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Secretary of Labor Tours Alamo Colleges Academy

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez met with Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie and others recently and toured the Alamo Colleges Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy. Read More >

Secretary of Labor Tours Alamo Colleges Academy

Secretary of Labor Tours Alamo Colleges Academy

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez met with Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie and others recently and toured the Alamo Colleges Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy. Read More >

Alamo Colleges/Mission Solar Energy LLC Awarded $382,796 Job Training Grant

Alamo Colleges/Mission Solar Energy LLC Awarded $382,796 Job Training Grant

At a press conference July 15, the Alamo Colleges announced a partnership with Mission Solar LLC to provide job training for 270 new workers using a $382,796 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. Read More >

Alamo Colleges Names Two New College Presidents

Alamo Colleges Names Two New College Presidents

The Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees approved Dr. Robert Vela as president of San Antonio College and Dr. Ric Neal Baser as president of Northwest Vista College. They were named to their positions as Dr. Robert Zeigler of San Antonio College and Dr. Jaqueline Claunch... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Names Mills Internal Auditor

Alamo Colleges Names Mills Internal Auditor

Matt Mills, a veteran audit professional with more than 18 years experience in both external and internal audit, has been named as the internal auditor for the Alamo Colleges. Read More >

Apply Now for a Scholarship for You and Your Child

Unique Scholarship Funds College for Parent and Child

Apply now for the 2014-2015 Tom Sandoval Rey Feo LULAC Parent/Child Scholarship, which offers a $1,000 Alamo Colleges scholarship for a student who has at least one child... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Awards Record Number of Degrees and Certificates

Alamo Colleges Awards Record Number of Degrees and Certificates

The Alamo Colleges continues to make significant progress on achieving greater student success, with a record 6,371 degrees and certificates awarded to students in FY 2013... Read More >

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May 2014 - Student of the Month Award

Cynthia Archambault is the May 2014 La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Student of the Month. Cynthia is currently attending Palo Alto College... Read More >

Becton, Dickinson and Co. Partners with Alamo Colleges for $450,027 Job-Training Grant

Becton, Dickinson and Co. Partners with Alamo Colleges for $450,027 Job-Training Grant

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) has partnered with Alamo Colleges to provide job training using a $450,027 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission... Read More >

Chancellor Signs Training Agreement

Chancellor Signs Training Agreement

Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie recently signed a memorandum of understanding between the Alamo Colleges and the city of Querétaro, Mx... Read More >

Alamo Colleges, TWC Commissioner Andrade Host Industry Day

Alamo Colleges, TWC Commissioner Andrade Host Industry Day

On April 16, more than 250 educators and administrators from local public schools and the Alamo Colleges attended Industry Day at Palo Alto College. Read More >

Student of the Month Award October 2013

Helga Alexander
Major: Teacher EC-6, 4-8, EC-12
GPA: 3.59
Northeast Lakeview College

Helga Alexander is the recipient of the October 2013 La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Student of the Month award and will receive $500 funded by La Prensa Foundation founded by Amelia and Tino Duran.

Ms. Alexander has been at Northeast Lakeview College for 3 years and has completed almost 60 hours. A native of New York state, Helga Alexander has called many places home. At the age of 8, her family migrated to Guadalajara, Mexico where Helga spent the rest of her school-age years. While there, through the American School Foundation, she earned a high school certificate and took some classes in design. She made her money by designing beach wear and taking odd modeling jobs.
In 1989, Ms. Alexander missed the states so she moved back to be closer to her sister and ailing grandfather. Her sister was a student at Texas State University so she ended up in New Braunfels, TX. She began work at the Senior Citizen’s Center there and completed her GED.

Now, a loving mother, she has decided to go back to school and earn a college degree. She says that her decision to major in education became apparent when she volunteered at her son’s elementary school. “I fell in love with helping children learn,” she says. “And I want to do this as a career.”

Her nominators praise Helga’s “curiosity, collaboration with the other students, and contributions to classroom discussions.” She was always “eager to learn,” they noted.

 
Ms. Alexander plans to complete her Associate of Arts in Teaching very soon and transfer to either Texas A&M-San Antonio or UTSA to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Education. Her ultimate career goal is to become an elementary school teacher and work in an English as a Second Language environment.
 

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