Alamo Colleges District’s Alamo Academies Celebrate Graduation
May 20, 2019
The Alamo Colleges District’s award-winning Alamo Academies celebrated the graduation of 622 attendees and 107 graduates at a dinner and graduation ceremony on May 3 at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade. Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores was joined by Board Chair Marcelo Casillas, San Antonio College President Dr. Robert Vela, St. Philip’s College Vice President for Academic Success Randall Dawson, Alamo Academies Board Chair Beki Hutchinson and Alamo Academies Executive Director Katherine Sanchez-Rocha in congratulating the graduates.
Keynote speaker for the event was 2018 Aerospace Academy graduate Christopher Paz, with additional remarks provided by 2019 Information Technology and Security Academy graduate Diego Perez. Scholarships were awarded to a number of students by Toyota, San Antonio Manufacturers Association, Joe Wilson, CPS Energy and Holt Cat. Special recognition for contributions to the Academies was given to Tina Miller of the New Braunfels Independent School District and Joe Ybarra, St. Philip’s College faculty member and Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy instructor.
Alamo Academies offers five programs that train junior and senior high school students for careers in high-demand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. A total of 93% of students who graduate from the Alamo Academies programs pursue higher education, join the armed forces or enter into high-wage employment in career fields related to Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology and Security, Healthcare, or Diesel Technology. Find our more about the Alamo Academies at https://www.alamoacademies.com.