Histology Student Recognized as District Wide AlamoPROMISE Student of the Month
March 23, 2022
St. Philip’s College congratulates Minh Ngo for being recognized as the March 2022 District-wide AlamoPROMISE Student of the Month. He was recognized and received his award at the March 22, 2022 Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees Meeting.
Minh is a student in the Health and Biosciences AlamoINSTITUTE. He is currently enrolled in the Histologic Technician Program and is a student member of the Texas Society for Histotechnology. Originally from Vietnam, Minh graduated from Judson High School in 2020. He first learned about SPC’s Histologic Program from his high school science teacher. He became invested in it as his future after visiting the program during a field trip to SPC. Upon his return home from the field trip, he worked hard and dedicated himself to doing everything he needed to do to gain acceptance to SPC and then the Histologic Technician Program. He is very grateful to have learned about the program through his high school science teacher because he did not know about any laboratory occupations when he was still in Vietnam.
He finds it amazing to study the tissues and observe them under a microscope and is working very hard to become a certified technician in the future. His professor, Lucila Escobedo, describes Mr. Ngo as "a great team member who has learned quickly and excelled in the basic techniques of the Histology profession". She does not doubt that he will be a great Histology Technician and an asset to the Histology community.
About the AlamoPROMISE Student of the Month
The program was established to highlight and recognize distinguished students in the AlamoPROMISE program across the Alamo Colleges District. Students are nominated by their college faculty and staff and meet eligibility requirements, including being in good standing with the College and having a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. A student is selected each month from one of the Alamo Colleges and recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting. AlamoPROMISE, is the Alamo Colleges District’s program, in partnership with local government, local ISD’s and community organizations, that covers the cost of last-dollar tuition and fees at one of the colleges within the Alamo Colleges District for San Antonio and Bexar County students who plan to earn an associate degree, certification, courses for transfer or workforce training. Currently, there are 47 Bexar County high schools eligible for the AlamoPROMISE program.