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April 29, 2015
Vol. 1, Issue 4
Board of Trustees

Chairman of the Board
Anna U. Bustamante
District 3

Vice Chair
Dr. Yvonne Katz
District 7

Secretary
Joe Alderete, Jr.
District 1

Asst. Secretary
Clint Kingsberry
District 8

Denver McClendon
District 2

Vacant
District 4

Roberto Zarate
District 5

Dr. Gene Sprague
District 6

James Rindfuss
District 9

Sami C. Adames
Student Trustee

Chancellor

Dr. Bruce Leslie
Alamo Colleges
Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College student Sami C. Adames
is the new student trustee.  
Alamo Colleges Names Student Trustee
 
At their regular meeting April 28, the Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees selected Sami C. Adames as the new student trustee. Adames is only the second student to serve as a trustee on the board of a community college in Texas. She will serve a one-year term, beginning May 1, 2015 and running through April 30, 2016.
 
"We appreciate the outstanding service to the Alamo Colleges of our first student trustee, Jacob Wong, and our alternate, Rudy Padilla," said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. "We look forward to the valuable contributions Sami Adames will make as the voice of students on our board," he added.
 
Adames, a sophomore majoring in criminal justice at Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College, is a member of the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success and is employed as the store manager at Lids, the world's largest retailer specializing in the sale of officially licensed and branded headwear, in Rivercenter Mall. Adames plans to continue her education in order to become an attorney.
 
St. Philip's College student and Presidential Scholar Hannah Mahaffey was named as an alternate student trustee. She will attend board meetings if Adames is unable to attend.

 

Micronaut Mission at Scobee Education Center Inspires Future Generations of Scientists
Local prekindergarten children get the opportunity to be "astronauts" at the 
Scobee Education Center at Alamo
Colleges - San Antonio College.


Recently, the Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College Scobee Education Center and the city's Head Start program launched Micronaut Mission, which allows children from 30 Head Start pre-kindergarten classrooms, their families and teachers to experience hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program takes full advantage of the state-of-the-art Challenger Learning Center and Scobee Planetarium, which provide learning opportunities in a mission control room; an orbiting Space Station; and an interactive computerized flight simulator.
 

During each Micronaut Mission throughout the year, students become young astronauts, exploring earth and space, while gravitating toward math and science through sorting, matching, counting, collecting, and working on cause and effect relationships.

Designed by Scobee Education Center and Head Start staff, Micronauts uses an innovative approach for the youngest learners and offers activities aligned with state and national standards to engage children in STEM learning activities and inspire the nation's future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

 

 

 


Alamo Colleges' Summer Camps Offer Education and Fun for Children and Young Adults 

 

Robotics summer camps are one of the most popular
of the Alamo Colleges' summer offerings.

In keeping with its value of being community engaged, the Alamo Colleges offers a variety of summer camp programs for kids and young adults (ages 2-18) that are educational and fun! 

 

Our five colleges offer everything from academic enrichment (writing, science, art, computers) to advanced interest (robotics, 3-D game design, astronomy camp, martial arts) to flat-out fun (basketball camp, dance/cheer camp, secret agent camp). Registration is going on now for the summer camps which begin June 8. For details, go to alamo.edu/kidscamps.
 


The Alamo Colleges is one district with five community colleges serving more than 90,000 students annually from Bexar County and seven other counties in our service area. We provide an affordable, quality college education that leads to associate degree, certificates and transfers to four-year universities. Literally hundreds of thousands of Bexar County residents who have come through the Alamo Colleges education programs are major contributors to the economy and culture of San Antonio.