Alamo Colleges District Honors, Awards and Launched Initiatives


Latest Featured Recognitions


Alamo Colleges wins 2023 National Bellwether Award for program excellence


ACD Receives National Honor for Excellence in Student Success


The Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center Selects the Alamo Colleges District for “Unlocking Opportunity” Initiative


List of Awards & Recognitions

March 2023 Alamo Colleges District wins 2023 National Bellwether Award for program excellence
February 2023 The Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center Selects the Alamo Colleges District for “Unlocking Opportunity” Initiative

Alamo Colleges District is recertified as a 2023 Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing community colleges as hubs of equity and mobility in their communities
January 2023 ACD Chancellor wins Baldrige Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence

Four of our five Alamo Colleges named among Best Community Colleges in Texas
December 2022 Alamo Colleges earns FranklinCovey Greatness Award
October 2022 Four Alamo Colleges receive gold Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award
May 2022 The Alamo Colleges District earns the Award of Excellence for Student Success from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) for offering seamless pathways that lead to student success through its Transfer Advising Guides (TAGs).
June 2021 MacKenzie Scott donates a record sum of $15 million to San Antonio College.
May 2021 San Antonio College is the recipient of the $1 Million 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

Northwest Vista College and Palo Alto College were named to the Aspen Top 150 community colleges
December 2020 PAC receives a transformative gift of 20 million dollars from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.
November 2020 ACD, SAISD Ink 1882 Partnership, Launch Alamo Collegiate Network
October 2020 ACD Recognized with 2020 Ellucian Impact Award
August 2020 Alamo Colleges honored with San Antonio Business Journal Resiliency in Business Award
July 2020 Alamo Colleges District Honored with Rising Star Award by Campus Labs

Four Alamo Colleges Top in Nation for Online Community Colleges (NVC, PAC, SPC, SAC)
May 2020 NLC, NVC, SAC Selected as 2020 Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges
April 2020 St. Philip’s College receives the Texas Award-Next for Performance Excellence (TAPE) award. Northeast Lakeview College receives the Progress Level Recognition from the Quality Texas Foundation (QTF).
February 2020 Alamo Colleges Nets $250,000 from JPMorgan Chase for AlamoPROMISE

ACD named one of 11 colleges in the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Network to earn Leader College of Distinction status for student outcomes and narrowing equity gaps.

Alamo Colleges Honored with 2020 Leah Meyer Austin Award from Achieving the Dream

Four Alamo Colleges Ranked in The Top 100 Associate Degrees Conferred Nationally by Diverse Issues of Higher Education
December 2019 HUD Secretary Carson Designates Alamo Colleges’ Eastside Center as Federal EnVision Site

Alamo Colleges Named Finalist for National Bellwether Award, One of 10 Nationwide and the Only Community College in Texas
November 2019 Aspen Institute Names Three of the Alamo Colleges as Top 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for 2021 Aspen Prize

The Alamo Colleges District Receives Top National Award for Website at Episerver Conference
October 2019 Advocacy Centers are open at all five colleges and Alamo Colleges, San Antonio Food Bank Partner to Enhance Advocacy Centers

Alamo Colleges District Honored with Outstanding HACU-Member Institution Award

Alamo Colleges District Launches AlamoPROMISE To Provide the First Two Years Of College For Graduates From 25 Local High Schools
August 2019 Three Alamo Colleges District Colleges Rated Among Top Online Community College Programs by (SAC, SPC, PAC)
May 2019 Alamo Colleges District Named Finalist for Excelencia In Education's Inaugural Seal Of Excellence

Alamo Colleges District Launches AlamoONLINE
April 2019 Four Alamo Colleges District Colleges Make Top Ten List of Online Community Colleges In Texas (NVC, SAC, SPC, PAC)
February 2019 Three Alamo Colleges Rank in The Top 100 Community Colleges for Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook Magazine (SAC, NVC, PAC)
January 2019 Alamo Colleges District Named Finalist for San Antonio Business Journal’s 2019 Business of the Year

All 5 Alamo Colleges’ ranked among the nation’s Top 100 Degree Producers for minority students by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.
November 2018

Alamo Colleges Wins Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

October 2018 Dr. Mike Flores assumed the role of chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District on Oct. 1, 2018, after unanimous vote by the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees.  He is the district’s first Hispanic Chancellor.
July 2018 District Celebrates Topping Out of New Headquarters Building
March 2016 Alamo Colleges Recognized with the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) for continual pursuit performance quality by the Quality Texas Foundation