August 12, 2015
Vol. 1, Issue 19
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 Invites Public to Live
Event with Space Station Astronauts 

 The public is invited to a live downlink chat with astronauts on the International Space Station August 13 at McAllister Auditorium.



Thursday morning, August 13, from 7:15-10 a.m. in McAllister Auditorium, the Scobee Education Center and Challenger Center at Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College will host a live chat with astronauts on the International Space Station. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:15 and all attendees must be seated by 7:45 a.m.


This "Out of This World" event features a live downlink with NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kiell Lindgren aboard the International Space Station. In addition to the live conversation, several special guests will be on hand for presentations. These include NASA astronauts Kent Rominger, Joe Acaba and Captain Mark Kelly, brother of Scott Kelly, along with Dr. Graham Scott, chief scientist for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, contact the Scobee Education Center at 210-486-0100.




Alamo Colleges - St. Philip's College Memorial
Early College High School Rated Highly by TEA
The Texas Education Agency gave Alamo Colleges Memorial Early College High School its highest rating.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently released its 2015 Accountability Ratings for schools in Texas. The Alamo Colleges - St. Philip's College Memorial Early College High School, operated in partnership with Comal Independent School District, was rated Met Standard, the TEA's highest rating for a campus. 


 In addition, Memorial Early College High School earned all seven Distinctions awarded by the TEA, a feat only achieved by 153 schools statewide. Distinctions were earned in Reading/ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness.




Nine Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College students interned for the summer at Nationwide.

Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College Students Benefit from Summer Internships at Nationwide

Nine Northwest Vista College students gained hands-on experience in problem solving, technical skills and presentations during the College2Career paid internship program this summer at Nationwide. The group learned about the company's corporate culture and values, the commitment to volunteerism and service to others, insurance terms, regulations, products and concepts and strategies for developing a career with Nationwide.  Dre' Hardeman, talent acquisition manager at Nationwide and member of the NVC Business Council, reported that the students were praised by other Nationwide team members for the quality of their work. She added that the College2Career program is "an incredibly successful program for Nationwide."

Participating students include Mark Vidaurri, Raymond Hernandez, Demaris Cliffe, Jonathan Bernal, Justin Guerrero, Joe Navarro, Myreya Casias, Natalie Marroquin and Bryan Kelp. Now attending the University of Texas at San Antonio, Hernandez was hired by Nationwide for their sales program while a student at NVC. The students will have the opportunity to work part-time at Nationwide this fall while attending NVC classes. The company is planning a similar program for next summer.

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, provides a full range of insurance and financial services, 


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.