May 2018 - NLC Approved to Accept Veterans Benefits
Northeast Lakeview College received official approval from the Department of Veterans Affairs to accept Veteran Benefits from students attending NLC. The college received its Facility Code on May 14 after a site visit in February. Receiving the Facility Code allows Northeast Lakeview College to now certify students to use their Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® , Chapter 33 Post 9-11 GI Bill® , Chapter 35 Survivor benefits, and Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation benefits . Additionally, NLC can now sign the Department of Defense MOU to receive active duty assistance.
December 2017 Northeast Lakeview College has been Approved for Accreditation
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the college’s accrediting agency, announced during their December 2017 meeting that Northeast Lakeview College was approved for accreditation. SACSCOC will deliver official notification of the college’s accreditation in January 2018.
November 2017 Northeast Lakeview College Successfully Completes its 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Northeast Lakeview College closed out its 10th anniversary celebrations with its “Stars of Texas” Gala on November 9. The evening’s top sponsor at the Capitol level was Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union. The event also included testimonials from students receiving a college scholarship. All the proceeds from the event do directly to support student scholarships. Fundraising totals estimate that about $17,000 was raised for student scholarships from 10th Anniversary fundraising activities.
August 2017 NLC to be Host Site for Texas A&M Engineering Academy
Members from both Texas A&M College Station and Northeast Lakeview College held a kick-off meeting on August 17 to begin preparing to welcome the first cohort of students into this program in Fall 2018. Students in the program will be crossed enrolled at both Texas A&M and NLC. They will take courses through the Alamo Colleges District and enroll in one engineering course each semester through Texas A&M, but taught at NLC. Students successfully completing the first few engineering courses in this program will be eligible to enroll and complete an engineering program at Texas A&M University. The program has already been successful at several other community colleges, including Blinn, Houston Community College, and El Centro.
August 2017 Northeast Lakeview College Begins Offering Federal Financial Aid to all Students
Effective for the 2017-2018 academic year, students can now designate Northeast Lakeview College as their primary institution and be eligible for federal financial aid. Prior to this, students requiring federal financial aid would have to designate San Antonio College (SAC) as their primary institution to receive their student aid and take classes at NLC. As the newest of the five colleges within the Alamo Colleges District, Northeast Lakeview College received candidacy status from its accrediting body the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in June of 2016 and was eligible to begin the process to offer federal financial aid. The ability to offer federal financial aid is a huge milestone for NLC and its students. It will streamline the application, registration, and enrollment process for our students and offer more financial aid options for all students attending Northeast Lakeview College.
June 2016 College Granted Candidacy Status
Northeast Lakeview College received official word from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) that the institution has been granted candidacy status. Northeast Lakeview College now enters the final phase of the accreditation process that requires a response to all the standards of accreditation and one final site visit scheduled for Spring 2017
May 2016 – Graduation Rates are at an All-Time High
Northeast Lakeview College continues to exceed its targeted number of graduates annually. Graduation rates are at an all-time high for the institution, demonstrating a 110% increase from 2015.
April 2016 Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color Visits NLC
Members from the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color visited the Northeast Lakeview College in Spring 2016 to conduct a site visit to evaluate the institution’s initiatives focused on male students of color. The Consortium is a joint research partnership between Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin, whose goals are to leverage the collective expertise of diverse educational institutions, to highlight best institutional practices and policies, and to become a national leader focused on improving male students of color educational outcomes. Northeast Lakeview College became of member of this Consortium in April 2015.
February 2016 Accreditation Journey Continues
Northeast Lakeview College participated in its Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) onsite candidacy visit February 23-24. The purpose of the visiting team is to verify the information in NLC’s application for candidacy and to ensure the institution satisfied each of the required standards. After reviewing NLC’s documentation, the institution’s application for candidacy status was moved forward for review. NLC’s official designation to Candidacy Status will occur at the June SACSCOC Board meeting once the findings from the onsite team have been reviewed.
July 2015 College Approved for Candidacy Site Visit
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) that granted Northeast Lakeview College a candidacy site visit, a significant next step in the accreditation process for the institution. A candidacy site visit is just one step of many in the multi-tiered process towards full accreditation.
April 2015 NLC Joins Men of Color Consortium
NLC joins the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color. Participation in the M2C3 Consortium will enhance NLC’s commitment to improving the success of historically underrepresented and underserved students, including men of color. The M2C3 Consortium facilitates an exchange of ideas between community colleges across the nation on how best to serve men of color in our educational institutions. Community colleges convene to share their efforts and learn about new strategies for enhancing the success of men of color. Launched in February 2015, the M2C3 has already seen much success in information-sharing between community colleges. An average of more than 1,000 consortium members participates in each webinar.
February 2015 JECA Students Are Ivy-League Bound
Four students in the Judson Early College Academy (JECA) received acceptance letters to multiple top-tier universities. These schools include Harvard, Dartmouth, MIT, George Washington, and others. Combined these four students received more than $3.5M in scholarships. To date, the 2015 JECA graduating class received upwards of $30M in scholarships to continue their education.