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Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce awards scholarship

Email this article 05/25/2017

AwardsBy Laura Nelson|Rio Grande College

Eagle Pass-Two local students transferring from Southwest Texas Junior College to Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College were feted at the annual Scholarship Breakfast held by the Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce on May 24.

Kiara Y. Balboa and Juan R. Carbajal were awarded the Chamber scholarships and both will begin their RGC careers this fall.

Balboa will study education while Carbajal plans to earn a business administration degree. Both are from Eagle Pass.

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SWTJC presidentís, deanís list announced for Spring 2017 semester

Email this article 05/24/2017

Uvalde, TX, – 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 319 students for academic excellence during the 2017 spring semester.
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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 166 students earned a spot on the President’s List and 153 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."

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Moreno, Shackelford receive service pins at May meeting

Email this article 05/22/2017

Service pins reciepientsUvalde, TX – Two members of the SWTJC Board of Trustees received service pins during the board's regular monthly meeting Thursday, May 18 in Uvalde.

Board president Rodolfo R. Flores made the presentation to Anita Shackelford of Leakey and Tony Moreno of Uvalde.

Moreno received his 15-year service pin, while Shackelford received her 10-year service pin.

In other matters, the board also approved granting tenure to Aubrey Haynes, economics instructor and gave the rank of assistant professor to Del Rio history instructor Joshua Overfelt.

In his president’s report, Dr. Hector Gonzales updated the board members on the expansion of the early college high schools.

“We face a change in course offerings, and the dynamics of the course scheduling are changing,” said Gonzales. “Soon faculty that is used to teaching just on the college campus will have to begin teaching on a regular basis at the early college high schools sites.”

According to Gonzales, the memorandum of understanding with the early college high schools has been modified to account for the change and now have a better mechanism to recover the faculty cost for these courses.

Gonzales added, “Dual credit as a whole is changing the community college environment, we absolutely cannot survive without our dual credit component.”

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4DX Gold Certificate

Email this article 05/22/2017

 

Congratulations to SWTJC-Del Rio Library team on their 4DX Gold Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Sandy Colombo, Dora Padilla, Willie Braudaway and Del Rio Campus Vice President, Derek Sandoval.

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SWTJC Signs Engineering-centered Agreement with TAMUK

Email this article 05/22/2017

SWTJC President Dr. Hector Gonzales and other members of administration met with Texas A&M University-Kingsville officials in Kingsville on May 1 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding articulation agreement, which now allows SWTJC engineering students to make an easy transition between the two entities.

According to Robert Ayala, division chair of arts and sciences, the agreement with Texas A&M-Kingsville is a perfect example of two great institutions working together to streamline the attainment of a baccalaureate degree for our students.” Ayala added, “This also helps expand and solidify our relationships with four-year universities in our region.”

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SWTJC end of the year BBQ

Email this article 05/19/2017

 

SWTJC Eagle Pass Campus had their end of year bbq on May 11th at 5pm in C building.

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

Various SWTJC staff received service pins from Vice President Mr. Bermea during the annual event

Mrs. Delia Esquivel received a 30 year service pin,  while Mrs. Claudia De La Garza recieved a 15year pin. Mr. Jaime Sierra also recieved a 15 year service pin.

Mrs. Sonia Alvarez and Mrs. Julie Monsivais both recieved their 10 years service pin.

We would like to thank everyone that made this year possible.

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Graduation reception 2017

Email this article 05/19/2017

 

Eagle Pass - May 19th- The Graduates of 2017 were treated to a small reception. The students were treated to sandwiches, sodas and a small gift . The students also had the opportunity to take a picture with the Vice President Mr. Bermea and family. Congratulations Class of 2017 from all of us at the Eagle Pass Campus. Pics

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The Diesel Grillin Outlawz win the Grand Champion

Email this article 05/18/2017

 

Eagle Pass, Texas May 18th- The "The Diesel Grillin Outlawz", representing the second year diesel students were named Grand Champions at the First Ever "Gilling with the Vice President" on Friday (May 5th) on the Eagle Pass Campus. Photos

The "Theta Apple Pie", representing the Phi Theta Kappa were named the reserve grand champions.

Coming in thrird overall was Team Grillin Writers, representing the Creative Writing Club.

A total of 7 teams participated in the cooking contest, and 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.

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Dual SWTJC commencement ceremonies draw large crowds

Email this article 05/17/2017

Uvalde, TX, May 15 –  Changes to the SWTJC commencement procedures made this year’s ceremonies different from those held in the past. FRIDAY PHOTOS

 

This year, the annual spring commencement was divided up into two ceremonies. SATURDAY PHOTOS

 

According to SWTJC Registrar Luis Fernandez, college administration felt the graduation ceremony had outgrown any facility in Uvalde.

 

“Administration elected to have two commencement ceremonies because of the size of this graduation class,” said Fernandez.

 

Technical program students had their ceremony on Friday night (May 12) while academic students had their ceremony on Saturday (May 13) at the Uvalde Honey Bowl.

 

A total of 543 graduates participated in the ceremonies. Taking part in the ceremonies were December 2016, May 2017 graduates, and August 2017 candidates for graduation.

 

Lorenda Cordova of Del Rio, delivered the invocation during Friday night’s ceremony, while Joanna Castro, of Eagle Pass, delivered Saturday’s invocation.

 

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Honors and Recognition Ceremony

Email this article 05/15/2017

 

 

SWTJC Del Rio held its annual Honors and Recognition Ceremony on April 27, 2017 at the Sul Ross Auditorium.  Several students were presented various awards including Who’s Who and the L Award.

 

Who’s Who honorees are selected by faculty and administrators based on leadership, scholarship, and character. Students must be in good standing and enrolled in an average of 14 semester hours in two semesters or at least 14 semester hours if attending only one semester.  Del Rio Who’s Who recipients:  Jorge I. Chavez, Cynthia G. Elguezabal, Amanda Guardiola, Thomas Levrie, Valeria Montoya, Daniel R. Perez, Victoria R. Trevino, and Valeria M. Vazquez.

 

The “L” Award is our symbol of leadership and excellence and is awarded to students who have made outstanding contributions through student organizations at Southwest Texas Junior College. L Award recipients: Luis “Rey” Colunga and Yvonne Alvarado- Campus Light, Jessica Carrillo and Aaron Lopez- Creative Arts Club, Karina Alcorta and Stephanie Nunez- Phi Theta Kappa, and Thomas Levrie and Mark Vasquez- S.T.E.M. Club. Photos

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Top faculty and staff honored during annual Deanís Breakfast

Email this article 05/15/2017

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Uvalde, TX, May 15 – April Ruhmann and Landra Fowler were honored as top faculty members for the 2016-2017 school year during the annual SWTJC Dean's Breakfast held May 12 in Uvalde. PHOTOS

Fowler received the SWTJC Faculty Association Teaching Excellence Award. She is a physical education instructor and coordinator of Kinesiology department on the Uvalde campus. Wildlife management instructor Bob Zaiglan made the presentation to Fowler.

Ruhmann received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award presented annually by the SWTJC administration. She is an instructor of economics in Uvalde. Dr. Mark Underwood vice president of academic affairs presented the award.

Stephanie Cerna and Irma Garcia received the award for Outstanding Professional Staff Member Award.

Cerna is the academic advising director, and Garcia is the business office director.

Angie Gaucin, information technology applications manager, was the recipient of the Outstanding Support Staff Member Award.

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4DX Gold Certificate

Email this article 05/15/2017

Congratulations to SWTJC Del Rio Financial Aid team on their 4DX Gold Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Sonia Adan-Medina and Margarita Garcia.

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Commitment to Excellence Ceremony

Email this article 05/09/2017

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 Commitment to Excellence Award Ceremony was held in Eagle Pass, April 27, 2017 at 5pm in F 120. Students awards for the Who’s Who Award were recognized by Mr. Bermea.  They were Joelly A. Aguilar, Rodolfo Castillon, Joanna J. Castro, Carlos De La Cerda, Alexis De La Garza, Patrick Perales, Amanda Martinez, Madison Pope, and Cecilia Castillo. PICS

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Nerd Bowl

Email this article 05/09/2017

Nerd Bowl

Eagle Pass – On April 28th, SWTJC’s Eagle Pass Campus, in conjunction with PTK, hosted the first ever Nerd Bowl. Nerd Bowl was a day dedicated to academic competition. During the morning, more than forty-five students took multiple department exams in the following disciplines: Math, Science, English, History, Psychology, Art, and Speech. Each exam allowed students to add to their overall point total depending on how well they did. In the afternoon, students competed in teams of five in a jeopardy-like event. During the first round, twelve teams competed against each other. Teams had six minutes, at each station, to answer five questions in the following subjects: Math, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, English, History, Art, and Speech. The top two teams The Procrastinators and Theta Apple Pie advanced to the final round. In the final round, each team had a limited about of time to answer one question from the above disciplines. At the end of the final round The Procrastinators and Theta Apple Pie were tied with 300 points each. So, both teams advanced to the tie breaker round. General knowledge questions were asked during the tie breaker round. The competition was tough, and in the end Nerd Bowl was won by Theta Apple Pie. Ms. Valerie Ruiz, Ms. Claudia Valdez, and Mr. Dennie Johnson would like to thank everyone who volunteered their time and helped to sponsor the very successful event. Eight students were awarded scholarships, and even more students were awarded individual prizes. PICS

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Math Instructor gets recognized

Email this article 03/31/2017

 

The PHI Theta Kappa Headquarters awarded Math Instructor Mr. Paul Kimble for his years of service as a PTK Advisor.

 

Mr. Paul Kimble has been an advisor for PTK for the past 15years. Advisors are truly the life blood of the organization, Southwest Texas Junior College is delighted he is being recognized for his years of service. Pictured Vice President Mr. Gilbert Bermea awarding Mr. Paul Kimble with a pin for his years of service.

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Spring Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 35 into Alpha Ometa Iota

Email this article 03/30/2017

 

Thirty-five Del Rio SWTJC students were inducted into the Alpha Omega Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa for Spring 2017.  They responded to an invitation from Dr. Hector Gonzalez to join Phi Theta Kappa based on their academic achievement, good moral character, and recognized qualities of citizenship.

 

New members include Mariela Alcorta, Nadia Alvarado, Danielle Alejandra Arias, Giovanna Cardenas, Liliana Cardenas, Katrina Ann Carter, A J Cuellar, Todd David Cullinane, Analaura Davila, Alexis Ann Davis, Amanda Nicole Delgado, and Cynthia Elguezabal.

 

Also inducted were Kaitlyn Josephine Garcia, Carolynn Marie Garza, Yajaira Gomez, Amanda Lee Guardiola, Jacqueline Maria Kiniskey, Nicole M Liljequist, Naomi Guadalupe Martinez, Rosa Icela Martinez, and Marimar Meza.

 

Other students inducted include Adrana Salinas Montejano, Valeria Montoya, Dalila Abigail Morales, Elizabeth V Osorio, Esai Patiño, Iliana Reyes, Erin Celine Riley, Victoria Elizabeth Rios, Rocio Rodriguez, Serina Monique Rush, Eduardo Salazar, Ricardo Sandoval Jr., and Nicole Vasquez.

 

Dr. Gonzalez’ invitation said, “Membership in Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges, is a highly coveted honor” among SWTJC students.  He also encouraged, “I believe the activities and fellowship you [will] enjoy as a member [will] be a valuable addition to your college experience.”

 

Family, friends, and SWTJC faculty and staff honored the Phi Theta Kappa inductees in the Sul Ross-Rio Grande College auditorium and enjoyed a reception across the hall afterward.

 

The Alpha Omega Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta meets weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.  Chapter advisors are Dr. Nancy Masterson and Mr. Doug Braudaway.

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Career Crossroads

Email this article 03/23/2017

SWTJC Del Rio hosted their annual Career Crossroads Week that took place on Tuesday, February 28 thru March 2nd. The three day event was geared to provide students with information on majors, careers, and resources on our campus. Students had the opportunity to visit with prospective employers from our community to ask questions in their respective areas. Students who attended all three days of the event were entered into a drawing for an Amazon Fire Tablet in appreciation for their attendance and participation. Tablet winner was Armando Garcia. Students that applied for graduation prior to the event were entered into a drawing for a cap and gown courtesy of the Student Activities office. The winner of the cap and gown was Roland Martinez. PHOTOS

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PTK Dual Credit 2017 Sp Induction

Email this article 03/10/2017

 

Eagle Pass, Texas - The Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 14 new members this spring at Southwest Texas Junior College during a ceremony held March 7th in Eagle Pass. MORE

 

New members inducted include Julia Escalante, Lesllie Garza, Antonio Gonzalez, Jacob Guerra, Magaly Hernandez, Clarissa Hernandez, Conrado Jimenez, Nojem Libson, Priscilla Orozco, Kassandra Ponce, Cosme A. Rodriguez, Abigail Ruiz, Jaqueline Sesatty and Julianna Vasquez.. Current Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter members participating in the ceremony were Amanda Martinez, Joanna Castro, Olga Flores, Azalia Martinez and Tristan Huerta. Guest Speaker was Paul Kimble- SWTJC Math Instructor.

 

To earn membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 semester hours with at least a 3.5 GPA. Students must also be currently enrolled in at least six hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain members in good standing

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4DX Silver Certificate

Email this article 03/10/2017

 

Congratulations to SWTJC Del Rio Advising team on their 4DX Silver Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Marilyn Casson and Advising Director, Stephanie Cerna.

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4DX Silver Certificate

Email this article 03/10/2017

 

Congratulations to SWTJC Del Rio Student Success & Engagement team on their 4DX Silver Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Eva De Anda and Laura Gloria.

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4DX Silver Certificate

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Congratulations to SWTJC Del Rio Financial Aid team on their 4DX Silver Certificate achievement! Pictured L to R: Sonia Adan-Medina and Margarita Garcia.

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Eagle Pass PTK Spring 2017 Induction

Email this article 02/28/2017

 

  Eagle Pass, Texas - The Beta Lambda Gamma Chapter of the International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 37 new members this spring at Southwest Texas Junior College during a ceremony held Feb. 24th in Eagle Pass. Photos

 

New members inducted include Joelly A Aguilar Infante, Amanda Appleton, Oro Almaguer, Juan Barrientos, Heber A. Carrillo, Lindsey Carrillo, Marlene Coronado, Geronimo De La Cruz, Diana Carolina De Luna, Jesus Esquivel, David Galan, Jorge Gleason, Denisse Gonzalez, Topacio Guevara, Roxana A. Hernandez, Lysette Huerta, Hilda M. Lopez, Wendy R. Lopez and Christina Martinez.

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Final Exam Spring 2017

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