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Service Awards Ceremony Honors Employees

In a ceremony on Thursday, November 21, 2013, San Antonio College honored SAC employees with 15, 25 and 40 years of service to San Antonio College and the Alamo Colleges district. The Service Awards Reception and fall coffee is an annual event that celebrates long-standing employees at SAC.  

The event, hosted in the Faculty/Staff dining room in the Loftin Student Center, was packed with employees and many departments coming together to honor their employees. Per tradition, the ceremony included fun trivia from the years the employees began employment, including those listed below.  


·      The cost of a dozen of eggs was 88 cents. 

·      Microsoft released Windows 98 and Apple Computer unveiled the iMac.

·      The search engine, Google, was founded.  

·      San Antonio Spurs starting line-up included David Robinson, Sean Elliott, Mario Elie, Avery Johnson and Tim Duncan.

·      SAC prepared for Y2K by developing a “Year 2000 Project” to prevent possible system failure.


·      The cost of a dozen eggs was 65 cents.

·      A movie ticket cost $3.50.

·      NASA resumed shuttle missions 2 ½ years after the Challenger disaster.

·      The first major computer virus infected computers connected to the Internet.

·      San Antonio’s largest private employer was H-E-B with 8,223 employees.  (They now have 22,000 employees.)

·      Visitors from all over Texas got their first glimpse of Shamu when SeaWorld San Antonio opened.


·      The cost of a dozen eggs was 45 cents.

·      President Nixon, on national tv, accepted responsibility, but not blame, for Watergate. 

·      Skylab, the first American space station, was launched.

·      Shaka, the first white rhino ever bred in captivity, was born at the San Antonio Zoo.

·      An inch of snow fell in San Antonio in January.

In total, the 36 people recognized boast a cumulative total of 695 years of service. The honorees are listed below  

15 Years of Service – 1998  

Brian Barwise 

Anna Budzinski 

Esther Campa 

Henry Castillo 

Judy Clark 

Thomas Davis 

Hoan Duong 

Jacob Fuentes 

Andrew Gignac 

Sandra Gonzalez 

Carol Keller 

Van Lopez 

Eva Mata 

Marta Montemayor 

Diana Munoz 

Dhammika Nanayakkara 

Rita Ogden 

Virgie Orta 

Armandina Patlan 

Bessie Ann Prado 

Theresa Robledo 

Hilda San Miguel 

Joseph Satterthwait 

Javier Vargas  

Albert Vasquez  

25 Years of Service – 1988  

Sylvia G. Cadena 

Martha Castro 

Marion Garza 

Karen Gonzales 

Judy Kabo 

Rosalinda Lerma 

Jerry O’Connor  

Stephen Samet  

40 Years of Service – 1973  

Karen Balcom 

James McBride  

Ned Bailey 


Photo provided by Campus Photographer, Leonard Zeigler.