Chapter History

The chapter received its SPJ charter on Oct. 6, 1992, as the first two-year college chapter in the United States.  National president Georgianna Fry Vines, then an assistant managing editor at The Knoxville News-Sentinel in Tennessee, spoke at the charter presentation, and Mayor Nelson Wolff declared Oct. 5-9 to be National Newspaper Week to celebrate the event. The Ranger was recognized as the Best Non-daily Newspaper in 1989 in the national Mark of Excellence competition, and The Fourth Write received Best All-around Magazine in 1992. 

The SPJ mission's emphasis on "freedom of speech" has meaning at San Antonio College as the chapter and the Journalism program sponsor Chalk Day each year during National Newspaper Week.