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Eagle Pass Campus Closed due to bad weather

Email this article 10/09/2015

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Fall college day attracts big crowd

Email this article 10/08/2015

CollegeDayApproximately 586 high school seniors from 18 different area high schools attended the fall college day at SWTJC in Uvalde on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Middle Rio Grande Development Council and Workforce Solutions Middle Rio Grande co-sponsored the event along with Southwest Texas Junior College. PHOTOS

Romelia Arranda, dean of workforce education said, “We were very pleased with the turnout and I am very thankful for Ricky McNiel, executive director of Workforce Solutions Middle Rio Grande and his continued support for SWTJC.”

Numerous prizes were awarded throughout the event including two $500 scholarships to SWTJC, two Kindle Fires and numerous gift cards.

Debra Denise Odom of Leakey High School and Aracely Flores of La Pryor High School were the recipients of the two $500 scholarships.

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Reeves wins barrel race, leads women to fourth place finish

Email this article 10/07/2015

Rozlyn ReevesThe dust has settled at the Uvalde County Fairplex Rodeo Arena and Rozlyn Reeves led the SWTJC women's team to a fourth place finish by taking top honors in barrel racing at the 53rd Annual SWTJC Rodeo.


In the men’s division Cole Currie and Tyler Wojciechowski placed second in team roping, while Joe Strickland Reeves placed eighth in saddle bronc riding, and Chase Pierre placed seventh in steer wrestling. The SWTJC men’s team finished in fourth place.

SWTJC Rodeo Coach, Roy Angermiller thanked sponsors and volunteers of this year’s event. “I want thank the staff, faculty and especially Dr. Hector Gonzales and the SWTJC board members for all their support,” Angermiller said.

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Chat with the President

Email this article 10/06/2015

SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales visited the Eagle Pass campus to address student concerns during a Q&A session in the D 113 on Thursday, Oct. 1st.


Several students were on hand to ask a variety of questions addressing issues concerning more parking, grants for students, and child care for SWTJC students.


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SWTJC cross country meet draws over 600 runners

Email this article 10/05/2015

TeamThe Third Annual SWTJC Collegiate/High School Invitational Cross Country Meet drew approximately 638 participants from area schools this past Saturday (Oct. 3) in Uvalde.

The SWTJC women’s team came in third place overall, behind second place Texas-Permian Basin and first place Texas A&M International.

The Texas A&M International men’s team placed first overall, while Texas Lutheran placed second and Texas-Permian Basin followed in third place. PHOTOS

SWTJC runners competed in the 5K category in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

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Hispanic Heritage Speaker

Email this article 10/01/2015

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Happy Constitution Day

Email this article 10/01/2015

Constitution Day 2015 SWTJC Eagle Pass Campus celebrated Constitution Day on Sept 17,2015 with cake and punch. The activity took place in C building at 11am sponsored by Student Activities.

Also want to thank Mrs. Ana Oca, Mrs. Blanca Herrera, Mrs. Maria Viallarreal and Student Government Association that came to help out.

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Banned Book Week Event

Email this article 10/01/2015

Banned books Students had an opportunity to participate with an organized activity from the Eagle Pass Library.

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SWTJC continues to see upward trend in enrollment this fall

Email this article 09/25/2015

Fall enrollment at Southwest Texas Junior College was 5,567, a 2.5% increase over last fall.

In a report to the SWTJC board at its regular monthly meeting Thursday (Sept. 17), SWTJC Vice President of Student Services Margot Mata reported on the upward trend in enrollment over the last couple of years.

“We have started the school year on a good note, our numbers continue to move on a steady upward trend,” said Mata. “Dual credit enrollment continues to contribute to approximately a quarter of our student population.”

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Board member donates $5,300 to mother’s scholarship fund

Email this article 09/25/2015

Lara donationSWTJC board member, Maria Elena Lara presented board president Rodolfo Flores and college president Hector Gonzales with a $5,300 check during this month’s regular board meeting on Sept. 17 in Uvalde.

Lara donated the money in honor of her mother Juanita B. San Miguel who was a staunch supporter of education.

“My mother was a great advocate for education and she always said ‘with your education you can be successful’,” said Lara.

The money was raised through the second annual crossfit competition, which was organized by Lara. The competition was held during Palomino Fest in Uvalde.

According to Lara, last year’s donation was $5,200, while this year’s contribution was $5,300.

This is the second year a donation has been made to the Juanita B. San Miguel Scholarship, which was created in 2014.

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Library Book Fair

Email this article 09/23/2015

book fair SWTJC Eagle Pass library hosted a Scholastic Book Fair in the summer of 2015. Funds raised helped to purchase books and materials for SWTJC Eagle Pass Library. Families, faculty, and the community were invited to attend this fun reading event. Photos

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SWTJC remembers 9/11

Email this article 09/16/2015

A short observance in remembrance of the Sept. 11 tragedy was held Friday (Sept. 11) on the SWTJC Uvalde campus. WATCH VIDEO PHOTOS

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Kick-off the Fall with a Cook-out!

Email this article 09/14/2015

kick off fall 2015 SWTJC students, faculty and staff enjoyed free hotdogs, chips and sodas to Kick-off the fall semester on Sept. 10th. Special thanks to Mr.Bermea, Mr.Cardenas, Mr.Cobos, Mrs.Herrera, Ms.Flores, Mrs.Williams, Mrs. Pace and Student Government Association for volunteering their time to make this event a success. Photos

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President Gonzales welcomes faculty back for fall semester

Email this article 09/14/2015

gonzalesThe fall semester officially began Tuesday (Aug. 18) with the return of faculty members for the general faculty meeting on the Uvalde campus.

SWTJC President, Hector Gonzales, Ph.D. began his opening remarks with a request for a moment of silence in remembrance of administrative assistant, Josefina Verjan and grounds man, Natividad Gonzales, Sr. Both recently passed away.

Gonzales used his time to update faculty on the status and progress on a myriad of topics.

According to Gonzales the state legislature decided not to award community colleges with additional funds during this years legislative session in Austin.

“It was not a very positive session for community colleges, for the first time in many years the legislature had a lot of money to dole out, play with and allocate, however community colleges were not one of their chosen few to receive additional funds,” said Gonzales.

The legislature’s decision to cut additional funding to community colleges resulted in a $380,000 loss in state allocations for SWTJC.

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9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Email this article 09/11/2015

Representatives from SGA held a short ceremony in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. SGA President, Claudia Mata, spoke on the events of that day. The ceremony concluded with a moment of silence.  

For more photos of the event visit our Facebook page.

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Del Rio Welcome Back Celebration

Email this article 09/11/2015


A total of 400 SWTJC students, faculty, and staff enjoyed free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and a drink at the Welcome Back Celebration held on Wednesday, Sept. 9 & Thursday, Sept. 10. 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 as well as interact with campus organizations: Campus Light, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, and Del Rio LVN students.

The Welcome Back event was sponsored by the SWTJC Student Activities office.


For more pictures of the event please visit of Facebook page.

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Kick-off the Fall with a Cook-out!

Email this article 09/04/2015

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Student Success and Writing Center Hours

Email this article 08/28/2015

Students looking for academic support should visit the Student Success Center or the Writing Center at Sul Ross University. Tutoring is free to currently enrolled students.

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Feeling hungry?

Email this article 08/27/2015

Students on the Del Rio campus have a new place to hang out or grab a bite to eat. The new snack bar, located in the J Building, will have a variety of goodies available for breakfast and lunch.

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Eagle Pass TSI fall Schedule

Email this article 06/12/2015

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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SWTJC Del Rio Spring Fling Award Ceremony and Dance

Email this article 04/27/2015


The SWTJC Del Rio Campus held its first annual Spring Fling Award Ceremony and Dance on Wednesday, April 22nd. The award ceremony was held at the Sul Ross Rio Grande College Auditorium.  Several students were presented various awards including Who’s Who and the L Award. Who’s Who honorees are selected by faculty and administrators based on leadership, scholarship, and character. Students must be in good standing and enrolled in an average of 14 semester hours in two semesters or at least 14 semester hours if attending only one semester.  Del Rio Who’s Who recipients:  Mariana Fernandez-Guerra, Diego Simon Mata, Lisa N. Lopez, Paul C. Markham, and Sergio E. Perez.


The “L” Award is our symbol of leadership and excellence and is awarded to students who have made outstanding contributions through student organizations at Southwest Texas Junior College. L Award recipients: Guadalupe Romero - Campus Light Club, Amy Reyes & Stephanie Alonso - Creative Arts Club, Gladys Kalinchuk - Cross Country, Mario Arreola & Joseph Strange - Phi Theta Kappa, and Cynthia Garcia & Claudia Maltos - Student Government Association.

The Spring Fling Dance was held in the Amistad Room. The crowning of Mr. & Ms. SWTJC Del Rio, highlighted the festivities. Mr. Eduardo Camacho & Brandice O’Quin, SGA members, will be representing SWTJC Del Rio for the upcoming school year. PHOTOS


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Mariana Fernandez-Guerra Receives Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

Email this article 04/27/2015


Jackson, MS – Mariana Fernandez-Guerra, a student at Southwest Texas Junior College, is one of 8 students selected internationally as Oberndorf Scholars and awarded a total of $8,000 in scholarships. The scholars receive scholarships of $1,000 each to complete college.

Phi Theta Kappa's Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship helps Phi Theta Kappa members overcome unanticipated financial barriers preventing the completion of the first college credential, an associate degree or certificate, while enrolled in the two-year college. This scholarship was created through a collaborative effort between benefactors Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf, the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and the Society’s 2011-2012 International Officers.  

Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf challenged the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation to raise $250,000 in order to receive a one-to-one challenge grant, resulting in a total $500,000 endowment for the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship.

Up to fifteen Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarships will be awarded annually, with scholars selected in April and October. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship once the student has submitted documentation of enrollment in a minimum of six semester hours and an official transcript showing a minimum 3.0 GPA has been maintained.

"We are very grateful to Rosemary and Lou Oberndorf and donors to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation for reaching the goal of the first challenge grant and making these scholarships available to our members,” said Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director and CEO Dr. Rod Risley. “Congratulations to our recipients. Without a doubt the Oberndorf Scholarships will make a tremendous impact on the lives of these hard-working, high-achieving students -- making it possible for them to complete their associate degrees."

“Every Phi Theta Kappa member, advisor, alumnus and administrator has the ability to make a difference for students struggling to complete,” said Phi Theta Kappa Foundation CEO Dr. Nancy Rieves. Gifts may be made online at the Foundation website.

The Phi Theta Kappa Foundation is focused on long-term financial stability for Phi Theta Kappa. It is dependent upon the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to ensure its future through the support of existing and the establishment of new endowment funds. For more information on how to contribute to scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members through the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation, contact Dr. Rieves at 800.946.9995, ext. 3537.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually. Learn more at

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Campus Tour

Email this article 03/26/2015

SWTJC Del Rio Campus hosted it's first campus tour to students from Premier High School on March 12th. Students visited the new Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building, library, nursing classrooms, biology labs located in the new Academic building, as well as our renovated Student Success Center and Art classroom.

Please visit our FaceBook page for more pictures.

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SWTJC Del Rio Part-time Librarian

Email this article 11/12/2014


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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2014 Del Rio Campus Fall Fiesta

Email this article 10/29/2014


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).

For more photos of the event visit our FaceBook page.



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Del Rio Student Activities is now on facebook…

Email this article 04/12/2013


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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Final Exam Fall 2015

Email this article 10/17/2012

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