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St. Philip's College Library 

MLK Campus: (210) 486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: (210) 486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123

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Institutional Advancement and Grants Development

The Office of Institutional Advancement and Grants Development obtains external resources to enhance the College's special programs and projects. The office engages in research, planning, and soliciting funds from private and public entities including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Alumni Affairs is also coordinated by this department.

The practice of raising money for the College dates to the early 1900's when St. Philip's College was a modest industrial school for African American girls. Miss Artemisia Bowden, who served the institution for years first as its primary teacher and finally as the president, led the College's first fundraising efforts by personally soliciting donations from the community.

In keeping with tradition, President Adena Williams Loston develops and leads fundraising initiatives of the College. She serves as the liaison between the Alamo Community College Development Office on all St. Philip’s College specific fundraising activities.


Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray, Director of Institutional Advancement


Manages the Institutional Advancement and Grants Development Department which includes scholarships, grants, fundraising, special events, and alumni affairs.  Provides leadership in planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating fundraising, donor recognition, grant writing/proposals and other stewardship events and programs.


Shawana Freeman Blair, Coordinator of Resource Development & Research


Coordinates the grant team and monitors the implementation and compliance of externally funded programs and projects for the college.  Assist the department with all fundraising activities.


Gloria Hernandez, Scholarship Coordinator


Coordinates all scholarships for St. Philip's College students and collaborates with the district-based online scholarship application team.  Assist the department with all fundraising activities.



Alice Chavez-Cortinas, Administrative Services Specialist


Supports the Institutional Advancement Director and serves as the office manager to include monitoring the department budget.



Grants and Resources


  Grant Protocol Guidelines
 Grants Flow Chart 
  Grants Manual Indirect Cost Agreement


Contact Information

Dr. Sharon Crockett-Ray

MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center (SLC),
Suite 319