The Tiger (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 30, 1988 Page: 4 of 12
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New Administrators Join ACCD
by Philippa L. Jenkins
Beginning this semester, Dr.
Ronald W. Jonas and Donald
Johnson will be joining the ad-
ministration of the Alamo Community
College District. Dr. Jonas comes to
the District from the University of In-
diana system as Director of Informa-
tion and will fill the Vice Chancellor
for Administration position. He
comes to the district with high creden-
tials; receiving a bachelors of science
degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. in
computer science and linguistics.
Formerly of the University of Lamar
system, Donald Johnson will be filling
the position of Project Director of
Physical Plant. Johnson’s credentials
include a bachelors of science in
mechanical engineering and a
masters in business administration.
Johnson’s former duties with Lamar
consisted of Director of Architec-
ture/Engineering and Project Manage-
Both Dr. Jonas and Johnson will
assume their duties with the ACCD in
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THE ULTIMATE FANTASY
By Jesse Tello
Who opened the door that let me
Releasing the horror of my sub-
Freeing the anger that unleashes the
Blood spattered fantasies that deter-
mine your fate
Life’s but a dream that battles reality
Can’t stop the screams that torture
Caught in the act the ultimate fan-
Gotta keep running away from my
How did things ever get to be this
Lost in a cloud filled purple haze
Fifteen years later no one to blame
No turning back I must forge ahead
The door must be shut that is just up
And lock in the voices that a distant
Where good battles evil winner take
Lock in the fantasies in the room
with no walls.
LIFE IN THE FREE WORLD
by Jesse Tello
Newspaper headlines remind us all
It’s great to be living in the free
Drugs and violence life on death row
Prison overcrowding early parole
Innocent victims young and old
Caged in society justice unserved
A nuclear god and government con-
Covert operations morality ignored
Sex scandals diseases and video
Great traditions of the free world
Life in a society where we're free we
Death is the only freedom I know
by Valinda Childers
A NEW LIFE IS
IN ITS BEGINNING...
I WILL CLOSE MY
A NEW LIFE
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The Tiger (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, September 30, 1988, newspaper, September 30, 1988; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth652600/m1/4/: accessed June 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting St. Philips College.