May 2, 2013
San Antonio College News
PTK Chapter Nets Top Ranking at International Conference
The Beta Nu chapter traveled to San Jose, California to the Phi Theta Kappa International Conference in early April and came back with top honors. SAC’s chapter was recognized as being one of the top 100 chapters in the country and the chapter won national recognition for the 2012 Honors In Action Project highlighting the PTK Food Pantry. SAC’s Beta Nu Chapter is among an estimated 1,300 PTK chapters throughout the United States and participating countries. Recently, the PTK Chapter also won awards at the Regional Conference.
KSYM Brings in Dough at Annual Pledge Drive
SAC’s KSYM radio station, within the Media Communications Department, raised over $40,000 with the KSYM Pledge Drive during the week of April 1st through 7th. Donors who pledged at least $35 received their choice of a KSYM T-shirt. Local businesses provided gift certificates for giveaways and approximately 40 special guests from throughout the San Antonio community took a shift as “Guest DJ.” Special guests included: Sonny Melendrez, Ted Garcia (FOX), City Councilman Diego Bernal, former SAC alum Joey Palacios (TPR), Greg Simmons (KSAT Sports) and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. The money raised during the Pledge Drive will be used to replace and improve the station's equipment and to help pay the annual licensing fees including the BMI/ASCAP/SESAC fees, and the fees required for web streaming. KSYM has been part of SAC since 1966. It was the first community college radio station in Texas. Prior to that, the college had WSAC, a closed circuit radio station.
Funny Thing Musical Leads Students to SAC Fine Arts
SAC Department of Fine Arts presented the musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, over a two-week span starting on April 4th. During the show’s run, 120 students from Brackenridge, Edgewood, Edison and Burbank High Schools attended a special performance on Wednesday, April 10th at 10 a.m.. As part of the high school performance series, about 550 high school students from throughout the surrounding community have attended one of the four SAC productions this season. SAC’s high school performance coordinator, Charles Falcon, and Theatre Program Coordinator, Paula Rodriguez, assisted in coordinating this special screening for the high school students to experience a college production.
Criminal Justice Department Puts on ‘Road to Success’ Session
The San Antonio College Department of Criminal Justice presented “Criminal Justice Road to Success” for students interested in pursuing careers in Criminal Justice professions. The free event was an information session and attracted students from throughout the college. Students were able to meet with various representatives from universities and criminal justice professions. Students discussed qualifications, employment prospects, careers and more. Among the careers highlighted were: police officers, criminologists, probation and parole officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other areas of law enforcement or investigations. In addition, representatives from several universities discussed their Criminal Justice programs.
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