June 24, 2019
The Alamo Colleges District Snapshot Newsletter is published bi-monthly and features stories from the district support offices and the five colleges. Our mission is to empower our diverse communities for success.
ACROSS THE ALAMO COLLEGES DISTRICT
Alamo Colleges' District Support Operations Moves To New Building
The Alamo Colleges’ district offices have a new address in a modern new building at 2222 N. Alamo St., at the corner of E. Josephine St. and Alamo St. The district’s new zip code is 78215, but phone numbers and email for all personnel remain the same. The new 159,217-square-foot, three-story facility sits on a 12.5 acre site that was formerly the home of Playland Park. The new offices allow support staff for all of the district’s five colleges to be housed in one location for the first time, funded by debt refinancing savings and proceeds from the sale of the older surplus facilities throughout Bexar County.
Senator Cornyn Recognizes Alamo Colleges District For National Baldrige Award
At a special ceremony recently, Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) recognized the Alamo Colleges District for its distinctive achievement of being the only community college system in the nation to be honored with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest recognition of organizational excellence. Cornyn presented a plaque and flag flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Alamo Colleges District Named Finalist For Seal Of Excelencia
After a rigorous application process, the Alamo Colleges District has been selected as a finalist for Excelencia in Education’s inaugural Seal of Excelencia! The district is one of only four Texas community college institutions to be selected as a finalist. All five of the Alamo Colleges—San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College and Northeast Lakeview College—collaborated on the application for the Seal of Excelencia.
Bexar County Commissioners Court Honors Alamo Colleges
At a ceremony held recently in the Bexar County Commissioners Court chambers, Commissioner Justin Rodriguez presented a proclamation to Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges District Board Chair Marcelo Casillas and other trustees honoring the district for being the only community college system in the nation to be recognized for excellence with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
St. Philip's College Represented At 40th Anniversary Juneteenth Parade
A festive gathering of St. Philip's College students, employees, alumni and employers were present as spectators and participants for the college's 2019 Juneteenth Freedom Day project. The highlight of the project involved the college's students marching in the local parade that annually celebrates the event - the 40th Official State Holiday Juneteenth Parade - June 15.
San Antonio College Breaks Ground On Garcia Street Urban Farm
Earlier this month, San Antonio College’s William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, along with partners San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and Compost Queens, broke ground on what will become the Garcia Street Urban Farm on the Eastside of San Antonio. The 4.1-acre farm will serve as an educational and food production hub on the city's Eastside, which has been designated a food desert by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  
Palo Alto College Vocalists To Perform At Sydney Opera House
This summer, five Palo Alto College students will be traveling to Sydney, Australia to perform at the Sydney Opera House with vocalists from around the world as part of the 2019 Young Adult Honors Performance Series. They will spend six days in Sydney studying under master conductors, getting to know accomplished musicians from around the world, and experiencing the highlights of "the Harbour City."
Northwest Vista College Students Help Nonprofits With Marketing Videos
During the spring 2019 semester, Northwest Vista College Digital Video & Cinema Production students helped several nonprofits improve their marketing outreach by producing high-quality videos at no charge. Most of the nonprofits selected have little money for marketing, let alone high-quality videos. Since these video projects began more than 10 years ago, NVC students have saved the nonprofit community over a half million dollars in video production fees.
Northeast Lakeview College Students To Gain First-Hand Learning Through NASA Experience
Students from Northeast Lakeview College will spend their summer gaining hands-on experience and learning about NASA careers through the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Program. Over a course of four days, they will attend on-site workshops and engage with NASA missions, research and facilities while building relationships with colleagues and mentors.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Alamo Colleges District Summer 4-Day Work Week Through July 22
The summer 4-day work week is a Board-approved cost-savings initiative that modifies the summer work week to four days to conserve utility and personnel overtime costs. The Alamo Colleges District will operate on a 4-day work week through the week of July 22.
Independence Day Holiday Closure
The Alamo Colleges District will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Summer operating hours will resume on Monday, July 7.
District Support Operations Building Ribbon Cutting
The Alamo Colleges District will celebrate the ribbon cutting of the new District Support Operations building, located at 2222 N. Alamo St., San Antonio, Texas 78215, on Thursday, July 11, at 10 a.m.
July Board Meeting
The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. in the Alamo Colleges District's Multipurpose Conference Center (Board Room, W-116), located at 2222 N. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78215. Learn More >
Marcelo Casillas ( Chair ), Joe Alderete, Jr. ( Vice-Chairman ), Anna Uriegas Bustamante ( Secretary ), Joe Jesse Sanchez ( Asst. Secretary ), Denver McClendon, Roberto Zárate, Dr. Gene Sprague, Dr. Yvonne Katz, Clint Kingsbery and Alejandra Gomez ( Student Trustee )
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