Alamo Colleges District 75th Anniversary

75 Years 1945-2020

75 Years of Transforming Our Community


The Alamo Colleges District was brought into being by the will of our community, who saw the need for an affordable college education available to all and voted to create the district, allowing for expansion and growth to offer an accessible college education that would provide the opportunity for economic and social mobility to more residents and contribute significantly to the prosperity of the community who created us.

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  • 1945

    St. Philip's College and San Antonio Junior College form the San Antonio Union Junior College District now known as the Alamo Colleges District.

  • 1961

    The Scobee Planetarium opened. The building underwent extensive renovations in 2014.

  • 1985

    Palo Alto College holds its first classes.

  • 1987

    St. Philip's College was designated as both a Historically Black College & University and a hispanic-serving institute.

  • 1995

    Development of Northwest Vista College begins.

  • 2001

    Northeast Campus center begins offering classes at 7980 - 7990 Pat Booker Rd.

  • 2019

    District Support Offices open in 2019 at 2222 N. Alamo St.


Signature Events

75 signature events will celebrate the achievements and contributions to the district's success.
Day at the Capitol

Day at the Capitol

Students travel to the capitol to rally and raise awareness of issues affecting them that may be considered in the current legislative session. The group members visit with elected officials and their aides to get an up-close view of the legislative process. The event is coordinated by the district’s Student Leadership Institute.

Alumni and Former Employee Event

We invite alumni and former employees to celebrate the Alamo Colleges District's 75th anniversary.   Thank you for your success and contributions.

DSO Building
Photo of the mosaic installation at the district support operations building displaying all the colleges established dates

75th Anniversary Winter Gala

The Alamo Colleges District will hold a fundraising gala to provide financial support for students. More details will be available soon.

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