December 20, 2013
St. Philip's College News
Students Receive Faculty-Sponsored Scholarships
Recently at the Southwest Campus, eight SPC aircraft, construction and manufacturing students each received faculty-sponsored scholarship awards. Students James Stevens, Roy Garcia, Angie Gonzales, James Vinyard and Enoc Lopez were awarded $200 scholarships. While students Francisco Reyes, Francisco Orozco and Thomas Chessman received a $500 scholarship award. The students received their awards during the SPC aircraft program’s fall advisory committee meeting and Student/Industry appreciation lunch in which 125 guests attended to include industry partners, SPC staff and SPC faculty. During a discussion, advisory panelists related positive stories concerning the journeys and success experience by previous and current SPC students, and how well-trained the students were under the SPC programs of study.
SPC Hosts Faculty from Brazil
Recently, SPC hosted two tourism, hospitality and culinary arts faculty members from Brazil’s Instituto Federal Santa Catarina for a weeklong faculty exchange with the students, faculty and leadership of SPC’s five tourism, hospitality and culinary arts programs. The week included visits to SPC student practicum sites throughout the city, guest chef lessons in Brazilian cuisine in three SPC classes, and class demos in two additional SPC classes. The SPC faculty also hosted a Brazilian faculty demo for students at Brennan High School, and visits to the Ace Mart Restaurant Supply vendor, HEB Central Market, several area restaurants and iconic tourist destinations. The visit was the third leg of an international exchange program between SPC and the institute, and logistics for further exchange were addressed by the host staff and the guests.
SPC Collects Food at Hunger Banquet
On Nov. 21 at the Center for Learning Resources building, 350 individuals attended the SPC Fall 2013 Hunger Banquet where 7,830 pounds of food was collected for San Antonio Food Bank patrons. Students from several SPC academic classes were involved to discuss local, national and international hunger issues in the world today.
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