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Phi Theta Kappa holds fall Induction in Eagle Pass
PTK fall ceremony 2014


The Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 27 new members this fall at Southwest Texas Junior College, during ceremony November 7th in Eagle Pass. more pics

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Campus Light Fellowship Event
Campus Light student club held a fellowship event from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. today. Students were treated to hot dogs, chips, a drink, and an inspirational quote.

Members will be serving up hot dogs to our evening students later this afternoon.

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SWTJC to close for Thanksgiving holidays
Classes will be dismissed and offices will be closed at all SWTJC sites on Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the annual Thanksgiving holidays.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.

Have a safe and joyful holiday.

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SWTJC to close for Thanksgiving holidays
Classes will be dismissed and offices will be closed at all SWTJC sites on Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the annual Thanksgiving holidays.

Offices will reopen and classes will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1.

Have a safe and joyful holiday.

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PTK Blood Drive
PTK Blood Drive 2014 

The annual fall blood drive on the Eagle Pass campus was a big success.

According to drive organizer Mr. Paul Kimble, a total of 32 units of blood were donated. In addition, 30 people signed up for the bone marrow registry.

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SWTJC Fall Festival total success
fall festival 2014


SWTJC Eagle Pass Campus had their annual Fall festival 2014 on October 23, 2014 from 6pm - 9pm in the court yard. Students were treated to some entertainment from the different schools of the community Pete Gallegos, Sam Houston, Benavides Heights , Perfecto Mancha, HB Gonzalez, Cerna Elem just to name a few. I would like to thank Mr. Bruno Reyes and Miss.Lety Villanueva for all their support in the fall festival, music by Rafael Herrera. More Pics

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Veteran's Day Celebration

SWTJC Del Rio honored veteran students and faculty with a luncheon on Tuesday, November 11th in remembrance of Veteran’s Day.


Prior to the luncheon, ROTC Color Guard from Del Rio High School posted the colors, SWTJC Uvalde student, Ruth Alcantar, sang the National Anthem, Catholic Club representative, Thelma Martinez, delivered the invocation and Associate Vice President, Derek Sandoval, said grace before the meal was served.

Retired Air Force and SWTJC Professor of Business Management, Dr. Wilfred W. Box, was the guest speaker. Dr. Box gave a speech reminding everyone that we should all put aside our prejudices and truly become a United States of America. He concluded his speech with Dr. Martin Luther King’s I have a Dream speech.


Special invited guests, Joanie Jordan, Ret. Air Force Pete L. Pierce, and Charles and Lydia Caldwell, parents of Judy Gayle Caldwell. Caldwell was recognized during the luncheon. Caldwell passed away on January 31, 2014.


SWTJC coordinator of Veteran's Affairs Steve Martinez was the master of ceremonies for the ceremony and luncheon.


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Deans Forum
deans forum 2014 Southwest Texas Junior college Eagle Pass Campus held their Dean's Forum fall 2014 on Oct 28th at 11am in room D113 Sul Ross building.

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SWTJC Christmas tree lighting ceremony set for Dec. 2
Southwest Texas Junior College will hold its first ever “Christmas at The College” lighting ceremony on Dec. 2, at the Uvalde campus.

The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at the main entrance off of Garner Field Rd. The lighting of a 20-foot Christmas tree along with other holiday themed characters will be lit and displayed. PHOTOS

“Christmas at the College is new tradition that we inaugurate this year. Our goal is to expand each year and eventually light up and decorate the entire campus,” said SWTJC President, Dr. Hector Gonzales. "We have had an overwhelming response, both from faculty, staff, students, and from the community. Over 50 volunteers assisted with the decorations, which began on one of the coldest day of the year."

Santa Claus will be available for pictures with children, while choirs from Uvalde schools will provide entertainment. Hot chocolate, coffee and pastries will be served.

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2014 Del Rio Campus Fall Fiesta

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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Chat with the President
chat with president 2014  SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales visited the Eagle Pass campus to address student concerns during a Oct 21st Q&A session in the room D113.

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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SWTJC Del Rio Part-time Librarian

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.


If you have a chance, please welcome Mrs Williams to our campus.

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Phi Theta Kappa holds fall induction at SWTJC Uvalde

GROUP PHOTO ID: New inductees into the Eta Beta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at SWTJC Uvalde include: (front, l-r) Danielle Dicke, Eliana De La Fuente, Juanita Del Toro, Patricia Martinez, Jennavie Rios, Abbigail Garza, Ariana Moncada, Samantha Contreras, Ruth Alcantar, Sofia Hernandez. (middle) Thomasa Ventura Lopez, Christopher Martinez, Natassia Nevarez, Leslie Sanchez, Diana Garcia, Jemi Edwards, Shannon Gammill, Karmelina Compagnone, Brianna Sonnamaker, Mia Tapia, Betel Velasquez. (back) Jesse Adams, Lawrence Summers, Justin Mondrik, Diego Guerrero, Joseph Rose, Jesse Rodriguez, Oscar Ortiz, Ryan Alldritt.

The Eta Beta Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 40 new members this fall at Southwest Texas Junior College during ceremonies Nov. 13 in Uvalde.

New members inducted include Jesse Adams, Madison Ainsley, Ruth Alcantar, Ryan Alldritt, Karmelina Compagnone, Samantha Contreras, Eliana De La Fuente, Juanita Del Toro, Danielle Dicke, Natalya Doria, Jemi Edwards, Shannon Gammill, Diana Garcia, Abbigail Garza, Diego Guerrero, Sofia Hernandez, Christopher Martinez, Jerry Martinez, Patricia Martinez, Ariana Moncada and Justin Mondrik.

Also inducted were, Natassia Nevarez, Michael Owolabi, Oscar Ortiz, Jennavie Rios, Jesse Rodriguez, Beatrice Romero, Joseph Rose, Jacqueline Salas, Leslie Sanchez, Ryan Sellers, Brianna Sonnamaker, Lawrence Summers, Mia Tapia, Cody Thomas, Araceli Vega, Thomasa Ventura Lopez, Betel Velasquez and Kasandra Zapata.

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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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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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Mr. Joaquin L. Rodriguez Hispanic Heritage speaker of the month
Hispanic Hertiage speaker



Eagle Pass Campus ended the Hispanic Heritage month with speaker Mr. Joaquin L. Rodriguez Attorney at Law on Thursday Oct 9, 214. Mr. Joaquin L. Rodriguez, born Uvalde, Texas on Sept. 10, 1949; admitted to bar 1982, Texas. Preparatory education, Southwest Texas Junior College (1968-69); University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1972); legal education, University of Texas at Austin (J.D., 1981).

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College day attracts big crowd
Approximately 200 high school seniors from nine high schools attended the fall college day at SWTJC Uvalde on Wednesday, Nov. 12. PHOTOS

The students were taken on a tour of the campus and later attended breakout sessions on admissions, financial aid and student support services throughout the morning.

"It was a good turnout and I want to thank all the faculty and staff for all their work in putting together another great college day," said SWTJC outreach coordinator Damacio Sanchez.

An additional college day will be held during the spring semester. 

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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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SWTJC officials attend Higher Learning Center grand opening
Southwest Texas Junior College officials partook in the grand opening of the Medina Valley Higher Learning Center in Castroville on Thursday (Oct. 30).

The newly constructed facility is the result of a three-way partnership between Medina Valley Independent School District, SWTJC and Rio Grande College. PHOTOS

SWTJC President, Dr. Hector Gonzales was among the guest speakers including MVISD Superintendent, James Stansberry and Sul Ross State University President Bill Kibler.

“The backbone of a community and its economic development is education, and we are committed to continue to enhance the opportunities in the Medina Valley area,” said Gonzales. “We want the input of the community, we want to deliver what the community needs and most importantly we are here to serve the people of Medina Valley.”

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Veterans Honored in a Ceremony
Veterans working at SWTJC, as well as veterans enrolled in classes, were honored Nov. 6 on the Uvalde campus with a luncheon in remembrance of Veteran's Day. PHOTO GALLERY

Prior to the luncheon, an NJROTC Color Guard from Uvalde High School posted the colors and SWTJC student Ruth Alcantar sang The National Anthem. SWTJC staff member Rosie Arellano played Taps and Catholic Club representative Thelma Martinez delivered the invocation.

SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales, was the guest speaker. President Gonzales told the stories of his grandfather who made the great sacrifice to his country by serving in the armed services during World War II.

Photo: Daniel Sanchez (left) and Steve Martinez (right) pay tribute to Christopher J. Perez and other veterans with a moment of silence during the annual Veterans Day Luncheon.  

"I vividly remember the stories he told and there was a sadness in his eyes," Gonzales said. "On behalf of the SWTJC administration, faculty, staff and students, I thank each and every one of you for your service."

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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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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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Online registration begins Monday (Oct. 27) for spring semester
Spring Schedule 2015Online registration begins Monday (Oct. 27) for spring classes at SWTJC.

"There will be a week of online registration before regular registration begins on Nov. 3," said SWTJC Registrar Luis Fernandez. "Students should remember that the earlier they get registered the better class and instructor selection they have, but they also need to make payment arrangements early as well."

Fernandez said failure to make payment arrangements can offset advantages of registering early. CLASS SCHEDULE

Students who are forced to re-register or wait until after Nov. 24 will have until Jan. 16 to make payment arrangements or be dropped from classes.

According to Fernandez, once a student gets registered for classes and knows what their bill will be, they should contact the financial aid office to make sure their file has been updated and there are no discrepancies in their file.

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