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April 2013

San Antonio College

Marissa Saenz—Our New Hero! Daniel Barreto selected Marissa Saenz from Admissions & Records as our next superhero! Daniel says, “Marissa demonstrates good judgment when it comes to good customer service. She always goes to great lengths to help me when I need help in the admissions department. I have always received quality service with Marissa, and she knows just what to do to solve my problem quickly and restore the student’s confidence in our admission process. Such great service builds great working relationships with other departments.”

Congratulations Marissa! The Student Affairs Superhero is an initiative to recognize Student Affairs staff and faculty who work hard and are dedicated to student success. The Student Affairs Superhero is awarded bi-weekly and chosen by the current superhero recipient. Office of the Vice President for Student & Academic Success SAC Student Affairs Newsletter online www.alamo.edu/sac/StudentAffairs

www.issuu.com/sacsa

Share your news! Email apena259@alamo.edu with information for the newsletter

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April 2013

San Antonio College

It’s that time again! Graduation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Freeman Coliseum. As a reminder, the graduation application deadline for Spring has passed. Keep the following dates in mind when speaking to students. May 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Graduation Ceremony at Freeman Coliseum

May 18

Last Day of Spring 2013

May 22

Faculty Deadline to Submit Grades on ACES

May 30

Transcripts Available

June 14

Degrees Posted on ACES

July 14

Diploma Mail-out This free, two-day outreach/recruitment Conference was developed to provide outreach into our community to a much underserved population: women who are considering a return to school who are often overlooked in traditional outreach efforts. Conference workshops provide information on topics such as overcoming fears and gaining confidence in order to reach personal and educational goals. Information on GED preparation and testing, college enrollment, financial aid, and

short-term technical certificate programs as well as personal and professional development is provided. This year's conference will also highlight a career fair! To access the WE Conference Registration Form and Scholarship Application visit: http://www.alamo.edu/sac/swans/WEConference/ For detailed information visit: http://www.alamo.edu/eventDetail.aspx?id=29256

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April 2013

San Antonio College

Priority Dates & Deadlines – Financial Aid Financial Aid Application

Direct Loan Application

Term

Date

Term

Priority Date

Final Date

Summer 2013

March 1, 2013

Summer 2013

March 1, 2013

June 3, 2013

Fall 2013

May 1, 2013

Fall 2013

May 1, 2013

October 1, 2013

Spring 2014

November 1, 2013

Spring 2014

November 1, 2013

March 3, 2014

Summer 2014

March 3, 2014

Summer 2014

March 3, 2014

June 2, 2014

Are students stopping by your department and asking about Financial Aid Deadlines for Summer or Fall? We have provided a quick reference of these dates, so we can try to eliminate some of the run-around. **Let us know if your department has any information to share with Student Affairs staff!

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San Antonio College

April 2013

San Antonio College presented 42 students across various academic programs with the honor of Distinguished Graduate 2013. The students will receive special recognition at the graduation ceremony (look for the graduates with purple cords!) and have their diplomas marked signifying this honor. Please visit the website below to see pictures and read individual biographies of the Distinguished Grads. http://www.alamo.edu/mainwide.aspx?id=29840

A Message from the Vice-President for Student and Academic Success Team, We are excited to announce a new and innovative approach to professional development for our staff at San Antonio College. We have invested in a Service-Centered Training Series from SoftSkills Professionals. This series is comprised of four modules: 1) Defining Service in Higher Education Environments, 2) The External Customer Concept in Higher Education, 3) Internal Customers, 4) Dealing with Difficult Customers and How to Say No. This training is custom designed for higher education, with higher-education related assessments, scenarios, and exercises. The modules are online and allow for the convenience and flexibility that we require during these busy times. Each module contains a training video, a downloadable workbook, and a certificate upon completion of the modules. These modules will offer new ideas but also serve as a refresher for our staff who already do an outstanding job. We are confident that these trainings will enhance our teamwork, communication, and most importantly the service we deliver to our students. I ask that we fully support the staff that will participate in these trainings and encourage their commitment to completing the series. Individuals selected to participate in these trainings will receive separate communication with registration dates and information on how to register. If you have any questions regarding the training or the registration, please contact Chaye Pena at apena259@alamo.edu. Thank you, Dr. Robert Vela Page 4

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