July 10, 2014
Northeast Lakeview College News
NLC Utilizes Service Dogs To Benefit Students
Northeast Lakeview College has one of the highest uses of service animals on its campus to benefit the needs of students and to allow enhanced student success. For this reason, Faye Hallford, NLC Disability Support Services representative, along with the Disability Support Services District Council presented to 70 Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Counselors from San Antonio and surrounding areas on June 5. The presentation included information on working with students who need special accommodations and specific issues for those students using service animals. The presentation concluded with a discussion of First Time in College Students (FTIC) and what role(s) Disability Support Services plays.
Instructors Gain Additional Knowledge in Learning Frameworks
Diane Beechinor, Dean of Arts & Sciences, Patsy Stelter, Instructor of English and Education, and Cristella Diaz, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, attended the Operationalizing a Learning Frameworks Course conference June 5-6. The conference was sponsored by Brazosport Community College, the Texas Success Center, and the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas New Mathways Project. Texas community colleges will be implementing mathematics pathways that enable students that are placed in developmental mathematics to complete on an accelerated timeline in a credit-bearing, transferable mathematics course in statistics, quantitative reasoning, or STEM-prep.
PR Enhances Knowledge in Social Media Planning
Kathleen Labus, College Director of Public Relations, attended the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) San Antonio Chapter Luncheon on June 5. The title of the session was “Social Media: Creating an Action Plan” and provided information on how to enhance and expand the use of social media in all types of businesses. Presented by the social media manager at the San Antonio Orthopedic Group, she shared lessoned learned form a recent social media marketing campaign. The top two lessons included there is no magic formula for social media engagement and the audience wants to feel included and connected. While there is a lot of analytics and data available, one of the biggest challenges in social media continues to be understanding the best method(s) for using and measuring these metrics.
College Ranks Second in Students Assisted
In conjunction with College Connections, each of the five Alamo Colleges hosted FAFSA Saturday on May 2. As part of the event, students received information about the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and were given the opportunity to receive hands-on assistance with completing it. Northeast Lakeview College served 35 students, 17 of which completed the FAFSA – the second most students served after San Antonio College.
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