July 15, 2015
Vol. 1, Issue 15
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 Kingsbery
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 - San Antonio College Scobee Education Center Hosts "Plutopalooza" Celebration 

The Scobee Education Center hosted Plutopalooza to celebrate
the NASA New Horizons mission to explore Pluto and its moons.

Wednesday evening, July 14, local community members enjoyed a unique opportunity to join in the national celebration of NASA's historic New Horizons mission to Pluto at Plutopalooza, a free event hosted by the Scobee Education Center at Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College. Plutopalooza was part of a nationwide celebration promoted by NASA and its partners, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and San Antonio's own Southwest Research Institute, an internationally respected research and development organization.


At the SAC event, participants engaged in imaginative activities for children and adults related to the New Horizons mission. A standing-room-only crowd attended a presentation on the mission by Scott Weidner and Michael Davis, two Southwest Research Institute engineers involved in working on the spacecraft. The presentation proved so popular that the pair repeated it for those who couldn't fit into the first session. 


Pluto trivia will be included in the regular Friday shows at the center's planetarium July 17, 24, 31 and August 1. For times and ticket prices, or more information on the Scobee Education Center, go to




Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College Aqautics Center Programs Keep the Community Cool Year 'Round
The aqautics center at Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College offers
a variety of community programs. Photo by Duncan Perez.

Summer is the perfect time for community members to take advantage of the many programs offered at the Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College Aquatic Center, located on the PAC campus. Operated in partnership with the City of San Antonio, the center offers an olympic-sized pool and a variety of fitness and recreational programs, plus lifeguard training and pool party rentals. 


The center also hosts local and national swimming and diving competitions. Year-'round youth and adult swim teams are open to the community as well. Teams are sanctioned and compete at the local, state and national level. Use of the center is $4 for adults, $3 for children and seniors, and free (with I.D.) for military, police and fire personnel and Alamo Colleges' students, staff and faculty. For hours, fees and more information, go to 



Students in the non-profit work study program gain hands-on experience while serving community members in need..

Alamo Colleges Launches 
Non-Profit Work-Study Program
For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Alamo Colleges is offering
a new work-study program that offers students an exciting opportunity to be employed at area non-profit agencies. Through the Community-Based Federal Work-Study Program, 40 students will work at area non-profit agencies, helping to provide services to the community while gaining real-world work experience and a better understanding of the community's needs. 

Students from all concentrations are encouraged to apply for positions in information technology, marketing, accounting, healthcare and more at The new program is part of the Alamo Colleges' Office of Experiential Learning. To find out more about experiential learning at the Alamo Colleges, go to


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.