SPC College Renames Three Buildings

October 3, 2023

SPC Marketing & Strategic Communications

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St. Philip’s College is proud to announce a significant step forward in recognizing the past, present, and future by renaming three current buildings. Renaming these buildings is part of SPC’s ongoing efforts to reflect the diverse and inclusive values of the institution while fostering a sense of community pride. The new building names are:

Bowden Legacy Building (BLB) - To continue honoring the contributions and legacy of a St. Philip’s College prolific figure, Saint Artemisia Bowden, the Bowden Building named in her honor in 1954, is now the Bowden Legacy to differentiate from the St. Artemisia Bowden Center for Excellence. This building is currently under renovation.

Center for Advocacy and Student Empowerment (CASE) - To provide wrap-around services and support for students, SPC has renamed the Continuing Education building to Center for Advocacy and Student Empowerment. Opportunities, such as food pantry, personal/mental health counseling, clothing, and financial literacy, that are vital for student success, will be provided in this building.

Cybersecurity Innovations Center (CIC) - To support the pipeline of San Antonio’s cybersecurity industry, the renaming of the Campus Center reflects its innovative new purpose as a data center, multi-purpose room, visualization room, collaboration center, interactive display technology classroom, and Heritage Room. In addition, the building will be a central hub for government, university, and industry partners in the cybersecurity field.

Renaming for the buildings was approved by the Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. Ribbon cuttings will be announced.