Academic Advising

ACADEMIC ADVISING DEPARTMENT STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

The mission of the Advising Department is to help students with all of their academic pursuits. For distance education learners, you can find contact information for the advisor specific to your degree plan (or the assigned advisor found on your ACES My Page account). Advisors are available to assist students with completing academic pathways for career mobility and or transfer to a university of choice.

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Summer Friday – Virtual Hours

We are available virtually on Fridays with limited services and general questions.

Friday Schedule

June

Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

June 14, 2024
June 21, 2024
June 28, 2024

July

Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

July 5, 2024
July 12, 2024
July 19, 2024
July 26, 2024

Zoom Link:
https://alamo.zoom.us/j/91476684387

Zoom ID: 914 7668 4387

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Certified Advisors are committed to helping students be successful by providing quality service, support, and encouragement to you on campus in the Welcome Center at our MLK Campus or in B172 at our Southwest Campus.

Hours Effective June 1st to July 26th:

Monday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

DROP-IN ADVISING

Drop-in advising offers students the ability to meet with an Advisor, Peer Advisor, or Advising Support Specialist for brief advising guidance. We offer the following drop-in services:

  • Assistance with general questions
  • Assistance with identifying resources to support your success
  • Assistance in completing Change of Primary Institution or Change or Program/Field of Study requests
  • Assistance with ACES navigation
  • Assistance with registration for Transient students or Transfer students 30+ college credits (all required transcripts must be on file prior to visit)

For all other services, you are encouraged to make an appointment.

Weekly Drop-in Hours June 3-26:

Monday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Last student check-in is 5:30 pm)
Wednesday: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Last student check-in is 6:30 pm)
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Last student check-in is 12:30 pm)

SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR ADVISOR

All currently enrolled students are assigned a Certified Advisor. Advisors are available to meet face-to-face, by telephone, or via Zoom. Appointments for advising are required. See below for instructions on how to schedule an appointment with your advisor.

    • Log in to your ACES Account
    • Click on the "Start Here" tab
    • Select the "Alamo NAVIGATE" icon
    • Click "Login"
    • Select the "Appointments" tab
    • Select "Schedule an Appointment"
    • Select the Reason for your appointment and hit Next
    • Select the Location and hit Next
    • Select the Type of Appointment, Day, and Time that works for you and hit Next
    • Enter your request in the Notes box

FIND YOUR CERTIFIED ADVISOR

Students are assigned a Certified Advisor by Census day of the currently registered semester. You can identify who your certified advisor is by logging into your ACES account and following these simple steps:

  1. Log into ACES
  2. Click on the My Page tab
  3. Under Academic Profile (on the left) select the current term & press Go
  4. Your advisor's name will appear under the "Advisors" title

New or returning students can seek assistance in person on campus or via email at spc-advising@alamo.edu. Per College policy, e-mails must be sent from your Student ACES email. Student Banner ID numbers are required in all communication.

MEET YOUR CERTIFIED ADVISOR

Creative & Communication Arts Institute

Mary Bozeman

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Sutton Learning Center, Room 102 | Direct: 210-486-2411 | Email: mbozeman4@alamo.edu

Business & Entrepreneurship Institute

James Satchell

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2088 | Email: jsatchell@alamo.edu


Joseph Hernandez

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2298 | Email: jhernandez31@alamo.edu

Health & Biosciences Institute

Frances Calderon

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2584 | Email: fcalderon4@alamo.edu


Serena Davis

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2684 | Email: sdavis236@alamo.edu


Doug Gable

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2799 | Email: dgable@alamo.edu


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Shannon Johns

Certified Advisor

Location: Remote | Email: ssczech1@alamo.edu
Advising Hours: Monday-Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.


Irma Lopez

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2456 | Email: isanchez17@alamo.edu


Alexsandro Sanchez

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2139 | Email: asanchez1120@alamo.edu

Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Institute (Automotive Technology Only)

Malek Riley, BA

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2822 | Email: mriley52@alamo.edu


Christine Sauceda

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2466 | Email: csauceda1@alamo.edu

Public Service Institute

Christine Sauceda

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2466 | Email: csauceda1@alamo.edu

Science & Technology Institute
Lyndsy Gholson

Lyndsy Gholson

Certified Advisor

Location: Remote | Email: lgholson2@alamo.edu
Advising Hours: Monday-Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.


Andrew Sweeting

Andrew Sweeting

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2804 | Email: asweeting@alamo.edu

Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics Institute - Southwest Campus

Jennifer Salmeron

Certified Advisor

Location: SWC - Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, B172L | Direct: 210-486-7046 | Email: jleal@alamo.edu


Sarah Ramirez

Certified Advisor

Location: SWC - Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, B172E | Direct: 210-486-7020 | Email: sramirez260@alamo.edu


Carlos Solis

Certified Advisor

Location: SWC - Industrial Technology Center (ITC), Building 1, B172C | Direct: 210-486-7099 | Email: csolis@alamo.edu

High School Programs

Christen Boone

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2169 | Email: cboone24@alamo.edu


Yolanda Ward

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2142 | Email: yward@alamo.edu

Veterans Affairs Office

Tricia Mc Elligott

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center, RM 205 | Direct: 210-486-2521 | Email: tmcelligott@alamo.edu


Vincent Garcia

Certified Advisor/Certifying Official VA

Location: MLK - Welcome Center, RM 205 | Direct: 210-486-2522 | Email: vgarcia365@alamo.edu

Disability Services

Mary Bozeman

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Sutton Learning Center, Room 102 | Direct: 210-486-2411 | Email: mbozeman4@alamo.edu

Visit the St. Philip's College Disability Services website: alamo.edu/spc/disability-services

Co-requisite Advisors

Co-requisite advisors assist students who are registered for two co-requisite courses within the same term. Students are re-assigned to an Institute advisor once both courses are successfully completed.

Donna Rooks

Certified Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2134 | Email: drooks2@alamo.edu


James Martinez

Co-requisite Advisor

Location: MLK - Welcome Center | Direct: 210-486-2254 | Email: jmartinez1451@alamo.edu

Online Advisors for Fully Online Programs

Online advisors advise students who are enrolled in all online courses in one of our fully online programs. To explore all of SPC’s fully online programs, you can visit Alamo Colleges Online.

Advising is appointment-based and Online Advisors are available for drop-in advising over Zoom on a first come first serve basis Monday-Thursday, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m This service is for currently enrolled students only. For new students, please email spc-advising@alamo.edu for accommodations.

Lyndsy Gholson

Lyndsy Gholson

Certified Advisor

Location: Remote | Email: lgholson2@alamo.edu
Advising Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


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Shannon Johns

Certified Advisor

Location: Remote | Email: ssczech1@alamo.edu
Advising Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

ADVISING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I make an appointment?

Advisors are available for appointments in-person, phone, or Zoom. To schedule an appointment, first identify who your Certified Advisor is by logging into your ACES account and following these simple steps:

  1. Click on the My Page tab
  2. Under Academic Profile (on the left) select the current term & press Go
  3. Your advisor's name will appear under the "Advisors" title

You can schedule an advising appointment by:

    • Checking your ACES email for an email from your advisor with a direct link
    • Visiting the Advising Center: (MLK Campus) Welcome Center first floor or (SW Campus) Room B172
    • Logging into Alamo Navigate in your ACES portal (Currently enrolled students only) and following the steps

Be sure to always check your student email as you will be receiving periodic emails from your assigned certified advisor with important information. Students are assigned an advisor within the first week of the start of the term. If you are a new student, please send an email for assistance to spc-advising@alamo.edu.

What is advising and why is it important?

Advising offers students an opportunity to identify an academic pathway, utilizing an advising syllabus, to promote the completion of their educational goals.  Students that utilize advising graduate faster, spend less time and money on courses that are not needed, and are more engaged in the college experience.  
 
Check out the advising syllabus at SPC to equip yourself with various policies, procedures, and resources.

What is an "Institute" at St. Philip's College?

We’ve organized all our programs and courses into six Alamo Institutes that match students’ areas of interest with career goals giving you a clear path to the career goal you have in mind. It’s designed to help you take control of planning for your future. This new approach will save you time by guiding you to take only the courses you need, either to be job-ready when you graduate from one of the Alamo Colleges or to transfer to a university. It also saves you money, because you don’t pay for courses you don’t need or take more credit hours than you need to graduate or transfer.

Take a peek at what the Institutes are all about. 

How can I create my Mission Statement?

A personal Mission Statement is critical to your success as a student at St. Philip's College. The development of your mission statement will assist you in identifying your skills, abilities, and interests and how they relate to your values and principles toward the career you wish to pursue. 

Once completed schedule your appointment with your advisor via your ACES portal.

Take a peek at the Personal Mission Statement example to better assist you in the creation of your mission statement.

Personal Mission Statement Example

Or check out this instructional video.

For more instructional videos, visit our webpage below.

How-To Videos

What does fully online program mean?

Fully online programs are academic or workforce programs where 100% of your learning can be completed online. Visit here for a full list of available fully online programs at St. Philip’s College.

Can I visit Advising anytime?

We encourage all current students to schedule an appointment with their advisor. Appointments are available to currently enrolled students via in-person, by phone, or Zoom. We also have dedicated Certified Peer Advisors and Advising Team Support Specialists at our MLK and SW Campus Advising centers available daily for assistance. For our drop-in advising schedule, please visit our website throughout the year for updates.

How-To Videos