May 22, 2015
Northeast Lakeview College News
NLC Receives $3K for Robotics Scholarships
The Northeast Partnership for Economic Development (NEP) approved scholarship dollars to Northeast Lakeview College at a recent meeting. Five (5) Robotics Scholarships at $250 in the name of the late Hal Baldwin, former Mayor of Schertz, TX totaling $1,250. Nine (9) additional scholarships at $300 each, were also approved, one for a student in each of the Member cities. The newest member of the NEP, City of Marion will also provide a scholarship in the amount of $300. A total of $3,000 in scholarship monies will be used to fund youths participating in NLC’s Summer Robotics Program. Dr. Follins, NLC President, Jennifer Osborn, Executive Assistant to the President, and Patrick Murray, Director of Grants and Resource Development, represented Northeast Lakeview College at the Luncheon. The NEP has been a strong supporter of the Robotics Program and other STEM initiatives at NLC since 2010. To date, the NEP has provided around $5000 in scholarships for the Robotics Program.
Adopt-a-School Initiative Wins Award
The League for Innovation recently recognized the Adopt-A-School Initiative. The award is designed to recognize innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, and activities that improve the ability of institutions to serve students and the community, and to honor the faculty, staff, and administrators who have created and implemented them. Congratulations to Dr. Debbie C. Hamilton, Vice President for Student Success, and the student success team at NLC for their efforts in making this initiative successful. All the awardees will be posted on the League for Innovation website.
The League for Innovation award was established over 25 years ago as a way to recognize significant innovations at Alliance member colleges. These innovations reflect capstone achievements and the spirit of innovation and experimentation. This award is designed to recognize innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, and activities that improve the ability of institutions to serve students and the community, and to honor the faculty, staff, and administrators who have created and implemented them. Granting this award provides a venue for showcasing these innovations and the dedicated community college educators who strive for excellence on a daily basis. Winning innovations should meet one or more of the following criteria.
• Quality. Students and/or staff agree that the innovation increases quality in the course, program, office, or institution.
• Efficiency. The innovation contributes to more efficient processes.
• Cost Effectiveness. The innovation adds value to the institution while containing or reducing costs.
• Replication. The innovation is easy to replicate at other institutions.
• Creativity. The innovation is original and creative.
• Timeliness. The innovation is not more than five years old at the institution, allowing plenty of time for it to be tested.
NLC Kicks Off New Student Orientation
Northeast Lakeview College launched its first set of New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions on May 19. Participants engage in specialized sessions customized to help first-time in college students (FTIC) transition to college. New sessions this year include a Title IX overview and campus engagement opportunities. Participants end the day’s activities with group advising. The NLC Office of Student Success will host NSO’s weekly throughout the Summer.
President Participates in Communities of Excellence
Dr. Craig Follins, NLC president, participated in the recent Communities of Excellence initiative event. Hosted by the greater Schertz, Cibolo and Universal City community, the initiative focuses on COMMUNITY COLLABORATION. The group’s collective goals includes achieving and sustaining improved health, education, essential services and quality of life for its common stakeholders. Participants seek increased collaboration and enhanced quality in pursuit of community-driven goals and building a culture of shared leadership and community responsibility. The group will meet periodically as the initiative develops. Dr. Greg Gibson, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Superintendent, and John Kessel, City
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