June 21, 2017
Vol. 4, Issue 12
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

Alicia Moreno
Student Trustee


Dr. Bruce Leslie
Alamo Colleges
Alamo Colleges District Summer Momentum Program Successful
The Alamo Colleges District's Summer Momentum Program saved students $3.2 million in tuition for classes this summer.

This summer, 7,344 Alamo Colleges District students took advantage of the district's newly implemented Summer Momentum Program to enroll in three to six credit hours at no cost, saving them a substantial $3.2 million in tuition and moving them closer to completing their degree or certificate more quickly! This is the first summer term in which students have been eligible for the Summer Momentum Program, which was approved by the Board of Trustees in October 2016. 

Under the program, students who earned a combined total of 24 or more credit hours in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters receive up to six free credit hours in summer 2017. Students who earned a combined total of 18 to 23  credit hours receive up to three credit hours. The 7,344 students represent 51.71 percent of the 14,201 students who were eligible for the program. Summer 2017 enrollment increased by nearly 700 students as a result of the program. 

Alamo Colleges District - San Antonio College Launches Saturday Associate Degree Program
In Fall 2017, San Antonio College will offer three associate degree programs featuring Saturday-only classes.

Starting in Fall 2017, students at Alamo Colleges District - San Antonio College (SAC) will be able to earn an associate degree entirely on Saturdays in only two years.   

Currently, the Saturday @ SAC program offers three associate degrees: Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, Associate of Arts in Business Administration, and Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming.

Saturday @ SAC utilizes a hybrid model to deliver the content for each of the degrees, with a guarantee that SAC will provide the courses needed to complete the necessary coursework in exactly two years.

Cohorts will take four courses a semester utilizing the Flex I and Flex II 8-week sessions and Summer. All classes will meet face-to-face on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Throughout the week, assignments will also be completed via the online classroom CANVAS. 

Enrollment is now open for all Saturday @ SAC degrees. To enroll, students can visit the Tino & Millie Duran Welcome Center at the corner of N. Main and W. Park Ave.  For more information on the program, click here  or call 210-486-0920.

Eight Northeast Lakeview College students are participating
in grant funded research projects this summer at NLC and UTSA.

Alamo Colleges District - Northeast Lakeview College Students Launch Research Projects

Eight students from Alamo Colleges District - Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) are participating in a Summer Science Research Program. The students will do their research at UTSA and NLC as a part of the CIMA (Ciencia, Ingeniería, y Matemáticas Aliados) LS-AMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) grant. 

Half of the students are conducting research in civil engineering, biophysics, chemistry and physics for 10 weeks in partnership with UTSA and will receive a $3,000 stipend at the completion of the project. The other half of the students are conducting research at NLC in conjunction with a researcher at Kansas State University. Their projects will run for five weeks, and these students will receive a stipend of $1,500. All of the summer research students will present their findings at a symposium on August 3 at Alamo Colleges District - St. Philip's College.  

NLC faculty members Marsha Adrian, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Erica Cain, assistant professor of biology, are coordinating the summer research programs. The students (shown in the photo above, top row, l to r) are  Nikolas Carwile, Nicolas Villareal, Alexandria Stewart, and Cheo Lee (bottom row, l to r)  Quy Bui, Amanda Guindry and Tabitha Hansen. Ms. Adrian also is pictured at the far right.

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The Alamo Colleges District's mission is: empowering our diverse communities for success. Our vision is: the Alamo Colleges District will be the best in the nation in student success and performance excellence. The Alamo Colleges District is one district with five community colleges serving more than 80,000 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 have come through the Alamo Colleges District education programs are major contributors to the economy and culture of Sa
n Antonio.