May 19, 2015
Celebrating Our Students
Pride was the emotion of the month as our students in ESL, IME Becas, DSS, EOPS, Puente and UC San Diego Chancellor’s Associate Scholars walked across the stage for recognition. In ceremonies beginning May 8 and running through last Thursday, parents, faculty and staff heard inspiring stories from our students as they achieved the next milestone in their lives.
Thank you to all those who organized these special recognition ceremonies. With family and friends in attendance, these ceremonies are a meaningful way to celebrate the individual achievements of our students. As soon as we get photos from the ESL, IME Becas and DSS ceremonies, we’ll post them in the next column.
UCSD Chancellor’s Scholars: Chancellor Dr. Pradeep Khosla selected 14 Southwestern College students to receive the scholarships that will pay all tuition and fees for their next two years at UCSD. Pictured here are eight of the 12 students who accepted the scholarship. A celebration was held for them at the Hall of Champions.
International Recognition for Our Students
Congratulations to the members of our ASTRA Community Service Club for receiving the Altrusa International Recognition Award for outstanding service to the community. Members of the ASTRA club celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading to the children of the Mi Escuelita Program at South Bay Community Services. Altrusa International will make a $100 donation to the Mi Escuelita Program in the name of our ASTRA club.
ASTRA Community Service Club President Kasey Thomas at Read Across America Day at Mi Esquelita Preschool
Thank a Classified Employee
This week we celebrate Classified Employees’ Week. Thank you to all our classified professionals who contribute greatly to our students’ and college’s success.