December 6, 2013
International Programs Hosts Brazilian Delegation
International Programs hosted Brazilian delegation from October 20-24, 2013. Delegates visited the Alamo Colleges as a part of ongoing collaboration between the Alamo Colleges and IF-Sul-Rio-Grandense. The focus of this visit was to develop specific programs between IF-Sul and St. Philip’s College and San Antonio College. SPC programs include automotive and primarily Southwest Campus programs such as diesel, alternative energy and robotics, welding, manufacturing, and aviation. SAC programs include cyber security, environment, and architecture. Workforce Center programs of interest included the Corporate College and educator training for which Mr. Mark Price and Mr. Colin Nichols provided presentations.
$171,026,720 in Financial Aid Awarded
Student Financial Aid has awarded aid to 28,107 students for a total of $171,026,720, $131,280,938 of which is in the Pell Grant Program, $26,789,415 in loans, and $12,956,366 in other aid. As of October 23, 2013 SFA has disbursed $56,107,089 in financial aid to students. All colleges are reporting fewer students standing in line as a direct result of packaging earlier, verifying student files timely, and the implementation of the Call Center.
Student Leadership Institute Students Attend Conference
The Student Leadership Institute faculty, staff, and student leaders traveled to the University of Houston – Clear Lake to attend the 17th annual Student Leadership Conference, “Become a Super Influential Leader”. Keynote speaker, Jerome Love, inspired students to “Get Up, Get out, and Get Something” – the 3 secrets to create a “can’t fail” mindset that will ensure students achieve big results. The SLI scholars engaged in educational breakout sessions and gained an understanding of conference preparation and execution.
The Alamo Colleges on Cable TV
We have an increasing number of events and activities district-wide and are taking the opportunity to showcase such events on Time Warner Cable channel 98, Grande Cable channel 21 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99. This section of the Chancellor’s Weekly Report provides a schedule of the programming for our regularly scheduled times of 12 – 2 p.m. on Saturday and 2-4 p.m.on Sunday. Programming varies due to the timing of Board and committee meetings, groundbreaking ceremonies, etc. The programming for the coming weekends is as follows:
The Regular Board meeting of October 22
The regular board meeting of October 22
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