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January 22, 2015

District News

Alamo Colleges Hosts 4th Annual College Connections Summit

Margaret Quintanilla, The Director of Student Access and Support Services, and the District-wide College Connection teams hosted the 4th Annual College Connection Summit on December 11, 2015.  A total of 77 counselors and advisors from area ISDs, community partners, and internal personnel were in attendance.  This year the College Connection Summit partnered with the Financial Aid team to host a joint summit to include the Financial Aid National Training for Counselors and Mentors (NT4CM).  The one day summit provided participants with Alamo Colleges enrollment information.  Topics included updates on AlamoINSTITUTES, AlamoENROLL, AlamoADVISE, and Career Coach.  The NT4CM training provided valuable information to guide participants as they assist students and families in navigating the financial aid process.  Participants also learned about new changes in Student Financial Aid.

 
 

 

Career Coach Deployment Presented

Patricia Parma, the District Director of Student Success Initiatives, served as the Alamo Colleges representative in sharing a best practice with the Community College of Baltimore County. The CCBC Career Counselor was referred to the District Director by EMSI to share Alamo Colleges’ innovative use of Career Coach data on our AlamoINSTITUTE website. Deployment of Career Coach within AlamoADVISE, AlamoINSTITUTES, myAlamoCareer.org, and SDEV/EDUC was discussed. Planned alignment of Texas high school endorsements, university transfer ane employment within Career Coach also was shared.

 

 

Construction of New Mobile GO Center Finalized

Margaret Quintanilla, the Director of Student Access and Support Services, led and  finalized the logistics for the construction of the new Alamo Colleges Mobile GO Center (MGC).  The new MGC was transported to the Alamo Colleges on December 14.  The transition phase from the old MGC to the new MGC is scheduled for early January.  Equipment set-up is pending.   Spring plans will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony to showcase the new center, with plans to continue outreach events by mid-Spring.



 

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