Writing Center Donation
$27,000 Donated to
the SAC Writing Center for Writing Across the Curriculum
The Alamo Colleges Foundation has donated $27,000 from
various sources to support writing at San Antonio College. The targeted
campaign, raised funds from multiple donors to expand the capacity of the SAC
An event celebrating this donation was held Wednesday at the
SAC Writing Center, Room 203 of
Gonzales Hall. Jane Focht-Hansen,
director of the Writing Center, and Dr. Lennie
Irvin, assistant director, introduced Hall Hammond and Steve Hixon, two of the
donors at the celebration.
In his comments at the Writing Center, SAC President Dr. Robert Zeigler said: “We appreciate how
Hall Hammond has reached out to the community. And we appreciate that all of you
recognize how important writing is.”
Mr. Hammond was cited as being crucial to the fund raising
“This goes back to my sophomore year in high school when I
had a great English teacher,” Mr. Hammond said. “It’s student success that counts.
I am not just raising money, I am trying to raise awareness of what a great
resource (the Writing Center) is here.”
The Writing Center offers tutoring, open computer lab,
workshops and resources texts. Three new part-time employees are tutoring in the
Writing Center, thanks to this generous donation.
Hours of operation are:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
For an appointment, call 210-486-1433, or visit www.alamo.edu/sac/wctr
for more information.
PICTURED: Dr. Robert Zeigler, Hall Hammond (showing off his 'Wordle' gift), Steve Hixon, and Dr. Lennie Irvin at the event celebrating the Writing Center at San Antonio College.