September 9, 2015
Vol. 2, Issue 2
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 - Northwest Vista College Opens Veterans' Center 
(l to r) Mike Munoz, Jr. and Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College President Dr. Ric Baser celebrate the opening of the veterans' center dedicated to Munoz's father.

Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie joined Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College (NVC) President Dr. Ric Baser at the opening of NVC's Veterans' Lounge & Resource Center September 9. The center is dedicated to Miguel R. Munoz, a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient who taught at NVC for more than a decade. His son, Mike Munoz, Jr., also attended the ceremony. 

The center will allow NVC's veteran students, faculty, and staff to access information and support. It's also a reminder that the college is thankful for their time and service. Since the college opened its doors 20 years ago, it has always welcomed military students and has assisted students through the college's Veterans Affairs department.

In recent years, NVC has seen an increase in these students and has implemented different resources to help veterans along their educational journey. The college has an active counseling department that has helped many students with PTSD issues, and two years ago, NVC started the Vet to Vet program - the first campus-wide Alamo Colleges program designed to connect veterans with information and resources.  

Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College One of Six Selected Nationwide for STEM Kickstarter Program
The Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges Kickstarter
program will improve the capacity for STEM programs
at Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College.

Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College is one of only six community colleges nationwide selected to participate in the first cohort of the Hispanic-Serving Community Colleges Kickstarter Program through the Science Foundation of Arizona (SFAz), funded with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The KickStarter program includes a multi-layered process in which SFAz's technical assistance team will work in tandem with Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College to improve institutional capacity for successful science, technology, engineeering and math (STEM) programs. 

Alamo Colleges - Palo Alto College team members will attend a kickoff event in Washington, D.C. September 16-18 to meet with SFAz and NSF and begin work on competitive proposal submissions to NSF over the award period, which runs through September 2018. 


Alamo Colleges and AARP are offering information sessions and a coaching program than can help job seekers 50 years and older.

Alamo Colleges Partners with AARP To Help Job Seekers
50 and Older

The Alamo Colleges and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are joining forces to help job seekers 50 years and older improve their chances of getting a good job. As part of AARP's Back to Work 50+ program, information sessions will be offered monthly beginning September 11 at two Alamo Colleges locations. All sessions are 9 a.m. to noon on the following dates:

September 11
October 9
November 13
Alamo Colleges Westside Education and Training Center
563 SW 40th Street (at Old Hwy 90)
(210) 485-0240

September 18
October 16
November 20
Alamo Colleges Brackenridge Education and Training Center
532 N. Center Street
(210) 485-0280

AARP's Back to Work 50+ program offers local information sessions and a coaching program that can help job seekers update their personal marketing tools and networking strategies; target their job search; access short-term training; get job leads; and find resources that can help them stay strong while looking for their next job. 

To register for the free local information sessions and receive a free job search guide, call toll-free (855) 850-2525. For more information, go to or call either of the Alamo Colleges' centers listed above.

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.