Academic Advising

We are located in the Welcome Center (bldg. 8) on the Martin Luther King Campus OR Southwest Campus Industrial Technology Center (bldg. 1), Section B.

Academic Advising Department Statement of Commitment

The mission of the Advising Department is to help students with all of their academic pursuits. For distance education learners, you can find contact information for the advisor specific to your degree plan (or assigned advisor found on your ACES my page account). Advisors are available to assist students with completing academic pathways for career mobility and or transfer to university of choice.

Make an appointment

How do I identify who my advisor is? 

Want to get on the right educational pathway? Want to prevent delays at registration? Identify who your certified advisor is by logging into your ACES account and following these simple steps:

  1. Log into ACES
  2. Click on the My Page tab (5th tab from the left)
  3. Under Academic Profile (on the left) select the current term & press Go
  4. Your advisor's name will appear under the "Advisors" title
  5. Schedule your appointment by:
    • checking your ACES email for an email from your advisor
    • contact the advising office by visiting the Welcome Center at Martin Luther King or Building 1 Room B172 at Southwest campus
    • contact the advising office by phone at 210-486-2008 at Martin Luther King or 210-486-7281 at Southwest campus

Be sure to always check your student email as you will be receiving periodic emails from your assigned certified advisor with important information

What is advising and why is it important?

Advising offers students an opportunity to identify an academic pathway, utilizing an advising syllabus, to promote the completion of their educational goals.  Students that utilize advising graduate faster, spend less time and money on courses that are not needed, and are more engaged in the college experience.  
 
Check out the advising syllabus at SPC to equip yourself with various policies, procedures, and resources.

What is an "Institute" at St. Philip's College

We’ve organized all our programs and courses into six Alamo Institutes that match students’ areas of interest with career goals giving you a clear path to the career goal you have in mind. It’s designed to help you take control of planning for your future. This new approach will save you time by guiding you to take only the courses you need, either to be job-ready when you graduate from one of the Alamo Colleges or to transfer to a university. It also saves you money, because you don’t pay for courses you don’t need or take more credit hours than you need to graduate or transfer.

Take a peek at what the Institutes are all about. 

Post-assessment advising and refresher courses

First time in college and transfer students without proof of completed post-secondary coursework must take a common entrance exam to determine if you are ready for college-level course work in the general areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.  As of August 26, 2013, an institution of higher education shall use the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment as the only approved assessment instrument for all students attending a public college.

Post-assessment advising, on campus, occurs with a certified advisor.  For distance education learners, Alamo ONLINE is available for post-assessment advising needs.  Go to https://www.alamo.edu/online/ to secure information regarding distance education learner testing opportunities and post-assessment advising.  This assessment provides the student the opportunity to identify their options for retesting, refresher and/or registration based on their declared educational pathway. 

Refresher courses are required for students that place into developmental levels, based on their TSI assessment results.  Refresher courses are free and provide a second opportunity to move into a higher developmental course or college-level classes.  Students completing post-assessment advising will be required to register for New Student Orientation.

How can I create my Mission Statement

A personal Mission Statement is critical to your success as a student at St. Philip's College. The development of your mission statement will assist you in identifying your skills, abilities, and interests and how they relate to your values and principles toward the career you wish to pursue. 

Once completed schedule your appointment with your advisor via your ACES portal.

Take a peek at the attachment to better assist you in the creation of your mission statement. 

Certified Advisors

The Certified advisors are committed to helping students be successful by providing quality service, support, and encouragement to you. Come to see us in the Welcome Center (MLK) and in Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, Room B172 at Southwest Campus!

Appointment Advising Hours of Operation:

Meet with your assigned advisor early to ensure that you have everything complete prior to the next registration cycle.  Check your ACES "My Page" tab to determine who your advisor is and schedule your appointment today.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  
MLK Advising Line:  210-486-2008
SWC Advising Line:  210-486-7281

Contact your certified advisor via e-mail to schedule an appointment today!  

Advising Hours of Operation:

 Monday:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday:  8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday:  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

**First Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Find your Certified Advisor

Identify who your certified advisor is by logging into your ACES account and following these simple steps:

  1. Log into ACES
  2. Click on the My Page tab (5th tab from the left)
  3. Under Academic Profile (on the left) select the current term & press Go
  4. Your advisor's name will appear under the "Advisors" title
  5. Schedule your appointment by:
    • checking your ACES email for an email from your advisor
    • contact the advising office by visiting the Welcome Center at Martin Luther King or Building 1 Room B172 at Southwest campus
    • contact the advising office by phone at 210-486-2008 at Martin Luther King or 210-486-7281 at Southwest campus

Meet your Certified Advisor

Creative & Communication Arts Institute

Victor Natera

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2690

Business & Entrepreneurship Institute

Yolanda Ward

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2142

James Satchell

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2088

Joseph Hernandez

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2298
Health & Biosciences Institute
 

Janet Hart

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2662

 

Frances Calderon

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2584

 

Irma Lopez

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2456

 

Tricia Mc Elligott

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2295

Teresa Hopwood

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2484

Nathan Martinez

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2380

Doug Gable

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2799

Juan Venegas

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2804
Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Institute (Automotive Technology Only)

Yvonne Benton

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2822

Christine Sauceda

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2466

Konnie Harper-Thompson

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2254
Public Service Institute

Yvonne Benton

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2822

Christine Sauceda

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2466

Konnie Harper-Thompson

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2254
Science & Technology Institute

Meredith Bess

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2147

Deborah Woods

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2113


Gloria Jose

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC)
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2684

Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Institute

Jennifer Salmeron

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, B172L
SPC - Southwest Campus (SWC)
210-486-7046

Sarah Ramirez

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, B172E
SPC - Southwest Campus (SWC)
210-486-7020

Carlos Solis

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, B172C
SPC - Southwest Campus (SWC)
210-486-7099

Marisa Zertuche

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, B172D
SPC - Southwest Campus (SWC)
210-486-7043
International Office

Meredith Bess

Certified Advisor, DSO
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC), Room 106J
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2147 or 210-486-2287

Visit the St. Philip's College International Student Services website: alamo.edu/spc/international

Veterans Affairs Office
 

Tony (Lawrence) Gable

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC), Room 205
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2521 or 210-486-2111

Gloria (Maria) De Luna

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC), Room 205
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2522 or 210-486-2111

 

Alicia Stolte

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Welcome Center (WEC), Room 205
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2088 or 210-486-2111

Visit the St. Philip's College Veterans Affairs website: alamo.edu/spc/veterans-affairs

Disability Services

Margaret Houser

Certified Advisor
Enrollment Management
Sutton Learning Center 102
SPC - Martin Luther King Campus
210-486-2411

Visit the St. Philip's College Disability Services website: alamo.edu/spc/disability-services

What is New Student Orientation and why do I need to attend?

New Student Orientation is an opportunity for all students to attend a session to understand the college lingo, college resources, and the college policies/procedure here at SPC.  Want to get a glance at what you will be seeing, click the link below called "New Student Orientation Powerpoint Presentation".

**Be advised that students must have an active application on file for the semester and will need to be registration ready prior to registering for New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation should be the last step before meeting with your advisor for course selection and registration.

Below is the online registration link and dates and times for New Student Orientation. Sign up today!

Online Registration Link Below

Online Registration Form
NSO Presentation

Martin Luther King Campus:

Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR), Room 108

Southwest Campus

Location:  Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, Room B172

You must be registered for the session and must arrive at least 10 minutes in advance to ensure that you are logged on to the computer to begin the session on time.  Please have your ACES log-in information available at the New Student Orientation session.  Passwords and ACES ID are required. We will not allow late entry as there are many policies and procedures that are covered to ensure that you are successfully prepared to begin your educational pathway.