May 22, 2015
Palo Alto College News
Public Relations Earns Prestigious Awards
The Office of Public Relations received five awards from the Hermes Creative Awards for work executed in 2014. The team received the following recognitions: 1) Platinum award for the PACfest Social Media Campaign; 2) Gold award for the ¡Celebracion! Invitation; 3) Gold award for the “We Build” Campaign; 4) Gold award for the Adult Learning Academy GED Video; 5) Honorable Mention for ECHS press conference. Hermes is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers.
Leadership Banquet Celebrates Student Accomplishments
The Student Leadership Banquet, hosted by Student Activities and the Student Government Association on Thursday, May 7 at the Performing Arts Center, celebrated the accomplishments of the student clubs and organizations and recognized outstanding students from each organization. Approximately 100 student leaders from 15 Palo Alto College student clubs and organizations, along with their advisors and members from the College’s Leadership Team, gathered to celebrate. During the ceremony, new Student Government Association officers were inducted, and the outgoing officers for each club were recognized for their work throughout the year.
Commencement Celebrates Success
Palo Alto College celebrated students’ academic achievements at the annual Spring Commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Freeman Coliseum. Nearly 400 students of the more than 1,000 degree and certificates recipients for the 2014-2015 academic year walked the stage. Twenty GED recipients from the Corporate and Community Education’s Adult Learning Academy also participated in the ceremony. Former San Antonio mayor Henry G. Cisneros delivered the keynote address, and the Alamo College’s 16th honorary degree was awarded posthumously to Fernando Rodriguez Jr, a community advocate who was instrumental in the establishment of Palo Alto College.
PAC Partners with Family Service Association
The Corporate and Community Education division at Palo Alto College has teamed up with the Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc. (FSA) to offer a Child Development Associate (CDA) class at the Child Development Program at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. FSA awarded the students scholarships to complete the course and assessment test. Palo Alto College is offering the 10 participants an advanced course taught by a CDA Professional Development Specialist. The CDA credential will earn the students a higher wage, better prepare them in the support and development of young minds, and open up the possibility to continue their education in the field of Early Childhood Studies.
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