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Two Alamo Colleges Programs Chosen as Bellwether Award Finalists

Two of the Alamo Colleges' workforce development programs, the Alamo Acadmies and I-BEST, have been... Read More >

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Two Alamo Colleges Programs Chosen as Bellwether Award Finalists

Two of the Alamo Colleges' workforce development programs, the Alamo Acadmies and I-BEST, have been... Read More >

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SAC Named Top 100 Associates Degree Producer

San Antonio College was recently identified as one of the Top 100 Associates Degree Producers for Hispanics and Minorities by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Read More >

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SAC Receives Prestigious Star Award

San Antonio College, in partnership with SAISD, is awarded the prestigious Star Award for the GED-to-College Transition Program. Read More >

CPS Energy Recognizes Alamo Colleges for Energy Savings

CPS Energy Recognizes Alamo Colleges for Energy Savings

Recently, Alamo Colleges Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities John Strybos accepted a giant "check" for $118,389... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Offers Free Job Training for Qualified Veterans

Alamo Colleges Offers Free Job Training for Qualified Veterans

The Alamo Colleges are now enrolling for tuition-free manufacturing technician training for qualified veterans... Read More >

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Guatemala native finds success at Palo Alto College

International student Yolanda Rodriguez would never have imagined she would be receiving an education in America. Read More >

Trustee Zárate Named Chair-elect of ACCT Board

Trustee Zárate Named Chair-elect of ACCT Board

District 5 Trustee Roberto Zárate has been elected to serve as the chair-elect of the 25-member Board of Directors of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)... Read More >

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San Antonio College Celebrates Scobee Education Center Grand Opening

San Antonio College celebrated the opening of the Scobee Education Center which features the first-of-its-kind, next generation Challenger Learning Center. Read More >

Holiday E-Card Contest Open to All Currrent Alamo Colleges' Students

Holiday E-Card Contest Open to All Currrent Alamo Colleges' Students

As the holidays approach, it's time again for the Alamo Colleges' animated electronic Holiday E-Card Student Design contest... Read More >

Congratulations to Alamo Colleges' Graduates from Healthcare Job Training Program

Congratulations to Alamo Colleges' Graduates from Healthcare Job Training Program

A total of 67 students graduated October 23 from the Health Professions Opportunity Grant program, which offers free job training and support for students who are unlikely to be able to attend college otherwise. Read More >

Alamo Colleges Launches New "Every Course Counts" Initiative

Alamo Colleges Launches New "Every Course Counts" Initiative

Beginning in Fall 2014, students seeking an A.A. or A.S. degree at Alamo Colleges will select a transfer-major and be provided an advising guide to help... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Offers Free Job Training for Qualified Veterans

Alamo Colleges Offers Free Job Training for Qualified Veterans

The Alamo Colleges are now enrolling for tuition-free manufacturing technician training for qualified veterans... Read More >

Alamo Colleges receives $98,222 rebate for Reduced Energy Consumption

The Alamo Colleges received a rebate check for $98,222 from CPS Energy’s Demand Response program for reducing energy consumption during the summer. Mitch Wilson, Director of Facilities Operations accepted on behalf of the District. Participation in the program was identified as an Alamo College strategic initiative and the revenues from the rebate are incorporated into the FY 2013-2014 operating budget. The Demand Response program focuses on reducing overall demand for electricity in San Antonio by paying commercial businesses to use less electricity when energy demand is at its peak. The Alamo Colleges conserved 1,447 kilowatts throughout the summer. Participants earn rebate money for the energy they did not use, reducing the risks of statewide outages and lowering costs for other CPS Energy customers. CPS Energy paid a total of $336,845 to five local school districts, colleges and universities for using less electricity.

Demand Response, a voluntary load curtailment program for commercial and industrial customers, was implemented 17 times this summer. A total of 210 commercial customers reduced a combined 68.2 MW of electricity in CPS Energy’s service territory, or enough power for 17,000 homes. The program is part of CPS Energy’s Save for Tomorrow Energy Plan, which focuses on reducing 771 megawatts of electricity by the year 2020, postponing the need for a new power plant. Demand Response rewards commercial businesses and educational institutions for implementing energy conservation measures. Participants earn money for the amount of energy they are not using, keeping costs low for all CPS Energy customers.

“Providing affordable electricity to our customers is a priority for us,” said Frank Almaraz, CPS Energy’s vice president of corporate development and planning. “Our demand response programs play a vital role in allowing us to achieve that through energy conservation efforts, which delays the expense of a new power plant.”

Caption: (L to R) Rick Luna, CPS Manager Demand Management, Mitch Wilson, Alamo Colleges Director of Facilities Operations, Frank Almaraz, CPS VP of Corporate Planning

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