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Please Share Your Alumni Update!

We all travel life's path in different ways! Alumni Updates is an opportunity for SAISD alumni to share personal and professional news (college degrees earned, new employment, professional accomplishments etc.) as a way to foster community and strengthen connections among alumni. These posts will be public on the SAISD Nation website.

Jesse Trevino: An Inspirational Art Hero

By Dr. Ricardo Romo, Fox Tech class of '62. This article was originally published on Dr. Romo's blog.

Happy Cinco de Mayo. The National Hispanic Hall of Fame will honor local artist Jesse Trevino on May 5th, 2021 with its annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Trevino, recognized for his brilliance in the arts,  joins other Texas distinguished leaders in receiving this prestigious award, including the Honorable Henry Cisneros, General Alfred Valenuela, and Lionel Sosa. Raul Zuniga and Noe Medina, the organization’s top leaders, announced their selection recently and noted that a ceremony is being postponed until 2022 because of the Covid pandemic. 

Jesse Trevino in his outdoor studio. San Antonio, Tx. Photo: Ricardo Romo.

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Brack alumna Mary Cantu Combines Art and Recycling at Spare Parts

After graduating from Brackenridge HS  in 1997, Mary Cantu majored in Anthropology and Education at Mount Holyoke, then went on to pursue her Master's in Art Education at the University of Texas at Austin.  Cantu turned her love of art an education into Spare Parts, one of San Antonio's most creative nonprofits.

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Happy 99th Birthday!

Congrats to Lanier High School class of 1939 graduate Carlos Camacho on celebrating his 99th birthday!

The WWII veteran was celebrated in a big way on Sunday - Friends and family lined up in their vehicles and paraded by his house, waving and honking all the way.
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Creating a COVID-Killing Robot

Eddie Guerrero, Jefferson HS class of 1992, is an engineer who is part of the Xenex team that created a UV system that is remarkably effective in killing the COVID-19 virus.

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Vice President of Cybersecurity at the SA Chamber of Commerce

Amanda Keammerer, a proud Brackenridge High School alumnae, is the Vice President of Cybersecurity at the SA Chamber of Commerce, a role she took on in June of 2019.

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Dr. Hugo Saucedo New Principal of Davis Middle School

Dr. Hugo Saucedo is a proud graduate of the Thomas Jefferson High School class of 1994 and was recently hired as the new principal of Davis Middle School.

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Mentoring a Fellow Eagle

Joseph Saucedo, Brackenridge High School class of 1996, is proud to serve as a mentor in the inaugural SAISD virtual mentorship program, which paired 20 alumni and community members with 20 class of 2020 SAISD graduates.

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A National Lider!

Richard Montez, Lanier class of 2005, is Director of Member Services for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). On October 7,2020  Coors Light announced he had won the prestigious  Lider of the Year, winning $25,000 for HACU. Read the full press release here!

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Dale Ganas: Encouraging Women to be Fearless

Yvonne “Bonnie” Garcia is a proud alumna of Burbank High School, a multicultural marketing pioneer and a powerful voice for women. She is also a past recipient of the SAISD Foundation's Inspire Award, honoring notable alumni. 

In her debut book, Dale Ganas, she shares fun, inspirational stories of her journey from a curious little girl who tried to grow chickens by planting feathers, to working in the halls of Corporate America, to leading her own multi-million-dollar firm that helps companies discover the potential of the multicultural market.

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A Lifetime of Service at Broadway Bank

Jeannette Westbrook, Senior Vice-President and Community Reinvestment Manager, Broadway Bank

Born and raised on the South side, Jeannette Flores Westbrook graduated from Burbank High School in 1973. As a proud SAISD alumna, she has dedicated much of her professional career to supporting students in the district. In 1992, she started a mentoring program pairing Broadway Bank employees with SAISD students at Mark Twain Middle School and Will Rogers Elementary. 

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