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Early College High School Provides More for Students

Walking through the campus of Frank L. Madla Early College High School, it’s clear to see it isn’t a typical high school. But what’s inside these portables can offer more for students than an average high school. Read More >

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Early College High School Provides More for Students

Walking through the campus of Frank L. Madla Early College High School, it’s clear to see it isn’t a typical high school. But what’s inside these portables can offer more for students than an average high school. 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 Increases Number of Degrees and Certificates Awarded by 73%

Alamo Colleges Increases Number of Degrees and Certificates Awarded by 73%

The Alamo Colleges continues to make remarkable strides in achieving greater student success, with a record... Read More >

On-Campus Computer Labs Available for Uploading Meningitis Forms

On-Campus Computer Labs Available for Uploading Meningitis Forms

Students enrolling for Spring 2015 who are required to submit bacterial meningitis documentation may... Read More >

San Antonio College Architecture/Engineering students  participate in Job Shadow Day hosted by O’Connell Robertson  and Alamo Colleges Foundation

San Antonio College Architecture/Engineering students participate in Job Shadow Day hosted by O’Connell Robertson and Alamo Colleges Foundation

Some 51 students enrolled in the architecture and engineering programs at San Antonio College (SAC) shadowed... Read More >

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Students can now park on campus without a decal

New for fall! Students, you no longer need a decal on your vehicle in order to park in student designated parking at any Alamo Colleges locations. Read More >

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Alamo Colleges Names New Board Officers

At their regular meeting July 29, the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees elected new officers. Approved by acclamation were... Read More >

UTSA, Alamo Colleges partnership provides research opportunities for students

UTSA, Alamo Colleges partnership provides research opportunities for students

The University of Texas at San Antonio and Alamo Colleges have launched a new partnership this summer that is giving community college students the opportunity... Read More >

Secretary of Labor Tours Alamo Colleges Academy

Secretary of Labor Tours Alamo Colleges Academy

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez met with Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie and others recently and toured the Alamo Colleges Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy. Read More >

Alamo Colleges Awards Record Number of Degrees and Certificates

Alamo Colleges Awards Record Number of Degrees and Certificates

The Alamo Colleges continues to make significant progress on achieving greater student success, with a record 6,371 degrees and certificates awarded to students in FY 2013... Read More >

SAC, Sul Ross share $5.5 million STEM grant

San Antonio College in partnership with Sul Ross receives $5.5 million STEM grant

 

SAN ANTONIO, TX (Oct.  7, 2011)  – San Antonio College  (SAC) and Sul Ross State University together have received a $5.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students.  

 The partnership, called “Adelante Tejas” meaning Forward Texas, aims to increase STEM enrollment, retention, transfer and graduation among Hispanic and low-income students.

 “We are very proud to work with Sul Ross University on this grant project that will improve student support success particularly in Biology and the Physical Sciences,” said Dr. Robert Zeigler, president of San Antonio College.

  “This innovative partnership will transform STEM instruction and achievement for Hispanic and other underrepresented students, and accelerate their ability to complete a baccalaureate.” Zeigler said.

 This five-year grant from the Department of Education’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation program, in the amount of $1.14 million per budget period is expected to provide the following: 

§    Increases in STEM offerings at both institutions;

§    Early academic and career advising for STEM students;  

§    Expanded labs and increased tutoring hours;

§    New STEM academic and career planning workshops;

§    Research opportunities for SAC students at Sul Ross;

§    A joint summer field study research experience for SAC student at Sul Ross/Big Bend;

§    Establishment of at least nine STEM articulation agreements between SAC and Sul Ross;

§    Online and/or hybrid upper-level Geology and Biology courses for distance delivery to students in San Antonio from Sul Ross; and

 §    Contributions to endowments at both institutions for scholarship and STEM program improvement.

 Grant funds will also be used to expand science and math facilities at SAC such as the Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Center, MathSpace, and BioSpot.       

 For more information, call Barbara Knotts, director of Adelante Tejas for SAC, 210-486-0593.

 

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