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Become a Student Ambassador

The San Antonio College Student Ambassador program is seeking new members for the 2014-15 academic year. Read More >

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Become a Student Ambassador

The San Antonio College Student Ambassador program is seeking new members for the 2014-15 academic year. Read More >

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EDGE Program Sparks Interest in Engineering

The EDGE summer program uses hands-on experience to spark high school students' interest in engineering. Read More >

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GED-to-College Class Accepting New Students

The Empowerment Center is currently accepting new students for its Fall 2014 GED-to-College class. Read More >

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Bike Safety at SAC

Important reminders regarding bike safety from campus police. Read More >

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New President Announced

Dr. Robert Vela named 12th President of San Antonio College. Read More >

SAC organization receives grant, to participate in competition

The Enactus team at San Antonio College recently qualified as a team to participate in Walmart Women’s Economic Empowerment Project. As a qualifying team, the group received a $1,500 grant. Enactus teams empower women in the United States to raise their quality of life and standard of living through workforce and/or entrepreneurial training.

The team at San Antonio College has been helping a woman achieve her goal of having her own business. The team will submit a final impact report this month detailing their project. A panel of representatives will judge the top reports to determine winners. Three finalists will receive $1,000 while the top three teams will receive a national grand prize award ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. Winners will be recognized in April where the team will have other opportunities to compete with all of their projects.

The competition recognizes teams assisting women through workforce training empowering them to overcome the barriers of finding employment or improving their careers. Through these efforts, teams assist with creating résumés, preparing for interviews and learning tangible skills that will enhance ones credentials, enabling them to become more successful candidates in the job market. Teams also work with female entrepreneurs to create new businesses or strengthen established businesses by evaluating and addressing areas in need of improvement., increasing their economic opportunity.

The SAC team’s project in this competition is a woman that had to change careers due to medical reasons. The woman, Veronica Fernandez Miller, previously a paramedic, developed a medical condition that interfered with her ability to perform her work duties. With a family and a disabled husband, Miller wanted to find a new way to help her family. In came Enactus to help her develop her own business.

Initially, Miller wanted to make personalized labels for wine bottles to sell. Problems arose because of certain licenses needed. She and the team finally decided to move to something else after being told she would not be able to get a liquor license.

Miller, who was currently enrolled in a photography class, decided to use what she was learning, and what had now become a passion, and turned it into a business. Her business, Veronica Fernandez Image Consulting and Photography, helps businesses brand their name and products with photography.

Wal-Mart, who originally selected the team based on the first proposal, the wine bottle labeling, approved the change of direction, or business, because it involved the same person.

Now Enactus is preparing their impact report to submit. Among other things, the report will include investment and how much Miller has made to date.

“She’s well on her way,” said Charles Hunt, advisor of the organization.

According to Hunt, Miller has her own office now, has performed several jobs, has clients and even has a part time employee. The organization has helped Miller get all the help she needed included directing her on how to get a CPA, developing a logo and hiring a marketing firm.

Hunt said there are currently 18 members on the team helping with this project, but it isn’t the only project they are doing. In April they will be taking this project, and others, to a competition in Cincinnati, OH.

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