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  Registration Spring Semester 2017

16 Week Semester: January 17th - May 12th

Thu - Dec 01 -- Sat - Dec 03
  57th Annual SWTJC High School Invitational Basketball Tournament
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News & Events

4DX Top Performers
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Congratulations to the 4DX Top Performers of the week of Sept. 26th, Southwest Texas Junior College Department of Financial Aid.

 The Eagle Pass staff members of Southwest Texas Junior College-Financial Aid Department pictured are Mrs. Janell Fernandez Aid Advisor, Mrs. Maria Villarreal-Financial Aid clerk, and Vice-President Mr. Gilbert Bermea. Keep up your efforts! More pics

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4DX Bronze Certificates


  Southwest Texas Junior College Diesel Technology Department instructors Mr. Lucas Librick and Mr. Victor Caballero in Eagle Pass are recognized for achieving the 4DX Bronze certificate. Pictured Mr. Lucas Limbrick, Vice-President Mr. Gilbert Bermea and Mr. Victor Caballero. The Team worked diligently to achieve the level. Congratulations on their achievement to the team.  More pics   

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Amistad Parade Entry

Mr. Robert Deleon's Adult Education and Literacy Program ESL class float in the Amistad Day parade on October 22nd, received 3rd Place in a parade that had over 70 entries. The theme of the float was The Importance of Education.

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4DX Silver Certificate
Congratulations to SWTJC Del Rio Social Sciences team on their 4DX Silver Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Del Rio Campus Vice President, Derek Sandoval, Douglous Braudaway, Joshua overfelt, Hector Rivera, Dr. Nancy Masterson, and Twila Barnnett.

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Basketball action continues in the 57th Annual High School Tournament
Coach on the sidelinesUvalde, Texas, Dec. 2 – Area high schools are competing this weekend in the 57th Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Basketball Tournament.

Girls and boys teams from Brackettville, D'Hanis, Knippa, La Pryor, Leakey, Nueces Canyon, Sabinal, and Utopia are entered in this year's tourney. TOURNAMENT BRACKETS

The girls' championship is set at 5:30 Saturday afternoon, followed by the boys' championship at 7.

The Leakey Lady Eagles are the defending girls' champions, claiming their first title since 1999 in a hard-fought 42-39 win over the Nueces Canyon Lady Panthers. Tournament most valuable player Sofia Rodriguez led her team to a victory with 27 points.

In the boys' division, the championship game between the La Pryor Bulldogs and the Brackettville Tigers was suspended due to a serious injury involving a player on the La Pryor High School team.

Gate fees include an eight-dollar day pass and a $12 all-tourney pass. Children ages 12 and under are free.

All games will be played in the La Forge Hall Gym on the SWTJC Uvalde campus. Click on the links below to view the brackets.

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4DX Silver Certificate



Southwest Texas Junior College Diesel Technology Department instructors Mr. Lucas Librick and Mr. Victor Caballero in Eagle Pass are recognized for achieving the 4DX Silver certificate. Pictured Mr. Victor Caballero, Mr. Lucas Limbrick, and Vice-President Mr. Gilbert Bermea. The Team worked diligently to achieve the level. Congratulations on their achievement to the team. pics

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Chat with the President


SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales visited the Eagle Pass campus to address student concerns during a Q&A session in the F 120 on Tuesday, Nov.1st. Several students were on hand to ask a variety of questions addressing issues concerning security issues in the new building, as more affordable transportation for clubs. Students were treated to pizza, chips and sodas after the chat. Sponsored by Student Activities. More Pics

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Veterans honored with luncheon on Eagle Pass campus


The SWTJC Veteran's Affairs office held its annual Veteran's luncheon on the Eagle Pass Campus Tuesday, Nov. 1st to honor Veteran's for their Service. More pics

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Honor society members organize to battle student hunger
Food PantryUvalde, Texas, Nov. 22 – A small, unremarkable closet in the Student Activities Lounge holds a wealth of goods for many students at Southwest Texas Junior College.

Inside, shelves are stocked with items such as pasta, canned goods, soups, water, peanut butter, chips, oatmeal and other similar items.

What is it? It is a food pantry for hungry students.

Eta Beta Chapter members of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa recently devised a plan to launch what is now the SWTJC Student Food Pantry.

The food pantry project helps fulfill the chapter’s requirement to maintain the 5-Star Chapter Status, which the Eta Beta Chapter has maintained for 39 years under the leadership of longtime advisor Barbra Blair and recently Randa Schell.

Each year, the Eta Beta Chapter works with SWTJC President, Dr. Hector Gonzales to develop a project that will benefit the campus community. Chapter officers and members recognized obtaining food is an enormous dilemma for many students, in particular for students with no transportation who remain on campus in the dorms.

Gonzales agreed to match donated funds up to $1,000. The first donation came from Wal-Mart in Uvalde in the form of $300 in non-perishable food items.

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4DX Silver Certificate

Congratulations are in order for the SWTJC Del Rio Library on their 4DX Silver Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Sandy Colombo, Willie Braudaway, Dora Padilla, and Del Rio Campus Vice President, Derek Sandoval.

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Dia de los Muertos


On Nov. 1st through Nov. 4th Ms. Berrones Arts 1301 classes participated on el Dia de los Muertos. More

There were 3 categories Altar, 2D and 3D. Winners Altar 1st place: Title: Dia de Carlos y Bianca y April-Mix Media, Bianca Bosquez, April Rodriguez, Carlos Flores. 2nd place: Title:Mrs. and Mr. Skull -Mix Media by Mariana de Leon and Cecilia Sanchez. 2D 1st place: Title: Dead Love-Media: Mix-Marker, pencil-color pencil by Lauro Cosio. 2D 2nd place: Title: Day of the Dead-Media: Acrylic paint on canva by Graciela Perez. 3D 1st place: Title: La Catrina Bella-Media: Newspaper, cardboard, paint by Leslie Lopez, Ivonn De Luna and Yvette Martinez. 3D 2nd place: Title: Till Death do s Part-Media: Mix Media by Diana Sanchez.

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Veterans Parade




Miss. Southwest Texas Junior College Amanda Martinez participated in the Veterans Parade in Eagle Pass on Nov. 5th, the theme was Honor our Veterans

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Mystery Sharp Shooter Event
   The Eagle Pass Library hosted Mystery Sharp Shooter Event on Tuesday October 25th. Students were treated to free popcorn. Thanks to those who stopped by for some fun. more pics

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Coffee with the Prof

           On Tuesday, October 25th, the Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter for Phi Theta Kappa came together with Faculty for sweet bread and coffee to discuss the importance of graduation. During this time, PTK members also had an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of faculty on their college experience to academic success. The event was well attended and we appreciate all those who supported Phi Theta Kappa's event as part of their college project. More pics

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4DX Top Performer

Congratulations SWTJC Del Rio’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Department on earning the Top Performer Award! Pictured L to R: Del Rio Campus Vice President, Derek Sandoval, Twila Barnett (economics), Douglas Braudaway (government), Joshua Overfelt (history), Hector Rivera (computer science), and Dr. Nancy Masterson (psychology).  


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Turkey Trot draws big crowd of runners, spectators
Rob FowlerUvalde TX, Nov. 22 - Approximately 100 runners and walkers participated in the 32nd Annual SWTJC Turkey Trot held Nov. 19 in Uvalde.

Esai Torres of San Marcos had the best time in the men's 5K competition with a 17:38. Mable Fowler of Uvalde ran a 19:24 to top the women's division.

Competition was also held in a one-mile kids run. Jack Brock of Uvalde had the best time with a 6:57, while Jenalyn Contreras also of Uvalde ran a 7:42 to top the girl’s division.

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Fall Festival total success



SWTJC Eagle Pass Campus had their annual Fall Festival 2016 on October 20, 2016 from 6pm - 9pm in the court yard. Students were treated to some entertainment from the different schools of the community Glass Falcons, Diamond Dolls, Ballet Dancer, Lety's dance studio, Special needs team 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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College prepares for campus carry
Uvalde, Texas, Nov. 14 – Texas became the eighth state to require state colleges and universities to allow civilians with permits to carry concealed guns in public places during the 84th Texas legislative session last year.

Senate Bill 11 (SB 11) will allow license holders to carry a concealed handgun in campus buildings of two-year public community colleges beginning on September 1, 2017.

In accordance with the statute, SWTJC President, Dr. Hector Gonzales has formed the Campus Concealed Carry Committee to obtain input and feedback from the SWTJC community regarding the implementation of the new law.

The committee will submit a report containing implementation recommendations to President Gonzales by January 31, 2017. Committee members consist of students, faculty, and staff from the Crystal City, Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde campuses.

The college has released a survey for members of the SWTJC community, to obtain input and feedback. The survey is accessible through the institution's website.

To help disseminate general information about campus carry, a frequently asked questions page has been published at

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4DX Bronze Certificate

Congratulations are in order for the SWTJC Del Rio’s Nursing team on their 4DX Bronze Certificate achievement. Pictured from L to R: Vice President Derek Sandoval, LVN instructor, Laura Gammill and LVN Director, Amanda Hadley.

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Ribbon cutting officially opens new campus in Eagle Pass
Ribbon CuttingUvalde, Texas, Nov. 21 – Local dignitaries and education advocates joined college administrators as Southwest Texas Junior College Chittim Technical Campus hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at its newly constructed, state-of-the-art buildings on Friday, Nov. 19. PHOTOS

Honored guest speakers included SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales, State Representative Tracy King, Eagle Pass Independent School District Superintendent Gilberto Gonzalez, Eagle Pass Mayor Ramsey English Cantu, Maverick County Judge David Saucedo, and Mary Jane Flecther, representing the Chandler family.

President Gonzales spoke of the commitment the college has to Maverick County and the people of Eagle Pass.

“This campus is an amazing addition to the community, it is our commitment to Maverick County and Eagle Pass,” said Gonzales. “In the past year and a half we have invested an additional $10 million here is this community for the purpose of enhancing education for your students.”

Technical programs housed at the new campus include Diesel Technology, Welding Technology, Law Enforcement Academy, and numerous Workforce Training and Development programs.    

Dean if workforce education, Romelia Aranda served as master of ceremonies. The ceremony concluded with a tour of the facilities. 

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Commit to Success Rally
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          On Tuesday, October 18th the Student Success Center hosted the "Commit to Success" Rally where students had the opportunity to visit with academic advisors, financial aid, multiple universities and a number of other departments crucial to their academic success.more pics

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Veterans honored with luncheon on Uvalde campus
Julio SolisVeterans working at SWTJC, as well as veterans enrolled in classes, were honored Nov. 8 on the Uvalde campus with a luncheon in remembrance of Veteran's Day.

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.

Vietnam veteran, Julio Solis was the guest speaker. Solis thanked the veterans in attendance and veterans everywhere for the great sacrifice to  their country by serving in the armed services.

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

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Eagle Pass TSI Fall 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 2016

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