May 27, 2016
St. Philip's College News
SPC Celebrates Spring 2016 Graduates
SPC President Dr. Adena Williams Loston hosted the 135th SPC Commencement Ceremony. Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie and Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees members joined commencement speaker The Honorable Tommy Calvert, Bexar County Commissioner for Precinct 4, as more than 1,000 degrees and certificates were conferred to students. Graduates included Margaret Coleman, the great grandniece of Artemisia Bowden, Holy Woman and founding president of SPC.
SPC Sends Learning Material to Cameroon
SPC completed an international goodwill project to ship educational materials to a projected multiple thousands of students in the science and nursing fields at the University of Buea school system in Cameroon. Led by SPC natural sciences faculty member Dr. Solomon Nfor, the project team of faculty and students from SPC collected 1,800 pounds of books and 11 microscopes for over four years. SPC contributors included natural sciences faculty members who donated items from their personal libraries and the Student Success staff. Additional contributors included the library staff at University of Incarnate Word, and Pearson Book Company. Financial support for shipping the materials came from SPC natural science students and faculty.
SPC Alumni Graduate from Conrad N. Hilton College
Two SPC alumni were honored for making history as the first two students to graduate from The University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College – San Antonio. The partnership between the UH Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management and SPC began in fall 2014 and now offers SPC alumni who transfer a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from one of the world's top three hospitality schools without having to leave San Antonio. After attending their graduation ceremony in Houston, the SPC alumni Richard Bundick and Anesa Sankar will be starting jobs with the companies that provided their internships.
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