Welcome Back Cook out!02/08/2016
SWTJC students, faculty, and staff enjoyed free hotdogs, chips, and soda for the Welcome Back cook out held on Thursday, Feb.4th. Special thanks to Mrs. Blanca Herrera, Mr. Paul Kimble, Mr. Mario Cardenas, Mrs. Veronica Williams and Student Government Association for volunteering their time to make this event a success. Photos Full Article >>>
Moreno named employee of the year02/05/2016
Southwest Texas Junior College Trustee, Tony T. Moreno was awarded the 2015 Employee of the Year Award for his outstanding work with Vida Y Salud Health Systems on Jan. 26 in Crystal City.
According to the criteria set by the organization’s board, an employee must have rated excellent regarding his/her job performance for the past three years and their record for the current year must be free of any memos of reprimand regarding his/her performance at work or on the job.
Moreno is a Pediatrician Assistant Certified (PA-C) and has been on the Vida Y Salud Health Systems medical staff since 1997.
On behalf of SWTJC we extend our most sincere congratulations to Mr. Moreno for his accomplishment.
Nora Tellez, Chief Executive Officer of Vida y Salud Health Systems presented the award to Moreno during their annual meeting. Full Article >>>
Ash Wednesday Service02/04/2016
SWTJC Campus Light Club will host an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 10th at 11 a.m. in the Atrium of the B Building on the Del Rio campus.
A Chat with President Gonzales02/04/2016
SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales will be available to answer student questions and address student concerns during a February 11th get together in the SWTJC Library on the Del Rio campus.
Sponsored by the Student Activities Office "A Chat with the President" will be held on Thursday, February 11 from 11 a.m. until noon. Snacks will be provided.Full Article >>>
Gonzales receives contract extension, college focused on campus security02/03/2016
College president, Dr. Hector Gonzales received a one-year contract extension after being evaluated during the executive session at the board of trustees regular meeting on Jan. 21 in Uvalde.
According to board president Rodolfo Flores, Gonzales received an “excellent” evaluation. Trustees voted unanimously to extend the president’s contract.
In other matters, trustees were updated on the current emergency response and security measures plan, which is being implemented across the SWTJC campuses this year.
Derek Sandoval, vice president of the Del Rio campus, updated board members on several safety improvements including surveillance cameras, security guards and purchasing an emergency alert software.
Beginning this year security guards will be on campus during day and night classes in both Del Rio and Eagle Pass.
“The Del Rio and Eagle Pass campuses did not have security and now we do,” said Sandoval. “The other thing we’re looking at is placing security cameras on the Uvalde, Eagle Pass and Del Rio campuses, it’s a good plan and we’re going forward with that.”
President Gonzales weighed in on the safety measures issue during his report to the board, noting he wants to see the college be “proactive as opposed to being reactive” in regards to campus security.
In other business, Margot Mata, vice president of student services reported on spring enrollment. Full Article >>>
Rio Grande College Grows in Eagle Pass02/02/2016
By Laura Nelson|Rio Grande College
Warm and breezy weather welcomed local, state, and federal officials as they joined Sul Ross State University administrators to celebrate the dedication of the expansion of Rio Grande College’s site in Eagle Pass on Friday, Jan. 29.
Sul Ross State University President, Dr. Bill Kibler, offered opening remarks that were followed by a lovely rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” thanks to Rita Ortiz, the Coordinator of Rio Grande College’s Graduate Student Support Center. Ramsey English Cantú, 2015 RGC graduate and Mayor of Eagle Pass, welcomed everyone and Dr. Hector Gonzales, President of Southwest Texas Junior College, spoke of the importance of SWTJC’s and RGC’s partnership to area students.
The Chancellor of the Texas State University System, Dr. Brian McCall, introduced Carlos Uresti, the Texas Senator from District 19, Poncho Nevárez, the Texas Representative from District 74, and Will Hurd, the U.S. Representative from District 23. Each spoke of the importance of higher education in the region and Nevárez gave a moving account of his sister’s journey to earn a bachelor’s degree from Rio Grande College.
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Rivera, Watkins file for re-election to SWTJC board02/01/2016
Dr. Harry O. Watkins of Uvalde has filed for re-election to place six on the SWTJC Board of Trustees. Watkins was first elected in 1998 and in 2005 he was elected to serve as board vice president by his fellow trustees.
In place seven, the other trustee spot up for election this spring, incumbent Dr. Antonio H. Rivera of Crystal City has also filed for re-election. Rivera was first elected to the board in 1998 and was elected as board secretary the same year.
Filing for the May 7 election began on Jan. 20. Individuals wanting to be on the ballot must file before the Feb. 19 deadline, while Feb. 23 is the deadline for write-in candidates. Prospective candidates can file in the Administration Building on the SWTJC Uvalde campus.
Trustees to the SWTJC Board are elected to six-year terms. Full Article >>>
SWTJC president’s, dean’s list announced for fall 2015 semester01/22/2016
Southwest Texas Junior College President Dr. Hector Gonzales, Dr. Cheryl Sanchez dean of the SWTJC College of Liberal Arts, and Juan Guzman dean of the SWTJC College of Applied Sciences have recognized 259 students for academic excellence during the 2015 fall semester.
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Entries being sought for annual SWTJC Creative Arts Contest01/11/2016
Plans are underway and entry deadlines have been announced for the 35th Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Creative Arts Contest.
Literary entries should be submitted no later than March 3, while March 10 is the deadline for visual arts entries. DOWNLOAD ENTRY
Cash prizes, trophies and medals will be awarded in the annual event, which attracts thousands of art, photography and writing entries from across the region.
Trophies and medals will be awarded to first through fourth place in all age groups and categories. Judges will also select an overall literary and visual arts winner in each age group. Cash prizes of $20 will be presented to overall winners.
Age divisions will be the same as last year and will include: Pre-K and Kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8, grades 9-10, grades 11-12, college and community.
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The administration, faculty and staff at Southwest Texas Junior College wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
College offices will be closed from Dec. 14 through Jan. 1. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4.
PTK participates in Feast of Sharing12/11/2015
PTK participated in the Feast of Sharing event held Nov. 22nd in Eagle Pass sponsored by H.E.B. It was a big success. Pictured above is the clean-up crew. Approximately 9000 meals were served.Full Article >>>
The Student Government Association sponsored the Thanksgiving Feast for faculty and staff on Nov. 24th. Faculty and staff were treated to turkey, mash potato, stuffing,corn, ham, drink and a ton of desserts. From the SGA we want to say Thank you for all the hard work you do! More picsFull Article >>>
SWTJC Christmas Posada12/11/2015
The SWTJC had their Christmas Posada on Thursday Dec. 10th at 11:30am in room D 113. Faculty and staff were treated to the traditional tamales, beans and rice.
Sponsored by the Administration office, decorations by Student Activities. From all of us at the SWTJC Family want to wish everyone a ver Happy Holidays. More picsFull Article >>>
Christmas at the College12/04/2015
SWTJC Eagle Pass held it's first Annual Christmas at the College Tuesday, December 1st. Attendees were treated to cookies and hot cocoa as well as Christmas Carols from CC. Winn Mariachi Toro Azabache, Perfecto Mancha Elementary children's choir, a performance of the Nut Cracker by Studio Edge. PhotosFull Article >>>
Christmas at the College12/02/2015
SWTJC Del Rio held its first Annual Christmas at the College Tuesday, December 1st. Attendees were treated to Christmas carols from the Del Rio High School Choir, pan dulce and hot chocolate, and the arrival of Santa Claus. Children of all ages lined up to take pictures with Santa including parents, students, and staff. Visit our FaceBook page for more PHOTOS.Full Article >>>
Honoring SWTJC Veterans11/11/2015
The SWTJC Veteran’s Affairs Office held its annual Veteran's Day Luncheon on the Del Rio campus Tuesday, Nov. 10th to honor veterans for their service.
Sponsors for the luncheon include the Veteran’s Affairs Office, Registrar’s Office, the Catholic Club, Vice President of Student Services, Margot Mata and the Outreach Department. PHOTOSFull Article >>>
Celebrating 'No Recommendations10/30/2015
SWTJC Del Rio faculty and staff were treated to a hamburger lunch for their efforts in assisting with achieving a 'No Recommendations' status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation of accreditation visit. Full Article >>>
Students from SWTJC Early College High School took part in Wednesday's Homecoming parade. Full Article >>>
SWTJC sets high standard10/29/2015
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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2015 Fall Fiesta10/23/2015
SWTJC Del Rio Campus held its 2nd Annual Fall Fiesta event on Thursday, October 22nd. This year’s event was held inside the Academic B Building due to inclement weather. Fall Fiesta is a Student Involvement Fair devised to provide information on college resources available on campus. Recruiters from TAMU-SA, TAMIU-Laredo, Our Lady of the Lake University, Park University, and U.S. Customs & Border Protection were available to answer students questions.
In addition to the educational activities, each department/organization booth provided games and goodies for each participant. The event ended with pizza and door prizes.
For more photos of the event visit our FaceBook page.Full Article >>>
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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Del Rio Student Activities is now on facebook…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!Full Article >>>