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Founded in 1985 from the desire to provide higher education to residents of south San Antonio, Palo Alto College has spent more than 30 years serving over 100,000 individuals throughout San Antonio, Bexar County, and surrounding counties.

On Campus News

The latest news, important announcements, and success stories from Palo Alto College

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    Celebrating cultures of south Texas during annual Heritage Month

    Palo Alto College will celebrate its 2020 Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to honor the indigenous heritages of South Texas through series of free virtual events.
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    Spotlight Series: Dr. Lori Rodriguez

    During Virtual Heritage Month Dr. Lori Rodriguez, assistant professor of Mexican American studies, will be encouraging thought-provoking conversations about terms that are used interchangeably to describe the Latino community.
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    PAC awarded Hispanic-Serving Institution grant to support career readiness

    Palo Alto College has been awarded a $599,007 federal grant to serve its Hispanic and underrepresented student population to enrich student learning, support services, and career readiness.
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    New Housing Assistance Program for students

    Palo Alto College launched a Housing Assistance Program through a partnership with the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) to provide Alamo Colleges students with housing vouchers to offset rental costs by 50 percent.
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    Return to Campus Plan

    Out of an abundance of caution, Palo Alto College has made changes to the way we provide instruction and operate in light of the evolving concerns related to the coronavirus.
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Spotlight Events

Upcoming Events

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    Gallery100 + ProjectSPACE : Chris Sauter

    Tuesday, September 8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Questions for Answers by Chris Sauter, coming to you from Gallery100 + ProjectSPACE, is being shared exclusively on Facebook and Instagram.
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    Business Management Information Session

    Wednesday, September 23, 6-7 p.m.
    Are you interested in becoming a Executive Assistant or Office Manager? Join us for a virtual information session hosted by the Business Management Department.
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    Pop-Up Market

    Thursday, September 24, 3 — 5 p.m.
    Palo Alto College and the San Antonio Food Bank are hosting a Pop Up Market to provide healthy food to students, employees, and the surrounding community through this no-contact, drive-through event.
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    Author Talk/Plática with Ernesto Todd Mireles

    Wednesday, September 30, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    In his book, “Insurgent Aztlán The Liberating Power of Cultural Resistance,” Ernesto Todd Mireles reconstructs the relationship between social-political insurgent theory and Xicano literature, film and myth.
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    Cosmetology Esthetician Information Session

    Wednesday, September 30, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
    Join us for a virtual information session about Palo Alto College's Cosmetology Esthetician program.
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    Eleven Rivers Review Student Poetry Reading

    Thursday, October 1, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    In honor of National Poetry Day, Palo Alto College will host a student poetry reading. While the event will feature Eleven Rivers Review (11RR) student contributors, all students are welcome to join and read their poetry.
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    she wears bells

    Thursday, October 1, 7–8 p.m.
    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its second show of the Fall 2020 season - she wears bells
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    she wears bells

    Friday, October 2, 7–8 p.m.
    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its second show of the Fall 2020 season - she wears bells
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    she wears bells

    Saturday, October 3, 7–8 p.m.
    Join Teatro Palo Alto in its second show of the Fall 2020 season - she wears bells
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    Panel Discussion/Plática: "Crisis within a Crisis: Domestic Violence Crisis During the Coronavirus Pandemic"

    Monday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    A native of San Juan, Texas, Cristela Alonzo is comedian, actress, writer and producer, who created and starred in the ABC sitcom “Cristela.”