August 29, 2014
Northeast Lakeview College News
NLC Honors Scholarship Recipients
Northeast Lakeview College hosted its annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on August 21 to recognize the almost 200 students receiving scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) delivered the keynote address and spoke on his own higher education experiences and congratulated the students for their achievements. This year, the College awarded almost $300K in scholarships to its students, which adds to the more than $1.5M awarded to students since Northeast Lakeview College was established in 2007.
Newest NLC Nighthawks Welcomed
Northeast Lakeview College hosted a New Student Convocation on August 21 to welcome students attending the college for the first time. New Student Convocation is designed to highlight programs and services, motivate students to make a successful transition to college life. The event concluded with a Student Pledge of Commitment and a Parent Pledge: Support to Complete. This year marks the inaugural New Student Convocation for Northeast Lakeview College and the focus is to get students to commit to completing their coursework at Northeast Lakeview College. Participants also participated in completion and graduation-related activities during the event including, “picturing themselves as graduates” by wearing a cap and gown and taking a picture in a photo booth. They also received a “passport” that will be stamped at various stages along their educational journey at Northeast Lakeview College. Dr. Ron Kelley delivered the keynote address and motivated students to be prepared for college and make the most of their college experience. He also discussed the importance of education and setting goals.
NLC Students Engage with College Administration
Northeast Lakeview College hosted is Fall 2014 President’s/Vice Presidents’ Picnic on August 27. This event is held the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters as part of NLC’s Welcome Week activities and provides an opportunity for students to meet college administration, learn about activities on campus during the semester and engage in food, fun, and other festivities. 967 students participated in the Fall 2014 President’s/Vice President’s Picnic. Hosting the President’s Picnic allows students to become engaged at the beginning of the semester which studies indicate provides a momentum for retention and overall success in college.
President Attends North Chamber Events
NLC President, Dr. Craig Follins and Chancellor Bruce Leslie met with the North Chamber Board of Directors on August 26. Dr. Follins gave a brief overview of Northeast Lakeview College, its service area, and current initiatives. Northeast Lakeview College is currently coordinating with the North Chamber to host a Community Listening Session on September 11, where business leaders, elected officials, and educators come together to discuss current and future needs for education and workforce training in the community.
Follins also attended the North Chamber San Antonio “Salute to Excellence” event on August 26. The North Chamber, in conjunction with Lead SA, hosts the event annually to recognize San Antonians for their immeasurable contributions to the city through philanthropy, civic service, and achievement in social and economic progress. This year’s honorees included Rosemary Kowalski, Jane Macon, and Edith McAllister. LEAD SA is a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports educational leadership and career/professional development in San Antonio.
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