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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
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Vet to Vet Advocates > Patrick

V2V Advocate: Patrick Fontenot

Photo - Pat FontenotPatrick Fontenot served some 20 years in the United States Air Force and retired from active duty in 1993 as a Master Sergeant. His assignments included Cannon AFB, NM, George AFB, CA, Lajes Field, Azores, and here in San Antonio at Randolph AFB and Electronic Security Command at Kelly AFB. Pat has served many roles in the last 12 years at NVC. These roles include instructor, program coordinator, and academic leader for all Business and Computer disciplines, and director of Information Technology and Communications. He feels that his current position as Dean of Workforce Education and Training has been the most satisfying because it impacts many lives and strengthens college partnerships. Under Pat’s direction, many students and local employers have benefited from NVC’s Business Solutions which provides businesses with customized training in leadership, teambuilding and strategic planning and other areas. Pat holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Arts degree in Computer Resource Management from Webster University. Pat is known for his simple and direct style that cuts through the chase. His advice to students is always the same: “Choose a career that will make you happy and that you will enjoy every day.”

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