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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 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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Phi Theta Kappa holds fall induction at SWTJC Uvalde
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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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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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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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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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