTJC Del Rio Volleyball Championship Game
SWTJC Volleyball Championship game was held at the Del Rio Campus on Thursday, May 1st with Phi Theta Kappa taking on the Couples team. The Couples team won the first match 25 - 20. Second match went to Phi Theta Kappa with a score of 25 - 21. In the final round..., the Couples team came out on top with a vey close score of 10 - 9. Congratulations to all who participated in the first SWTJC volleyball tournament!

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History professors retire after a combined 96 years of service
Southwest Texas Junior College says goodbye to professors of history, Harry Lawrence, Jr. and Barbara Blair, who retired this summer.

Lawrence retired in May, ending a 53-year career at SWTJC, while Blair continued through the summer, giving SWTJC 43 years of service.

Blair, a Carrizo Springs native, earned her Associates of Arts from SWTJC in 1967 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in history from Southwest Texas State University.

She began her career at SWTJC in 1970, and in 1976 she became the advisor of Eta Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, where she remained until her retirement.

“That’s what I’ve enjoyed so much, working with the honor students at SWTJC,” Blair said. “It has never been boring, it has always been a challenge.”

Blair has been highly involved with Phi Theta Kappa for over 30 years, winning numerous awards, but none more distinguished than the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Service to the Texas Region, which she was awarded earlier this year.

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Palomino Fest draws record crowd in Uvalde
PalominoFest 2014Organizers say upwards of 20,000 people attended the 2014 Palomino Fest Labor Day Weekend Celebration held Aug. 28 – Aug 31 at the Uvalde County Fairplex.

"Our final number stands at approximately 20,000, which is an increase for last year's attendance," festival coordinator Wade Carpenter said. "This was our 18th annual event and it keeps getting bigger every year."

Carpenter expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers who helped with this year's festival. "Our volunteers are a major reason for the success we have had through out the years," Carpenter said. "I especially want to thank all the volunteers from SWTJC who put in long, hot hours at this year's event."

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