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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 >

SAC Receives National Health and Wellness Award

The American Heart Association presented San Antonio College with the Fit-Friendly Worksite award recognizing the colleges’ efforts at making the health and wellness of their employees a priority. SAC received the Gold Level award and could be up for receiving the Platinum level next year.

Danielle Gunter, senior corporate market director with the American Heart Association, visited San Antonio College this week to present the college with the national award.

“You are able to say, ‘We want our employee’s to be heart healthy and know there is a positive environment here’,” said Gunter about SAC’s achievement.

“Thanks for taking such a huge interest in health and wellness,” Gunter said. I wish more companies would do this and realize the potential, said Gunter. There would be less employee sick days, just by encouraging employees to do simple things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

Being recognized at the gold level means SAC offers all employees physical activity support at the workplace, has increased the number of healthy eating options, promotes a wellness culture, and embraces at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture. 

Chris Dillon, SAC wellness coordinator, said some assessments are already in place and more are to come to help SAC reach the next level.  

“This is a national award that is hard to obtain,” said Dillon. “I am proud of our efforts.” 

SAC’s health and wellness initiatives include many pre and post health assessments and the availability of health and wellness activities for all employees to participate including walks and school specific activities and campaigns. Assessments include pre and post job satisfaction, pre and post health risk assessments, pre and post fitness assessments and assessments with a dietician for our Employee Wellness Program. There are about six different measures that we will be putting into place, said Dillon. 

“So, next year, we should be able to hit platinum status.” 

“Chris, you have done a remarkable job,” said SAC President Robert Zeigler. “ We would not be getting this without you.” 

Dillon said he would be presenting a return on investment report in August of how the health and wellness program has helped the employees at SAC. 

SAC Fit-Friendly Worksite Award    

The Fit-Friendly Worksite Recognition program is an award given by the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative. It is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in workplaces across America. Fit-Friendly Worksites are recognized as employers who go above and beyond to improve their employees’ health.  

According to the Fit-Friendly Worksites website and the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S. and physical inactivity doubles the risk. It is a scary thought when you realize we spend most of our waking hours sitting behind our desks at work, says the web page.  

Heart disease is also the number one killer among women, more so than all cancers combined. The American Heart Association focuses on educating everyone about heart disease risks and how to become heart healthy. A special program for women is called the Go Red for Women that raises awareness about the risks women face.

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