November 14, 2013
St. Philip's College News
Nursing Program Holds Information Session
On Oct. 23 in the Atrium of the SPC Center for Health Professions building, the 2013 San Antonio area recruitment season for vocational nursing certificate of completion programs at SPC began with an open house and information session. The open house attracted 50 prospective SPC vocational nursing students. Open house visitors experienced how SPC students in both San Antonio and New Braunfels benefit from contact with experienced professionals---in class, in clinical settings at leading area hospitals, and with operators of such advanced SPC training aids as computerized nursing simulation mannequins. Guests also learned about financial aid, student membership in the SPC Vocational Nursing Student Association, and SPC community service opportunities in such programs as the most important mass casualty exercise in the city.
Cybersecurity Students Attend Workshop
On Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, six SPC cybersecurity program students traveled to the University of Texas at Dallas campus to learn and gain practical experience at the 2013 Texas Security Awareness Week workshop and competition. The event was hosted by the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute. The six SPC students attending the workshop were: Daniel Lopez, Luis Fuentes, Nicolas Rodriguez, Spencer Sherwood, Tyler Rogers and Selena Martinez. The students were under the sponsorship of SPC National Science Foundation Cyber Security: Cyber First Responders Program project coordinator Reynaldo Sánchez, Jr., and SPC information technology professor Haydar Sahin.
Oct. 30, activities for the SPC students included attendance at workshops on developing fundamental hands-on skills in cybersecurity such as penetration testing, exploitation and web application security. On Oct. 31, the SPC students implemented the workshop skills developed on Oct. 30 in a cybersecurity competition where SPC placed 17th among 35 university teams.
SPC Students Give Back to the Community
On Oct. 26, seven SPC students volunteered to give back to the community by assisting the Davidson Respite House (a special needs children’s home in San Antonio) in providing a Halloween party for the special needs children who reside in the home. The volunteer experience was coordinated by SPC biomedical equipment technology adjunct faculty member Roy V. Ruiz. Ruiz is a regular volunteer who gives of his time to serve the special needs children at the home, and was joined by SPC biomedical equipment technology program students Aaron Capetillo, Briana Gomez, Jose Figueroa, Andrew Flores, Daniel Carreno, Crystal Ledezma and Juan Lopez.
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