May 13, 2016
Vol. 3, Issue 17
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

Emmanuel Nyong
Student Trustee


Dr. Bruce Leslie
Alamo Colleges
Alamo Colleges Nets $15 Million
Health Profession Opportunity Grant To Train 800 Workers
HPOG graduates joined representatives from the Alamo Colleges,
HPOG partners and state legislators at a press conference announcing a $15 million grant to train 800 healthcare workers.

The Alamo Colleges has been awarded a $15 million, five-year Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Family Assistance to train 800 low-income participants for in-demand healthcare jobs. This is the largest workforce grant ever awarded to the Alamo Colleges, which is one of only five awardees to receive the maximum HPOG grant amount. 
Eligible workers will receive training in these program areas: LVN, certified nurse's aide, patient care technician, medical assistant, phlebotomist, pharmacy technician and medical front office worker. Training will be provided at the Alamo Colleges' Westside Education and Training Center, the Alamo University Center and at locations in the federally designated Promise Zone. 
To provide this training, the Alamo Colleges is partnering with the San Antonio Housing Authority, Goodwill Industries of San Antonio, Project QUEST, Workforce Solutions Alamo, Family Service Association and a network of more than 30 employers, including Christus Santa Rosa Health System, Methodist Healthcare, Southwest General Hospital, University Health System and Franklin Park Senior Living. 
To find out if they qualify for this program, those interested can call 210-485-0251 or 210-486-5555.

Alamo Colleges' Students Inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society
The National Society of Leadership
and Success is the nation's largest
leadership honor society.

Students at Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College (PAC) and Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College (SAC) were recently inducted into their college's chapters of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected for membership based on a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum of 15 credit hours earned. They also must attend a series of leadership events at their college, including orientation, leadership training day, speaker broadcasts and success networking team meetings.

At PAC, 121 students were induced into the society, also known as Sigma Alpha Pi, with more than 250 inductees and their families in attendance. At SAC, 80 students, as well as nearly 200 family members and guests, attended the induction ceremony. SAC's chapter has nearly 1,200 active members, half of whom have met the requirements to be full-fledged members. 

All five of the Alamo Colleges offer summer camps
for kids and young adults beginning June 6.

Alamo Colleges' Summer Kids' Camps Offer Education and Fun

In keeping with its value of being community engaged, the Alamo Colleges offers a variety of summer camp programs for kids and young adults (ages 2-18) that are educational and fun! 

Our five colleges offer everything from academic enrichment (engineering, science, art, computers) to advanced interest (robotics, 3-D game design, astronomy camp, tennis pro's camp) to flat-out fun (basketball camp, dance/cheer camp, aviation for kids camp). Registration is going on now for the summer camps which begin June 6. For details, click here.

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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.