May 14, 2015
Vol. 1, Issue 6
Board of Trustees

Chairman of the Board
Anna U. Bustamante
District 3

Vice Chair
Dr. Yvonne Katz
District 7

Joe Alderete, Jr.
District 1

Asst. Secretary
Clint Kingsberry
District 8

Denver McClendon
District 2

Marcelo S. Casillas
District 4

Roberto Zarate
District 5

Dr. Gene Sprague
District 6

James Rindfuss
District 9

Sami C. Adames
Student Trustee


Dr. Bruce Leslie
Alamo Colleges
Alamo Colleges celebrates graduates at commencement ceremonies
Alamo Colleges Celebrates Graduates at Commencements 
The Alamo Colleges is proud to congratulate our more than 7,000 students who will cross the stage at commencement ceremonies this week. 
For our students, earning their degree or certificate is a success story, not only for themselves, but also for their families and their community. For many, struggling to juggle college with the demands of a family and a job, the journey to graduation requires dedication and commitment.
For some, graduation was made possible by their parents' financial sacrifices and encouragement. And, like other milestones in life, graduation is a beginning, full of hope for the future and reflecting
the sacrifices that made that moment crossing the stage possible.
Congratulations and best wishes for a successful future to all our graduates!


St. Philip's College VITA Team Named Best-in-City
SPC's Vita team achieved best-in-city status for 2015

Recently, the 29-member SPC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) team was ceremonially recognized for achieving best-in-city productivity status for 2015 during the VITA Appreciation Dinner. The SPC group was named as the number one producing site in San Antonio, with close to 4,000 returns for the year. SPC was also recognized for serving the most residents within their zip code. 

All SPC members were recognized during the event and a plaque was presented to SPC for outstanding service. Additionally, college VITA Site Coordinator Kenneth Bankston was recognized for 20 years of service to the VITA program that is one of the nation's primary poverty reduction programs.


Alamo Colleges' Scholarship Recipient Coleman Overcomes Obstacles To Achieve Success 


Alamo Colleges Greater Kerrville
Center student Mac Coleman is one
of our success stories

Mac Coleman is an amazing example of the courage of the Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarship recipients. He lost his eyesight in an accident in 2003, but that hasn't slowed him down. A student at the Alamo Colleges Greater Kerrville Center, he's on his way to an associate degree and plans to earn a bachelor's in history at Schreiner University. His goal is to become a high school history teacher.

Coleman was a professional rodeo rider before losing his vision, and, even after his accident, recently won All Around Championship in the Lester Meier Rodeo Company Competition. He also was recently certified in scuba diving. Most of all, Coleman enjoys spending time with his wife Jodi and 8-year-old daughter Madison. He credits the strong support he receives from the faculty and staff at the Greater Kerrville Center, especially Shawna Fahrenthold, manager, who helps him study on virtually a daily basis.

"Mac's story inspires us," said Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. "We know investing in Mac, and others like him, who have the ability and desire to succeed but face financial obstacles, will pay huge returns. It wouldn't be possible without donors whose gifts support the dreams of Mac and the more than 90,000 students served annually at the five Alamo Colleges," he added.

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 degrees, certificates and transfers to four-year universities. 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.