August 20, 2015
Palo Alto College News
PAC New Student Convocation
Palo Alto College will hold its third annual New Student Convocation on Friday, Aug. 21. Incoming students and their guests will meet the President, faculty, and staff; hear from special guest speakers; be initiated as an official PAC student; and enjoy food, fun, and prizes.
PAC Presents at CQIN Institute
Several members of the Palo Alto College leadership team attended the Continuous Quality Improvement Network Summer Institute from July 29 to Aug. 1. The team participated in workshops focused on Change and Process Management as well as Continuous Quality Improvement. PAC President Dr. Mike Flores presented on Challenges and Changes on the Path to Performance Excellence. Dr. Flores and the team were recognized for being a recipient of the 2015 Texas Award for Performance Excellence.
Ozuna Library Hosts Summer Mini Camp
The Ozuna Library at Palo Alto College hosted the Wild About Wild Birds: Texas Birding for Kids Mini Camp from July 6 - 9. This STEM based camp provided six 3rd and 4th grade students, ages eight to ten years old, the opportunity to learn about South Texas birds. Lessons included bird identification, nesting, habitats, and diets. Hands-on activities included birdhouse care, small bird-bath making, and bluebird birdhouse decoration. In addition, campers utilized the skills gained from their bird identification
Upward Bound Students Visit Universities
Thirty students from the TRiO Upward Bound program at Palo Alto College embarked on a college road trip on July 13 though July 16 to explore four-year university options in south Texas and New Mexico. The students visited universities such as Sul Ross State University, the University of Texas at El Paso, New Mexico State University, and the University of New Mexico. Along with exploring post-secondary opportunities, the students had the opportunity to learn more about Native American culture via a tour of the Acoma Pueblo, as well as visiting the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.
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