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Student Stories 2011 > Malcolm Williams


Student Story: Malcolm

Photo Large MalcolmPrior to moving to San Antonio with his family from Jacksonville, Florida, Malcolm Williams was set on attending a university in Florida and playing college football. But instead he found his way to Northwest Vista College, where he is receiving the same quality education.

 Malcolm, 18, recently graduated from O’Connor High School, but he said he didn’t feel quite ready to go to a university. Although he played varsity football at O’Connor, he decided to put his sports career on hold and get a good academic foundation at NVC. At NVC, he’s majoring in kinesiology with a minor in criminal justice. He said his career goal is to become a college football coach.

 Malcolm said his experience at NVC has been enjoyable.

 “Being here has been pretty good. The teachers are really nice and helpful,” said Malcolm, who’s also a work study in NVC’s Fine and Performing Arts and Kinesiology area.

Malcolm said while he hoped to get an associate degree at NVC, he may have to leave after a year because he’s in UTSA’s Jump Start program. This program encourages students to go to a community college for a year and then transfer to the four-year university.  He sees football opportunities in the UTSA program under Coach Larry Coker, who is the former coach of University of Miami Hurricanes.  For now, he’s happy to kick off his career at NVC.  The Jump Start program with UTSA allows students to earn an associate degree even after they transfer from NVC.