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Web Registration Begins Soon for Fall 2014

With registration for Maymester and summer classes in full swing, it is just about time to start thinking about next year and fall 2014 registration. Read More >

2014 Fall Registration

Web Registration Begins Soon for Fall 2014

With registration for Maymester and summer classes in full swing, it is just about time to start thinking about next year and fall 2014 registration. Read More >

Child Care

Child Care for SAC students available

The Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College is gearing up for the fall semester and will start accepting applications for child care. Read More >

Speech Team Nationals

SAC Speech Team Win National Awards

SAC’s Speech Team members recently competed at the Phi Rho National Tournament in Denver and brought home some awards. Read More >

Deans Backyard

Dean's Backyard Holds Grand Opening

The Kinesiology Department recently held a grand opening for their Dean’s Backyard just south of the Candler Physical Education Center. Read More >

Pres Search

Presidential Search

The search for the next San Antonio College President is underway! Learn more. Read More >

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NSLS Inducts New Members

The recently formed San Antonio College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) inducted 165 new members last week. Read More >

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Spring 2014 Finals Approaching

With graduation and end of the semester quickly approaching, the the Spring 2014 Final Exam Schedule is online. Read More >

Enactus Team Competes

Enactus Competes at Nationals

San Antonio College’s Enactus team left last week to compete at the Enactus 2014 National Competition in Cincinnati, OH. Read More >

College For Kids

College For Kids Coming Soon...

SAC offers ‘College’ for elementary and middle school-aged kids during the summer. Read More >

Jennifer Becerra NASA

From Science Teacher to Flight Director

Jennifer Becerra has always loved science, but it wasn’t until college that she developed a deep love for space. After receiving a seemingly random suggestion, Becerra chose to enroll in astronomy. Read More >

2014-SURP-Program

Summer Research Opportunities

The SAC MESA Center has two undergraduate research programs students can participate in this summer. Read More >

Accepting EDGE Applications

SAC accepting applications for 2014 Summer EDGE Program

San Antonio College is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Summer EDGE Program. Applications will be accepted through April 28, 2014. Read More >

SAC organization receives grant, to participate in competition

The Enactus team at San Antonio College recently qualified as a team to participate in Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project. As a qualifying team, the group received a $1,500 grant. Enactus teams empower women in the United States to raise their quality of life and standard of living through workforce and/or entrepreneurial training.

The team at San Antonio College has been helping a woman achieve her goal of having her own business. The team will submit a final impact report this month detailing their project. A panel of representatives will judge the top reports to determine winners. Three finalists will receive $1,000 while the top three teams will receive a national grand prize award ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. Winners will be recognized in April where the team will have other opportunities to compete with all of their projects.

The competition recognizes teams assisting women through workforce training empowering them to overcome the barriers of finding employment or improving their careers. Through these efforts, teams assist with creating résumés, preparing for interviews and learning tangible skills that will enhance ones credentials, enabling them to become more successful candidates in the job market. Teams also work with female entrepreneurs to create new businesses or strengthen established businesses by evaluating and addressing areas in need of improvement., increasing their economic opportunity.

The SAC team’s project in this competition is a woman that had to change careers due to medical reasons. The woman, Veronica Fernandez Miller, previously a paramedic, developed a medical condition that interfered with her ability to perform her work duties. With a family and a disabled husband, Miller wanted to find a new way to help her family. In came Enactus to help her develop her own business.

Initially, Miller wanted to make personalized labels for wine bottles to sell. Problems arose because of certain licenses needed. She and the team finally decided to move to something else after being told she would not be able to get a liquor license.

Miller, who was currently enrolled in a photography class, decided to use what she was learning, and what had now become a passion, and turned it into a business. Her business, Veronica Fernandez Image Consulting and Photography, helps businesses brand their name and products with photography.

Wal-Mart, who originally selected the team based on the first proposal, the wine bottle labeling, approved the change of direction, or business, because it involved the same person.

Now Enactus is preparing their impact report to submit. Among other things, the report will include investment and how much Miller has made to date.

“She’s well on her way,” said Charles Hunt, advisor of the organization.

According to Hunt, Miller has her own office now, has performed several jobs, has clients and even has a part time employee. The organization has helped Miller get all the help she needed included directing her on how to get a CPA, developing a logo and hiring a marketing firm.

Hunt said there are currently 18 members on the team helping with this project, but it isn’t the only project they are doing. In April they will be taking this project, and others, to a competition in Cincinnati, OH.

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