SGA discusses UTSA transfer help, tech fair, charity ball

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SGA officers discuss proposed technology fair, stakeholder’s meeting and charity ball in reports.

By Jerico Magallanes

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The Student Government Association discussed a proposed technology fair and a plan to bring two University of Texas San Antonio transfer advisers to this college on Feb. 15.

SGA President Harley Williams said she is on a committee to host a technology fair at this college.

Williams said she and SGA Vice President Jamilyn Keeton attended the strategic stakeholder’s meeting Feb. 8.

The meeting’s panel consisted of Dr. Richard Romo, University of Texas at San Antonio president; Dr. David Jurenovich, vice president for enrollment management at the University of the Incarnate Word; and Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president of Texas A&M-San Antonio.

Williams said she and attendees met to collaborate on the district’s WIGS, or wildly important goals.

The goals included having consistency among common core classes to ease transfers from the Alamo Colleges to four-year institutions, focusing first on local universities.

Williams said the meeting also covered bringing two advisers full time to this college who would exclusively aid with transfers to UTSA.

Williams said she didn’t know when the two advisers would begin working at this college.

The SGA’s Charity Ball on Feb. 5 at Koehler Cultural Center brought in 559 donations of toys, food, clothing and toiletries, which went to St. Peter-St. Joseph’s Children’s Home.

Despite the high number of donations, Student Services Officer Arieious Revonhart said not all donations were accepted.

Revonhart said a new state law requires donations to be lightly used, which disqualified some of the toys and clothing.

Williams said SGA is looking for other places to donate the remaining items.

Revonhart suggested making a video for this college’s entry into Big Give SA, a day long event connecting donors to nonprofits, to bring in more scholarship funds.

The Big Give SA is May 3 and registration for nonprofits closes Mar. 31.

Mona Aldana-Ramirez, director of student success, encouraged students to volunteer for two upcoming events, Goalball and Adopt a Park Cleanup.

South Texas Regional Adaptive and Paralympic Sports (STRAPS) hosts Goalball, a team sport designed for visually impaired and blind athletes, 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights at Morgan’s Wonderland Event Center.

To volunteer, contact STRAPS Sports Director Brooke Matula at 210-336-4135 or brooke@STRAPSsports.com, or STRAPS Coach Rachel Bauman at 210-843-4264 or rachel.bauman12@gmail.com.

The office of student life is hosting Adopt-a-Park Cleanup 9 a.m.-noon Mar. 4 at San Pedro Springs Park.

For more information, visit the Office of Student life all on the second floor room 260a of Loftin Student Center or call 210-486-0125.

SGA is still accepting nominations for student trustee. Applications are due Friday. Info can be found on this college’s website under student trustee.

The next Student District Council, a meeting of SGA representatives from all Alamo Colleges, is 3-5 p.m. Feb. 26, in Room 104 of Building E at Killen Center.

For more information, call 210-486-0133.

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