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Stanley Receives Advisor of the Year Award

The Loftin Student Center Cafeteria was decked out like the Oscars this Wednesday as the Office of Student Life recognized the top student in each organization and the advisor of the year. Read More >

2014 OSL Advisor of Year

Stanley Receives Advisor of the Year Award

The Loftin Student Center Cafeteria was decked out like the Oscars this Wednesday as the Office of Student Life recognized the top student in each organization and the advisor of the year. Read More >

2014 Fall Registration

Web Registration Begins 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 Wins 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 >

Valero gives $500,000 for Challenger Learning Center

 
‘Mission’ for a Challenger Learning Center at SAC takes off with a leadership gift from San Antonio-based, corporate leader
 
 
SAN ANTONIO, TX (Oct. 29, 2012) — San Antonio College (SAC) has received a $500,000 gift from the Valero Energy Foundation in support of the construction of a Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at San Antonio College. With this early leadership gift, Valero demonstrates a strong commitment to the future of San Antonio’s young people and families.
 
The Challenger Learning Center at San Antonio College will be a unique catalyst for offering educational and community resources, accessible to all, through a focus on scientific literacy and life-changing learning. With the height of approximately 58 feet, the Challenger Learning Center will become the second tallest building on the SAC campus and will change the skyline of San Antonio College and the city. The Center will offer the city an innovative approach to experiential learning in the STEM fields. As well as serving young students, the Center will also be equipped to provide corporate team training opportunities for community members and organizations.  
 
The Valero Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Valero Energy Corporation, an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuel, based in San Antonio. With this opening gift, Valero has helped San Antonio College launch the $7 million capital campaign.
 
“We are honored to help kick off this capital campaign for such an important educational project in our community,” said Julia Rendon Reinhart, Valero’s Vice President of Corporate Communications. “San Antonio and our country are at a critical point in math and science education. The Challenger Learning Center will certainly be an inspiration to many kids who have not had the opportunity to experience science in such a hands-on and interesting way. It is also a fitting tribute to the Challenger mission, and we are proud to be a part.”
 
 
Understanding the special needs for human services in San Antonio, SAC’s aim with the CLC is to expand the scope of the programming beyond the ‘classic’ missions model used nationally at other centers. “The wide range of STEM programs offered at SAC educate and train people of all ages and backgrounds. With a customized Challenger Learning Center, SAC aspires to become the city’s hub of STEM education and will deliver even further benefit to the community with the CLC’s unique capacity to provide experiential learning,” said Dr. Robert Zeigler, president of San Antonio College.
 
Charles E. Cheever  Jr., Chairman Emeritus of Broadway Bancshares Inc., is serving as the General Chair of the campaign committee. Chris Cheever, Senior Vice President of Broadway Bank, is the campaign’s Leadership Chair. The Cheevers join Dr. June Scobee Rodgers who is the campaign’s Honorary Chair.  
 
Construction of the nearly 22,000-square-foot Scobee Planetarium and Challenger Learning Center complex began in May and is slated to be complete in fall 2013. Scobbe_Renovation  

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Construction continues on the Scobee Planetarium (right). 

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