September 3, 2015
Vol. 2, Issue 1
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' Chancellor Leslie Selected for Top Executive Award 
Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie has been recognized with the San Antonio Business Journal's C-Suite Award.

Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie has been selected as one of only four local CEO's to receive the San Antonio Business Journal's 2015 C-Suite Award in the CEO - Large Companies category. The C-Suite Awards recognize innovators, trailblazers, role models, standard-setters and leaders in the community. 

Candidates for the C-Suite Awards were submitted by members of the community and reviewed by an independent panel of expert judges from multiple local industries. The judges scored the nominees based on a number of factors, including their contributions to company success, civic involvement and career achievement. Leslie and other C-Suite Award winners will be recognized at a luncheon September 24 at the Omni Hotel in the Colonnade.

Leslie also was awarded the Association of Community College Trustees Western Regional Chief Executive Officer award in 2012, having previously won the Eastern Regional Chief Executive Officer award in 1992. He is the only community college president in the nation to win the award from two regions. Leslie assumed his duties as Alamo Colleges' chancellor on November 1, 2006. As chancellor, he is the chief executive officer of the Alamo Colleges, overseeing five colleges, a more than $300 million budget and a student enrollment of over 60,000 credit and 30,000 continuing education students each semester. 

Alamo Colleges - Northeast Lakeview College Students Participate in Male Leadership Summit 
Students in the Alamo Colleges - Northeast Lakeview College
HOME organization recently attended the Male Leadership Summit.

Students in the Alamo Colleges - Northeast Lakeview College Help Own Male Education (HOME) organization participated in the Annual Male Leadership Summit in Austin August 13-15.  Held at the University of Texas in Austin, the Summit was hosted by the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color.
Students participated in workshops on leadership skills, discovering motivation for success and resume building and career exploration. 

Jose Lopez, HOME President, says "The UT conference has been life changing. The speakers and people I met will be a great addition to my network. I met great people I can look up to and learned more about the importance of transfer opportunities once I leave NLC. I recommend this to anyone and would love to attend again." 

Participating in this summit is part of NLC's commitment to the University of Texas' Project Male Consortium. The HOME student organization and the Project Male Consortium are just two of the many initiatives NLC utilizes to enhance educational success for males in the classroom.



PAC President Dr. Mike Flores joined Harlandale ISD Superintendent Rey Madrigal, S.T.E.M. ECHS administrators, members of the Harlandale Board of Trustees and City Councilwoman Rebecca
J. Viagran to kick off the second year of the S.T.E.M. ECHS.

Ribbon Cutting Launches Second Year of S.T.E.M.
Early College
High School

On August 21, Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College President Dr. Mike Flores joined Harlandale ISD Superintendent Rey Madrigal and other special guests for a ribbon cutting at the S.T.E.M. Early College High School to kick off its second academic year. The S.T.E.M. Early College High School, a partnership between Alamo Colleges and Harlandale ISD, opened in Fall 2014 to provide students an education focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It is one of only six in the state with this type of curriculum.

The high school enrolls 237 freshman and sophomores preparing for their future in STEM college coursework and a career. The building has been under construction since February 2014 and is located on the grounds of Harlandale Memorial Stadium.

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.