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San Antonio College President Robert Vela, right, poses for a photo with Antonio the Masked Ranger during a pep rally Oct. 9, 2019 introducing students to the mascot.
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San Antonio College’s mascot is no longer the Ranger. SAC’s College Council — made up of mostly faculty, staff and administrators — voted unanimously Tuesday to stop using the Ranger mascot name, image and logo at the community college, effective immediately.

A sign on the campus of St. Philip's College, one of the five community colleges in the Alamo Colleges District.
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The Alamo Colleges District is waiving tuition for some students this summer to keep them on track towards graduation during the coronavirus pandemic.

The campus of Texas A&M University-San Antonio on February 6, 2020.
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Update 4/06 — Trinity University officials announced commencement will be postponed until Saturday, Aug. 8. Degrees will be distributed in May.

The University of Texas at San Antonio campus.
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Updated Thursday, March 12. Originally published March 11.

Trinity University in San Antonio announced Spring Break will be extended through March 22 and its classes will move online for the remainder of the spring semester.

Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores, center, is greeted by Jefferson High School cheerleaders as he arrives at the launch ceremony for AlamoPromise Oct. 2, 2019.
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On Oct. 2, Jefferson High School cheerleaders lined the sidewalk of their school to welcome dignitaries to the high-profile launch of the Alamo Colleges’ free tuition program, AlamoPROMISE.

Student workers Alyssa Alviar and Jaqueline Brown talk to financial literacy coach Enida Rehome and student success director Liz Castillo at the opening ceremony for St. Philip's College's student support center Safe Space.
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All five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District now have resource centers to meet the needs of low-income students.

St. Philip’s College celebrated the opening of its Safe Space Student Advocacy Center Thursday.

Alamo Colleges Chancellor Mike Flores, center, is greeted by Jefferson High School cheerleaders as he arrives at the launch ceremony for AlamoPromise Oct. 2, 2019.
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The Alamo Colleges District officially launched its AlamoPromise scholarship Wednesday with a celebratory ceremony and a new online registration portal.

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A new county-wide pilot program aims to lower barriers to higher education for students coming from the foster care system. 


Seniors graduating in 2020 from select high schools in the San Antonio area will be the first students eligible to take advantage of a free college tuition program called Alamo Promise.

 

 

Students climb the stairs of the Chance Academic Center on the San Antonio College campus in June, 2018.
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The Alamo Colleges District will begin recruiting high school seniors for its new PROMISE program this fall, as funding commitments to sustain the free tuition program continue to be nailed down.

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