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Veterans Center Ribbon Cutting 

November 10, 2022
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Northeast Lakeview College prepares for future growth through various construction projects adding buildings and expanding the college’s footprint.

Other Construction Projects

Veterans Center

Receiving continued investments from the 87th Texas Legislature, Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) will be the next site for a new Veterans Center within the Alamo Colleges District (ACD). Awarded $7.7 million for a new Veterans Center, the funds are part of the State of Texas appropriations provided to the Alamo Colleges for the 2022-2023 biennium. Funds will be used to construct a stand-alone building dedicated to providing services to active and retired military and their families will provide a “one-stop” location offering a convenient central place for them to have direct access to academic and non-academic services

Building Information

The building is currently in the pre-design phase of site analysis, programming, construction cost analysis, and value engineering.

Expanded Learning Opportunities

The building will increase student support and services. Some of the enhancements include:

  • Increasing Veteran specific orientations, academic and nonacademic programming
  • Enhancing career planning, training, job assistance search, and transitional services
  • Re-establishing a Veteran mentoring program that matches incoming Veterans with current students to support the transition process from military life to academia.
  • Incorporating private meeting spaces to discuss confidential matters such as disability claims, benefits, veteran-specific advocacy and emergency services, and legal services
  • Offering community space to host organizations and other events that support Veterans such as faculty support in the classroom, military culture, and learning styles.

 

Capital Improvement Project (CIP)

Paluxy Building

Capital Improvement Projects are funded through May 2017, Bexar County voter-approved a capital improvement bond proposal representing $450 million in Alamo Colleges District-wide capital improvements. Northeast Lakeview College received some of this funding to construct its newest and tenth facility, Paluxy Hall.  

Now open, the 86,390 sq. ft. facility expands learning and classroom space for science and engineering courses, provides study spaces, academic support, and a 3rd-floor multipurpose room with the ability to host large events. The facility will also provide space so that NLC can expand its career and technical programs. Future plans and use for the building include expanding Nursing Programs into the NLC service area.

Building Information
  • Architect: Ford, Powell & Carson
  • CMAR:  Turner Construction Co.
  • GMP: $36,162,898
  • Building Square Footage:  86,390 sf (3 stories)
  • Classrooms and Labs:  10 General, 4 Computer, Engineering, 1 Multifunction Room.  Labs: Geology, Physics, Organic Chemistry, 4 Chemistry, 3 Technical
  • Construction Start: September 2020
  • Target Top Out: July 2021
  • Target Substantial Completion: August 2022
  • Academic Term Opening:  Fall 2022

 

Expanded Learning Opportunities

Paluxy Hall will expand NLC’s footprint and expand learning and community engagement opportunities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Double capacity in Chemistry and Biology across the campus (Biology increase comes from vacated chemistry labs in the science building).
  • Increase the capacity of the Chevron TAMU Engineering Academy to 100 students
  • Be a host site for SAC’s Nursing program and work toward an independently accredited ADN Nursing program at NLC.
  • Increase capacity of Social Media and Digital Marketing Program
  • Offer Astronomy as a science option for students
  • Expand Physics offerings and increase capacity with dedicated lab space.
  • Host campus and district events in the Bluebonnet Room. Open the Bluebonnet to public use to engage the community on campus.

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