TRIO: Veteran Student Support Services

Mission Statement  

The Project VALOR Program at San Antonio College aims to assist students in developing academic, social and personal skills through holistic services including tutoring, peer mentoring, academic support, career development and cultural enrichment. These initiatives coupled with a sense of belonging will contribute to a well-rounded and successful San Antonio College experience. 

Vision

The vision of Project VALOR is to retain and graduate its participants at the highest possible rate with the highest possible grade point average from San Antonio College. 

The TRiO VSSS program is offered at no cost to students. We provide academic and community support for student veterans studying at San Antonio College. 

 

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Advocacy
  • A point of contact for Veterans services, needs and resources
  • Weekly or bi-weekly Student Mentoring via phone, email, text or office visits to discuss student progress and specific areas of concern
  • Liaison for on and off campus services & referrals
  • Individual Case Management
Academic Support
  • Academic Advising and assistance with course selections
  • Academic  tutoring
  • Academic Success Workshops
    • Academic & Career Exploration
    • Learning to Learn (learning styles, math anxiety, study tips, test-taking anxiety)
    • Personal Management (time management, stress management, identifying goals)
    • Online Learning
  • Individualized Graduation Plan
  • Access to Computer/Study Lab
Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Assistance with applying for Financial Aid and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Assistance with identifying public and private scholarships
  • Information and resources on using Financial Aid with VA Education Benefits 
Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Assistance in making the best use of GI benefits (including budgeting and financial management)
  • Personal and family budget planning
  • Cost planning for postsecondary education (e.g., spending, saving, personal budgeting)
  • College cost of attendance (e.g., public vs. private, tuition vs. fees, personal costs)
  • Financial Assistance (e.g., searches, application processes, differences between private and governmental loans)
Transfer Counseling & Advising
  • Four-year College & University Campus Visits
  • College Transfer Fairs
Contact Us

Spring 2021 - TRIO Services are now offered remotely

 

TRIO is available for "walk-in" from Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm via ZOOM
 
For inquiries about TRIO, you can reach us at:
(210)486-1418 | sac-vsss@alamo.edu | TEXT @triovets to 81010
 
To set up an appointment, reach out to TRIO staff directly:

 

 Dr. DeWanna Greer, Director

ZOOM | (210)486-1703 | dgreer13@alamo.edu

 

Kyle DeStefano, Advisor

ZOOM | (210)486-1729 | kdestefano@alamo.edu

 

Melanie Carranza, Admin. Assistant

ZOOM | (210)486-1418 | mcarranza35@alamo.edu

 

Tutors

Julia Botello, Liberal Arts

jbotello41@alamo.eduZOOM

Monday: 10am-2pm

Wednesday: 10am-3pm

Thursday: 10am-4pm

 

Ralph Hernandez, Math

rhernandez1@alamo.edu | ZOOM

Monday: 10am-5pm

Thursday: 11am-5pm

 

Peer Mentors

Al Cordew, acordew@alamo.eduZOOM

Monday-Wednesday: 8am-1pm

 

Kay Smith, Ysmith16@alamo.eduZOOM

Monday: 9am-12pm

Wednesday: 12pm-2pm

Friday: 12pm-4pm