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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 >

Dinosaur

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 and Inspire U Partner for Workplace Mentoring Program

Plant the seeds of higher education in a 3rd grader’s mind! Become a “BIG” mentor.

San Antonio College and Rogers Elementary are joining forces, along with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of South Texas (BBBSST) and Inspire U, to offer workplace mentoring to a cohort of 20 third grade students from Rogers Elementary.

Roger Elementary wants to create a “college-going” environment early on, and we think the SAC family can definitely help. Any full-time employee (faculty or staff member) at San Antonio College can sign-up to take part in the program. All it takes is for you to have an open heart, and for you to devote one lunch hour per month to your “little” brother/sister.

Students will be transported from their school to SAC. SAC, in turn, will work with BBBSST to develop programming for the monthly meetings. All you have to do is show up!

Ready to sign-up? Click here to tell us you’re interested.

Still need more info? Check out the FAQs below.

This program is coordinated through the Office of Partnerships and Extended Services. For additional info, call Helen Torres at 210-786-0393 or email htorres@alamo.edu 

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FAQs   

What is the cost to participate? 

  There is no cost to the participants.

How can I get more info?   

  Attend one of the Orientation/Info Sessions that will take place at SAC.

   Wednesday, February 26th  

      9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. in NAHC, Rm. 218 A&B

   Thursday, February 27th  

      9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. in NAHC, Rm. 218 A&B

 

Click here to sign-up.  

 

What is Big Brothers, Big Sisters?  

  Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help all children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with volunteer mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organizations in the United States and aims to mentor children of all ages in communities across the country.  

What is Inspire U?  

  Part of the SA2020 initiative, Inspire U is a mentoring program designed to connect youth to careers, beginning as early as elementary school and continuing through high school. The program is designed so the mentor can serve as an adult sounding board for a student's college aspirations and career exploration.  

How is this program funded?  

  The funding is provided through Inspire U and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of South Texas. There is no cost to the participants or the College.  

What will I do with my “Little” brother or sister?  

  As a “Big”, you will get to choose to take part in the planned group activity or simply hang out with your “Little” during the one-hour timeframe. BBBSST and SAC will work together to develop fun group activities around the campus each month, which may include: visiting the Scobee Education Center, playing basketball in the Candler gym, attending a Theatrical performance in McAllister, and much more!    

How do I become a “Big”?  

  To become a “Big” with SAC, you will need to sign-up to attend an Info/Orientation Session. There is an application process which entails a background check and an interview process to facilitate a good match between the “Big” and the “Little.”    

Who can participate?  

  Any full-time faculty or staff member is eligible to participate—no matter what role you play at SAC.  

When/where will the activities take place?  

  The program will only operate during the academic year. All activities will take place on campus at SAC.  

Can I be released from work to participate?  

 •  The students will be bussed to SAC for the typical noon to 1pm lunch hour. Time spent mentoring is considered personal time, therefore faculty and staff “Bigs” should make arrangements with their supervisors to ensure participation at all events. Lunch will be provided free of charge.    

How are mentors (Bigs) paired with students (Littles)?  

  After the application is completed, BBBSST will facilitate an interview. All “Bigs” will be interviewed to ensure a good match is made. The same process will occur with the “Littles” and their parents.  

How can I get more info?  

  To learn more about this special program, contact Helen Torres in the Office of Partnerships & Extended Services. Helen Torres can be reached via email at htorres@alamo.edu or by calling 210-486-0393.   

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