August 29, 2014
Palo Alto College News
Palomino Round-Up Welcomes Students
Palo Alto College’ welcomed nearly 8,500 students for the Fall 2014 semester beginning on Monday, Aug. 25. The Office of Student Engagement and Retention set up “Ask Me” tables around campus Monday through Thursday to provide snacks, directions, and other information to students during their first week on campus. A main location in the Student Center Annex helped students print class schedules and get an Alamo Colleges ID. Faculty and staff volunteered to greet students at the locations.
New Student Convocation Held
The second annual New Student Convocation at PAC served over 200 students and nearly 60 supporters (family or friends). Incoming students met with the Palo Alto College president, faculty, and staff, heard from motivational speaker Gabe Salazar, and were initiated as official PAC students.
Training Provided to Local Employer
Palo Alto College’s Corporate and Community Education division was successful in developing a Training Contract with the Vara Chevrolet dealership. Classes began on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to provide highly customized General Accounting training for selected Vara Chevrolet employees.
Ribbon Cutting Held for Early College High Schools
Palo Alto College held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event for the launch of four Early College High School partnerships on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. in the Botanical Gardens. Special guests included Dr. Mike Flores; Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees Chair Anna Bustamante and Vice Chair Dr. Yvonne Katz; Sen. Carlos Uresti (Dist.19); and John Quiñones of ABC’s “What Would You Do?” Following the ribbon-cutting, Mr. Quiñones held a 30-minute lecture and Q&A session for ECHS students, administrators, and other guests.
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