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1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212

Faculty Information: E. Brennan

Ellen Brennan

Phone: 486-0841 


Master of Science in Biology with a minor in Nutrition
Incarnate Word College
May, 1974

Bachelor of Science in Foods and Nutrition
Purdue University
August, 1969

Dietetic Internship:

Letterman General Hospital
November, 1969-1970

Teaching Philosophy:

I believe that Everyone can learn. My primary role as an educator is t foster the growth of my students and to encourage their personal involvement with the learning process. This philosophy guides the emphasis of classroom activities, discussions, assignments, quizzes and tests.

Why I Became a Nutritionist:

Because I enjoy eating. I decided early on that I was best to learn how to eat.This began my interest in the field of Nutrition and dietics. Since then, I have enjoyed working in the clinical setting with patients who are looking to make changes in their lives. And now working with students. Learning about nutrition gives us a personal power to choose rather than to eat blindly. The impact of this on quality of life and heath is immeasurable.

Recommendations for student success in my courses:

The Formula for being successful in my courses is fairly simple. Attend classes, pay attention, take good notes, use your objectives/ study guide questions to prepare for quizzes and exams, read the text book, ask questions, and put forward an effort on all assignments. If any help is needed outside of class time, visit me during my office hours, or make an appointment to see me at a convenient time.

What’s great about the Biology Department at San Antonio College?

The Biology Department at San Antonio College provides every opportunity for students to be successful. Faculty members are dedicated to helping students outside of class by holding regular daily office hours and spending several hours a week in the Bio Spot to answer students question. The Bio Spot has facilities for students to study informally or in groups. It includes a computer lab, print and video resources, group study rooms which can be reserved. Tutors are also available tin the BioSpot to help students in any Biology course.

What is my schedule?

MWF:  BIOL 1322.001, 9-9:50  

              BIOL 1323.003, 10-10:50  

              BIOL 1322.002, 12-12:50  

TR:        BIOL 1322.006, 9:25-10:40  

              BIOL 1323.009, 12:15-1:30  

All classes are in CAC 219.