September 16, 2015
Vol. 2, Issue 3
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 Receives
National HEED Diversity Award
The Alamo Colleges has been recognized for its commitment to diversity with the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

The Alamo Colleges is one of only six higher education institutions in Texas selected to receive the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award - a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion - Alamo Colleges will be featured, along with 91 other recipients, in the November 2015 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. 

"The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees - and best practices for both - continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion. Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being accomplished every day across a campus," said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. 

For more information about the 2015 HEED Award, visit

LULAC Council No. 2 Honored for Donating $415,000 for the Parent/Child Scholarship Program
Tom Sandoval, president emeritus, LULAC Council No. 2 and president of the Rey Feo Scholarship Committee, played a significant role in creating the Parent/Child Scholarship program in 1997.

At the September Alamo Colleges' Board of Trustees meeting, LULAC Council No. 2 was honored for contributing more than $415,000 to the Alamo Colleges Foundation to fund the Tom Morton Sandoval LULAC Rey Feo Parent/Child Scholarship program. This unique program, which began in 1997, awards two-year, full tuition and fees scholarships to any of the Alamo Colleges to children of single parents who successfully fulfill the scholarship requirements.

 These include completing a degree or certificate or transferring within four years of being accepted into the program. The parents also receive scholarships and other assistance in completing their educational goals at the Alamo Colleges, providing two generations with the opportunity for a college education.

Since 1997, 485 parents have been award the Parent/Child scholarships. In 2011, the first child recipient enrolled at the Alamo Colleges. Scholarships totaling more than $40,000 have been awarded to 14 child recipients to date.

"The Parent/Child Scholarship program brings a family together by providing a scholarship for the parent to gain knowledge, while the preschool child can be helped at home and continue to be helped by receiving assistance for educational needs," said LULAC Council No. 2 President Emeritus Tom Sandoval. Sandoval played a significant role in creating the scholarship program and is president of the Rey Feo Scholarship Committee.


Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College (SAC) has been designated
as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
Two Year Education (CAE2Y).

Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College Program Nationally Recognized

Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College (SAC) has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two Year Education (CAE2Y) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This is the second time SAC's Computer Information Systems program has received national recognition, as it was among 32 two-year schools originally designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

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.