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Thanksgiving break starts Wednesday, Nov. 25 at SWTJC
Administrators, faculty and staff at SWTJC wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

There will be no classes and all college offices will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-27. Offices will reopen and classes will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30.

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Turkey Trot draws big crowd of runners, spectators on Nov. 21
Johnny GonzalezApproximately 100 runners and walkers participated in the 31st Annual SWTJC Turkey Trot held Nov. 21 in Uvalde.

Johnny Gonzalez of Uvalde had the best time in the men's 5K competition with a 18:39. Katelyn Roman of Uvalde ran a 23:11 to top the women's division.

Competition was also held in a one-mile kids run. Cristobal Velasquez of Uvalde had the best time with a 6:42, while Brisa Rodriguez also of Uvalde ran a 7:00 to top the girl’s division.

Luis Vielma of Uvalde had the best time in the men’s 10K competition with a 38.12. In the women’s division, Julie Vanhoy of Uvalde had the best time with a 43:56.

To see a complete list of results, click on the links. 
10K Results 
5k Results 
1-mile results

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SWTJC tree lighting ceremony and arrival of Santa Claus set for Dec. 1
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Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde Campus, is set to host the second annual “Christmas At The College” event on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

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According to College President, Dr. Hector Gonzales, the second year of planning is well under way. “We are extremely excited about providing our community with a wonderful array of Christmas light displays, which is sure to please children of all ages,” said Gonzales. "We invite the entire community to bring their children to take free pictures with Santa and enjoy some wonderful music from children in the community.”

President Gonzales is also pleased to announce that the “Christmas at The College” event will be expanding to two other campus locations, which include Del Rio and Eagle Pass.

Children will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa Claus, while choirs from local schools will provide entertainment, free hot chocolate and pastries will be served.

In Uvalde, the ceremony will be held at the Rodolfo R. & Dolores Flores Student Services Building, which is located at SWTJC main entrance off of Garner Field Rd. During the event, the countdown for lighting the 20-foot Christmas tree along with the arrival of Santa Clause is set to begin at 6 pm.

In addition, the SWTJC Uvalde Catholic Club will host its annual Christmas Posada. A posada is a traditional Hispanic celebration depicting Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem. The posada is set to begin in front of the Rodolfo R. & Dolores Flores Student Services Building. 

Following the posada, there will be food, drinks, singing and piñatas for the children in the Matthews Student Center Ballroom.

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Artists receive awards in face painting and art contest at Dia de Los Muertos event
1st place winnerWinners in the sugar skull face painting contest held Monday (Nov. 2) in Uvalde were Jalisa Medina, first; Jennifer Ybarra, second; and Juanita Rodriguez, third.

Winners is the art contest were Nikki Perez, first; Patricia Ontiveros, second; and Christian Onofre, third. Sebastian Quintanilla of Anthon Elementary received an honorable mention for his piece. PHOTOS

Prizes of $50, $30 and $20 were awarded to the top artists in the contest held in conjunction with the Dia de los Muertos Celebration. A total of three participants entered the face painting contest, while the art contest pulled in 98 pieces of artwork.

The event was sponsored by the SWTJC Uvalde Catholic Club. 


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SWTJC sets high standard
By Kim Eagle|Uvalde Leader News

Southwest Texas Junior College is setting the standard when it comes to post-secondary education in the southern United States – evidenced on Oct. 21 when the college was found in compliance with every category during a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaffirmation of accreditation visit.

“We are over-the-moon about this,” said Anne Tarski, vice president of finance, of the process that started over two years ago and involved every single department. “It’s very rare for a college to have a perfect score.”

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SWTJC library awarded grant to provide Chromebooks for students
The Texas State Library & Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded funding to the Southwest Texas Junior College Library under its Impact Grant program. The library will provide Chromebooks for check-out to currently enrolled students of SWTJC and Sul Ross-Rio Grande College to promote access to the library’s electronic resources beginning November 12, 2015.

Through the Chrome and See It program, patrons will be able to borrow a device that is similar to a laptop. This will allow patrons to have access to a computer and the library’s electronic resources even when the library is closed.

This project is just one of 71 made possible this year by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. “The projects funded by these grants are an amazing panorama of innovation, best practice, and forward direction in library service” said Mark Smith, TSLAC Director and Librarian.

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Phi Theta Kappa honors spring inductees at SWTJC Uvalde

Front Row (L-R): Miranda Robles, Melissa Reyes, Clarisa Chapa, Klarissa Mendoza, Chanel Perez, Nathalie Martinez, Michaela Uriegas, Annika Uriegas, Serina Garibay, Alexandria Cantu, Madison Ruhmann, Aspen Williams
Middle Row: Reyna Morales, Julia Cruz, Erin O’Connor, Kassandra Mendoza, Elizabeth Alejandro, Emily Guerrero, Mason Adams, Yliana Gonzalez, Adamari Sanchez, Clarissa Martinez, Megan Plocek, Christopher Flores
Back Row: Gwendolyn Powell, Brianna Cardenas, Uriel Fernandez, Allyson (Camille) Sanders, Juan Rodriguez, Mason Adams, Andres Castro, Ruth Villegas, Pablo Perez, Alyssa Martinez, Jose Velasquez, Blair Hesse

The Eta Beta Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 52 new members during ceremonies held Oct. 8 on the SWTJC Uvalde campus. 

SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales, a past member of the Eta Beta Chapter, welcomed guests and congratulated this year's inductees.

“Tonight these students join a very prestigious organization, one that has a tradition of excellence and that excellence is visible in the various activities that they perform and the numerous awards they receive,” Gonzales said. “Being just a member is not enough, you need to be active, take charge of a PTK activity and more importantly stay engaged.”

Uvalde students inducted include Mason Adams, Andres Castro, Uriel Fernandez, Blair Hesse, Reyna Morales, Erin O'Connor, Chanel Perez, Gwendolyn Powell, Juan Rodriguez, Madison Ruhmann, William Schlichting and Aspen Williams.

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