College Graduates 2020: Brittanie Rivas
SAN ANTONIO St. Philips College is celebrating the accomplishments of graduate and Army veteran, Brittanie Rivas. Rivas enrolled at the East Side campus as her first step towards helping others. During her time at St. Philips, Rivas accomplished another dream: starting a family. Through the help of professors, Rivas was able to adjust to a new standard to earn her pre-nursing degree from St. Philips College. Army veteran, Brittanie Rivas, enrolled at St. Philips College to pursue a degree focus on helping others.
ST. PHILIPS COLLEGE REPRESENTED!
A festive gathering of St. Philip's College students, employees, alumni and employers were present as spectators and participants for the college's 2019 Juneteenth Freedom Day project. Photo: St. Philip's College participants in the June 15, 2019 SPC Juneteenth Project, which included marching in the 40th Anniversary Juneteenth parade. Credit: St. Philips CollegeThe highlight of the project involved the college's students marching in the local parade that annually celebrates the event---the 40th Official State Holiday Juneteenth Parade---June 15. As the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth Freedom Day is considered a special event for St. Philips College, which began in 1898 as a school for the daughters of former slaves. The march is the signature element of the college's engagement with the local organizers of the Juneteenth Parade.saobserver.com