Jan. 22, 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.
Alamo Colleges Wins 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Award
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross named the Alamo Colleges District a 2018 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, marking a significant milestone in the district's ongoing journey to achieve the highest level of student success and performance excellence. A presidential-level honor celebrating its 31st anniversary, the award recognizes sustainable excellence through visionary leadership, organizational alignment, systemic improvement, and innovation. The award is the most prestigious honor a higher education institution can achieve for performance excellence in innovation, efficiency, and leadership.
Alamo Colleges District
Board Sets Legislative Agenda
The Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees has approved its legislative agenda for the 86th Texas Legislative session, which includes priorities related to funding, dual credit, workforce education and transfer of credits to universities. Representatives of the Alamo Colleges will be meeting with legislators during the upcoming months.
Economic Impact Study Shows Value For Students, Community
The Alamo Colleges District, the largest provider of higher education in South Texas, announced the results of an economic impact study that quantifies the dollar value of the district and its colleges to its students, taxpayers and the community as a whole. Read More > 
Important Financial Aid Information For Students
During Government Shutdown
The Alamo Colleges District Office of Student Financial Aid has compiled information regarding the effect of the U.S. federal government shutdown on financial aid recipients at the Alamo Colleges. Returning students who received financial aid in the fall should experience no delays.
Alamo Colleges District Gets A Free Ride With VIA's U-PASS
As part of the Alamo Colleges continuing efforts to make college more accessible and affordable, we are partnering with VIA to offer the new U-Pass program that allows students, faculty and staff to use their ID as a U-Pass. They can ride on all VIA mainline bus routes by just showing their ID to the bus operator when boarding.
NVC Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant For Math Project
Northwest Vista College received a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education aimed at narrowing the achievement gap and helping to bring math outside of the classroom and into the community. The grant will support the NVC Community Math Project, in collaboration with UTSA and area community centers, to improve math knowledge of elementary education majors.
Alamo Colleges' Diversity Shown In Top 100 Rankings
In keeping with the Alamo Colleges mission of "empowering our diverse communities for success," four of the colleges of the Alamo Colleges District: San Antonio College (SAC); St. Philip's College (SPC); Northwest Vista College (NVC); and Palo Alto College (PAC), all Hispanic Serving Institutions, were ranked among the nation's Top 100 Degree Producers for minority students.
January Board Meeting
The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday, January 22, 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 >
Financial Aid Saturday
The Alamo Colleges District offers a Financial Aid Saturday session at all five colleges from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for help with completing the FAFSA or TASFA.
Northwest Vista College To Celebrate Groundbreaking For Welcome Center
Join us to celebrate Northwest Vista College's Welcome Center Groundbreaking event for students and the community, to be held at the Welcome Center construction site, Lot 9, on Monday, February 4, at 1 p.m.
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