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GED-to-College Program Named Star Award Finalist

The San Antonio College GED-to-College Transition Program has been named a finalist for the 2014 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Star Award. Read More >

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GED-to-College Program Named Star Award Finalist

The San Antonio College GED-to-College Transition Program has been named a finalist for the 2014 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Star Award. Read More >

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SAC Receives Perkins Leadership Grant

San Antonio College has been awarded a $57,000 Perkins State Leadership Grant to help the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Training (ASL/IT) improve statewide interpreter education training. Read More >

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META Scholarships Now Available

Math, Engineering and Technology Awards (META) Scholarships are now available for SAC Engineering majors. Read More >

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SAC and OLLU Awarded $3.1 Million Grant

San Antonio College and Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) have been awarded a $3.1 million Title V cooperative grant from the Department of Education. Read More >

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Paramedic Program Earns National Accreditation

The San Antonio College Paramedic program has been awarded a five-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP). Read More >

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Dr. Vela Takes the Reigns

San Antonio College administration, faculty and staff came together in the McAllister Auditorium on Monday afternoon for the College’s annual Convocation. Read More >

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Early Childhood Center Open Enrollment

The San Antonio College Early Childhood Center is accepting new students for the 2014-15 academic year. Read More >

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San Antonio Welcomes National e-Learning Conference

 San Antonio Welcomes National e-Learning Conference
 
The 2013 e-Learning Conference  recently  brought more than 400  Instructional Technology Council Members (ITC) to San Antonio. The pre-conference workshops were held Feb. 17 at San Antonio College, and the conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Alamo Colleges Chancellor, Dr. Bruce Leslie welcomed the attendees and introduced Mayor Julian Castro as he too, welcomed the technologists to San Antonio at the Welcome Reception. Bringing our Texas hospitality, Alamo Colleges provided the entertainment in the form of the Campanas de America Mariachi, led by Maestro Juan Ortiz, who performed for the audience.

During the second day of the conference, SAC psychology professor Dr. Pam Hill, was recognized Feb. 19 at the ITC Recognition luncheon. She received the “Distinguished Educators Award” and a plaque commemorating her excellence and dedication to online learning. Hill was nominated for her work in online teaching.

In addition to  teaching, Hill mentors her colleagues and designed a ‘master course’ that she shared with colleagues at Northwest Vista and Northeast Lakeview Colleges. Hill joined the Alamo Colleges  in 1985.  She will be retiring in May.

As a founding faculty member and (then) Dean of Extended Services, Community Outreach and Distance Education at Palo Alto College, Hill has been through a long process to get where she is today. She hopes to continue as an adjunct professor after retirement. “I have been ahead of my time, but I believe faculty will truly be able to serve students at a distance,” Hill said. “I would still like to provide a mentoring service to my colleagues.” 

Kyle Haley, who has taken online classes at SAC, PAC, St. Philip’s College,  and Northwest Vista College, was also honored at the awards luncheon. With a 4.0 GPA and an impressive academic background, Haley was selected as the “2013 Outstanding eLearning Student.” As only a true online learner could, he accepted the award via a video greeting that was played during the luncheon. Haley is a full-time programmer at USAA and is completing two associate’s degrees in English and Math. He said that the convenience of being able to take courses online has been the key to his success.

Helen Torres, SAC’s Director of Partnerships & Extended Services, is on the ITC’s national board, and was instrumental in facilitating this conference. “It was an honor for us to be the host institution,” Torres said. “Making it even sweeter, we knew one of our faculty members, Dr. Pam Hill, and an Alamo Colleges’ student, Kyle Haley, were going to be recognized.”

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Kyle Haley, 2013 e-Learning ITC Student award winner, and Helen Torres, SAC Director of Partnerships & Extended Services & ITC Board Member  


Photo courtesy Helen Torres
 


 

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