News for Education

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Morgan’s Inspiration Island, the world’s first ultra-accessible splash park where guests of all ages and abilities can get wet and have fun together, has attracted international media attention – both traditional and social – since opening June 16.   “Traditional media outlets like  the ‘CBS Evening News’ and social media outlets that reach millions upon millions of people heralded the news of more
Categories: Education, Human Interest
Monday, July 24, 2017
The Rev. Scott J. Brown will begin his first full year as the 31st headmaster of TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas on Aug. 16, the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.   Brown, 41, already was part of the 124-year-old school's history, having served as TMI chaplain from 2004 to 2007. "I think what drew me (back) to TMI is that we're kindred spirits," Brown said. "The leadership, the more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
With the support of a $50,000 grant from the San Antonio Area Foundation, Texas A&M University-San Antonio students will soon give a boost to the academic trajectory of local school children. Through a partnership with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) and Communities in Schools of San Antonio, A&M-San Antonio will deliver a unique mentoring program to students at Stewart more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Monday, June 19, 2017
From May 29 to June 4, a group of Upper School students from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas went on a Servant Leader Adventure to Jaco, Costa Rica, where they worked at local helping agencies and had encounters with people and places far from what they are used to at home. Led by the Rev. Nathan Bostian, TMI chaplain, and Tracy Carter, director of academic support, the students stayed at a more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, General News Article
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Dedicated to supporting the youth of Texas in educational and agricultural goals, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo announced its annual educational commitment of $11,510,950 million at the Annual Life Membership Meeting held on May 16, 2017.  Executive Director and CEO Keith Martin said, “Today marks a proud moment as we make this educational commitment. Everything we do during the Rodeo and more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 01, 2017
Improving Corporate Earnings Drive Stocks Higher in First Quarter Taken from First Quarter Newsletter - April 24, 2017This quarter I could pretty much just repeat what I said about the stock market in the last edition of The Compass in January. Anyway, I’ll give it another run: As corporate earnings have continued to improve, stocks have continued to rally with just over a 6% return for the S&P more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Fun Facts, Papers/Research, Economic, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A&M-San Antonio to crack world record at Fiesta San Antonio finale, Festival de Cascarones The seventh annual Festival de Cascarones, hosted by Texas A&M University-San Antonio, will attempt to “crack” a world record for the most cascarones broken at a single event on April 30. The University will distribute more than 500 of the traditional festive eggs to attendees to crack on each other’s more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts
Monday, March 27, 2017
Two schools founded by the Rt. Rev. James S. Johnston, first bishop of the independent Diocese of West Texas, were honored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Alamo Mission Chapter, at a Texas Independence Day observance, held March 2 at the Centotaph in Alamo Plaza.  Each year, the event honors a school of historical significance. This year, the ceremony recognized TMI – The Episcopal more
Categories: Education, Community, Human Interest
Friday, March 24, 2017
UT Health San Antonio™ is initiating a monthly group for women with gynecologic cancers. The meetings will be held 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning April 19. The group will meet at the Medical Arts & Research Center, 8300 Floyd Curl Dr., in Conference Room B on the first floor. Gynecologic cancers are found in women’s reproductive systems and include cervical, more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
In June of 2017, Hallmark University will offer college experience at no cost to San Antonio high school students through the University’s annual summer intensives. These summer intensives are aimed at helping high school students explore various collegiate fields of study, the opportunities they present, and lessening the level of uncertainty experienced by many students as they approach high more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Monday, March 13, 2017
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is now designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides the university with greater access and broader eligibility for federal grant funding. HSIs are defined by Title V of the Higher Education Act as not-for-profit institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student more
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Monday, March 06, 2017
March 7, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. 7411 John Smith Drive San Antonio, Texas   As the demand for nurses grows, Galen College of Nursing is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students and the communities we serve.  Galen is committed to supporting the San Antonio community, not only through quality nursing education, but in workforce development and excellence in healthcare.  With a mission to more
Categories: Human Interest, Education
Friday, February 24, 2017
Find out what a day in the life of a Broadway banker is all about! Local students will spend the day at Broadway Bank Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of San Antonio’s second annual SA Works Job Shadow Day in partnership with Junior Achievement.  SA Works matches nearly 3,000 San Antonio students with more than 100 local employers for a day of onsite experience-based more
Categories: Human Interest, Education, Press Release
Friday, February 24, 2017
The world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment – Morgan’s Wonderland – will launch its eighth season at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, with a special event and special guests.   Opening-weekend hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 3; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5.   Throughout more
Categories: Education, Human Interest
Friday, February 17, 2017
On February 16, 2017, Hallmark University hosted their annual luncheon at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas with the theme, “It’s Time for Change.” In acknowledgment of recent and positive news regarding the university’s successes locally, statewide, and nationally, representatives from Hallmark revealed new accomplishments to an audience of top San Antonio city officials, more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Monday, February 13, 2017
Hallmark University is Number One in San Antonio for Income Mobility A recent study published January 18, 2017 in The New York Times shows that Hallmark University is number one in San Antonio at moving their students up two or more income brackets. By analyzing the likelihood that students will benefit from upward income mobility after attending various nationwide colleges and universities, the more
Categories: Education, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Galen College of Nursing announced today the launch of a 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. Offering solely nursing education, Galen is focused on supporting the nursing profession and the communities it serves at its four ground campuses in San Antonio, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Tampa as well as an online campus. The program launches in San Antonio, with the goal of rolling out to more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The holiday season is supposed to be a relaxing time meant for spending time with friends and family as a way to reflect back on the year. In reality however, the holidays come filled with stress of all varieties that leads to distractions and accidents. There are work, family, and friend obligations that all need attention and in the end the holidays can feel more like a burden than a chance to more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Education, Papers/Research
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8-year old Alex Evans decided to give gifts instead of receiving this year. Her mother, Dr. Samantha Evans, wrote in to SAMMinistries letting them know her daughter chose SAMMinistries as the non profit she would like to support. Inspired by Alex’s generosity, SAMMinistries wants to encourage other local children to give back during the holidays. “My daughter decided that, rather than receiving more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
By Dan Tufto, President, Senior Products in Texas for Humana   This fall, as Americans make their choices in a host of local, state and national elections, including 2016 presidential, gubernatorial and congressional races, seniors and those eligible for Medicare in San Antonio must pay special attention to the decisions they face during another important election— the Medicare Annual Election more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Community, General News Article
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The chances of your employee leaving for a new job opportunity increase as the national economy heats up. With a Texas economy posting year-over-year job gains across most industries and the Central Texas regional economy booming even larger, the competition to retain talent locally is fiercer than ever.  Over half of  U.S. workers (52%) polled are open to leaving their current employers and 44 more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
Friday, September 02, 2016
Patients receiving life-saving, anti-retroviral treatment for HIV are living longer and healthier lives. But there is a downside: As they age, individuals living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart disease and other chronic health conditions due to HIV-associated inflammation as well as the medications that control the virus.    This can pose special problems for patients who live more
Categories: Education, Papers/Research, Press Release
Friday, September 02, 2016
A multidisciplinary research team at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio has found a new way to treat deadly, late-stage head and neck cancer, reducing tumor size in mouse models by 50 percent in just 14 days.  Results were seen in both human cancer cells and in human tumors developed in mice. Cara Gonzales, D.D.S., Ph.D., of the School of Dentistry led the study, published in the August more
Categories: Papers/Research, Education, Press Release
Monday, June 27, 2016
The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce hosted a leadership and professional development Enterprising Women’s Conference on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the JW Mariott San Antonio Resort & Spa. The conference was condensed to a half-day with a morning keynote, several learning sessions and culminating in the ATHENA Leadership Awards® luncheon with keynote Kathryn more
Categories: Chamber, Education
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Generations Federal Credit Union has announced the ten winners of its 2016 Future Leader Scholarship program.  Each of the recipients from across the community will receive $1,000 for tuition and education-related expenses for their higher education pursuits. The 2016 Future Leader Scholarship recipients are: Nathaniel O’Neill (Antonian College Preparatory High School), Analisa Jimenez more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Workforce Solutions Alamo has received a $200,000 grant for the second year of the Externship for Teachers Program, initiated by the Texas Workforce Commission.  These funds will support the participation of 150 middle and high school teachers in real world experiences in a particular STEM related field to learn how classroom content can be applied in the workplace.  The externship will inform more
Categories: Education, Press Release, General News Article
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio received $10.9 million from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)?a larger amount than any other academic institution in the state. The Health Science Center received 24 percent of the $45.3 million awarded to 13 academic institutions on May 18. The grant was the largest ever more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Papers/Research
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
WHAT: Two hundred children, including youngsters in the Head Start programs of Edgewood and San Antonio independent school districts, will receive free dental care for a year beginning on Dental Home Day, Wednesday, May 25. The dental care will be provided by UT Dentistry faculty and pediatric dentistry residents of the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The dental more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, May 13, 2016
People looking for employment in San Antonio’s $30.6 billion biomedical and health care industry will be glad to know that the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is now offering one of the few entry-level master’s degree programs in medical laboratory science in the nation.  The university’s School of Health Professions just received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release, Chamber
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Converse Economic Development Corporation (Converse EDC) will celebrate its first anniversary of its Quarterly Business Appreciation and Networking event on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  The event will be held from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm. at the Converse City Hall Conference Room , 405 S. Seguin.  The festive event will feature a performance by a Mariachi troupe from Judson ISD. Over the last year, more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Education
Friday, March 11, 2016
Logical Operations joins industry partners New Horizons Computer Learning Centers and CompTIA along with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in support of the President's initiative, announced today, to further strengthen and build the nations cyber security defenses. "We are pleased to be working with the NCSA and our industry partners to bring critical cybersecurity education and more
Categories: Education, Political, Economic, General News Article
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
  TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas will host a Stars and Spurs gala, April 2 at The Venues at Valero. The event begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner by Rosemary's Catering, silent and live auctions and dancing to live music. Dress is cocktail attire with optional Western accents. Online bidding also is available, starting March 28 at spurs. The gala more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The U.S. Small Business Administration is now recruiting for Emerging Leaders San Antonio/Austin! The Emerging Leaders program will be offered this year in San Antonio to help increase growth opportunities for small businesses. The Emerging Leaders program is FREE! The program provides participants with the new knowledge, know-how and connections to help them grow their businesses, create jobs, more
Categories: Community, Education
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Respite Care of San Antonio will host its annual dinner and fundraiser, "A Celebration of Love & Children" on Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the beautiful Valero Vistas, located at Valero Energy Headquarters, One Valero Way. Tom Dobson and his family are this year's honorees and are being recognized for their ongoing support of children. Dobson is the chairman of Whataburger, the iconic more
Categories: Education
Monday, January 18, 2016
Eleven distinguished nursing professionals from Morningside Ministries graduated from the highly competitive and sought after Certified Nurse Executive Program. The highly selective program aims to develop the skills needed to thrive and work in the long-term care senior living industry environment as a health care professional. Morningside Ministries nurses made the decision to further excel more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
In July, Congress passed the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, and President Obama signed the bill into law on July 31, 2015. It primarily provides for the temporary extension of federal highway and transportation spending, but it ends up impacting a lot of taxpayers in a way that has nothing to do with highways or transportation. This bill changes the more
Categories: General News Article, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Join the American Diabetes Association® to put good food and good health on the table during American Diabetes Month® this November. Whether you are one of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes or the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, or you simply want to live a healthier lifestyle, the Eat Well, America!sm campaign will show you how easy and joyful healthy eating can be for more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Monday, October 19, 2015
By Dan Tufto Regional President for Medicare Senior Products, Humana of Texas   In 2011, the first of the Baby Boom Generation began turning 65 and using Medicare benefits. For the next 14 years, Boomers will hit Medicare age at a rate of 10,000 per day.    We all know the Boomer generation is unique and their needs are distinct. Research shows that among adults 65 and older, nearly more
Categories: Education, Papers/Research
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
North SA Chamber board member and Allegiance Environmental Services CEO Kenneth Flores was dubbed Rey Feo LXX and his daughter Ariana Flores named Reina de la Feria de las Flores on Saturday, October 10, at a coronation ceremony hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council No. 2. After a four-month fundraising campaign, Ken raised $229,197.30 for the LULAC Rey Feo more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Monday, August 31, 2015
August marks a significant milestone for Africa in its effort to eradicate polio from the continent. A full year has passed since Africa’s last reported case caused by the wild poliovirus. Somalia was the last country to identify a new case, which occurred on 11 August 2014. While Africa has achieved an important public health milestone, the job is not yet finished. To end polio forever, all more
Categories: Human Interest, Education
Monday, August 10, 2015
All five students representing TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas who attended the national convention of the Junior Classical League earned. Top 10 places in competition at their respective levels.At the annual event, held July 27-Aug. 1 at Trinity University, TMI students earned the following honors in subject tests:  Freshman Dillon Goldmann placed second in Greek Life and Literature and more
Categories: Education
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Not only did New Horizons Computer Learning Centers recently get recognized by the IAMCP as the Community Partner of the Year – U.S. Region, Cisco has awarded New Horizons as a Worldwide Acceleration and Transformation Learning Partner and recognized three New Horizons instructors with Cisco’s CCSI Instructor Excellence Award 2015.Learning@Cisco and the Worldwide Learning Partner Organization more
Categories: Education
Monday, July 13, 2015
Commercial IT Solutions, Inc., a leading provider in managed cloud solutions for small to medium sized businesses, today announced that Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) recently launched their desktops in the CIT Cloud Office™ workspace. This cloud solution for HACU, whose mission is to champion Hispanic Success in Higher Education, will enable them to access their more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, July 10, 2015
TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas welcomed more than 500 students to its Summer at TMI camps and courses – a record-high number of participants since the program began in 2013. The 2015 session’s enrollment represents a 25-percent increase over the previous year’s participation in the seven-week program’s academic and enrichment courses and sports and activity camps.  The most popular camps, more
Categories: Education
Friday, June 19, 2015
Hispanic children who participated in a unique weight-maintenance pilot intervention were more likely to adopt healthy lifestyles, resulting in healthier weights, than children who didn’t participate, according to a UT Health Science Center at San Antonio study in the June 2015 issue of the journal Childhood Obesity.   The pilot study, which paved the way for a new $2.9 million grant to test the more
Categories: Community, Education, Papers/Research
Thursday, June 11, 2015
H-E-B partnered with over 1,500 suppliers, partners and vendors for the 30th Annual H-E-B Tournament of Champions, with a goal of raising $8 million to help the children of Texas and to support education. The three-day event took place from June 3rd – June 5th. Each year, the Tournament of Champions opens with a Golf Tournament, followed by the Charity Work Project, which has become the heart and more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Education
Monday, June 08, 2015
The Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children hit a new milestone at the tournament this year. Since becoming the tournament’s title sponsor in 2002, Valero has been aiming to raise $100 million for charities. This year, a record $10.4 million was raised, the highest amount ever raised in the Valero Texas Open’s history. This helped Valero to surpass its “Drive to $100 Million” goal by raising a more
Categories: Chamber, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Three seniors at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas signed letters of intent to play college sports during a May 11 recognition ceremony in the school’s Alkek Refectory, attended by parents, coaches and faculty. The student athletes are: Markell Henderson, who will play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown; Danielle Ridewood, volleyball at the University of La Verne in La Verne, more
Categories: Education
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
The Birdies for Charity® campaign is one of several charitable initiatives organized and supported by the Valero Texas Open, providing more than 115 worthy organizations throughout the greater San Antonio community and beyond with a fun and unique fundraising platform. This year the Valero Texas Open Birdies for Charity campaign raised over $1.84 million for local participating charities and more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Texas trade associations, chambers of commerce, local governments and business leaders are encouraging state legislators to adopt legislation that would constitutionally dedicate revenue necessary to fund Texas highways and bridges.  An additional $5 billion is needed each year to keep existing traffic congestion and to maintain the state’s roadways, according to Texas A&M’s Texas Transportation more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Friday, March 06, 2015
SeaWorld San Antonio announced today that the park will begin construction this spring on a significant addition that will open in 2016. This project, one of the largest single capital investments in the park’s 27-year history, will include a revolutionary new area for dolphins located in the northern part of the park.  These changes will nearly double the size of the park’s dolphin pool and allow more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Friday, February 27, 2015
SeaWorld is deepening its commitment to early and primary education by offering free Fun Cards to both SeaWorld and Aquatica to preschool children and qualified K-12 Texas teachers. While the park had previously offered free admission to these groups to SeaWorld before, this is the first time that the programs are being extended to both parks. This marks the fifth consecutive year that SeaWorld more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Any Baby Can’s family-friendly event that has been raising funds for families facing autism for a decade is expanding into Any Baby Can’s Fiesta, allowing Any Baby Can to unite a larger community with a shared goal.  “We are excited to offer a new way to partner with our community at Any Baby Can’s Fiesta,” says Chief Operating Officer Hugo Hernandez. “Any Baby Can strives to collaborate with as more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, a VMware Authorized Training Center (VATC), announces that it’s received the Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Training Partner of the Year category, as well as the Americas Regional Training Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2015.“We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2014 by our partners,” said Robin Gunn, vice more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Friday, January 23, 2015
TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas brought holiday cheer to 47 needy families through its annual Adopt a Family drive, organized by the school’s Interact community-service club with help from parent volunteers. TMI students and their families donated clothes, toys, gift cards and household necessities to families of students at Mead Elementary School in the Northside Independent School District, more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By John Wright, CPA, Managing Partner, Padgett Stratemann Many of us have either attended leadership development programs or sent current or emerging leaders within our team to the same types of programs. The programs all have some benefit to the individual, but the difficulty is translating new individual leadership behaviors effectively into the organization. We have all experienced it – more
Categories: Education, General News Article
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Family Service is offering a new collaborative summer opportunity. Next summer Family Service will have 300 youth between the ages of 14-17 interning at a variety of community businesses and organizations. This is a great opportunity for your members to take advantage of. Youth will work 120 hours over a six-week period (June-August) for minimum wage (to be paid by Family Service) to introduce more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest