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Alamo Colleges Names New Student Trustee To Board

At their regular meeting on April 28, the Alamo Colleges’Board of Trustees selected Sami C. Adames as the new student trustee. Adames is only the second student to serve as... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Names New Student Trustee To Board

Alamo Colleges Names New Student Trustee To Board

At their regular meeting on April 28, the Alamo Colleges’Board of Trustees selected Sami C. Adames as the new student trustee. Adames is only the second student to serve as... Read More >

La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Student of the Month Award April 2015

La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Student of the Month Award April 2015

Ruben Mancha is the recipient of the April 2015 La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Student of the Month Scholarship and will receive $500 funded by La Prensa... Read More >

Campus Queen 2015

Ebony's Campus Queen 2015

Vote Ms. SPC for Ebony's Campus Queen 2015! Read More >

Strybos To Deliver Keynote at Texas Energy Managers Association 2015 Expo

Strybos To Deliver Keynote at Texas Energy Managers Association 2015 Expo

John Strybos, P.E., C.E.M., associate vice chancellor of facilities operations and construction management at the Alamo Colleges, will deliver the keynote address... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Signs Partnership Agreement with Vietnam Association of Community Colleges

Alamo Colleges Signs Partnership Agreement with Vietnam Association of Community Colleges

The Alamo Colleges continues to expand its international partnerships by signing an... Read More >

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Helicopter training now offered at PAC

Palo Alto College, which turns thirty this year, is adding another unique course to its repertoire of career and technical education programs. Read More >

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March 2015 Student of the Month

Taylor Conable is the recipient of the March 2015 La Prensa Foundation Student of the Month Scholarship... Read More >

Palo Alto College Nets State Award for Performance Excellence

Palo Alto College Nets State Award for Performance Excellence

Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges, is one of only three organizations in Texas to receive the 2015 Texas Award for Performance Excellence from the Quality Texas Foundation... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Foundation Awarded $250,000 for Endowed Scholarship

The Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation, a new charitable foundation with a current value of $50 million, as part of its inaugural grant round, has awarded $250,000 to the Alamo Colleges Foundation to increase the endowment of the Nancy Smith Hurd Endowed Scholarship for nursing, pre-nursing and allied health students at Alamo Colleges. The foundaton supports "programs that improve education, health, family well-being, arts, culture and animal welfare," according to its mission statement. 
 
"The foundation will be honoring the legacy of Mrs. Hurd and the community she cared about," said Jane Phipps, chair of the Hurd Foundation's board of trustees.
 
The late Nancy Smith Hurd, a San Antonio native, supported numerous philanthropic organizations addressing needs in education, charity, arts, medical research and nursing. She had a deep respect for the nurses who care for and tend the sick and wounded. She was a descendent of the McKean family, who came to Texas from Tennessee before the fall of the Alamo. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School and attended Trinity University.
 
In 1957, she married the late John G. Hurd of Laredo, who was a widower with four young children.  In 1970, her husband was appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, where he served until 1975. She passed away in 2010.
 
Phipps said the Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation makes grants only to pre-selected organizations. The foundation uses an internal process to identify grant candidates and does not accept unsolicited funding requests.
 

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