May 15, 2015
St. Philip's College News
SPC Participates in Signing Day
On May 1 at Laurie Auditorium on the Trinity University campus, SPC participated in the Signing Day event which was the culmination of the citywide 2015 Destination College: College Week project. The SPC mascot and cheer team members attended the event that celebrated San Antonio's status as one of the top college destinations in Texas, with more than 150,000 students enrolled in a variety of colleges and universities. A reported 1,500 high school seniors from Bexar County attended Signing Day to celebrate their commitments to 25 of their future colleges and universities, and 50 potential students celebrated their commitments to attend SPC.
SPC Hosts Conference on Empowering Males
On May 2, SPC hosted an Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence conference for 90 male middle school, high school and college students. The conference included a town hall meeting and panel discussion on the untimely deaths of many African-American young men. Panelists included two judges, one assistant district attorney, and one retired police officer. Two $500 scholarships were awarded to SPC student essayists. The day included two age-specific concurrent workshop sessions and a presentation entitled, Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?. The conference’s concluding panel presentation focused on sex, health, and wellness with two physicians, an HIV program director, and former NFL player Priest Holmes as panelists.
SPC Event Recognizes Tiger PAWS Journal
On May 7 in the SPC Heritage Room, SPC students hosted a publication event for the seventh edition of the college's student-run Tiger PAWS (Personal Academic Writing Space) literary and art journal. The event recognized the accomplishments of student contributors, and featured presentations of awards to students for their artwork and writing, readings and displays of many of those works. Student Engagement Grants were awarded and free hard copies of the journal were distributed. Established in 2012, the publication is SPC's first student-run literary and arts journal of original works from students at the end of fall and spring semesters.
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