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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 >

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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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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 >

Get $$$ for college now!

Get $$$ for college now!

Alamo Colleges scholarship deadline is April 5! The Alamo Colleges' Foundation offers many different kinds of scholarships. One may be just right for you. Read More >

Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor To Lead Workforce Initiative

Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor To Lead Workforce Initiative

Mayor Ivy Taylor recently announced that the Alamo Colleges, under the leadership of Dr. Bruce Leslie, chancellor, and Dr. Federico Zaragoza... Read More >

Cosmetology New Program

Cosmetology now offered at Palo Alto College

Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges, will launch an accredited Cosmetology program beginning on March 23. Read More >

For the second time in four years, the Alamo Colleges has been chosen by the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) to receive

Alamo Colleges’ Alamo Academies Wins Prestigious National Bellwether Award

For the second time in four years, the Alamo Colleges has been chosen by the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) to receive... Read More >

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Curriculum prepares students to care for animals

A love for animals is the reason why students are willing to undergo a rigorous curriculum at Palo Alto College in order to become a Licensed Veterinarian Technician. Read More >

Semmes Success Scholarship Recipients Honored at Reception

The inaugural class of 25 Semmes Success Scholarship recipients was saluted by Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Bruce Leslie and San Antonio College President Robert Zeigler at an Alamo Colleges Foundation reception held in the Koehler House at SAC on October 29.  The Semmes Foundation, represented by Tom and Pat Semmes, was also recognized for its generosity in donating $600,000 over a four-year period to fund the scholarships.
 
The Semmes Success Scholarship is unique in its focus on completion and graduation. The scholarship targets "first-time-in-college" students and complements several Alamo Colleges' initiatives that reinforce staying on track to completion. These include: declaring a major, maintaining a degree plan and taking a full course load; maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA; and meeting regularly with an academic advisor. Recipients are eligible for awards totaling up to $,2500 per academic year as they move forward to completion of a degree or technical certification. In addition, they are eligible to receive a $1,000 incentive for completing their degree on time.
 
Stephanie Cruz, a teaching major at Palo Alto College, expressed her gratitude for the Semmes Success Scholarship. "I understand that there is a  limit on the number of people who get such an award," said Cruz. "I feel grateful for being chosen and I will reach my goals successfully because you have given me the chance," she added.
 
The inaugural class of Semmes Success Scholars includes five students from each of the five Alamo Colleges.

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Tom and Pat Semmes, center, met recipients of the Semmes Success Scholarship at a recent reception.

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