On 3 March 2015, the Dee Howard Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation awarded its first grant under its Pre-K thru 12 Initiative in the amount of $500 to the Alamo Academies-Aerospace Academy.
Alamo Academies is a national award winning, innovative, STEM based instructional model operated by the Alamo Area Academies Inc., a non-profit organization, in partnership with industry, the Alamo Colleges, area high schools and cities providing America's youth with tuition-free career pathways into critical demand technical STEM occupations.
Since inception in 2001, over 1,023 graduates received training utilizing contextualized industry-driven curricula resulting in 95% of graduates entering higher education or high-wage careers in Aerospace, Manufacturing, IT Security and Heavy Equipment.
Pictured above at the presentation of the grant are (left to right): Troy Kettell (Chief Coordinator - Alamo Academies), Harold Dean Heath (SPC Aircraft Technology Instructor), Alexis Lopez (Senior at McCollum High School - Aerospace Academy), Wayne I. Fagan (DHF Chair), Daniel Rodriguez (Senior at Highlands High School - Aerospace Academy), and Olen E. (Gene) Bowman (Executive Director - Alamo Academies).
To learn more about Alamo Academies please visit their website.
Article by Wayne I. Fagan
- Published: Saturday, 07 March 2015
- Category: DHF Pre-K thru 12 Initiative
About the Author
Co-founder and Chair of The Dee Howard Foundation, Wayne entered the private practice of law in San Antonio in September 1969 and met Dee Howard in 1970. Wayne served as Dee’s personal attorney from 1970 to 2007, outside General Counsel of The Dee Howard Co. (DHC) from 1970 to 1988, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of DHC from 1988 to 1990 and member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of DHC from 1988 to 1992.