The Sun: Won 28 of the 47 awards presented to colleges and universities at the Society of Professional Journalist 2015 Excellence in Journalism banquet in July. Anna Pryor was named Outstanding College Print Journalist of the Year and received a $900 scholarship. DSS student Jose Luis won first place for his column in The Sun.
Sun photographers won 15 blue ribbons at the San Diego County Fair and the newspaper won first place.
Region 10 Student Success & Equity Summit: Southwestern College had 8 faculty and staff attend. VPSA Dr. Suarez and Prof. Andrew Rempt presented on embedded tutoring.
Outreach: Peer advisors attended several community festivals this summer: the National City Auto Heritage Days, Chula Vista Lemon Festival, Chula Vista Harbor Days and the Nestor National Night Out.
Journalism Faculty Member Dr. Max Branscomb was honored by the Mayor and City Council of San Diego, the state Assembly and Teatro Máscara Mágica for his contributions to multicultural theater, and he was inducted into the Artistas de Honor Hall of Fame as a playwright.
DSS Director Dr. Malia Flood has been appointed as the DSS Director’s Region X Representative to the State Chancellor.
CSEA Chapter 524 President Andre Harris has been appointed to represent community colleges on the statewide CSEA Community College Committee. He will represent area K—which includes Grossmont-Cuyamaca, San Diego, Imperial Valley and Southwestern College districts.