October 9, 2015
Northeast Lakeview College News
Former NLC Student's Essay Continues To Earn Her Top Honors
Former NLC student Lisa Phillips, and her canine were recently awarded top honors. A local dog, retired military working dog (Sgt. Rambo), served his country by working with the U.S Marine Corps . He was recently named Military Dog of the Year. Ms. Phillips served as a Vet-Tech in the US Army from 2001-2005 until an injury brought her military service to an end. In 2010, Lisa decided to return to school and came to Northeast Lakeview College (NLC). She is Founder and CEO of the Retired Military Working Dog Assistance Organization (RMWDAO), a non-profit organization working to get military working dogs (MWD) reclassified from equipment to canine service members. The organization raises money to help cover those medical costs after a MWD retires, so that tax dollars aren’t used.
Lisa Phillips and Rambo all began with an essay submitted for an English class at NLC, about the financial burden on families who adopt working dogs. The instructor, Jennifer Riske was so impressed that she recommended that the action be followed up on. With guidance from Speech professor, Dr. Archie Wortham and on campus club sponsor, the Civic Leadership Club (formerly Politics in Action) Ms. Phillips worked with members of congress to get the reclassification of the Military Working Dogs from “equipment” to Canine Members of the Armed Forces, which was an act passed by Congress and signed by the president this past year.
Lisa Phillips was recognized as the Alamo Colleges’ Student of the Month in November 2012. She also presented her work with congress through the military working dog program at various NLC and Alamo Colleges’ functions, including to the Board of Trustees.Rambo continues to raise awareness for other retired military working dogs. Learn more about Rambo, who serves as mascot for the non-profit Gizmo’s Gifts, which provides care and support for other retired working dogs.
ALAS Particpants Engage at NLC
NLC hosted the Alamo Colleges Leadership Academy for Success (ALAS) on Friday, September 25. ALAS is the Alamo Colleges’ leadership program. Each college and the district offices identify employees to participate in the nine-month leadership academy. This year, NLC has four participants (Anetia Ports, Kathy Mayer, Phillip Hicks, Vanessa DeMont). Dr. Wood, Vice President for Academic Success, welcomed the participants to the program and gave a brief overview on NLC.
NLC Hosts 4DX Summit for Its Third Cycle
Northeast Lakeview College hosted its Fall 2015 4DX Summit on September 16. Held each Fall and Spring, this is NLC’s 3rd round participating in the 4DX initiative. The Alamo Colleges and Northeast Lakeview College have completed one year of 4DX and each Summit is an integral part of the cadence of accountability. During this 3rd round, NLC had 18 teams present their Wildly Important Goal (WIG) and receive an award.
NLC Alzheimer's Walk Team Nets $1,350
Northeast Lakeview College participated in the recent Alzheimer’s Walk on September 19. Participants included students, employees and NLC family members. Over 45 team members raised over $1,350, which surpassed our goal and were in the top 35 teams who walked in fundraising. Ryan Turner, student and member of the Anthropology Club raised mover $150.00. The Alzheimer’s Foundation is one of NLC’s charities of choice and the college has been participating in the Walk since 2007. In 2012, Northeast Lakeview College was recognized by the organization for having the largest team at the San Antonio area walk.
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