May 30, 2017
Vol. 4, Issue 11
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 Colleges' Graduations Celebrate Success
All five colleges of the Alamo Colleges District recently
celebrated student success with graduation ceremonies.

Students at all five of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District celebrated the completion of their educational goals at uplifting graduation ceremonies attended by their families, friends, faculty, staff, administrators and members of the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees. Student speakers and special guests shared their inspirational stories of accomplishment in the face of the difficulties and challenges that they overcame.

The opportunity to walk across the stage at graduation to the cheers of those who helped make their journey possible was the culmination for many of years of hard work and sacrifice by them and their families. The majority of Alamo Colleges District students juggle college courses with job and family responsibilities, making their success even more of an occasion for celebration.  

For many, their degree or certificate will lead immediately to successful careers and greater financial security. Others will continue their educational journey at four-year universities to earn bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees to prepare for the career of their choice.

Congratulations to all our graduates from the entire Alamo Colleges District family. We wish them continued success!

Alamo Colleges District Colleges Offer Summer Camps for Kids and Young Adults Ages 2-18
Kids and young adults from ages 2-18 can find fun and educational activities at the Alamo Colleges District kids' camps.

The Alamo Colleges District offers a variety of summer camp programs for kids that are educational and fun! Kids and  young adults from 2-18 can choose from academic enrichment (writing, science, art, computers) to advanced interest (robotics, 3-D game design, astronomy camp, martial arts, theater, music) to flat-out fun (basketball camp, dance/cheer camp, astronaut-in-training camp). 

Registration is going on now! Interested students and parents can choose a college most convenient to them, then go online to pick a class or camp and enroll today. For more information, click here.

SPC graduate Michael Corona was hired by a cybersecurity firm after a successful internship.

Alamo Colleges District - St. Philip's College Students Land Jobs after Internships with Cybersecurity Firm

A record five Alamo Colleges District - St. Philip's College (SPC) alumni and current students recently landed jobs as a result of their excellent performance as interns in the nation's second-largest cybersecurity cluster after Washington, D.C. The five are now working for Accenture Federal Services San Antonio, which offers federal employment with an emphasis on innovation, technology and strategy. The former interns-turned-federal employees are Michael Corona, Alejandro Rocha, Obinna Ebikam, Luis Garcia and Robert Rogers.

Rocha graduated from SPC with certifiction in CompTIA Linux+, a Cyber First Responders certificate and an associate of science degree in Information Security and Assurance. Alumnus Michael Corona was the first cybersecurity student from the college to participate as an undergraduate researcher at UTSA as part of the CIMA Alliance summer STEM program. He also served as an Army combat engineer from 2009 to 2014, spending 12 months in Afghanistan, where he was injured and awarded a Purple Heart.

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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.