April 29, 2016
Vol. 3, Issue 15
Board of Trustees

Chairman of the Board
Anna U. Bustamante
District 3

Vice Chair
Dr. Yvonne Katz
District 7

Joe Alderete, Jr.
District 1

Asst. Secretary
Clint Kingsbery
District 8

Denver McClendon
District 2

Marcelo S. Casillas
District 4

Roberto Zarate
District 5

Dr. Gene Sprague
District 6

James Rindfuss
District 9

Sami C. Adames
Student Trustee


Dr. Bruce Leslie
Alamo Colleges
Alamo Colleges, Project QUEST Announce Enhanced Partnership
(l to r) Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees Chair Anna U. Bustamante, Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie and Sister Pearl Ceasar, executive director of Project QUEST, spoke at a press conference announcing
a new partnership between the Alamo Colleges and Project QUEST.

At their meeting Tuesday, the Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees approved a plan for the strategic and operational integration of Alamo Colleges and Project QUEST and authorized the negotiation of a memorandum of understanding to implement the plan. 
"Leaders from the Alamo Colleges and Project QUEST have identified strategic and operational opportunities to generate greater efficiencies within our respective organizations and to better serve our shared customers," said Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. "Our long-time collaboration has never been at a truly strategic level, which is something that this new plan will address," he added.
The Alamo Colleges and Project QUEST focus on the same three primary customers-students, employers and the community. Alamo Colleges' students enrolled through Project QUEST programs have superior outcomes to those students not served by Project QUEST. This enhanced partnership will offer greater opportunities for the Alamo Colleges to provide students with a career path and support in an integrated manner.

Alamo Colleges' Foundation Participates in
The Big Give S.A. To Fund Scholarships for Students
Alamo Colleges' Foundation Executive Director Jim Eskin and Director of Major Gifts Deborah Martin participated in a press conference announcing The Big Give S.A. 

The Alamo Colleges' Foundation is once again participating in The Big Give S.A.-this year's 24 hours of online giving set for Tuesday, May 3. Students will be sharing stories and photos of their community service work and talking about how college and scholarships are making a profound impact in their lives.

Follow Alamo Colleges' Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help build the buzz that Alamo Colleges students contribute to the community, and reinforce the message that May 3 gives the community a chance to help students by donating to Alamo Colleges' Foundation in The Big Give S.A.  Be sure your calendar is marked for May 3 and add this giving link.

Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College has been recognized as one of the top ten digitial community colleges in the nation.

Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College Named One of Nation's Top Ten Digital Colleges

Earlier this month, the Center for Digital Education (CDE) released a top ten ranking for the 2015-16 Digital Community Colleges Survey, and Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College (SAC) was among the colleges recognized.

CDE's Digital Community Colleges Survey Awards honor community colleges that use technology to improve how they deliver curriculum and services to students, faculty and staff. 
SAC Director of the Office of Technology Services Usha Venkat and Interim Vice President for Student Success Dr. Lisa Alcorta accepted the award on SAC's behalf during a special reception held at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)'s Annual Conference April 9-12 in Chicago.

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The Alamo Colleges mission is: empowering our diverse communities for success. Our vision is: the Alamo Colleges will be the best in the nation in student success and performance excellence. The Alamo Colleges is one district with five community colleges serving more than 90,000 students annually from Bexar County and seven other counties in our service area. We provide an affordable, quality college education that leads to associate degrees, certificates and transfers to four-year universities. Hundreds of thousands of Bexar County residents who have come through the Alamo Colleges education programs are major contributors to the economy and culture of Sa
n Antonio.