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Alumni Story: Nanette Lechner

Nanette“At Northwest Vista College I fell in love with learning.”

Nanette Lechner received her Associate of Arts in General Studies from Northwest Vista College in 2012. Currently she is employed part time as a Student Success Specialist at NVC, working in the Dual Credit area. Nanette is also going to school full time seeking her degree in EC-6 Generalist Education at Texas A&M University San Antonio.

Nanette said what stood out to her while attending NVC was having outstanding professors that helped her become a better student. She was also very involved in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the National Society of Leadership & Success. These two organizations gave her the confidence to apply to Texas A&M. 

“My Associates degree from NVC gave me more than just a piece of paper. It helped me reach my first education goal and I knew from here on out, I could keep on going.”

Nanette said since coming to NVC, she has personally grown more confident, through the Leadership Society and Phi Theta Kappa.

“I was afraid when I applied to NVC that I would be turned away. I didn’t believe I could pass any college course, but thought I should give it a try. I became confident in my studies and learned to shine as a leader. I have become an honor student and that is huge! Growing up, I struggled to make C’s and making B’s were pretty much out of reach.” 

Nanette encourages to other students that attending college is a short term sacrifice - away from family, little income, long hours studying, but it is well worth it for the long term goal!

“I will graduate at the age of 57 and if I can do this, you can do this!”

Favorite Vista Value: Synergy.


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