November 1, 2016
Vol. 3, Issue 37
Board of Trustees

Chairman of the Board
Dr. Yvonne Katz
District 7

Vice Chair
Marcelo Casillas
District 4

Dr. Gene Sprague
District 6

Asst. Secretary
Denver McClendon
District 2

Joe Alderete, Jr.
District 1

Anna U. Bustamante
District 3

Roberto Zarate
District 5

Clint Kingsbery
District 8

James Rindfuss
District 9

Emmanuel Nyong
Student Trustee


Dr. Bruce Leslie
Alamo Colleges
Three Alamo Colleges Garner
San Antonio Globe Theatre Awards
The NVC production of "NOISES OFF," directed by Tim Hedgepeth, won three Alamo Theatre Arts Council Globe awards.
Three of the Alamo Colleges recently were recognized with Globe awards at the Alamo Theatre Arts Council's (ATAC) gala. Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College's (NVC) d rama department's production of "NOISES OFF," directed by Drama Faculty Member Tim Hedgepeth, won three awards.  Mellissa Marlowe, drama department coordinator, won the Excellence in a Supporting Role award.  NVC Technical Director Todd Deaver was recognized with an Excellence in Scenic Design award and an Excellence in Lighting Design honor.

Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College's theatre program received awards in three categories: Best Scene Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Play - Ronnie Watson for "Harvey;" and Best Costume Design of a Play - Jennifer Andrews/Paula Rodriguez for "A Servant of Two Masters."
Alamo Colleges - St. Philip's College's fine arts department netted seven awards for "In the Heights." 
The musical received awards in the college category for: Production (College), Direction (Vincent Hardy), Lead Actor (Campbell Reid Andrews), Lead Actress (Gazelle Garcia), Supporting Actress (Michelle Burnett), Music Direction (Jaime Ramirez) and Choreography (Leonard Lopez).

The ATAC celebrates the work of San Antonio theatre artists and encourages the pursuit of excellence in local artistic and production standards. 

Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College Promotes
STEM with 7th Annual CORE4 STEM Family Day
PAC invites students and their families to explore STEM fields at the 7th Annual CORE4 STEM Family Day.

Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College (PAC) is partnering with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to host the 7th annual CORE4 STEM Family Day. Students and their families are invited to come experience the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in new ways on Saturday, November 5 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

The CORE4 STEM program is a celebration of education and career opportunities in STEM, with a mission of stimulating students' interest in STEM fields. The hands-on activities during Family Day aim to help students to discover their potential in these areas and show them the exciting aspects of the sciences.

Students will have the opportunity to explore the fields of biology, chemistry, computer gaming, engineering, veterinary technology, horticulture, and industrial technology, as well as the all-new PACreates Zone in the Ozuna Library. In addition to the sessions, attendees can explore the inside of a helicopter and try their hand at flying drones. The event is structured for middle and high school students, but younger children are also invited to attend.

Beyond the STEM activities parents and family members can explore college services and resources available to the community, from GED and ESL programs, to college admissions, scholarships and financial aid.

San Antonio College and the Alamo Colleges' Communications Department received gold awards from
the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations.

Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College, District Communications
Net Awards

The Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College (SAC) Public Relations Team (SAC-PR) and the Alamo Colleges Communications Department both took home honors at the 2016 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 4 Medallion Awards October 28. The awards recognize the effectiveness of the college's and district's communications to students and the community.

SAC earned gold awards for its 2016 Scobee Fiesta Medal, "Celebrating 90" Yearlong Campaign for SAC's 90th Anniversary and its Outreach and Recruitment Enrollment Postcard Series. They received a silver award for the "Be SAC Proud" Social Media and Online Marketing Campaign and two bronze awards for  the 2016 Graduation Program honoring SAC's 90 th Anniversary and the Victory Center Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

The Alamo Colleges Communications Department received a gold award for its Online Advertising, a silver award for Single TV Ad/PSA , and bronze awards for its Social Media/Online Marketing Campaign, Single Print Ad and its Single Radio Ad/PSA.

An affiliate member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), NCMPR is the leading professional development organization exclusively serving two-year college communicators. Each NCMPR district hosts the annual Medallion Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in two-year college marketing and public relations.

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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.