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July 10, 2014


San Antonio College News

Travis ECHS Student Featured in University Brochure

A Travis Early College High School graduate is currently featured in a recruitment brochure for the University of Rochester. Nancy Vargas, a freshman at the University of Rochester, is featured on page 12 of the brochure. In her short description of her time at Rochester, she says she has always liked technology and wanted to know how things worked. That is what led her to pursue Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rochester. At Rochester, she says she is learning everything from programming to circuits and even built an amplifier during her first semester. She has had the opportunity to explore other interests such as taking an anthropology class on Latin American Immigration. This has led her to want to take more anthropology classes and furthered her interests in cinematography and photography to hopefully do a documentary about Mexican-Americans. 

Vargas said she is grateful for the opportunities she has had at Rochester; she has been able to connect with people and has learned a lot about different cultures. Ray Hernandez, Director of Early College Programs at SAC, said, “Having Vargas featured in a recruitment brochure, is proof that we are doing incredible things at SAC and are placing our own stamp in higher education.”



Upward Bound Star Recognized with Scholarships

Upward Bound Math-Science Star Juan Urquilla was recently recognized with two scholarships. Urquilla received a Dell Scholarship Award and the Gates Millennium Scholarship. The Dell Scholarship will give Urquilla $2,500 every semester, up to a total of $20,000. The Gates Millennium Scholarship, only given to 1,000 students every year, covers all of his unmet needs. As long as he stays in school, the Gates Millennium scholarship will help pay for his education, including an undergraduate and graduate degree. Urquilla is a graduate of Highlands High School in San Antonio. 



Latest SAC Superhero Named

Marina Villanueva in Student Development named Jacob Fuentes, Facilities Management, our latest SAC Superhero. This honor was presented to Fuentes to recognize his excellent internal and external customer service skills. The Superhero Award started as a Student Affairs initiative in fall 2012. The award recognizes staff members who provide exceptional customer service. The Superhero is now campus-wide; every two weeks the previous Superhero chooses the new Superhero. 








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