Mission Statement  

Project VALOR collaborates with students in their development of academic, social and marketable skills while enrolled at San Antonio College. Our program provides students with holistic academic support within a learning community of peers.


The TRiO VSSS program is offered at no cost to students. We provide academic and community support for student veterans studying at San Antonio College. 


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  • A point of contact for Veterans services, needs and resources
  • Weekly or bi-weekly Student Mentoring via phone, email, text or office visits to discuss student progress and specific areas of concern
  • Liaison for on and off campus services & referrals
  • Individual Case Management
Academic Support
  • Academic Advising and assistance with course selections
  • Academic  tutoring
  • Academic Success Workshops
    • Academic & Career Exploration
    • Learning to Learn (learning styles, math anxiety, study tips, test-taking anxiety)
    • Personal Management (time management, stress management, identifying goals)
    • Online Learning
  • Individualized Graduation Plan
  • Access to Computer/Study Lab
Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Assistance with applying for Financial Aid and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Assistance with identifying public and private scholarships
  • Information and resources on using Financial Aid with VA Education Benefits 
Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Assistance in making the best use of GI benefits (including budgeting and financial management)
  • Personal and family budget planning
  • Cost planning for postsecondary education (e.g., spending, saving, personal budgeting)
  • College cost of attendance (e.g., public vs. private, tuition vs. fees, personal costs)
  • Financial Assistance (e.g., searches, application processes, differences between private and governmental loans)
Transfer Counseling & Advising
  • Four-year College & University Campus Visits
  • College Transfer Fairs
Contact Us
TRIO is available for "walk-in" from Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm via ZOOM
For inquiries about TRIO, you can reach us at:
(210)486-1418 | | TEXT @triovets to 81010
To set up an appointment, reach out to TRIO staff directly:


 Dr. DeWanna Greer, Director

ZOOM | (210)486-1703 |


Kyle DeStefano, Advisor

ZOOM | (210)486-1729 |


Melanie Carranza, Admin. Assistant

ZOOM | (210)486-1418 |



Julia Botello, Liberal Arts


Monday: 10am-2pm

Wednesday: 10am-3pm

Thursday: 10am-4pm


Ralph Hernandez, Math | ZOOM

Monday: 10am-5pm

Thursday: 11am-5pm


Peer Mentors

Al Cordew, acordew@alamo.eduZOOM

Monday-Wednesday: 8am-1pm


Kay Smith, Ysmith16@alamo.eduZOOM

Monday: 9am-12pm

Wednesday: 12pm-2pm

Friday: 12pm-4pm