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Creative Arts winners announced during annual awards ceremony

Email this article 05/02/2016

WinnersA standing-room only crowd of over 400 attended the awards program April 28 for the 35th Annual SWTJC Creative Arts Contest.

SWTJC President, Dr. Hector Gonzales welcomed contest winners and guests in the Matthews Student Center Ballroom.

SWTJC speech instructor Rob Fowler was the master of ceremonies, which recognizes the artistic, and writing talents of students and community members from across the college’s 11-county service area.

Overall winners were: Pre-K & Kindergarten: Visual arts – Bailey DeCock, Uvalde Classical Academy, Uvalde; Literary – Patton Osina, St. Philip’s Episcopal School, Uvalde.

Grades 1-2: Visual arts – Izzy Athrens, Uvalde Area Home School Co-op, Utopia; Literary – Lilly Resma, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Uvalde.

Grades 3-4: Visual arts – Fatima Diaz, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Uvalde; Literary – Macie Margaret Urban, The Tailored School of Learning & Achievement, Uvalde.

Grades 5-6: Visual arts – Jayden Campos, Zachry Middle School, San Antonio; Literary – Georgia Kemmett, The Tailored School of Learning & Achievement, Carrizo Springs.

Grades 7-8: Visual arts – Mckaia Barnes, Knippa Junior High, Uvalde; Literary – Lakota Wall, Upper Room Academy, Rocksprings.

Grades 9-10: Visual arts – Juanita Maltos, Knippa ISD, Sabinal; Literary – Tiffani Martinez, La Pryor High School, La Pryor.

Grades 11-12: Visual arts – Ryan Mauricio, Uvalde High School, Uvalde; Literary – Haleigh Boyd, Utopia High School, Vanderpool.

College: Visual arts – Cristian Cardenas, SWTJC, Eagle Pass; Literary – Lane Riggs, SWTJC, Sabinal.

Community: Visual arts Pat Rogers, Montell; Literary – Andrea Theisen, Uvalde.

Overall winners each received a $20 cash prize.



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Board members receive updates on construction projects and information technology

Email this article 04/28/2016

The SWTJC Board of Trustees met in regular session on Thursday (April 21) at 7 p.m. in Uvalde.

Board members received an update on the ongoing construction projects in Eagle Pass and Crystal City from Joe Barker, vice president of construction projects.

According to Barker, the contractor completed the interior punch list for all three buildings on the Jack R. Chittim Technical Campus in Eagle Pass.

“The only thing lacking is the installation of the final cores,” said Barker. “The two new shop buildings received their final inspections today and a punch list will be provided to the contractor, both of those building are basically ready to be moved in.”

In Crystal City, city crews will begin to relocate water lines on Monday (April 25). The new library building project completion time is set for Sept. 1.

Trustees received an update on the current information technology project from chief information officer, Raul Reyes.

He said the first two phases of the technology plan have been completed, which include surveys and design plan.

“I’m happy to report we’ve done the first two sections; the survey and design the plan, and we are in execution as of May 1 of this year,” said Reyes.

During spring break Simple Network Solution of San Antonio evaluated the entire network and provided a combined re-engineered solution to the network system.

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Mr. and Ms. SWTJC crowned at 2016 Palm's Festival in Uvalde

Email this article 04/27/2016

Mr. & ms. SWTJCThe crowning of Mr. and Ms. SWTJC highlighted the 2016 SWTJC Palm's Festival held April 26 in Uvalde. PHOTOS

Selected by the students in Uvalde, Shareef Rahaman and Kiana Moctezuma, representing Student Ambassadors, were the winners.

Krystal Ballesteros, Palms Fest coordinator welcomed those attending this year’s festival and gave a brief history of the annual event, which has been held continuously since 1955.

Ballesteros introduced candidates for Mr. and Ms. SWTJC and announced the 2016 winners selected by the student body.

Additionally, a total of 15 students were honored by the faculty and staff with Who’s Who recognition, during the awards ceremony.

SWTJC Uvalde campus honorees include Claudia Davila, Matthew R. Dietes, LeeAnn D. Flores, Samantha E. Geller, Celestino Mendez, Kyndall C. Rodriguez, Laura R. Rodriguez, Diego A. Ruiz, Margarita Sandoval, Becky J. Santos, Jo Brandon Sepeda, Andres Villarreal, Preston Watters, Cynthia Webb and Kayla L. Wooldridge.

Ballesteros presented the certificates to all honorees during an awards presentation held in the courtyard by the fountain area.

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Eagle Pass South Border Patrol team places first place in criminal justice competition

Email this article 04/25/2016


The 11th Annual SWTJC Criminal Justice Competition was held Friday, April 22, on the Uvalde campus.

Eagle Pass South Border Patrol Explorer Post 925 took top honors in the team competition for the second year in a row, which included a total of 29 teams from across south and southwest Texas.

Lackland Security Forces Post 820 earned second place and Laredo United High School placed third.

More than 500 students took part in the event which featured competition in 13 events including fingerprinting, push-ups, sit-ups, patdown frisk search and arrest, crime scene, felony traffic team stop, domestic violence, shooting simulator, criminal justice quiz bowl, mile run and 100-meter run.

"I want thank everyone who volunteered to make this year's competition a success," said Director of Outreach, Michelle Torres.

SWTJC’s criminal justice department, along with the outreach department, coordinated the daylong event.


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Child Abuse Awareness Seminar

Email this article 04/21/2016

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Uvalde campus catholic club named grand champion at college cook-off

Email this article 04/19/2016

Group winnersThe SWTJC Catholic Club in Uvalde, going by the team name of “Holy Smoke” were the Grand Champions of the 3rd Annual “Grillin’ with the President” on Thursday, April 14, at the Uvalde campus.

The “Grillin' Writers”, Eagle Pass Creative Writers Club, were named the reserved grand champions.

A total of 18 teams participated in the cooking contest, all teams were required to cook and submit a half chicken, ribs and fajitas.

Judges were selected from members of the SWTJC faculty, staff and administration.

For a complete list of winners click on the link. WINNERS PHOTOS

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Former dean receives award for dedication to higher education in Eagle Pass

Email this article 04/12/2016

  It has been some ten odd years since former SWTJC Associate Dean of Eagle Pass, Gilbert C. Bermea retired from the college, where he worked for 35 years.

Last month Bermea found himself back on the SWTJC Eagle Pass campus, however this time as the recipient of the Founder's Award from Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa in Eagle Pass.

The award presented to him was for his longstanding dedication and involvement in the establishment of the SWTJC Eagle Pass campus.

Bermea was honored with the award during the chapter's spring induction ceremony in Eagle Pass.

Paul Kimble, SWTJC Math instructor and PTK advisor introduced Bermea by referring to him as a mentor.

"I — just like you step daily on the path that this man laid. To many of us, he is a great mentor,” said Kimble. “He is a champion of our age. He has always been a man of strength, resilience and persistence.”

Bermea modestly accepted the award, acknowledging his wife Irmgard for always supporting him throughout all the years he worked for SWTJC.

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Student receives All-State Academic Award

Email this article 03/28/2016














  Roque Peña, a student at SWTJC in Eagle Pass, was awarded a medallion as a member of the Texas All-State Academic team. This award and selection is given to outstanding students on behalf of Phi Theta Kappa, the Association of community college presidents and The University of Texas in honor of outstanding academic and civic performance. The award was given at the Texas State Capitol on Friday, March 25th. Congratulations to Roque for his high honor.

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Final Exam Spring 2016

Email this article 03/28/2016

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College Crossroads 2016

Email this article 03/22/2016

College Crossroads 2016


              The Student Success Center hosted its annual College Crossroads on March 22nd in F 120. where students had the opportunity to visit with advisors, financial aid and several other departments as we kick-off summer and fall registration. More Pics

  "We want students to be ready for the upcoming semesters and be aware of all the services and resources available to ensure success on their academic journey," said Miss. Claudia Valdez Student Success Coordinator." Plus, various universities were invited to come and talk to students to share about the different programs offered once they graduate and transfer." During this time, we also had student organizations share with students on campus the various things they are doing and what their organization represents.

The event was successfully attended by students, faculty and staff. Thanks to all who participated and continued to support all events hosted by the Student Success Center.

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Phi Theta Kappa holds spring Induction in Eagle Pass

Email this article 03/10/2016

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The Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 33 new members this spring at Southwest Texas Junior College, during ceremony March 4th in Eagle Pass. More pics

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Safe N' Sober Week

Email this article 03/10/2016

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SWTJC Eagle Pass promoted Safe N' Sober Week with a variety of activities. Starting Monday, March 7th "Know Your Limits" Banner Pledge  flyers, bracelets and  pamphlets on alcohol awareness were distributed in C building 11am - 1pm.  More Pics

On Tuesday, March 8th students were treated to Mock-tail drinks and a Contest get involved with sprit with non- alcoholics drinks.

On Wednesday, March 9th PTK had their Blood Drive and Thursday, March 10th was BYOB party - "Bring your own Banana" students were treated to banana splits in F building.

The Safe N' Sober event was sponsored by Student Activities Office.



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Ash Wednesday Service

Email this article 02/04/2016

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.

Father Clay, from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, will conduct the service which involves the imposition of ashes. He will also give a brief explanation of the 40-day Lenten season that begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter.

All students, faculty and staff are invited

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A Chat with President Gonzales

Email this article 02/04/2016

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.

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Christmas at the College

Email this article 12/02/2015


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.

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Honoring SWTJC Veterans

Email this article 11/11/2015

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. 

Local veterans from all branches of service were invited. Former SWTJC English instructor, Patrick Dugan, Retired USMC, was the guest speaker. Willie Braudaway, USAF veteran and SWTJC Del Rio librarian, sang the National Anthem.


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. PHOTOS

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Celebrating 'No Recommendations

Email this article 10/30/2015

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.

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Homecoming Parade

Email this article 10/30/2015

Students from SWTJC Early College High School took part in Wednesday's Homecoming parade.

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2015 Fall Fiesta

Email this article 10/23/2015


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.

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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 Spring 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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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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