SPC’S Homecoming Week Announced

September 7, 2018

Public Information Officer

ST. PHILIP’S COLLEGE WELCOMES ALL TO SHINE ONLINE AND ON CAMPUS DURING ITS 2018 SEASON HOMECOMING WEEK OF EVENTS OCT. 15-19

Reasons to celebrate alumni success include the college’s 120th anniversary, a new web site, a Homecoming clothing donation center---and its elite Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 6, 2018)–––Today, St. Philip’s College announced its 2018 season Homecoming Week of Oct. 15-19, with the lineup for the entire week’s activities to be announced online by mid- September---and a new program of giving back that all are invited to support. 

The Dinner and Dance date of Oct. 19 from 6-11 p.m. in the Bowden Alumni Center of the college’s Sutton Learning Center at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive is confirmed, and all St. Philip’s College alumni are invited. The 2018 season is significant for many reasons. For the first time, all of the college’s early college high schools with the exception of the Brackenridge High School business unit have at least one graduating class. The college’s 2013 alumni class will observe its fifth anniversary, and the college’s 2008 alumni class observes its tenth anniversary---and the college’s 1993 alumni class observes its 25th anniversary. All will be gathered with alumni of all vintages during the Oct. 26 SPC Homecoming closing event that features complimentary admission and parking.

For alumni who cannot share a physical presence, no worries as a virtual presence via social media is being encouraged for the first time in the 120-year-old institution’s history. Links to social media are found on a web page that no alumni will recognize as it went live a few weeks ago---www.alamo.edu/spc. St. Philip’s College alumni and partners in attendance will be acknowledged for their role in making corporate quality industry history this summer by helping the college to earn a Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence that separates the best of the best from the merely outstanding organizations in Texas.

New-for-2018, the college is establishing a Homecoming Closet---a pop up shop where students without the types of formal-ish clothing they envision they should be wearing for a college homecoming can get a few articles of clothing for the put-together appearance they desire. Evening gowns, quinceanera apparel, ties, shoes and formal accessories that are new or lightly used can be donated. Donations can be left in Room 319C of the college’s Institutional Advancement and Grants Development Suite in the G. J. Sutton Learning Center building at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 1. Students can visit the pop-up Oct. 1-12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Conference Room 319B of the college’s Institutional Advancement and Grants Development Suite in the G. J. Sutton Learning Center building at 1801 Martin Luther King Drive.

For general information, or information on volunteering to help at the event, contact college homecoming event chair Dr. Sharon Crockett–Ray at (210) 486–2887 or e–mail scrockett–bell@alamo.edu. For information on the process of donating to the Homecoming Closet Pop Up project, contact Shawana Blair, college coordinator of resource development and research, at sblair@alamo.edu, (210) 486-2413. For information on the bevy of student activities planned or underway for 2018 Homecoming Week, contact Dr. Angela McPherson Williams, the college’s director of student success, at (210) 486-2090, awilliams284@alamo.edu.