March 9, 2015
Palo Alto College News
PAC Instructors Support Student Scholarships
Matilda Staudt, Lead Instructor of INRW, Vangie Velez-Cobb, Instructor of Spanish, Diana Nystedt, Instructor of English, and Jennifer Andermatt, Instructor of English, participated as graders in the Texas Academic Decathlon held at the Omni Hotel in San Antonio on Friday, Feb. 27. The decathlon is for high school students competing to win scholarships.
PAC Logistics Students Compete in National Case Study
For the third year, students in the Logistics program at Palo Alto College have been invited to compete in a national logistics case study competition at the 34th Annual Operation Stimulus Conference in Denver in January 2015. Palo Alto College is one of only 16 schools throughout the country received an invitation to this competition. A sampling of the schools competing with Palo Alto College in 2014 includes Penn State, Syracuse, Michigan State, University of Arkansas, Texas Tech, University of North Texas and two schools from Canada competed.
Oil and Gas Students Visit Refineries
Students in the Oil and Gas Technology program visited the Calumet San Antonio Refining facility, located at 7811 S. Presa Street, on Sept 17. The refinery currently produces ultra-low sulfur diesel, jet fuel, specialty solvents, reformates, naphtha, and vacuum gas oil. Calumet served a major sponsor at Palo Alto College’s annual schoalrship fundraiser, Celebracion.
Aquatic Center Hosts National Conference
The Aquatic Center at Palo Alto College hosted the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships from Feb. 24 through Feb. 28. More than 380 athletes and staff participated from around the country, including Air Force Academy, Cal State Bakersfield, Grand Canyon State, Idaho, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, Seattle, UNLV, and Wyoming. Nearly 600 spectators were in attendance.
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