August 13, 2015
Northeast Lakeview College News
NLC Graduate Making Successful Strides
Erik Veliz graduated with his Associate of Arts degree from NLC this past May. A very active student during his time at NLC, his major role was a participant in the college’s male initiative. He was a member of the Help Own Male Education (HOME) organization and participated in the EMBODI Men of Color Conference (a partnership between NLC and SPC). As a result of attending the EMBODI conference, he just completed an internship with Judge Pulliam’s Office.
While attending NLC, Mr. Veliz was involved in various college organizations and initiatives including president of the International Club, student representative on the college's accreditation leadership team, a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) - the honor society for two year colleges and universities-, and vice-president of the HOME organization for two years.
Veliz will transition to the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) for the upcoming Fall 2015 semester. He is the second NLC student to receive a scholarship to attend UNI.
He will bring a lot of experience and expertise that will represent Alamo Colleges and he looks forward to returning to NLC to assist other students looking to transfer to a university, particularly minority males. He will be majoring in political science, aspiring to be a lawyer
Texas A&M - San Antonio President Visits NLC
Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Texas A&M San Antonio President, visited Northeast Lakeview College on August 7. She learned the history and development of NLC from NLC President, Dr. Craig Follins. Additionally, members of Institutional Research provided some background on the demographics of the NLC student and how many of our NLC students transfer to Texas A&M San Antonio. As NLC moves forward on its accreditation journey, visits like this with area universities become pivotal to expanding programming and academic partnerships.
NLC Leaders Train as Quality Texas Examiners
Several members of the NLC leadership team participated in a two-day prep workshop on July 23-27. This group, along with individuals across Texas will participate in a three-day workshop in August to begin the process to become a Baldrige Examiner. Once the formal training and workshops are completed in August, participants will then receive their assignments. Participants are usually assigned to one or more projects during a one-year term.
NLC Hosts Quality Texas Examiner Training
Northeast Lakeview College was the host site for Quality Texas Examiner Training (August 11-13). Over 90 individuals from across Texas and across the country came to NLC to participate in the 3-day course to become Examiners (Reviewers) for Performance Excellence applicants. The program is part of the Baldrige approach to quality excellence and continuous improvement. 7 individuals, along with several from the Alamo Colleges District Offices and its sister colleges participated in the training.
Additionally, the training is also part of the Communities of Excellence initiative that NLC is embarking on with several local partners, including Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, the City of Schertz, and Northeast Methodist Hospital, among others. The Communities of Excellence initiative provides an opportunity for businesses and organizations from a community to partner and together develop plans for continuous improvement and overall success.
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