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Strybos To Deliver Keynote at Texas Energy Managers Association 2015 Expo

John Strybos, P.E., C.E.M., associate vice chancellor of facilities operations and construction management at the Alamo Colleges, will deliver the keynote address... Read More >

Strybos To Deliver Keynote at Texas Energy Managers Association 2015 Expo

Strybos To Deliver Keynote at Texas Energy Managers Association 2015 Expo

John Strybos, P.E., C.E.M., associate vice chancellor of facilities operations and construction management at the Alamo Colleges, will deliver the keynote address... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Signs Partnership Agreement with Vietnam Association of Community Colleges

Alamo Colleges Signs Partnership Agreement with Vietnam Association of Community Colleges

The Alamo Colleges continues to expand its international partnerships by signing an... Read More >

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Helicopter training now offered at PAC

Palo Alto College, which turns thirty this year, is adding another unique course to its repertoire of career and technical education programs. Read More >

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March 2015 Student of the Month

Taylor Conable is the recipient of the March 2015 La Prensa Foundation Student of the Month Scholarship... Read More >

Palo Alto College Nets State Award for Performance Excellence

Palo Alto College Nets State Award for Performance Excellence

Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges, is one of only three organizations in Texas to receive the 2015 Texas Award for Performance Excellence from the Quality Texas Foundation... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Earns Award for Financial Transparency

Alamo Colleges Earns Award for Financial Transparency

The Alamo Colleges has earned the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle 2015 Platinum Award from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, by scoring 23 of 23 possible points on the rating criteria... Read More >

Alamo Academies Chair Applauds Alamo Colleges’ Role in Workforce Initiative

Alamo Academies Chair Applauds Alamo Colleges’ Role in Workforce Initiative

In a recent column in the San Antonio Express-News, John Dewey, chairman of the Alamo Academies and a member of the San Antonio Manufacturers Association Board of Directors... Read More >

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PAC student learns from Disney Imagineers

In May 2014, Krystal Garza, a 22-year-old student at Palo Alto College, applied to join the Disney College Program, an internship program where students learn from some of the best artists and corporate employees at Walt Disney World. Read More >

Dr. Jill Biden Addresses Community College Trustees and Presidents

Dr. Jill Biden Addresses Community College Trustees and Presidents

On February, 11, 2015, Mr. Roberto Zárate, Alamo Colleges board member and Chair-Elect ACCT Board of Directors, introduced Dr. Jill Biden at the 2015 Community... Read More >

Rackspace Hosting Donation Enables Students To Attend Alamo Colleges’ Robotics Camps

Thanks to generous support from Rackspace, Time Warner Cable and the Texas Workforce Commission, 232 local elementary, middle school and high school students will be able to attend the Alamo Colleges' Space TEAMS summer robotics camps this year. The camps will take place at all five of the Alamo Colleges and a public performance/presentation will be held on the final day of each camp.

Rackspace's $50,000 donation will fund the purchase of laptops, robot kits and software, plus pay for staff, allowing 120 students who will be entering 4th trough 6th grade this fall to participate. A majority of these students will be from groups under-represented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas. Eligibility status for the Federal Free or Reduced Fee school lunch program will be used as the standard for enrollment.

Time Warner Cable, for the third year in a row, is providing scholarships for 36 middle school student to attend the robotics camps at Northwest Vista College, St. Philip's College and Northeast Lakeview College. The funds are provided as part of Time Warner's Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative. The Texas Workforce Commission is also providing funding for 24 high school students to attend Space TEAMS summer robotics camps at each of these same colleges. Northwest Vista College is partnering with the Girl Scouts and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of the San Antonio Independent School District for the high school teen girl camp. Northeast Lakeview College is partnering with Boysville for its high school camp.

The Space TEAMS program began at Northwest Vista College in the summer of 2006 and operates under the direction of Andrew Schuetze, Northwest Vista College director of the Texas Institute for Educational Robotics (TIER). The SpaceTEAMS Robotics program is a fun and interactive hands-on experience that gives participants a chance to design and build robots. Successful robot builders must employ mechanical, electrical and software engineering, systems thinking, creativity and teamwork to succeed in their efforts. As students learn to design and build their robots, the hope is that they will become interested in STEM education and careers. The program specifically targets students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM career fields.

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