February 20, 2015
Palo Alto College News
Fair Provides Students with Scholarship Opportunities
More than 150 students received valuable information on scholarship opportunities and additional academic funding sources during the External Scholarship Fair held in the Student Center Annex, Feb. 11. Hosted by the Alumni and Scholarship Office, the fair gave area organizations the opportunity to promote their organizations and the scholarships they offer, while providing students information on outside sources of funding. Organizations represented included Generations Federal Credit Union, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Texas A&M University—San Antonio, the Cesar Chavez Legacy Foundation, Lo Bello de San Antonio and the Assistance League of San Antonio.
Student Activities Hosts Events To Support Students
The Office of Student Activities held a variety of events from Feb. 11 – 18 on campus to support student engagement at Palo Alto College. On Feb. 11, the Lonestar Ag Club, in conjunction with the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and the Student Activities office, hosted Rodeo Day, a celebration the included a cowboy breakfast, cowboy dress-up contest, fire branding, and opportunities for students to sign-up to volunteer with the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. On Feb. 17, more than 120 students attended the Black History Month Civil Rights Panel hosted by PAC Social Sciences Department and Student Activities, with a unique discussion by four panelists. On Feb. 18, more than 20 student organizations participated in Club Rush to provide students an opportunity to gather information about how to get involved on campus.
Cosmetology Program Holds Open House
Palo Alto College announced in February 2015 that it would begin offering an accredited Cosmetology program for students interested in the beauty and wellness industry to earn a two-year associate degree and various certificates beginning on March 23. Palo Alto College is the only public college in the Bexar County region offering this type of academic and career program that is transferable to a university bachelor’s degree. Prospective students interested in learning more about this program can attend one of two open house sessions scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Cosmetology Learning Studio in San Jacinto Hall, Room 205. Students can tour the facility, meet faculty, and begin in the enrollment process.
PAC Represented at State Committee
Sharon Carson, Director of Workforce Programs Development and Performance at Palo Alto College, attended the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Statewide Program of Study Advisory Committee on Feb. 12. The Advisory Committee convened to discuss upcoming workshops to develop statewide programs of study for AAS degrees. These programs will provide standards for student learning in a variety of fields, beginning with those in the Business, Finance, and Marketing clusters. The nomination process for faculty to be invited to the program of study workshops will begin in February.
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