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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 >

Dinosaur

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 >

SAC providing on-campus VA support

This August, San Antonio College joined 62 other colleges and universities in a program that provides on-campus support to veterans transitioning to student life. The program, VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC), now has 94 participants; 13 of those are located right here in Texas. The University of Texas – San Antonio is also a participant, the only other VSOC in San Antonio. 

“VetSuccess on Campus is an innovative approach to help Veterans in the often difficult transition from military service to academic life,” said Allison A. Hickey, VA’s under secretary for benefits. “Placing experienced VA counselors directly on college campuses strengthens VA’s partnership with institutions of higher learning and creates myriad opportunities to help Veterans succeed.” 

The website says, through the program, the VA is strengthening partnerships with institutions of higher learning and creating opportunities to help Veterans achieve success by providing outreach and transition services to the general Veteran population during their transition from military to college life. 

The program will help Veterans, servicemembers and their qualified dependents achieve their educational and career goals through VA’s Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefit programs. 

A VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is assigned to each VSOC school to provide vocational testing and career, academic, and readjustment counseling services. At many campuses, a VA Vet Center Outreach Coordinator is present to provide peer-to-peer counseling and referral services. 

With a VetSuccess counselor readily available on campuses, counselors will be able to help resolve any problems that could potentially interfere with a Veteran’s educational program, including assisting with disability requirements, says the website. If needed, counselors could also provide referrals for health services through VA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics or Vet Centers. 

According to the press release sent out in August, the counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities, referring Veterans as needed for counseling or medical services and providing assistance enrolling in and applying for VA medical and nonmedical benefits.  

Sylvia Jackson Rodriguez, SAC’s VetSuccess on campus counselor, said she plans to do much more than just provide what is necessary of her position as a counselor.  

Rodriguez has a passion for making sure those she helps succeed, she said. She added, counselors are chosen because of their passion and dedication. 

“We are here to serve,” said Rodriguez. 

Something Rodriguez already has in the works is a student Veterans association. She is currently working with UTSA to form the group so members can help each other and bring in speaker series to the two schools. She already has plans to bring in speakers to talk about mental health, the vet center, military sexual trauma and homelessness. 

Rodriguez said in the time she has been here, since early October, she has personally seen at least 18 people. She has also been networking with other departments on campus to share how the program can help not only traditional students, but employees of the college as well. 

The program had a delay in start due to the government shutdown and is now heading in the right track – toward success!  

Discounts and Freebies for Veterans  

History of VetSuccess On Campus  

Since the inception of the Post-9/11 GI Bill four years ago, VA has issued about $30 billion in payments to help nearly one million service members, Veterans and family members pursue their education. 

VSOC began in 2009 with a pilot at the University of South Florida and expanded to San Diego State University and Cleveland State within six months. The program continued to grow with five additional locations in 2011 and 24 by 2012.  

Partner schools are selected for the size of their student Veteran population and proximity to a VA Regional Office, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service office, Vet Center or VA medical center, among other factors. 

For more information or a full list of participants in the VetSuccess program, go to www.vetsuccess.gov. 

Texas participants:  

Austin Community College 

Sam Houston State University 

University of Texas – San Antonio 

Tarrant County College District – South Campus 

Tarrant County College District – NE Campus 

Texas A&M University – Central Texas 

Central Texas College 

Houston Community College 

Lone Star College System 

Texas A&M University 

University of Houston 

University of Houston – Arlington 

San Antonio College

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