July 22, 2015
Vol. 1, Issue 16
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 Memorial Early College High School Designated
as a T-STEM Academy by State 

Alamo Colleges Memorial Early College High School, located
in New Braunfels, has been designated as a T-STEM Academy.

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams recently announced that the Alamo Colleges Memorial Early College High School has been designated as a Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academy for the 2015-2016 school year. T-STEM academies are rigorous secondary schools focusing on improving instruction and academic performance in science and mathematics-related subjects, with a goal of increasing the number of students who study and enter STEM careers. Designated T-STEM campuses serve students in grades 6-12 or 9-12. 


The Alamo Colleges Memorial Early College High School is now one
of 104 T-STEM Academies across the state. It is operated as a partnership between Alamo Colleges, Alamo Colleges - St Philip's College and the Comal Independent School District.





Alamo Colleges - Northeast Lakeview College
Offers Summer Math Immersion Program
Judson ISD students participated in a math immersion program
at Alamo Colleges - Northeast Lakeview College.

The Department of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Alamo Colleges - Northeast Lakeview College partnered with Judson Independent School District (ISD) to pilot a two-week summer math immersion course.  The purpose of the class was to prepare at-risk Judson ISD juniors and seniors for the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) assessment in mathematics. 


While on campus, students were able to take advantage of the college experience, with a full tour of the campus and a visit from Student Services to talk with them about preparing for college. Studies show that these types of focused immersion courses result in a significant success rate in placement testing, which reduces the number of developmental math courses a student will need to take, ultimately decreasing the time to degree completion.



Alamo Colleges - St. Philip's College students hosted a teen
and unplanned pregnancy prevention awareness event.

Students Host
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Event


This month nearly 80 Alamo Colleges - St. Philip's College natural science and health science students hosted a teen and unplanned pregnancy prevention awareness event for guests from Eastside Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio. SPC vocational nursing student Matthew Saxon promoted the July 9 awareness event as a speaking guest at the KENS5 studio for the GreatDay San Antonio segment on July 8.

Students at the July 9 finale illustrated the responsibility associated with pregnancy by sharing their individual lives and daily schedules with guests, before sharing what those personal journeys would be like if they were pregnant. The effort was part of SPC's larger commitment to transforming socio-economic-educational conditions for residents surrounding its main campus where the teen pregnancy rate is among the city's highest. Community partners in the event included the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, Paris Pediatrics, and SPC's Dr. Frank Bryant, Jr. Human Patient Simulation Center and Nursing Laboratories.


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.