Sep. 9, 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 Names Macias As District 2 Trustee
At a special board meeting, the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees named Jose Antonio Macias, Jr. as the new District 2 trustee. He will serve until a special election is held in conjunction with the general election in May 2020. Macias has served on the board of the Judson Independent School District since 2010. During his tenure on the board, he led in the establishment of the formation of internal audit mechanisms; the creation of an anonymous Fraud & Abuse Hotline; a 90% increase in high school seniors preparing and taking the SAT; a strong commitment and support for early college high schools and dual credit; the collaboration of Communities in Schools and Our Kids Can; and an emphasis on creating a comprehensive prevention and intervention plan to address social and emotional barriers to learning.
District Convocation Kicks Off New Academic Year
An enthusiastic crowd of Alamo Colleges District trustees, administrators, employees and faculty members celebrated the start of a new academic year at the 2019 District Convocation in San Antonio College’s (SAC) McAllister Auditorium. SAC President Dr. Robert Vela welcomed all attendees to the college and recognized the keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Rendon, a SAC alumna. Board Vice Chair Joe Alderete, Jr. shared greetings from the board and noted the highlights from the past academic year.
St. Philip's College Celebrates Topping Out Of New Tourism, Hospitality And Culinary Arts Building
St. Philip's College celebrated the "topping out" of the new Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts building under construction at the college. This was the first “topping out ceremony to be held for a project funded by the district’s 2017 $450 million bond program approved by Bexar County voters. The building will provide a state-of-the-art facility for the college’s award-winning and internationally recognized tourism, hospitality and culinary arts program. The college broke ground on the new facility in October 2018.
San Antonio College Signs Social Work Program Agreement With Angelo State University
San Antonio College (SAC) and Angelo State University (ASU) signed a memorandum of understanding to create the Social Work Direct Path program, which will make it easier and more affordable for students studying social work to pursue a bachelor’s degree. With the new program, SAC graduates will be able to transfer to ASU and earn a bachelor’s in social work through an online program. In addition, the students will take one ASU course on the SAC campus.

Palo Alto College Announces Logistics Degree Partnership With Wayland Baptist University
Palo Alto College (PAC) and Wayland Baptist University (WBU) announced a partnership allowing PAC students to transfer up to 72 credit hours to WBU toward a bachelor of applied science in logistics. The Logistics and Supply Chain Management program at PAC prepares students for various career fields in the logistics industry, including transportation, warehousing, distribution, inventory control, purchasing, and international logistics.
IN THE NEWS
UPCOMING EVENTS
RAZA Heritage Month - SAC
The Raza Heritage Month committee invites you to attend a variety of performances, presentations and more based on the theme "Latinx Strong: A Holistic Guide to Salud," to be held September 10 - 30, at San Antonio College, located at 1819 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212. Learn More >
TEDxPaloAltoCollege - PAC
Join us for the second annual TEDxPaloAltoCollege featuring an inspiring line-up of live TED Talks and performances, to be held on Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center, located at 1400 W. Villaret Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78224. Learn More >
September Board Meeting
The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday, September 17, 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 >
Mural Unveiling & Artist Talk - NVC
Northwest Vista College invites you to the "Changing the World" mural unveiling and artist talk with award-winning artist Adriana M. Garcia, to be held on Wednesday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m., in CCC 108/109, located at 3535 N. Ellison Dr., San Antonio, TX 78251. Learn More >
Marcelo Casillas ( Chair ), Joe Alderete, Jr. ( Vice-Chairman ), Anna Uriegas Bustamante ( Secretary ), Joe Jesse Sanchez ( Asst. Secretary ), Roberto Zárate, Jose A. Macias, Jr., Dr. Gene Sprague, Dr. Yvonne Katz, Clint Kingsbery and Alejandra Gomez ( Student Trustee )
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