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NVC Alumni and Friends Update - Summer 2012

In this issue:


Message from Jackie

Hello Wildcats, 

President Jackie ClaunchWelcome to the first edition of the Northwest Vista College Alumni and Friends Update. We want to help you stay connected with the College through news and services available to graduates of NVC. This May, nearly 500 graduates walked the stage becoming the15th graduating class at NVC. I know you join me in congratulating the Class of 2012 on their accomplishments and in welcoming them to our distinguished community of alumni.

I hope that regardless of when you graduated, you will find this update useful. I encourage you to get involved by sending us your own recent accomplishments, asking us questions or telling us how we can better serve NVC graduates. Send us your information and comments at The college continues to grow, but our mission to keep Creating Opportunities for Success remains the same. All the best this summer from everyone here at The Vista. 

Jackie Claunch

Get Fit at NVC


Graduates of NVC can stay in shape on campus. Northwest Vista College offers exercise options such as the new community fitness trail, an indoor track or the new disc golf course. The recently renovated Huisache Hall also now has modern fitness facilities that include weightlifting and cardio equipment. Alumni membership rates are available. Contact 210-486-4612 or email for info and availability.   

Refresh Your Resume

Build or refresh your professional resume with the CaTS (Career and Transfer Services) Center. Alumni can visit the NVC Optimal Resume service at

Optimal Resume is an award-winning software tool that can help in developing cover letters, resumes, online portfolios and interview preparations. The CaTS Center also helps with advising and consultation if you’re planning to continue your education by transferring to a university. For information or to schedule an appointment with a career advisor call 210-486-4126. 

NVC Graduate Named Co-Host of Morning Show


Cassandra Lazenby (pictured right) , NVC Class of 2004 – A.A. Communications, is now co-host of Daytime @ Nine on KABB FOX San Antonio. The new hour-long lifestyle program will explore all things San Antonio and airs weekday mornings at 9am. Congratulations Cassandra!  

(Photo courtesy of KABB FOX San Antonio)

Campus News and Events


Summer Kids Camps at NVC are Now Enrolling

Children’s Enrichment Program (CEP) offer hands-on activities that promote learning while having fun in classes such as Math, Music, Dance, Art, Reading, Science, Fencing and Martial Arts. Classes are Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

KIDS Jam Summer Camps are weekly thematic camps (e.g., Secret Agent Camp, Art Explorers, Astronomy Camp, Basketball/Volleyball Camp, Dance/Cheer Camp) for 1st grade through 8th grade students. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, call 486-4428 or visit:  

Robotics Summer Camps offer students ten full days of learning how to program and build small robots followed by conducting an end of camp demonstration or robot tournament. For information call 210-486-4421.  

Summer Art Exhibit 
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This summer, the Palmetto Center for the Arts will feature works from Rio Grande Valley artists David Freeman and Chris Leonard, showcasing work on life in the RGV and deep south Texas. The exhibit will be on display  through the first week of September 2012. Read more at

Wildcat Appreciation

Rackspace Hosting recently donated $50,000 to fund summer robotics camps at the Alamo Colleges.
Thanks Rackspace! 

4-Day Work Week

From July 4 through July 27, the Alamo Colleges will be operating on a 4-Day work week. Administrative offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8am till 7pm, with certain community programs still operating on Friday’s. Call 210-486-4000 for more info. 

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Next Issue: September 2012


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3535 N. Ellison Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251

Office Location: MZH-104D

Phone: 210-486-4688