Viagran named inaugural director of workforce development

Viagran named inaugural director of workforce development

Texas A&M University-San Antonio announces the appointment of Rebecca Viagran, former City of San Antonio council representative (District 3), to be its inaugural Director of Workforce Development and Community Partnerships. The role will lead the University’s strategy for advancing initiatives and partnerships to increase educational attainment and enhance the talent pipeline throughout the region and […]

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A&M-San Antonio launches pilot to support students with intellectual learning disabilities

A&M-San Antonio launches pilot to support students with intellectual learning disabilities

— $2.1 million grant from DOE to support the program For some young adults with intellectual disabilities their dream to earn a university degree is insurmountable due to limited resources and support. An innovative program at Texas A&M University-San Antonio for high school graduates will address this need for five local high school graduates from […]

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Dr. Teniente-Matson helps girl entrepreneurs achieve their goals

Dr. Teniente-Matson helps girl entrepreneurs achieve their goals

support local businesses through Flavor Fest Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, was recently elected to the National Board of Girl Scouts of the USA. An advocate for developing leadership and entrepreneurial skills for girls and young women, Teniente-Matson has been a supporter for Girl Scouts even before her election, creating opportunities […]

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San Antonio Middle School Students to Become Software Designers

San Antonio Middle School Students to Become Software Designers

IDRA & Texas A&M University–San Antonio Launch “VisionCoders” with $3.89M Federal Grant San Antonio middle school students who are in at-risk situations will become the next generation of software coders through an innovative project called VisionCoders, launched by IDRA and Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The project was kick-started by a $3.89 million, five-year Education, Innovation […]

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A&M-San Antonio extends institution’s community impact during pandemic

A&M-San Antonio extends institution’s community impact during pandemic

Students, faculty & staff volunteer to tackle food, housing insecurity, digital divide The impact of COVID-19 is bringing a newfound appreciation for partnerships, both new and existing. While collaboration is a core value demonstrated throughout the year, the pandemic and the 2020 holiday season saw the A&M-San Antonio community dedicate their talents, expertise and service to […]

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A&M-San Antonio receives $750,000 USAA grant to address digital inclusion

exas A&M University-San Antonio received a $750,000 grant from USAA to jump-start a pilot program addressing digital inclusion in south Bexar County. Initially, the Digital Inclusion Project will affect 2,400 homes in Edgewood Independent School District, neighborhoods adjacent to Sidney Lanier High School and Gus Garcia University School, a charter middle school formed in partnership […]

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Texas A&M University-San Antonio hosted fifth annual Lights of Esperanza 2020

Texas A&M University-San Antonio hosted fifth annual Lights of Esperanza 2020

Tradition delivered a new twist to the family event – ‘Drive-in Edition’   Texas A&M University-San Antonio hosted its annual community Lights of Esperanza “Drive-in Edition” Dec. 1. This year, the event added a twist to the tradition with a “Drive-in Edition” featuring a screening of the movie, “Elf”— in addition to its traditional holiday […]

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