April 17, 2015
Northeast Lakeview College News
NLC Celebrates Earth Day
Northeast Lakeview College celebrated Earth Day on April 15 to include a variety of activities. From external speakers, like a representative from CPS Energy to student presentations on Ecosystems, the day’s activities had several ways to get students engaged and involved in the importance of protecting our planet. Since 2008, when the permanent campus first opened, Earth Day has been recognized annually at NLC. Since then, the day’s activities have expanded to include having most departments/divisions participate in the event in some way. This year, the event also included a speech showcase and poetry contest, both aligned with an appropriate Earth Day theme. Carbon footprinting closed out the day’s activities.
College Welcomes Parent Groups
Dr. Follins welcomed a group of parents from Roosevelt High School and El Dorado Elementary School on April 15. The parents have recently participated in skills enhancement classes where they learned more about life skills and financial management, among others. The theme of the day’s activities at NLC was “Access to College for Everyone.” Dr. Follins spoke about the mission of community college to “provide access to education in the community in which it serves.” He also provided an overview of NLC, its support services, and engagement opportunities for students. One of NLC’s goals is to target both parents and students in its sender/service area at all levels along the educational pathway. Both Roosevelt High School and El Dorado Elementary are sender schools in NLC’s service area.
NLC President Bowls for a Cause
Dr. Craig Follins, NLC President, participated in the “Bowling with the Stars” event on April 11. The event benefited the Breaking Down Walls organization that has a main goal to work year-round to provide meaningful opportunities for San Antonio children teaching them the principals of health, fitness, leadership and charity. The event, held at Bowlero San Antonio, hosted bowling teams made-up of children from San Antonio youth-advocacy organizations paired up with local community leaders and professional athletes. The event included bowling, a silent auction, prizes, and mentorship opportunities; all to assist and raise money for advocacy organizations. Ric Baser, Northwest Vista College president, joined Dr. Follins and represented the Alamo Colleges.
Dr. Follins Kicks Off Fiesta with General Rand
Dr. Craig Follins represented Northeast Lakeview College at the Randolph AFB Annual FIESTA reception on April 15. The event was hosted by General Robin Rand and his wife Kim Rand and was held on the base. The annual event is celebrated to kick-off FIESTA San Antonio. This is Dr. Follins’ second time participating in this FIESTA event and was one of the first community activities he attended after assuming his role of NLC President in March 2014 as Dr. Follins continues to enhance the relationship between RAFB and Northeast Lakeview College.
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