College Crossroads 201503/26/2015
Over 100 students turned out for the College Crossroads event held March 24th at the Del Rio campus.
The event, organized by the Del Rio Student Success Center, was designed to provide students with a variety of information concerning future educational opportunities, along with offering food, refreshments, and fun activities.
Several four-year universities had representatives at the event, providing students with information about transfer criteria.
The event was held in front of Charles and Polly Chandler Student Services Building from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more pictures of the event please visit our FaceBook page.
Del Rio Campus Recycling Day03/26/2015
Full bins are a sure sign that SWTJC and Sul Ross students, faculty, and staff are doing their part in taking care of our environment. Soon SWTJC Del Rio campus will have more recycling bins around campus thanks to Red River Waste Management company.
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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.
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Registration for summer and fall classes begin Monday03/25/2015
Open registration for summer and fall classes at SWTJC will begin on Monday, March 30.
“Having students register early will give us more time to advise students and to help them work on securing financial aid to help defray costs," Fernandez said. "We encourage students to come in a discuss any payment concerns they might have.”
Students can go to www.swtjc.edu to register for classes online.
Summer I classes will begin on June 1 and end on July 7, while Summer II starts on July 13 and ends on Aug. 18. Fall classes are slated to begin on Aug. 24.
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Board meeting scheduled Thursday, March 26, in Uvalde03/23/2015
The SWTJC Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 26, in Uvalde.
Board members will meet in the Bluebonnet Room of the Matthews Student Center starting at 7 p.m. AGENDA Full Article >>>
Safe N' Sober Week 201503/13/2015
A variety of activities were scheduled all week.
Activities kick off with "Know your limits" pledge on Monday @11am in C building. A total of 166 students pledge the "Don't Drink and Drive".
On Tuesday, March 10th, @ 11am in the activity area students had their "Mock tail" contest, winner was Tony Picazo, prize dinner for two at Chili's.
Wednesday March 13 the pledging continued as well as PTK had their blood drive from 9am to 2pm in front parking lot. PhotosFull Article >>>
Cosmetology students have a guest presentation03/10/2015
Members of the Cosmetology class on the SWTJC Uvalde campus had a guest presentation on how to use different types of angles in a clipper cut, customer service and product information on Wednesday, March 4 during a recruiting visit by representatives of Great Clips.
Desseray Martinez and Jacklyn Alvarez of Great Clips in Hondo, were the guest speakers.
"We are thankful to Great Clips for their involvement with cosmetology schools," said SWTJC Cosmetology Program Director Barbara Compton.
The cosmetology program is a one-year certificate program at SWTJC. Full Article >>>
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Chat with the President03/06/2015
SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales visited the Eagle Pass campus to address student concerns during a Q&A session in the D 113 on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Several students were on hand to ask a variety of questions addressing issues concerning more parking lighting, security on campus, a float for parades, atm, and a portable restroom while construction is on-going.Full Article >>>
Former Auto Technology students return to SWTJC to visit with students03/06/2015
Auto-tech students were treated to a presentation by representatives from Exterran during a recent recruiting visit to the campus in Uvalde.
Exterran representatives included Michael Rubio and Joseph Rubio, recent graduates of the auto-tech program, who spoke to students regarding their duties as employees of Exterran.
Exterran representatives also visited with students in the diesel program in Eagle Pass.
Former students Oscar Arredondo and Germaine Salcedo were present to visit with current students about their positions with Exterran. Full Article >>>
SWTJC Faculty Association accepting applications for scholarships03/04/2015
Deadline for applying for the SWTJC Faculty Association Scholarship is April 24.
According to scholarship committee chairperson Bonny Herndon, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to four students.
“Scholarships will be awarded to two students enrolled in an academic field of study and two who have chosen a technical major, at each of our three main campuses,” administrative information technology instructor Bonny Herndon said.
Applications are available online at www.swtjc.edu. Additionally, students may obtain an application from any SWTJC Faculty Association member or by emailing Herndon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requirements are listed on the applications.DOWNLOAD APPLICATION
For more information on these scholarships contact Herndon at 591-7237. Full Article >>>
Time permits available starting March 2nd for summer and fall02/26/2015
Registration will begin early this year for summer and fall classes at SWTJC. According to SWTJC Counselor Mrs. Brenda Hoffman, registration for both summer sessions, as well as fall 2015 classes, will begin March 30th.
"Advisor-assisted registration begins on Monday, March 30th, so we encourage students to get their time permits as soon as they can, registering early will give us more time to advise students and to help them work on securing financial aid to help defray cost, "Hoffman said.
Summer I classes will begin on June 1st and end on July 7th, while Summer II starts on July 13th and ends Aug. 18th. Fall classes are slated to begin on Aug 24th.Full Article >>>
Students attended Community College Day in Austin02/26/2015
A group of over 50 SWTJC students, administration, faculty and staff attended Community College Day on Feb. 3 at the state capitol in Austin.
Dual credit students from Uvalde High School, as well as SWTJC students from Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde campuses joined over 1,500 at the rally outside the capitol. PHOTOS
The event was sponsored by the Texas Association of Community Colleges. Speakers from TACC, as well as various state legislators and the president of the Texas Junior College Student Government Association all spoke at the opening of the day's activities.
Following the opening speeches, student representatives in attendance were encouraged to visit with their respective legislators concerning various issues facing the 50 community college districts across the state.
The SWTJC group visited with District 80 State Representative Tracy O. King of Uvalde and District 74 State Representative Poncho Nevarez of Eagle Pass. Full Article >>>
SWTJC visits EPISD02/25/2015
SWTJC Office Manager Mrs. Delia L. Esqivel and Financial Aid clerk Maria Villarreal attended the EPISD Parent & Community Education Center on Wednesday February 18th. Full Article >>>
Dare to Care Toy Drive02/24/2015
S.W.T.J.C. Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society organized a gift collection drive to donate to the Dare to Care Toy Drive 2014 with KINL KEPS Communicationsin Eagle Pass. Full Article >>>
Board extends administration contracts02/23/2015
The SWTJC Board of Trustees extended administration contracts during their regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19, in Uvalde.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Mark Underwood, Vice President of Finance Anne Tarski and Vice President of Student Affairs Margot Mata all had their contracts extended through August 2018.
Associate vice presidents Derek Sandoval and Gilbert Bermea were retitled to vice presidents and their contracts were extended through August 2018.
Vice President of Administrative Services Joe Barker had his contract extended through August of 2016. Full Article >>>
SWTJC PTK members volunteered their time on Feb. 13 picking up trash along Hwy 277.Full Article >>>
Welcome Back Hotdog Party!02/13/2015
SWTJC students, faculty, and staff enjoyed free hotdogs, chips, and soda for the Welcome Back held on Thursday Feb.12th. Special thanks to Julie Monsivais, Blanca Herrera, Norma Diaz and Student Government Association for volunteering their time to make this event a success. Photos
The Welcome Back event was sponsored by the SWTJC Student Activities.Full Article >>>
A conversation with President Gonzales02/13/2015
SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales visited the Del Rio campus to address student concerns during a Q&A session in the SWTJC Library on Thursday, February 12th.
Del Rio Campus Welcome Back Celebration02/05/2015
SWTJC students, faculty, and staff enjoyed free hamburgers, chips, and a drink at the Welcome Back Celebration held on Thursday, February 5th. 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 various SWTJC clubs, Student Success Center, TRIO, and Sul Ross Student Support Services.
The Welcome Back event was sponsored by the SWTJC Student Activities. More PhotosFull Article >>>
SWTJC pumping $156.9 million into economy02/02/2015
By Kim Eagle
Uvalde Leader News Staff Writer
Southwest Texas Junior College not only gives students an opportunity to earn a degree close to home, but it has a total yearly economic impact of $156.9 million in the college’s service area.
This area includes Uvalde and towns west to Del Rio and Eagle Pass, south to Crystal City and east to Hondo and Castroville. COMPLETE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
The $156.9 million in added income was equal to approximately 2.6 percent of the region’s Gross Regional Product in 2012-2013, according to an economic impact study conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International, authorized by Texas Association of Community Colleges.
“The college spent $24.3 million in operations in the region; students spent $193,500; alumni – these are former students of ours – in a one-year period, contributed $132.3 million... for a yearly impact of $156.9 million,” Gonzales said. Full Article >>>
SWTJC Del Rio Part-time Librarian11/12/2014
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.Full Article >>>
2014 Del Rio Campus Fall Fiesta10/29/2014
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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The Del Rio Campus held a short ceremony in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Dr. Wilford W. Box, SWTJC Management Professor and coordinator, gave a speech reminding everyone that we should all put aside our prejudices and truly become a United States of America. He ended his speech with the touching poem, “We Shall Never Forget” by Alan W. Jankowski—a tribute to our heroic firefighters, police, EMT, and other service personnel who lost their lives that day attempting to save others. Full Article >>>
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 >>>