February 20, 2015
Northeast Lakeview College News
College Leadership Exchanges Best Practices at Wayland Baptist
The Northeast Lakeview College Leadership Team held its monthly meeting at Wayland Baptist University. In addition to addressing topics of interest and importance at NLC, the group also met with members of the Wayland Baptist administration. The two institutions shared student highlights and best practices. They also exchanged ideas on how the two institutions can partner. Wayland Baptist University receives numerous students from the Alamo Colleges and in addition, offers classes at the Alamo University Center.
NLC Engages in DREAM 2015
Dr. Donna Wood, Vice President for Academic Success, Cristella Diaz, Associate Professor of Mathematics, and Jennifer Riske, English Instructor, participated in Dream 2015 in Baltimore, MD February 17-20, 2015. This flagship event brings together over 1,800 influential policy-makers, investors, thought-leaders, and practitioners from more than 200 colleges throughout 34 states and the District of Columbia, who are dedicated to addressing one of our nation’s most urgent challenges: helping more community college students succeed.
The Achieving the Dream National Reform Network leverages targeted focus areas to close achievement gaps and accelerate success among diverse student populations, particularly low-income students and students of color. These integrated building blocks in concert with our four approaches advance individual and system-wide strategies, ultimately providing measurable and sustainable outcomes for students and colleges alike. It provides 14 focus areas to help bridge the gaps-some of which include college readiness, institutional change, student-centered supports, among others.
NLC Supports Achieving the Dream
Northeast Lakeview College continues to support Achieving the Dream efforts through its various Men of Color initiatives, including its Help Own Male Education (HOME) student organization that address issues that specifically impact males in education, society and the workforce; and the EMBODI Men of Color Conference that is a collaboration between Northeast Lakeview College, St. Philip’s College, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The EMBODI conference is held annually and is designed to collaborate with established organizations and agencies to address the plight of an often over-looked demographic: young men of color. EMBODI is designed to address these issues through dialogue, and recommendations for change and action.
NLC Learns about Growth in its Service Area
Kathleen Labus, College Director of Public Relations, attended the Schertz Chamber Luncheon meeting on February 17. This luncheon featured a “State of the Cities” presentation by the City Managers from Schertz, Cibolo and Selma. Each city provided a recap of their growth from 2014 and discussed current projects under development. Dr. Greg Gibson, Superintendent from the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD (SCUCISD), also presented an overview of the growth and demographics of that school district over the past two years. SCUCISD and these three cities are in NLC’s direct service area and are all strong advocates for the community college.
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