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SWTJC presidentís, deanís list announced for Fall 2014 semester

Email this article 01/27/2015

Southwest Texas Junior College President Dr. Hector Gonzales, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Dr. Cheryl Sanchez, and Dean of the College of Applied Sciences Juan Guzman have recognized 262 students for academic excellence during the 2014 fall semester.

Full-time students, those enrolled in 12 or more hours, are eligible for academic honors. The President’s List recognizes those full-time students who maintained a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) throughout the semester. The Dean’s List recognizes those students who maintained at least a 3.6 GPA throughout the semester. A total of 136 students earned a spot on the President’s List and 126 students earned a spot on the Dean’s List.

"I commend the hard work of each of these students," President Gonzales said. "It is a pleasure to honor their dedication to excellence."

PRESIDENT'S LIST
DEAN'S LIST

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SWTJC presidentís, deanís list announced for Fall 2014 semester

Email this article 01/26/2015

Southwest Texas Junior College President Dr. Hector Gonzales, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Dr. Cheryl Sanchez, and Dean of the College of Applied Sciences Juan Guzman have recognized 262 students for academic excellence during the 2014 fall semester.

Full-time students, those enrolled in 12 or more hours, are eligible for academic honors. The President’s List recognizes those full-time students who maintained a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) throughout the semester. The Dean’s List recognizes those students who maintained at least a 3.6 GPA throughout the semester. A total of 136 students earned a spot on the President’s List and 126 students earned a spot on the Dean’s List.

"I commend the hard work of each of these students," President Gonzales said. "It is a pleasure to honor their dedication to excellence."

PRESIDENT'S LIST
DEAN'S LIST 

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Trustees extend president's contract

Email this article 01/21/2015

SWTJC president, Dr. Hector Gonzales received a one-year contract extension during the board meeting on Thursday (Jan. 15).

According to Board of Trustees President, Rodolfo Flores, Gonzales received an excellent evaluation during the executive session.

In a report to the SWTJC board at its regular monthly meeting, SWTJC Vice President of Student Services Margot Mata informed trustees on spring enrollment.

“We are currently sitting at 5,199 students registered, which indicates a one-percent increase from a year ago,” said Mata. “In regards to contact and credit hours, we continue to see a more substantial increase and that has been the trend for the last several semesters.”

According to Mata approximately 936 students were at risk of being dropped for non-payment.

“We are working diligently to bring this list down; students have and opportunity to come in throughout the next couple of weeks to pay their total balance or setup a payment plan,” said Mata.

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Classes begin for spring semester

Email this article 01/20/2015

StudentsClasses are underway for the spring 2015 semester. According to registrar Luis Fernandez, Wednesday, Jan. 21, is the last day to  change classes.

"Tuesday is the last day to make schedule changes," Fernandez said. "Students also need to make payment arrangements by the end of the week."

Fernandez said a total of 5,447 students had enrolled as of Jan. 19. "Our enrollment is good, but we still have approximately 400 students who haven't made payment arrangements and that's a problem," Fernandez said. "We want to work with those who are having problems, but it's up to the students to come see us."

Students should contact the financial aid or business office to find out about payment options available.

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Entries being sought for annual SWTJC Creative Arts Contest

Email this article 01/14/2015

Plans are underway and entry deadlines have been announced for the 34th Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Creative Arts Contest.

Literary entries should be submitted no later than Feb. 26, while Mar. 5 is the deadline for visual arts entries.

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.

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Law enforcement academy graduates 32 in Uvalde

Email this article 01/07/2015

Academy group photoA total of 32 cadets received certificates of completion during spring graduation ceremonies for the Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy at SWTJC.

The ceremonies were held Friday, Dec. 5, in the Matthew’s Student Center Ballroom on the SWTJC Uvalde campus.

Charlie Class graduates include Rosemary Ballesteros, Charles Brown, Crystal Lee Cardona, Jessica Carmona, Luis Carmona, Christa Castellanos, John Cervantes, Manuel Cervantes, Daniel Garcia, Juan Garcia, Steve Garcia, Vincent Garcia, Viviana Gonzales, Luis Guevara and Jesse Gutierrez.

Also earning their certificate of completion are Alysa Freier, Juan Hernandez, Eddie Martinez, Sarita Martinez, Gustavo Pargas, Glen Poole, Aaron Ramirez, Jayson Salazar, Tom Schmerber, David Schmidt, Garrett Speed, Jamie Taylor, Anna Victorino, Johnny Longoria, Jacob Sinor, Domingo Hill and Jessica Montes.

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Happy Holidays

Email this article 12/12/2014

christmas 2014  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. 15 through Jan. 2. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5.

Online registration for spring classes will be available throughout the holidays. Advisor-assisted (in person) registration will be available starting Jan. 5.

The first day of classes for the spring semester is Monday, Jan. 19.

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SWTJC Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Email this article 12/11/2014

On Thursday, Dec. 4, Southwest Texas Junior College and Dr. Hector Gonzales joined President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

Gonzales was accompanied on the trip by wife, Jaclyn and daughter, Mia. They attended the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington D.C., which was hosted by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

The program included a Christmas message by President Obama and various performers such as Patti LaBelle, Steve Miller, The Tenors and others.

The White House College Opportunity Day of Action helps to support the President’s commitment to partner with colleges and universities, business leaders, and nonprofits to support students across the country to help our nation reach its goal of leading the world in college attainment.

SWTJC is committed to expanding college access and success for all of its students.  The college is focused on efforts that streamline degree and career pathways, enabling students to complete their educational goals at higher rates.  Dr. Gonzales stated, “we are proud to be recognized by the Whitehouse for our actions to improve student success”.

Participants were asked to commit to new action in one of four areas: building networks of colleges around promoting completion, creating K-16 partnerships around college readiness, investing in high school counselors as part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, and increasing the number of college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Winter Ball Dance 2014

Email this article 12/10/2014

Winter Ball Dance 2014

 

Approximately 50 students attended the First Winter Ball Dance held on Thursday Dec. 4, 2014, in Eagle Pass. Photos

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Bracketville boys, Sabinal girls take tourney titles

Email this article 12/08/2014


It was a tough night for Knippa High School basketball teams last Saturday in the championship  round of the 55th-annual Southwest Texas Junior College Invitational high school basketball tournament.

Both the Knippa Lady Crushers and the Knippa Rockcrushers lost a one-point decision in their respective championship games played in SWTJC’s La Forge Hall Gym.

The Knippa girls lost a 49-48 decision to the Sabinal Lady Jackets, while the Knippa boys lost a 57-56 decision to the Brackettville Tigers.

In the girls championship game, the Lady Crushers held the scoring lead throughout most of the ball game.

They led 15-5 at the end of the first period, 27-24 at halftime, and 40-34 at the end of three periods.

But the Lady Jackets battled back to tie the game at 44-44 with less than two minutes left in the ball game.

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Phi Theta Kappa holds fall Induction in Eagle Pass

Email this article 11/20/2014

PTK fall ceremony 2014

 

The Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 27 new members this fall at Southwest Texas Junior College, during ceremony November 7th in Eagle Pass. more pics

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Deans Forum

Email this article 11/19/2014

deans forum 2014 Southwest Texas Junior college Eagle Pass Campus held their Dean's Forum fall 2014 on Oct 28th at 11am in room D113 Sul Ross building.

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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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Chat with the President

Email this article 11/10/2014

chat with president 2014  SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales visited the Eagle Pass campus to address student concerns during a Oct 21st Q&A session in the room D113.

Several students were on hand to ask a variety of questions addressing issues concerning student safety, parking, new RN program requirements, as well inquiries on construction updates and space for students to enjoy.

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PTK Blood Drive

Email this article 11/10/2014

PTK Blood Drive 2014 

The annual fall blood drive on the Eagle Pass campus was a big success.

According to drive organizer Mr. Paul Kimble, a total of 32 units of blood were donated. In addition, 30 people signed up for the bone marrow registry.

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SWTJC Fall Festival total success

Email this article 11/10/2014

fall festival 2014

 

SWTJC Eagle Pass Campus had their annual Fall festival 2014 on October 23, 2014 from 6pm - 9pm in the court yard. Students were treated to some entertainment from the different schools of the community Pete Gallegos, Sam Houston, Benavides Heights , Perfecto Mancha, HB Gonzalez, Cerna Elem just to name a few. I would like to thank Mr. Bruno Reyes and Miss.Lety Villanueva for all their support in the fall festival, music by Rafael Herrera. More Pics

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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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Mr. Joaquin L. Rodriguez Hispanic Heritage speaker of the month

Email this article 10/10/2014

Hispanic Hertiage speaker

 

 

Eagle Pass Campus ended the Hispanic Heritage month with speaker Mr. Joaquin L. Rodriguez Attorney at Law on Thursday Oct 9, 214. Mr. Joaquin L. Rodriguez, born Uvalde, Texas on Sept. 10, 1949; admitted to bar 1982, Texas. Preparatory education, Southwest Texas Junior College (1968-69); University of Texas at Austin (B.A., 1972); legal education, University of Texas at Austin (J.D., 1981).

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SWTJC partners with Texas State University on USDA grant

Email this article 10/06/2014

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program (HSI) has recently awarded Dr. P. Ryan Saucier (Assistant Professor; Project Director) and Dr. Douglas G. Morrish (Associate Professor; Co-Project Director) a four year grant worth $998, 856.00. Both professors are faculty members in the Department of Agriculture at Texas State University.

Their grant entitled Southwest Agriculture And Food Security Education: Preparing Future Leaders For A Safe And Secure U.S. Food Supply System (SAFE), will fund 10 undergraduate student’s education from Austin Community College (ACC) and Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC). Upon completion of a two year degree at ACC and SWTJC, students will transfer to Texas State University and complete a bachelor degree in agriculture or a related science. Additionally, 11 graduate students education will be funded at Texas State University and/or New Mexico State University in agriculture or a related science.

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9/11 Ceremony

Email this article 09/12/2014

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.

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Del Rio Campus Welcome Back Celebration

Email this article 09/10/2014

A total of 400 SWTJC & Sul Ross students, faculty, and staff enjoyed free hotdogs, chips, and a drink at the Welcome Back Celebration held on Tuesday, Sept. 9. 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, EPOCA scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa, Sul Ross Student Support Services, and Workforce Solutions.

The Welcome Back event was sponsored by the SWTJC Student Activities and Sul Ross Student Support Services offices.

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Del Rio Campus Creative Arts Contest Winners

Email this article 05/08/2014

 

Congratulations to the following Del Rio students for their participation and awards in the 33rd Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Creative Arts Contest: Danny S. DeHoyos, April Hurley, Atzimba Morales, Alex Morrison, Marco A. Olivarez Jr., Kayla Reifel, Sandra V. Rodriguez, Vanessa Silva, Christy Martinez, and Amber Pacheco.

 

The award ceremony for the 33rd Annual Southwest Texas Junior College Creative Arts Contest was held on Thursday, April 24, in the Matthews Student Center Ballroom on the SWTJC Uvalde campus.

 

Trophies and medals were given for those placing in first through fourth places in various age groups and categories.

 

Pictured: Vanessa Silva - 1st place in Photography, Danny DeHoyos - 1st place in Painting, and Sandra Rodriguez - 1st place in Literary Division.

 

 

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SWTJC Del Rio Volleyball Championship Game

Email this article 05/08/2014

SWTJC Volleyball Championship game was held at the Del Rio Campus on Thursday, May 1st with Phi Theta Kappa taking on the Couples team. The Couples team won the first match 25 - 20. Second match went to Phi Theta Kappa with a score of 25 - 21. In the final round..., the Couples team came out on top with a vey close score of 10 - 9. Congratulations to all who participated in the first SWTJC volleyball tournament!


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Mr./Ms. SWTJC named for Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Uvalde campuses

Email this article 04/10/2014

 

Mr and Ms SWTJC

The crowning of Mr. and Ms. SWTJC from Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde, highlighted the 2014 SWTJC Palm's Festival held April 9 in Uvalde.

Selected by the students in Del Rio were Marco A. Salas and Larisa Espinosa representing the Creative Arts Club.

Mr./Ms. SWTJC Eagle Pass were Roberto Gelacio and Ana Gaby Martinez.

In Uvalde, Pedro Navarro and Lorena Montes, representing Phi Theta Kappa, were the winners.

The annual Palm's Festival was moved outdoors under the beautiful palms in Uvalde

 

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Del Rio Karaoke Event

Email this article 03/28/2014

SWTJC Library and Student Activities hosted a karaoke event on Thursday, March 27th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the campus Library. Several students were in attendance and showcased their vocal talent singing from an eclectic variety of music including 80's hits, current top 40, gospel hymns, and Mexican corridos.

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SWTJC Del Rio representatives attend Del Rio Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

Email this article 03/21/2014

Del Rio Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 20th at the Del Rio Civic Center. Associate VP Derek Sandoval, Joshua Overfelt (faculty), and James Wilson (adjunct faculty) along with their wives, attended the event.

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Ash Wednesday service observed on Del Rio campus

Email this article 03/06/2014

 

The SWTJC Campus Light Club sponsored an Ash Wednesday service on March 5 in the Academic Building on the Del Rio campus.

Father Clay from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Del Rio, conducted a brief prayer service which involves the imposition of ashes. He also gave a brief explanation of the 40-day Lenten season that begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter.

Approximately 45 students, faculty and staff attended the service.

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A chat with the president

Email this article 02/05/2014

 

SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales visited the Del Rio campus to address student concerns during a Feb 4th Q&A session in the SWTJC Library.

Several students were on hand to ask a variety of questions addressing issues concerning student safety, parking, new RN program requirements, as well inquiries on construction updates and space for students to enjoy. 

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Students pledge to return for spring classes

Email this article 12/06/2013

Organizers of the "See You in the Spring" event held on Thursday, December 5, were pleased with the results of the first time event.

"We had approximately 80 students sign a pledge to return to classes in the spring," said Eva De Anda. "I want to thank everyone who helped make this such a successful event."

SWTJC t-shirts and bracelets were handed out to all students who signed a pledge to return in the spring. A group shot of students participating in the event was taken following a pizza lunch.

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Del Rio Student Activities is now on facebookÖ

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!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.390847371023539.1073741830.389408541167422&type=1#!/pages/SWTJC-Student-Life-Del-Rio-Campus/389408541167422

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Final Exam Fall 2014

Email this article 10/17/2012

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Eagle Pass TSI Exam Schedule

Email this article 02/27/2012

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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