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Registration continues for fall classes

Email this article 07/21/2016

girl registeringA total of 3,703 students have enrolled for fall 2016 classes, which are set to begin Aug. 22.

According to SWTJC Registrar Luis Fernandez, the last day to register for classes will be Friday, Aug. 12, with late registration scheduled for Aug. 15 - 23.

Any student coming in to register during the late registration period should have been awarded financial aid or have a payment option in mind.

“It doesn’t do us or the student any good to have them register for classes and then have to drop them after two weeks due to lack of payment,” Fernandez said. “We encourage registered students to visit with the financial aid and business offices to make sure they have been awarded financial aid assistance and are paid up.”

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SWTJC honor society students earn RGC scholarships

Email this article 07/21/2016

Ryan and Ruth sitting with Dr. SorrelsBy Laura Nelson|Rio Grande College

Recent Southwest Texas Junior College graduates Ruth Yaritza Alcantar and Ryan J. Alldritt demonstrated their academic chops by achieving membership in Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for students enrolled in two-year institutions which also earned them Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College Excellence Scholarships.

To be inducted into PTK, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) while attending full-time and then must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA throughout their junior college career. To earn the Rio Grande College Excellence scholarship, students must be a member of PTK or similar honor organization with an overall GPA of 3.2 and must enroll at RGC with a minimum of nine hours for the fall and spring semesters. This scholarship awards students up to $2,000 per year and is renewable for those who attend a financial literacy course, take courses on their official degree plan, and maintain the specified academic standards.

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SWTJC cosmetology students compete in annual summer contest

Email this article 07/20/2016

winnersSWTJC cosmetology student Jo Brandon Sepeda was the first place winner in the annual summer SWTJC Salon Management Contest held at the Uvalde campus. 

Second place winner was April Romo, while Priscilla Amaro placed third. A total of 15 students participated in the contest. 

Contestants created a salon layout project for their dream salon, following all the rules and regulations from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. 

The salon models were judged on neatness, interior design, pleasing to the eye, creativity and workmanship.

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SWTJC-bound Hutto heads to national rodeo

Email this article 07/18/2016

Hutto action shotby: Lane Riggs|Uvalde Leader News

D’Hanis High School class of 2016 graduate Mitchell Hutto, son of John Hutto and Julie Skiles, has earned a spot as a competitor in the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in Gillette, Wyoming, at the CAM-PLEX event facility.

In the rodeo, which begins today and ends Saturday, Hutto will be competing in the steer wrestling event.

The rodeo, billed as “the world’s largest rodeo,” lives up to its name with more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, and Australia.

Competitors have the chance to win more than $200,000 in prizes, in addition to more than $350,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a NHSFR world champion.

In order to claim the NHSFR title, the competitor must finish in the top 20, based on combined scores and/or times in the first two rounds.

If the contestants are within the top 20, they will then advance to the final round, held on July 23. The champions will be determined based on their three-round combined times and scores.

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SWTJC holds dual credit orientation for fall classes

Email this article 07/13/2016

Dual Credit OrienationApproximately 100 high school students from area high schools, as well as home schooled students, attended the dual credit orientation session held Wednesday, July 13 in Uvalde.

"We were pleased with the turnout for this session," said Savanna Hernandez outreach coordinator. "For those who could not make it to this session, we have an additional session scheduled for next month."

The session is scheduled on Friday, Aug.26 in Uvalde on the SWTJC campus.

Students who have previously taken a dual credit course through SWTJC are not required to attend the orientation session. Attendance is mandatory for all first-time dual credit students.

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SWTJC cosmetology students place in nationals SkillsUSA competition

Email this article 06/30/2016

Cosmetology winnersPHOTO: From left to right, Laura Rodriguez, Selina Almendarez (model), Gabriela Guedea, Jalisa Medina (model), Brittany Reyes, Leeann Flores (model) recently returned from the nationals SkillsUSA competition.

SWTJC student Laura Rodriguez was awarded the bronze medal in nail care category at the 52nd Annual National Leadership SkillsUSA Conference held June 20-24 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rodriguez began her training in the Uvalde High School cosmetology program and has been at SWTJC since the fall of 2015. Selina Almendarez was Rodriguez’s nail model at the national championships.

Brittany Reyes of Cotulla scored with a Skill Point Certificate in esthetics. Leeann Flores served as her model.

In the secondary division, Gabriela Guedea of Uvalde place seventh overall in the nail care competition, with Jalisa Medina sitting in as her model.

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2015-16 Graduates

Email this article 05/19/2016

SWTJC Del Rio held a small photo session for students that did not cross the graduation stage in Uvalde. The graduation ceremony was cancelled due to bad weather. Students are pictured with Del Rio Campus V.P. Derek Sandoval and their families. Photos

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Starburst Festival

Email this article 05/19/2016



SWTJC Del Rio held the Starburst Festival in honor and recognition of the 2015-16 graduates and award recipients. The award ceremony was held on Thursday, May 12th at 7 p.m. followed by a reception and dance, in the Amistad Room (building A). Photos



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SWTJC end of the year BBQ

Email this article 05/13/2016




SWTJC Eagle Pass Campus had their end of year bbq on May 12th at 5pm in F 120.

Instructors, staff and faculty were treated to some good old fashion brisket, beans and potato salad to celebrate another successful year. more pics

We also congratulated Mr. Robert Koening Biology Instructor on his retirement. We would like to thank everyone that made this year possible.

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Creative Arts 5k Run

Email this article 05/06/2016


The SWTJC Del Rio Campus Creative Arts Club (CAC) will be hosting their first 5k walk/run/fly event, W.I.N.G.S (Women In Need Getting Support) on May 21, 2016. The event is to help raise money for the New Horizons Women’s Shelter. The event will start at Greenwood Park. Pre-Registration is $15, Registration the day of the event is $20 with a $5 credit for any approved donated items. This particular event is spearheaded by Elvira Ahkothe, aka Eevee and current club President Cynthia R. Garcia. “I initially thought of the 5k, but as a group we all agreed it was a good idea to help the Women's Shelter. As a Club it would be a good idea for us as a group to give back to the community and to give ourselves some exposure as well,” said Ahkothe. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be music, and entertainment. This event is opened to the public; we hope to see students, faculty and staff from SWTJC supporting this event. 

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Mr. and Miss. SWTJC crowned at 2016 Palm's Fest in Eagle Pass

Email this article 05/05/2016

Mr. and Miss SWTJC Eagle Pass were crowned April 22nd during the SWTJC Palm's Fest in Eagle Pass. Photos


Claudia De La Garza, Activity Life coordinator welcomed those attending this year's fest, De La Garza introduced the candidates for the Mr. and Miss. SWTJC and announced the 2016 winners.

For the Eagle Pass campus, winners were Mr. Carlos De La Cerda and Miss. Amanda Martinez representing Phi Theta Kappa.


Additionally, a total of 10 students were honored by faculty and staff with Who's Who recognition, during the award Ceremony.


SWTJC Eagle Campus honorees include:Celestino Mendez, Cynthia J. Crabtree, Adela Esquivel, Rosa Flores, Damian Gutierrez, Darien K. Long, Bridgitte Y. Luna, Leslie T. Tamez, Michelle M. Trevino and Isha S Vasquez Candelario.


Vice- President Mr. Gilbert Bermea presented the awards to all honorees during an awards presentation.


Also recognized at the ceremony were Leadership award winners from the Eagle Pass Campus. Recipients of "L" awards are chosen by sponsors of various clubs and organizations at the college.


On the Eagle Pass Campus, winners include: Anacaren Fernandez, Sileny Rivera and Alex Rodriguez, Student Government Association; Cynthia Crabtree, Michelle M. Trevino and Roque Peña, Phi Theta Kappa;Lisa Reyez LVN.

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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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Safe N' Sober Week

Email this article 03/10/2016

safe n sober 2016

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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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 Summer 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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