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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 >

Fabulous GED Brunch Overflows

Fifth ‘Fabulous’ Brunch Overflows

The fifth annual Fabulous Holiday Brunch took place Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade with a record attendance of about 640 supporters and donors. The reason? Because a group of volunteers — led by Martha Tijerina — is dedicated to the plight of raising money for SAC’s GED to College Transition Program.

About 60 volunteers make up the committee that plans this gala to help raise funds for SAC’s GED program through the SWANS (Services for Women and Non-Traditional Students) Department. Over the past five years, the Fabulous Brunch has raised more than $186,000.

This year’s contribution totaled $45,000, after expenses. The check was presented to Alamo Colleges’ Chancellor, Dr. Bruce Leslie; SAC President, Dr. Robert Zeigler; Alamo Colleges Foundation Director, Jim Eskin; and Women’s Center Director, Dr. Helen Vera. The committee also announced a new endowment for the GED fund. The starting sum is $20,000.

President of Texas A&M University – San Antonio, Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, was the keynote speaker and offered a riveting recap of her own collegiate journey. Starting at SAC and then continuing to Our Lady of the Lake University, Dr. Ferrier’s heartfelt story was both inspirational and humorous. Later in the program, students from the GED program took the stage, and there was not a dry eye in the room.

SAC students, December Gutierrez, Jesse Tovar and April Earl, each spoke briefly about how receiving the Rising Star Scholarship has helped them to be successful GED graduates. 

December, while holding back tears, explained to the audience some of the horrible details of her childhood. On a lighter note, she joked that the Empowerment Center really lived up to its name. About to give up, she called SAC for help and an anonymous employee referred her to the Women’s Center. That phone call changed her life.

April, who will be starting at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in Spring 2013, spoke about how she was moved get her GED and go to college because of her husband and two kids. A social work major, April said she is so grateful for the scholarships she received that will allow her to finish her degree at OLLU. She wants to help others who have been in situations like hers.

Equally moving, Jesse Tovar — a Radio, Television and Film major—shared a documentary-style video he produced about his life. The vivid images tied to his voice over were so powerful it brought the crowd to its feet. His video ended with blank pages and the statement “I will not place anything here yet because my story has just begun.”

Funds from the brunch will go towards providing GED test vouchers, college scholarships, and bacterial meningitis vaccines for students in the GED to College Transition Program at SAC. For more information about the Empowerment Center, go to www.alamo.edu/sac/SWANS/. 

 

Photo: Dr. Bruce Leslie, Dr. Helen Vera, Dr. Robert Vela and  Jim Eskin.

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