Mar. 26, 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
Snapshot Video: Creating Paths To High-Wage, High-Demand Jobs
The Alamo Colleges District's associate degree and certificate programs prepare students to be employed in the high-wage, high-demand jobs that will provide them and their families with greater economic prosperity and social mobility, as well as providing local employers with the skilled workers they need to compete globally.
Alamo Colleges District Board Of Trustees Approves Living Wage Increase
At their regular meeting on March 19, the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a minimum living wage of $15 per hour for full-time employees and $12.50 per hour for part-time employees, including work-study students and students employed in non-work-study positions. The new rates take effect on September 1 for all those employed on that date.
San Antonio College Hosts Groundbreaking For Two New Buildings To Serve Children
Recently, San Antonio College (SAC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for two buildings that will enhance and support the education of small children. The SAC Early Childhood Center and the John L. Santikos Micronauts Center are part of Phase I of the Alamo Colleges' Capital Improvement Plan, funded by a $450 million bond election in 2017.
St. Philip's College, SAPD And City Celebrate SAPD Academy Graduation Ceremony
More than two dozen police officers have been added to the SAPD, one of the nation's largest, through a history-making partnership with St. Philip's College. Cadet Class 2018-C is the first police department class to graduate in partnership with a community college system that has earned both the Texas Governor's Award for Performance Excellence and the presidential level Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (2018).

Palo Alto College Honored With U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award
Junior Achievement USA (JA) recently honored Palo Alto College with a Bronze Level 2017-2018 U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award, recognizing students for providing at least 5,000 volunteer hours to local Junior Achievement offices during the 2017-2018 school year. The award was presented at a ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange during the JA Volunteer Summit in New York, NY, as part of Junior Achievement’s year-long Centennial Celebration.
Northwest Vista College Opens Permanent Food Pantry
In the last few months, nearly 200 Northwest Vista College (NVC) students have benefitted from much-needed pop-up food pantries. No questions were asked of the students and many of them left expressing their gratitude for the food assistance. Yet the number of students at the college who say they don't have enough food to eat on a daily basis keeps rising. To address this need, NVC opened a permanent food pantry, located in Huisache Hall, on March 18, which will be open five days a week and the first Saturday of each month.
Northeast Lakeview College Alumni Participate In Emerging Researchers Conference In D.C.
Two former Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) students, Christian Baer and Alexandria Stewart, participated in the Emerging Researchers Conference in Washington, D.C. last month. Both won travel awards to attend the conference and present the research they conducted with the CIMA LSAMP grant. The students were joined by Marsha Adrian and Erica Cain, NLC instructors, who have spearheaded the summer research program at NLC for the past several years.
IN THE NEWS
UPCOMING EVENTS
23rd Annual Palo Alto College Jazz Festival
Attend the 23rd Annual Palo Alto College Jazz Festival, featuring a competition of nearly 20 area junior high school and high school jazz ensembles and a special performance by Progger, an Austin-born jazz-funk-rock-fusion band. The free competition and $5 special performance is open to the public and will be held on Friday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Palo Alto College's Performing Arts Center Auditorium located at 1400 W. Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78224. Learn More >
Financial Aid Saturday
The Alamo Colleges District offers a Financial Aid Saturday session at all five colleges on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for help with completing the FAFSA or TASFA. Look for directional signage at each college campus for session information.  Learn More >
April Board Meeting
The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the George E. Killen Community and Education Service Center (Community Meeting Room 101) located at 201 West Sheridan, San Antonio, TX 78204. 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 Monica Scraper ( Student Trustee )
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