About Southwest College

Houston Community College's Southwest College has locations at the Applied Technology Center, Challenge Early College High School, Gulfton Center, Gulfton Middle College High School, Missouri City Campus, Stafford Campus, West Loop Campus and Distance Education.

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Register for summer classes

May 14, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Register now for the Summer semester at HCC. HCC has a wide range of sessions through the Summer at campuses across the area and online. For more information, visit the registration page.

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HCC hosts second town hall meeting for Brays Oaks Campus

May 14, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

HCC held a second town hall meeting in conjunction with the office of Houston City Council member Larry Green of District K.

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HCC Photography student brings new depth to her artwork

May 12, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

In an art gallery full of color, sketches and paintings, HCC Level II Photography student Aisha Lakhani’s black and white portrait stands out. From afar, it looks like any other photograph, but step closer and you’ll start to see the 50-plus photographs protruding out from the wall. This 3-D effect draws you in and gives the piece a dynamic quality.

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HCC Art Gallery showcases student masterpieces this month

May 8, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Step inside the West Loop Art Gallery and you’ll see a myriad of colors, styles and mediums on display. Instructors chose 16 Houston Community College students to represent the West Loop and Stafford Campuses in the Spring 2015 Level II Juried Student Art Exhibition.

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Food and live music provides fun Cinco De Mayo for HCC Students

May 5, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Mariachi Jalisco performed at Houston Community College campuses on Tuesday to kick off the Cinco De Mayo festivities.

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Fun for all ages at Fort Bend County YMCA Healthy Kids Day

May 4, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The early morning rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the hundreds of folks who attended the Fort Bend County YMCA Healthy Kids day. Houston Community College student volunteers acted as parking attendants, managed the bounce houses and assisted with the organizations that came out to participate in the free community event.

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Giving back is a family affair for one HCC employee

Apr 22, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Stafford Campus Secretary Sandra Roman has three reasons why she is so passionate about raising money for the March of Dimes – three co-workers whose families have all had premature babies.

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Family of one-pound miracle baby pays it forward

Apr 16, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Imagine delivering a baby the size of Coke can. Houston Community College West Loop Campus Secretary Jason Mosby’s nephew Kevin weighed only one pound, five ounces at birth and came into the world 16 weeks early. Mosby and his family know firsthand the difficulties of having a premature baby.

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Chat with Chancellor Dr. Maldonado about transformation process

Apr 16, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado will be available to answer questions from HCC Southwest faculty and staff about the announced transformation at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in Room C108 of the West Loop Campus.

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Chancellor Maldonado unveils transformation plan for HCC

Apr 13, 2015

Centers of Excellence will be placed At each college, focusing on key industries.

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Learn about jobs at symposium for health careers

Apr 6, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

It’s no secret that jobs in the health care industry are booming – and not all of them require years of education. From physician assistants to medical billers, there are many different paths to a rewarding career in health care.

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HCC Southwest student and PR assistant takes on Rockets internship

Apr 2, 2015, By Gaby Magaña

What does it take to run the giant HD screens providing replays, halftime entertainment and the always-enjoyable kiss cam at Houston Rockets games in the Toyota Center? I scored a once-in-lifetime opportunity to find out by joining the Rockets Game Presentation Team, going behind the scenes to see if I have what it takes to work alongside some of the best videographers and editors in the business.

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HCC Southwest to host fundraising events for March of Dimes

Mar 31, 2015

During the month of April, look for various on-campus events that allow you contribute to the cause and you just might win a raffle item or score delicious cookies in return for your donation.

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National Society of Leadership and Success helps students recognize potential

Mar 26, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

HCC student Ihsan Alqaraghuli has seen a positive change in his life since attending the Houston Community College Southwest Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS).

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Apply for free STEM summer camp

Mar 27, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

HCC Southwest invites high school junior and senior students to enjoy a panel of speakers and posters discussing student access, success and completion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

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HCC Southwest donates 268 pounds of food for Souper Bowl of Caring

Mar 13, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

HCC Southwest donated nearly 268 pounds of food collected at its campuses to East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Inc., a non-profit food pantry. Students unloaded the food items and helped sort them to be distributed to families in need.

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NASA Astronaut Douglas Wheelock to speak at STEM Symposium

Mar 11, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM) are growing at a staggering pace. Over the past decade alone, high-paying STEM jobs have grown at a rate nearly three times faster than non-STEM jobs.

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Challenge Early College High School nationally ranked

Mar 5, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The Challenge Early College High School at the West Loop Campus of Houston Community College Southwest is among the best in the nation according to the Washington Post.

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HCC approves move of Missouri City campus

Mar 3, 2015

The Houston Community College Board of Trustees has approved the $3.6 million purchase of 41 acres on Texas Parkway in Missouri City.

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All lives matter event
62-year-old student serves as inspiration to others

Mar 3, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Tough questions inspired the HCC Southwest Men of Honor to get students talking about the challenges facing minority men. Dozens of students attended the group’s forum titled #alllivesmatter. They shared thoughts on everything from responsible parenting to income inequality.

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'Ain't I a Woman' thrills at HCC Southwest

Feb 25, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Each was a pioneer in her own respect. Women who played critical roles in arts, suffrage and civil rights in Black American History were displayed in a fun, introspective manner as The Core Ensemble performed Kim Hines’ “Ain’t I a Woman” in the West Loop Campus Auditorium.

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HCC Southwest students receive $500 recognition awards

Feb 25, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Whether their focus is studio art or 3D animation, the recipients of the Sugar Land Area Artists’ annual recognition awards have one thing in common. Both are Houston Community College Southwest students who hope to inspire others through their artwork.

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Award-winning artists showcase work at #speaktruth exhibit

Feb 20, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Black History Month is coming alive at Houston Community College West Loop Center, through a collaborative art exhibit called #speaktruth. The unique exhibit features works by two award-winning Houston area artists, whose pieces explore the contemporary experience of African Americans and the human condition.

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HCC Southwest volunteers participate in a 5K Dead Run in Sugar Land

Feb 19, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Sugar Land Memorial Park looked like a scene out of ‘The Walking Dead’ this past Sunday, and it was all for a great cause.

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Black History Month
HCC Southwest unveils Black History Month events

Feb 12, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The events are free of charge and promise to be great cultural experiences.

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HCC redesigns mobile platform for class search, student registration

Feb 3, 2015

The site is built based on a responsive web design which provides an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones.

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SGA hosts game days for HCC Southwest students

Jan 29, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The Houston Community College Southwest Student Government Association does everything in its power to make time spent at Southwest College campuses more enjoyable. SGA sponsored game days are a result of this mission.

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New HCC vice chancellor tours West Loop campus

Jan 28, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Dr. Kimberly Beatty met HCC Southwest officials and representatives from the Student Government Association before touring the West Loop campus’ auditorium, art gallery and library.

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HCC Southwest President honored at Hobby Center

Jan 27, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The Raindrop Foundation honored Houston Community College Southwest President Dr. Fena Garza with the Turquoise Award for her contributions to the academic study and promotion of the Turkish language.

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Souper Bowl of Caring
HCC Southwest kicks off food drive for Souper Bowl of Caring

Jan 22, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

For many people, Super Bowl Sunday is a time to get together with friends and family, eat and have a good time. But for thousands of struggling families, Super Bowl Sunday is no different than any other day. Many low-income families in the Houston area will have to make the tough choice whether to pay rent or put food on the table. Houston Community College Southwest is hoping to help those families in need.

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HCC officials break ground on workforce training center in Stafford

Jan 20, 2015, By Laura Taglialavore

The energy-efficient facility is designed to provide training for high-growth, advanced manufacturing trades, including welding, pipefitting and robotics.

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Young mother makes history at Middle College High School at HCC Gulfton

Jan 14, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The Middle College High School at Gulfton has its first graduate. Laura Diaz, a 21-year-old mother, completed the program in one semester. The school opened its doors to 135 students in Fall 2014, coordinating with the Houston Independent School District.

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McCasland's success began with HCC Southwest

Jan 13, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College has served as a springboard for students in search of better career opportunities for years. Stephanie McCasland, a certified public accountant who got her start at HCC Southwest, is one successful businesswoman who took advantage of the affordable, adept classes at HCC and met her goals.

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HCC Southwest student selected for exclusive NASA program

Jan 7, 2015, By Laura Taglialavore

Many young people dream of working at NASA someday and getting involved in Mars exploration. But Houston Community College Southwest student Chelsea Waters is already learning first-hand what it takes to design a Mars rover.

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Hassan graduates from HCC Leadership Excellence Institute

Jan 6, 2015, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest Enrollment Officer Afrah Hassan is now a Cohort graduate of the HCC Leadership Excellence Institute, an annual program that is designed to enhance skills in higher education leadership and to prepare its participants for executive leadership roles.

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HCC Southwest spreads a little holiday cheer

Dec 17, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest donated toys, clothes and time to make the holiday season a little bit brighter for families in the Houston area.

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HCC Program Helps Iconic Bakery Make Sweet Memories

Dec 16, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

For over six decades, Three Brothers Bakery has been a hometown favorite in Houston, known for savory European-style breads and pastries like challah, rye and danish. But these days, the family-owned business has a fresh, modern look, offering everything from specialty cakes to award-winning pies to café service.

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Dr. Garza to receive Turquoise Award

Dec 12, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest’s own President, Dr. Fena Garza, was selected by the Raindrop Foundation for the Turquoise Award for contribution to the academic study and promotion of the Turkish language.

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Chancellor's Holiday Celebration a success at HCC Southwest

Dec 10, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest kicked the Holiday season off in style on Wednesday by hosting the 2014 Chancellor’s Holiday Celebration in the West Loop Campus Auditorium.

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2014 Madrigal is a success at HCC Southwest

Dec 4, 2014, By Laura Taglialavore

Houston Community College Southwest took a step back in time to the medieval ages to ring in the holiday season. From traditional English costumes to Renaissance-era carols, the “Madrigal Evening” concert at HCC’s West Loop Campus relived the joy and merriment of 16th century holiday feasts.

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HCC breaks ground on West Loop Campus parking garage

Dec 3, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College registration numbers are up and parking spaces at the West Loop campus are down. HCC Southwest has a solution to bring these numbers into alignment – a new parking garage.

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Deadline for NCAS application approaching fast

Dec 2, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program is now accepting applications for spring 2015. The deadline is Dec. 15.

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HCC Southwest collecting toys for children

Nov 18, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

HCC Southwest and C.O.P.A. would be thrilled if you could donate one new, unopened toy for a disadvantaged child this holiday season. You can leave your donation in any of the candycane-striped bins located at each HCC campus between now and December 5th. All donations will go toward Operation Stocking Stuffer.

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HCC 3-D Printers Steal the Show

Nov 17, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

Stars were not the center of attention at Astronomy Day at George Observatory recently. Houston Community College Southwest and its MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer captured the attention and imagination of those in attendance.

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HCC Southwest President listed as one of Top 25 business women in Houston

Nov 14, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

On Wednesday, November 12, Houston Community College Southwest President Dr. Fena Garza was recognized as one of the "Top 25 Business Women in Houston" by the National Diversity Council. It was a prestigious award indeed. Dr. Garza took her place among 25 women including doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, CEOs and professionals of all stripes.

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Veterans find success through Houston Community College Southwest

Nov 11, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The men and women of the U.S. military know the meaning of hard work, but many find it difficult to translate their military skills into a civilian career. Houston Community College Southwest is hoping to help these veterans find the right opportunities.

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Texans team up with HCC to surprise special girl

Nov 7, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

A second grader battling cancer got the birthday party of a lifetime, complete with Texans cheerleaders and mascot Toro cheering her on.

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HCC takes part in game day activation for Texans vs. Eagles

Nov 3, 2014

The Houston Texans played the Eagles at NRG Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Houston Community College is the official education partner of the Houston Texans.

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HCC & Houston Texans to throw party for 8-year-old with cancer

Oct 30, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

HOUSTON (October 29, 2014) – A second grader battling cancer is about to get the birthday party of a lifetime, complete with the Texans cheerleaders and Toro, the Texans mascot, cheering her on.

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HCC Southwest prepared for Safe Halloween Fall Fest

Oct 29, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest will be the best destination for free and family-oriented Halloween fun. The Safe Halloween Fall Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday and runs through 8 p.m.

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HCC Southwest hosts JCCSPAT Conference

Oct 17, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest hosted the Junior/Community College Student Personnel Association of Texas (J/CCSPAT) Conference at its West Loop Campus, allowing representatives from community colleges statewide to tackle the tough topics facing higher education.

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Gabriela Garcia-Macias
Alumnus spotlight: Garcia-Macias realizing her American dream

Oct 16, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

For 24-year-old Gabriela Garcia-Macias, her American dream inches closer to a reality every time she steps into a classroom at the University of Saint Thomas. She’s always wanted to help people. Studying to become a teacher would make that possible.

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HCC Southwest educates community about domestic violence

Oct 13, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Houston Community College is doing its part to make sure students, faculty, staff and the community are educated on how to stay safe, prevent situations and know what to do if domestic violence occurs.

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Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month on full display at HCC Southwest

Oct 10, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Hispanic Heritage Month is in full force at Houston Community College Southwest, and the college’s faculty and staff took out all of the stops to make sure students experienced the best of what the Latin world has to offer.

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HCC Chancellor Dr. Maldonado looks towards future at Southwest College Convocation

Oct 3, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest celebrated its faculty and staff at the 2014 Fall Convocation on Friday in the West Loop Campus Auditorium. The program was highlighted by keynote speaker Dr. Cesar Maldonado, who talked about the importance of positive reinforcement towards students.

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Ashley Smith staff spotlight
HCC employee has multiple musical talents

Oct 1, 2014, By Paula Zepata Hernandez

During the workday Ashley Smith can be seen helping students at the front desk of the Houston Community College West Loop Campus. However, where the HCC employee truly shines is when she is jamming out with a mariachi band – violin in hand.

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Visual artist Laura Lopez Canó helps students at a Hispanic Heritage workshop.
Local artist brings creativity workshops back to HCC for Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 30, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Laura Lopez Cano brings her team-building workshops back to Houston Community College

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Hispanic artists shine at "Twilight Zone" art reception

Sep 19, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

The works of 14 regionally and nationally recognized Hispanic artists were celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 16 in an exhibit titled the “Twilight Zone.” Each artist has its separate merits. Each piece of art, though part of a collection, is purposefully unique. However, it is no coincidence they were all assembled at the Houston Community College Southwest West Loop Art Gallery.

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HCC Southwest professor challenges Houston to scavenger hunt of sorts

Sep 18, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

School is back in session, and one Houston Community College Southwest professor has an assignment for the entire city ¬– play a game of hide-and-seek, brush your feet over refuse and slide your hand into a dark crevice to find treasure.

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Family shares college experience at HCC Southwest

Sep 15, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Every Monday and Wednesday this fall, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., you will find an intriguing trio sitting in the front row of Houston Community College Southwest Professor Jeff Lindemann’s American Literature class. The same exact seats, with the same exact enlightenment for the subjects they are studying.

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The First Amendment and the Worldwide Web lecture to be hosted at HCC Southwest

Sep 10, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest will host The First Amendment and the Worldwide Web on Tues. Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the West Loop Campus Auditorium.

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HCC Southwest President Dr. Fena Garza addresses Southwest College

Sep 9, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Welcome back to Houston Community College Southwest for the 2014 Fall semester. Simply stated, it’s an exciting time to be a part of the wonderful team we have assembled and to play a role in the future we’re helping create. While there have been many exciting times in our college’s history, this time exceeds them all.

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Students return to HCC Southwest to plenty of free gifts

Sep 8, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

If you walked into the West Loop campus during the first week of school, you were probably greeted with a campus map, free coupons, a highlighter pen, pencil or microfiber cloth.

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HCC Southwest students, employees to receive Rocket Fizz discounts

Sep 5, 2014, By Paula Zepata Hernandez

HCC Southwest and Rocket Fizz have partnered to tempt your taste buds the entire school year with a 10 percent discount for students, faculty and staff. It's a piece of cake to cash in. All you have to do is show your student ID or your HCC Southwest business card throughout the fall and spring semesters.

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HCC Bluebonnet Center featured on Fox 26 News for welding program

Aug 28, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The Houston Community College Bluebonnet Center was featured on Fox 26 News in three morning segments on Thursday highlighting its welding and technology certificate program.

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Staff Spotlight: Lynn Herrera

Aug 26, 2014, By Blondel Walters

A woman who certainly knows how to give a warm welcome to students at Houston Community College Southwest is back at it again.

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HCC Southwest students take to the halls

Aug 25, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Students across the HCC Southwest campuses file in for their first day of classes. View the gallery of the back-to-school images from the West Loop Campus and the Stafford Learning Hub

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Charging stations available for smart phones and tablets

Aug 20, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Students and staff whose mobile devices are running low on battery power now have a place to charge their smart phones and tablets at HCC Southwest’s three campuses.

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HCC Southwest homers at Skeeters College Night

Aug 18, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest was a hit at the Sugar Land Skeeters College Night. With an information booth near home plate and the HCC Go Mobile unit parked at the entrance of Constellation field, Houston Community College had a large presence as the Skeeters earned a win.

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Artist Profile: Rhonda Radford Adams

Aug 15, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Local artist Rhonda-Radford Adams kicked off the fall art gallery exhibition at HCC Southwest with her 50 fantasies Collection.

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Foodie fun to come on HCC-TV

Aug 12, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

“No matter our nationality or culture, food unites us,” Houston Community College Southwest English instructor Kathy Najafi said. That quote seems to be representative of “Food Without Borders,” a new show to be added to the HCC-TV lineup beginning in Sept. 2014, which will be hosted by Najafi.

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S.T.A.R. Parties are back at HCC Southwest

Aug 8, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Be sure to mark your calendars for the coming dates. In prime view this semester are the planets Saturn and Mars, whose spectacular rings and reddish color, respectively, are a truly astronomical treat to behold. Also, be sure to like and visit the S.T.A.R. Squad Facebook page for event pages and updates.

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STEM Camp graduates shine at Scarcella Center

Aug 5, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Fifty high school students from around the Houston area attended the summer camp at the Houston Community College Southwest Stafford campus

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Welding sparks demand for classes at HCC Southwest

Aug 4, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Welding and technology classes are nothing new to Houston Community College. The Continuing Education Construction Trades program has been teaching the craft for three years, and welding is now its largest class. That’s why the HCC Southwest Bluebonnet Center, located at 4014 Bluebonnet Drive in Stafford, is expanding with state-of-the-art technology and equipment.

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STEM Camp a success at HCC Southwest

Jul 30, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Dozens of high school students spent most of their summer at Houston Community College Southwest’s first STEM summer camp at the Scarcella Building in Stafford.

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Alumnus spotlight: Mohamed Hossaan

Jul 24, 2014, By Blondel Walters

His strong determination to succeed allowed Mohamed to shatter the language barrier and earn his associate degree in information technology. The HCC graduate returned to Egypt and earned his bachelor's degree in information technology from The Higher Institute of Cooperative and Managerial Studies in Cairo. Mohamed didn't stop there; he came back to the U.S. and attended the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where he received his master's degree in Information Technology.

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HCC Chancellor Dr. Maldonado promotes small business involvement

Jul 22, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado touched on the future of the system and its involvement with local business owners on Tuesday as the HCC West Loop Campus welcomed hundreds of small business owners to the auditorium for its monthly Small Business Breakfast.

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HCC Southwest student realizes dream through summer internship

Jul 9, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Zeeshan Qavi, a HCC Southwest student is realizing his high-tech dream with some help from the Houston Community College Virtual Career Center (VCC), Texas-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) manager, Leena Sawant and a summer internship with Techno Chaos.

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HCC Southwest participates in PrintHouston 2014

Jul 7, 2014, By Susan Loucks

Houston Community College Southwest is proudly partnering with PrintMatters Houston to host Impressions 2014, the West Loop Campus showing of the regional show PrintHouston 2014. PrintHouston 2014, is an area-wide exhibition incorporating over 25 of the most prestigious museums and galleries, stretching from Houston to Galveston, including the Museum of Fine Arts, showcasing the most noted print artists in the Gulf Coast area.

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Homeless war veteran finds success through HCC Southwest

Jul 2, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

The road to recovery has been a long one for Houstonian and U.S. Navy veteran, John Gay. In 2012, the Vietnam veteran found himself homeless, bankrupt and abandoned. Thanks to Gay’s determination, coupled with the Houston Community College Foundation and its Veteran’s Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), one of Houston’s heroes is on his way to previously unimagined success.

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HCC Southwest and HISD partner to help at-risk high school students succeed

Jun 27, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College Southwest and Houston Independent School District are teaming up with a common goal ­– to identify at-risk students who are disengaged and disconnected from their comprehensive high school and help them stay in school to earn their high school diploma. The partnership allows for these at-risk students to not only secure high school degrees but seamlessly transition to higher education.

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HCC Southwest's president sits on EducationUSA Forum panel

Jun 24, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

Houston Community College Southwest President, Dr. Fena Garza (standing) met with Northeastern University President, Dr. Joseph Aoun (left), and U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Richard Stengel (right), on June 23 in Washington D.C. The three dignitaries were invited to sit on a panel for the U.S. Department of State's fifth annual EducationUSA Forum to discuss challenges in American higher education.

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Workforce: Digital Gaming and Simulation

Jun 19, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Check out what digital gaming and simulation courses have to offer you at HCC Southwest.

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Meet an engineer at HCC Alief Campus

Jun 17, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Calling all engineering students. Here’s your chance to ask an engineering professional all those burning questions about the industry. The Houston Community College Engineering Department will host an engineering panel discussion on Monday, June 16, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the HCC Alief Campus Auditorium.

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Workforce: Project Management

Jun 16, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Check out what the HCC Southwest Workforce Project Management program has to offer you.

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"Eden" Offers New Ways to Print in 3-D

Jun 12, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Excitement over 3-D printers continues to replicate at Houston Community College Southwest. The latest addition in the college's hardware upgrade is the Stratasys Objet Eden 260 V, or "Eden".

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High school students wowed by video equipment

Jun 10, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The Houston Community College Southwest West Loop Campus was the first stop for 10 high school students on Tuesday morning. The group composed of juniors and seniors toured the facilities of the West Loop campus before going to other college campuses across Houston.

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Southwest College Juneteenth Celebration

Jun 9, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Houston Community College will celebrate Emancipation Day across each of its campuses on June 19th. Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, dates back to 1865.

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Student Spotlight: "Gaby" Magana

Jun 2, 2014, By Blondel Walters

Ximena G. Magana “Gaby” is a spirited, ambitious student at the West Loop campus, with aspirations of becoming a member of the United States Congress.

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HCC Southwest adds energetic Community Outreach Coordinator

May 30, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

HCC Southwest Community Outreach Coordinator Kristi Powers hit the ground running when she started on May 5th, preparing for the new Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado's, visit to the West Loop campus. It's been non-stop action since then.

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HCC Southwest and the Skeeters team up

May 22, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Grab your glove and get ready to catch a fly ball at Constellation Field. HCC Southwest has partnered with The Sugar Land Skeeters for eight games this summer. There will be ticket giveaways by way of social media, so “Like” HCC Southwest on Facebook and “Follow Us” on Twitter for a chance to win.

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HCC Southwest Makerbot 3D Printers to wow at Comicpalooza

May 21, 2014, By Blondel Walters

What do Transformers, Ironman and MakerBot have in Common? They will all be at Comicpalooza this weekend.

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Workforce Computer Systems Technician

May 19, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Check out what the HCC Southwest Computer System Technician Workforce Program has to offer you.

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McDonalds Education Workshop to feature Fung Brothers

May 15, 2014, By Blondel Walters

Representatives from HCC Southwest will attend a free Education Workshop sponsored by McDonald's and YouTube sensations, "The Fung Brothers", from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Sharpstown International School located at 8330 Triola Lane.

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HCC’s New Chancellor Visits Southwest Campus

May 14, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Newly elected Houston Community College Chancellor, Dr. Cesar Maldonado said he wants to set foot on every HCC campus in the next 30 days, but that is a huge undertaking, even for the man who is at the helm of the district.

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Chancellor, Dr. Maldonado, to make rounds at West Loop Campus

May 13, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

Newly-elected Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado will tour Houston Community College Southwest today.

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HCC 2015 Commencement

May 16, 2015

More than 2,000 students were honored during Houston Community College Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16, at NRG Stadium. Watch video, see photos and follow on social media.

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HCC Southwest Plans To Introduce New Programs

May 5, 2014, By Blondel Walters

HCC Southwest Missouri City campus launches a campaign to meet and greet all community leaders, representatives and local businesses on Wednesday, May 7 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The Missouri City campus will take this opportunity to introduce the upcoming Center for Entrepreneurship and Health Studies (CETH).

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Level II Art students shine at exhibition and awards ceremony

May 2, 2014, By Kim Hogstrom

Over 60 students and faculty came together for the opening of the Spring 2014 Level II Juried Art Exhibit, which included an awards ceremony at the West Loop Campus Gallery.

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Salzburg Global Seminar trip winner announced

Apr 29, 2014, By Blondel Walters

HCC Southwest International Student Services in conjunction with the Study Abroad Program selected Saira Zaman to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria this summer.

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Impressive April Fine Arts and Music Events

Apr 9, 2014

The HCC Fine Arts Department brought out the big guns for its April lineup of events. These include an appearances by Trio Oriens, composer Dr. Stephen Yip and the Southwest Choir.

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HCC Southwest to host multiple international festivals

Apr 10, 2014

Students from the HCC Southwest Gulfton campus will kick off the Southwest College’s annual International Celebration from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today, with the popular Parade of Nations.

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West Loop Open House

Apr 4, 2014

HCC Southwest will host an open house for current and prospective students from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the HCC Southwest West Loop Campus.

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Rice professor chose community college route too

Apr 3, 2014

The road to a Rice University research career would seem challenging to any student but, not so, says Dr. Jonathan “Joff” Silberg of Rice, who outlined his own journey from community college during the STEM Symposium at West Loop.

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Baby With Bath Water The Garners Awards

Apr 1, 2014

HCC Southwest’s drama department has added more awards to its collection since participating in the Texas Community College Speech and Theater Association’s annual festival at Blinn College in Brenham.

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Artist reception: Chaz & Lola

Mar 19, 2014

Local award-winning artist Chadwick Gray (Chaz) and Laura Spector (Lola) will have Pop Nouveau poster paintings on display at the HCC West Loop Campus Art Gallery.

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Missouri City Campus Open House

Mar 27, 2014

Prospective and current HCC Students are invited to attend the Missouri City Open House (College Awareness Day)

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HCC Southwest's Dir. of Facilities leads massive trail ride to start off HLSR

Feb 28, 2014

It's rodeo time in Houston and HCC Southwest Director of Facilities and Personnel Alex Prince has dusted off his western gear to join his family and friends for a week-long trail ride to kick of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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Sharpton motivates area students at West Loop Campus

Feb 25, 2014

Civil rights activist, Rev. Al Sharpton gave a rousing call to action to local middle-school, high-school and college students, encouraging them to stay in school and work hard to better their own lives.

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HCC Southwest earns $100,000 STEM Grant

Feb 24, 2014

The Summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Merit Program of HCC Southwest will be the beneficiary of a $100,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. It is one of the largest ever awarded the college.

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HCC Southwest has a new Instagram account

Feb 20, 2014

HCC is now on Instagram! It's a fun, fast and efficient way to share pictures of your classes, selfies of you studying, volunteering and playing sports with friends @HCC_SW.

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District VII Highlights: Plans moving forward with new workforce buildings at HCC Southwest

Feb 11, 2014

Recent demographic reports confirm that workforce certification is the future of Houston employment as its population continues to diversify. Houston Community College Southwest is answering that need with more skills training by finalizing plans for new campus buildings dedicated solely to workforce certification programs. Groundbreaking will begin in Fall 2014, with new workforce structures at HCC Southwest’s West Loop and Missouri City Campuses, followed by a project at the Stafford Campus.

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District VII Community Connections: It’s in the stars

Feb 11, 2014

What an exciting year it's been for the HCC Stafford TV studio and head of production, Don Wells, and his staff. HCC Southwest, in a partnership with Rice University and the University of Texas, has helped refurbish the .8 meter (30-inch) research telescope at McDonald Observatory in West Texas. In November, HCC Southwest faculty, including Don Wells and co-principle investigator for the project, Juan-Carlos Reina, travelled to the McDonald Observatory to train on the revamped telescope.

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HCC Southwest adds new Dean Of Workforce

Feb 13, 2014

HCC Southwest welcomes its newest staff member, Dr. Anthony Hancock, Associate Dean of the Workforce and Economic Division.

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Judy Hayman says her goodbyes

Feb 5, 2014

After 34 years of service, HCC Southwest Associate Dean of Instructional Support Judy Hayman is saying farewell to friends and colleagues.

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HCC Southwest/Houston Rockets want you

Feb 5, 2014

The Houston Rockets want students to participate a short shadowing program aimed at getting you some real courtside experience.

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Architecture Meets 3D Printing

Feb 3, 2014

Architect and HCC Southwest student Robert Cummings uses 3D printing to go beyond blueprints.

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HCC Southwest hosts a STEMulating summer for Houston area high school students

Jul 3, 2014, By Sara Tubbs

Robots, dissections and field trips to some of Houston's most popular educational attractions – these are all part of what is expected to be one exciting summer for dozens of high school students. Over the next four weeks, they will take a journey into the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the HCC Southwest Stafford campus.

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HCC Bluebonnet Applied Technology Center hosts an open house at SW College

Sep 26, 2014, By HCC Southwest Public Relations

The Houston Community College Bluebonnet Applied Technology Center hosted an open house on Tuesday for the public and local businesses to see first hand how HCC prepares students to enter the workforce trained and certified.

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25 May
Southwest College
Stafford Learning Hub
Stafford Resume Orientation

Students will receive tips and instructions on producing resumes with the purpose of obtaining a job.

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26 May
Southwest College
West Loop Campus
Resume Orientation

Students will receive tips and instructions on producing resumes with the purpose of obtaining a job.

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27 May
Southwest College
West Loop Campus
Resume Orientation

Students will receive tips and instructions on producing resumes with the purpose of obtaining a job.

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28 May
Southwest College
Stafford Learning Hub
Stafford Resume Orientation

Students will receive tips and instructions on producing resumes with the purpose of obtaining a job.

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29 May
Southwest College
West Loop Campus Room C-108
Human Factors & Ergonomic Society Meeting

Human Factors & Ergonomic Society Meeting

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30 May
Southwest College
West Loop Campus Auditorium
Gulfton Middle College Graduation

Gulfton Middle College Graduation ceremony