November 15, 2016
Vol. 3, Issue 39
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 of the Alamo Colleges
Named to the National 2017
Military Friendly® Schools List
Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College and
St. Philip's College have been designated as Military Friendly.┬« 
Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College, Palo Alto College and St. Philip's College have been named to the 2017 Military Friendly┬« Schools list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This year's recipients were chosen from a list of more than 8,800 colleges, universities and trade schools throughout the nation that support America's military service members and veterans. The schools on this year's list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. This is Palo Alto College's fifth consecutive year to be named as a Military Friendly School.

Recipients of the Military Friendly designation are determined through surveys completed by current students who are veterans or VA-eligible family members. These students answer a variety of questions about the college as a whole. 

Each of the three colleges designated as Miltary Friendly have Veterans Affairs offices on campus to provide one-stop services for veterans and their family members.

First Alamo Colleges - St. Philip's College Student Selected for NASA Aerospace Scholars Program
SPC Early College High School student
Triniti Armstrong has been selected as a
NASA Texas HIgh School Aerospace Scholar.

Alamo Colleges - St. Philip's College (SPC) student Triniti Armstrong has made college history as the first SPC student selected by NASA to participate in the preliminary online distance learning portion of the space agency's Texas High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program. Armstrong is a student at SPC's Early College High School operated in partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD).

Funded by the Texas Legislature, NASA's program is geared toward high school physics students in their junior year, with studies occurring November through February. Armstrong could make further college history if she is so successful as a preliminary Aerospace Scholar that she is invited to participate in the agency's on-site summer experience. For now, she is concentrating on doing well in her NASA coursework, as she aspires to become an aerospace engineer.

SAC's William R. Sinkin Eco Centro received the Sustainability Program award from the City of San Antonio.

Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College Sinkin Eco Centro Nets City Recognition

The William R. Sinkin Eco Centro at Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College has received an award for its consistent educational efforts promoting sustainability. The honor was given at the City of San Antonio's second annual SA Tomorrow Sustainability Summit.

The Sustainability Program award recognizes programs, individuals or organizations that demonstrate outstanding leadership in promoting sustainability and resiliency to benefit the local environment and the people directly affected by it. This category includes practices and improvements focused on people, programs, and progress, with a focus on advancing and applying technology, art and diversity.

Sinkin Eco Centro promotes environmental sustainability through educational and outreach activities. Workshops and classes on water and conservation, renewable energy, alternative transportation, solid waste management, sustainable building methods, and organic gardening and food production make the Sinkin Eco Centro a hub for sustainability education. Partnerships with local environmental non-profits and businesses further its educational and outreach mission.

In addition, SAC students, as well as those from other nearby educational institutions, have the opportunity to do hands-on research at the center to increase their knowledge of and experience in various sustainability fields. 

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