July 23, 2015
St. Philip's College News
Nutrition Students Share Knowledge
On June 26 in the East Side Community Garden, SPC began its first season of nutrition students sharing knowledge as guests in the garden. The project occurs with with three or four student volunteers working independently most days of the week through July 30, but June 26 was a day for all 30 currently enrolled nutrition course students to be present as volunteers. The students pulled weeds and applied fertilizer and water in the 6,500 square-foot garden with multiple garden plots where seniors can take their gardened produce home for meals.
SPC Provides Orientation Sessions
From June 30-July 2 in the Ella Austin Community Center, Springview Homes and Barbara Jordan Center, SPC served 19 community members through three two-hour orientation sessions in its education partnership in the Promise Zone To Work program. SPC staff members oriented 19 prospective students on the College Connection program that offers seven pre-identified quick training programs which lead to portable and marketable certifications. City officials representing the Promise Zone and Alamo Colleges were present as well.
SPC Faculty Member Interviewed about Toyota Program
On June 24 at SPC, Dr. Marie-Michelle Saint Hubert, Chair of the Applied Electrical and Mechanical Technology department at SPC and Director, Advanced Manufacturing Technology-Toyota, provided an interview to support the KSAT television news report Toyota moving corporate headquarters to Texas. The SPC subject matter expert was sought for comment in her capacity as director of the nationally-recognized Advanced Manufacturing Technology-Toyota program that was cited by Toyota leaders who addressed the press on the firm's 2015 relocation from California to Texas.
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