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August 29, 2014


Northwest Vista College News

NVC Convocation Kicks Off New Academic Year

The NVC community began a new academic year with an All College Convocation on Friday, August 22nd.   NVC President Ric Baser welcomed faculty and staff with an inspiring presentation looking back to the foundations that built the college and looking forward to the new opportunities to serve the NVC community and educate our students.  He thanked outgoing President Jackie Claunch for her leadership that “created a vision and climate for NVC which has served to strengthen the college’s capacity for wonder and learning”.

NVC Vice Presidents shared results from 2013-2014 year as well as proposed initiatives for the coming year.  In 2010, completion became one of three objectives in the NVC 2010-2015 Strategic Plan.  In 2014 completion was made the Alamo Colleges Wildly Important Goal.  Leaders shared five years of data on completion rates.  In 2007-08, 615 degrees and certificates were awarded. In 2012-13 (the last year certified data is available) that number had grown to 1,424.  NVC anticipates that it will award 1,592 degrees and certificates in 2013-2014.  If this number is achieved, NVC will exceed the target of 1,497 set for August, 2014.  


Weather Station Established

NVC established a new weather station thanks to Facilities' Bernie Zertuche and his team.  This system offers real time weather information at NVC. It gives current conditions, such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall totals.  Rainfall measurements can be useful to accurately determine landscape watering needed for non-native plants.  The station also gives a UV radiation indicator, which is measured as a heat index. The higher the index, the higher the exposure to UV radiation which may be a health hazard.  Therefore protection or awareness by employees may need to be observed. 
The unit will also forecast campus weather, a useful tool when considering responses to emergency weather conditions. can provide the same information, but the new station will give precise information about conditions on our campus.  


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