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Web Registration Begins Soon for Fall 2014

With registration for Maymester and summer classes in full swing, it is just about time to start thinking about next year and fall 2014 registration. Read More >

2014 Fall Registration

Web Registration Begins Soon for Fall 2014

With registration for Maymester and summer classes in full swing, it is just about time to start thinking about next year and fall 2014 registration. Read More >

Child Care

Child Care for SAC students available

The Early Childhood Center at San Antonio College is gearing up for the fall semester and will start accepting applications for child care. Read More >

Speech Team Nationals

SAC Speech Team Win National Awards

SAC’s Speech Team members recently competed at the Phi Rho National Tournament in Denver and brought home some awards. Read More >

Deans Backyard

Dean's Backyard Holds Grand Opening

The Kinesiology Department recently held a grand opening for their Dean’s Backyard just south of the Candler Physical Education Center. Read More >

Pres Search

Presidential Search

The search for the next San Antonio College President is underway! Learn more. Read More >

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NSLS Inducts New Members

The recently formed San Antonio College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) inducted 165 new members last week. Read More >

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Spring 2014 Finals Approaching

With graduation and end of the semester quickly approaching, the the Spring 2014 Final Exam Schedule is online. Read More >

Enactus Team Competes

Enactus Competes at Nationals

San Antonio College’s Enactus team left last week to compete at the Enactus 2014 National Competition in Cincinnati, OH. Read More >

College For Kids

College For Kids Coming Soon...

SAC offers ‘College’ for elementary and middle school-aged kids during the summer. Read More >

Jennifer Becerra NASA

From Science Teacher to Flight Director

Jennifer Becerra has always loved science, but it wasn’t until college that she developed a deep love for space. After receiving a seemingly random suggestion, Becerra chose to enroll in astronomy. Read More >

2014-SURP-Program

Summer Research Opportunities

The SAC MESA Center has two undergraduate research programs students can participate in this summer. Read More >

Accepting EDGE Applications

SAC accepting applications for 2014 Summer EDGE Program

San Antonio College is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Summer EDGE Program. Applications will be accepted through April 28, 2014. Read More >

Convocation - An Ode to Student Success

Convocation - An Ode to Student Success

 
 

Dr. Robert Zeigler opened with a hearty “good afternoon” as familiar faces of San Antonio College faculty and staff poured into the McAllister Auditorium on Monday, for the annual fall College Convocation. A resounding reply from the crowd brought the program to a start shortly after 2 p.m. as Dr. Zeigler turned the floor over to representatives of the five major shared governance groups.

New SGA President Andrew Hubbard spoke first; promising to continue working in collaboration with employees and to build upon established relationships. Then, bringing a humorous break to the sequence of introductions, Dr. Ellen Marshall (Early Childhood Development), Tammy Perez (Foreign Languages/ESL/Philosophy), and Bill Richardson (Kinesiology) offered their assistance as representatives of the Chairs Council. Other speakers included the new Staff Council President, Helen Torres; Dawn Elmore, Faculty Senate; and Dr. Liz Ann Aguilar, representing the Texas Community College Teachers Association.

 

Making his way through a State of the College presentation, Dr. Zeigler focused on student success initiatives. “Student success is everyone’s responsibility,” he said, “Whether we are on the front lines or not, we can’t forget about our daily interactions with students.”

The presentation included the requisite data points in order to inform the college community of overall academic progress. One of the most impressive figures presented was the number of credentials awarded in 2012. The number of degrees and certificates awarded by SAC increased significantly from only 1,326 in 2005 to 2,533 in 2012. In reference to the unquantifiable good that is being done around the college, he quoted Albert Einstein: “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”

As the program was coming to an end, Dr. Zeigler outlined this year’s main goals. He introduced the newly named “Scobee Education Center” which will house the renovated Scobee Planetarium and the Challenger Learning Center. He also showed images of Tobin Lofts at San Antonio College, a new housing development for college students throughout San Antonio, which will open its doors to students Friday, August 23. He also spoke about the upcoming SACS Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP, and the ongoing Foundations of Excellence initiative.

 “We must continue to work hard to maintain a university-like campus at SAC. We are not just turning out trained workers; we are turning out educated citizens,” Dr. Zeigler said. A thunderous applause welcomed this notion, and after a few questions, faculty and staff disbursed to enjoy refreshments before heading back to plan for the start of the semester.

Convocation Week takes place August 19-24 and will include various activities for faculty and staff to prepare for the Fall 2013 semester. A separate Convocation event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, for adjunct faculty.    

Click here to view a PDF of Dr. Zeigler's Convocation presentation.

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