The Ranger has been part of San Antonio College
since about 1926 when the college newspaper was originally dubbed the
"Junior Ranger." In the book “San Antonio College: In the
Beginning…1925-1956,” former San Antonio College president Jerome F.
Weynand writes about the Rangerettes who were formed in 1926 as part of the
Girls Athletic Association. They wore western outfits and performed at
college functions. As well, in 1947-48 there was a softball team called
the SAC Rangers, made up of students who played in a city
Today’s “Rangers” are much different than those
times. A new era called for a new image. Over the years, several different
variations of images have been created and used. In an effort to update the
image and reintroduce the “SAC Rangers” President Robert Zeigler, Ph.D.
commissioned a new image be created to honor the history of the SAC Rangers.
Mr. Dan Melgoza, a district graphic designer who
used to work at SAC, designed the new image under the direction of Ms. Vanessa
Torres, SAC’s Director of Public Relations. Melgoza worked to create a
benevolent image that highlighted San Antonio College and the word “Rangers” in
a professional and honorable fashion. Melgoza created several options that were
then presented to the College Executive Team and President Zeigler. With input
from the Student Government Association and a vote from the College Council,
the new image became official in early 2013.
Use of the new image is encouraged; It’s purpose is
to showcase school spirit and pride. However, the image should never be used in
place of the official college logo nor should it ever be altered in color or
format. Please refer to the Alamo Colleges District brand manual for additional
information about the District’s branding guidelines. For questions about
using the new spirit image, please contact the SAC-PR office at email@example.com or 210-486-0880.
Click here to view a video
slideshow of the ‘Unveiling’ event on Thursday, August 29, 2013.
The below image can
be downloaded and used, per the aforementioned guidelines. Contact the SAC-PR
Office with questions about use.