Alamo Colleges District Honors, Awards and Launched Initiatives

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
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
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 BestColleges.com (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