Whenever possible, site visits conducted by CTN include a panel of Ascender students who volunteer to answer questions about the program.
PAC Ascender students visited The University of Texas at San Antonio on November 9. More than one hundred forty students endured the cold temperature, wind, and rain to see the campus. The tour was led by former Ascender student, Juan Higa
STC Mid-Valley campus Ascender staff, students and families celebrated Noche de Familia on October 25th. Approximately 150 people were in attendance.
ACC held two Noche de Famila events. One on the Eastview campus serving Highland and Riverside students on October 16 and one on Hays campus in Kyle on October 17.
Students and others on ACC Highland campus were encouraged to “grab a butterfly and write on it a thought dedicated to someone who has passed away or to place an image of someone who has passed away” on their Altar de Muertos.
STC fall festivals began at 6 pm and ended at 9 pm. Admission was free and there was entertainment for the whole family which included carnival rides, live music, a pumpkin carving contest and much more. A costume contest with categories for both adults and children began at 7:30.
The ACC Ascender Club recently held their first meeting. They discussed events for the semester such as Viva La Vida which took place on Oct 27th
STC Mid-Valley Ascender students and their families attended Family Reading Night at the campus library on October 19th.
South Texas College, Pecan Campus, hosted its annual Noche de Familia on October 11, with approximately 75 people including students and family in attendance.
College and university campuses across the state have seen long lines at the early voting sites and some of those standing in line have been Ascender students voting for possibly the first time in their lives.