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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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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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Bids on Eagle Pass construction project due by November 18
The SWTJC Board of Trustees gave the green light on Thursday (Oct. 16) to advertise for bids on the construction project at the Eagle Pass campus.



Contractors interested in bidding on the project should contact architect Tom Ferrell at (361) 854-1967.



Ferrell, a partner in the architectural firm of Ferrell/Brown and Associates in Corpus Christi, presented construction documents for the project, which includes the addition of a new 34,000 square-foot classroom building and a new 4,600 square-foot addition to the Sul Ross Rio Grande College building.



Ferrell told the board the projects cost estimates are $6,791,000 for the classroom building and $906,000 for the Sul Ross Rio Grande building addition, slightly higher than when he first presented his site plan in April.



The increase comes with the addition of two alternate bid items, which include a covered and fenced exterior dining court and parking improvements to the downtown complex.


Next step in the process will be to send out an invitation to submit proposals. Deadline for submitting proposals will be Nov. 18.


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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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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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Fall Fiesta scheduled for Thursday
The SWTJC Student Success Center will be hosting their annual “Fall Fiesta” on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Success Center Courtyard.

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Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend and take part in the activities.

The event will offer degree information, matching interest to career activities, and information on careers specifically available to math, science, and engineering programs.



In addition there will be food, music and games.

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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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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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Deadline to apply for December graduation approaches
The deadline to apply for December graduation is Friday, Oct. 31.

According to registrar Luis Fernandez, students who have questions about their eligibility to apply should contact an advisor on their respective campus. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

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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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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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Hill College, SHSU take rodeo team honors
Bullrider at SWTJC RodeoHill College took the men’s team title, while Sam Houston State University won the women’s division in the 52nd Annual SWTJC College Rodeo held Oct. 2-4 in Uvalde.
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No SWTJC athletes finished in the top ten in individual events. Though disappointed by his team’s performance, SWTJC rodeo coach Roy Angermiller was pleased with the overall results of this year’s event.


“I wish our athletes would have had a little more luck,” Angermiller said, “we had an off night but I’m sure we’ll bounce back and compete hard next week.”


Angermiller also thanked sponsors of this year’s event. “The Uvalde and area business community were once again outstanding in supporting our annual rodeo,” Angermiller said. “I just can’t thank them enough for their generous support.”


SWTJC rodeo team members will compete this weekend (Oct. 9-11), in Mt. Pleasant at the Northeast Texas Community College Rodeo.

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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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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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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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Law enforcement academy partners with Continental Tire
The Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy at Southwest Texas Junior College has entered into an agreement with Continental Tire to make use of their 5000-acre Uvalde Proving Grounds facility, which is located approximately seven miles south of Uvalde on Batesville Road (FM 117).

According to Law Enforcement Academy Coordinator, Robert Armstrong the Uvalde academy will be the only class to use the Uvalde Proving Grounds in the fall, however he expects the Eagle Pass academy to train at the proving grounds along with the Uvalde class in the spring.

“We are excited to partner up with SWTJC and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the law enforcement academy,” said Christian Brielmaier, Uvalde Proving Grounds Test Engineer.

Cadets are scheduled to train at the Uvalde Proving Grounds on Nov. 15, 16, and Nov. 22-24. They will be learning and performing different maneuvers as part of the Professional Police Driving course.

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Palomino Fest donates $25,000 to SWTJC scholarship fund
The Southwest Texas Junior College scholarship fund is $25,000 richer following the most successful Palomino Fest Labor Day Weekend Celebration in history.

Johnny and Jorge Arreola of Los Palominos presented a $25,000 check to SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales on Sept. 25.

“Los Palominos are very pleased to make this contribution to the college scholarship fund,” Arreola said. “We thank our sponsors, volunteers, and the college staff for working hand-in-hand to make this year’s event the best Palomino Fest to date.”

Arreola said the event continues to grow every year largely due to the support of the community. “The county of Uvalde has been one of the festival’s biggest supporters, and we are very thankful for all that they’ve done for this event,” Arreola said. “We’ve been doing this for eighteen years now and I hope we can continue for many years to come.”

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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!

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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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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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