August 5, 2015
Vol. 1, Issue 18
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 Launches Alamo Institutes To Provide Students a
Clear Pathway to Their Career Goals 

 Alamo Colleges will launch the Alamo Institutes for Fall 2016.



Beginning with students who apply to the Alamo Colleges for the Fall 2016 semester,  the Alamo Colleges is introducing the Alamo Institutes, a new approach to provide students with a clear path to their career goals. All of the Alamo Colleges programs and courses will be organized into six institutes that match students' areas of interest with career goals and empower students to take control of planning for their future. 


This new initiative will save students time by guiding them to take only the courses they need, either to be job-ready when they graduate from the Alamo Colleges, or to be prepared to transfer to a university. Students will save money as well as time by not paying for courses they don't need and not taking more credit hours than they need to graduate or transfer. For more information on the Alamo Institutes, click here.




Alamo Colleges Offers No-Cost Employee
Training Opportunities for Small Businesses
Alamo Colleges offers free training for employees of eligible
local businesses with 100 or fewer employees.

Local small businesses with 100 or fewer employees who want to increase their employees' productivity, improve morale and performance and reduce turnover can take advantage of training provided by the Alamo Colleges at no cost to the employee or employer. The training program is funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission and applies to full-time workers, including new hires and incumbent workers.


The programs offered include:

* A Small Business Management series that encompasses time management, dealing with difficult people, budgets and money management and Microsoft Excel

* A 24-credit-hour class in money management using QuickBooks 

* An 8-credit-hour class in cost estimating 

* Occupational Safety and Health Administraton(OSHA) courses
      -Construction Industry
      -General Industry 


To sign up for courses or for more information on this program, call Alamo Colleges' Corporate College at 210-485-0880 or click here.




Alamo Colleges is a finalist for the Second Nature Climate Leadership Award for two-year institutions.

Alamo Colleges Named Finalist for Climate Leadership Award


The Alamo Colleges is one of only two community colleges in Texas to be selected as a finalist for the national Climate Leadership Award. This recognition is presented to one two-year and one four-year institution annually by Second Nature, a national non-profit that works to proactively build a sustainable and positive global future by working with leadership networks  in higher education. 

Second Nature received nearly 50 applications for the awards from across the country. The two award winners will be recognized at the 2015 Greenbuild Leadership Awards November 19 in Washington, D.C. For more information about the Climate Leadership Awards click here.


The Alamo Colleges mission is: empowering our diverse communities for success. Our vision is: the Alamo Colleges will be the best in the nation in student success and performance excellence. 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.