June 2018 – Northeast Lakeview College Nets Performance Excellence Award
Northeast Lakeview College completed the requirements for recognition at the Engagement Level by the Quality Texas Foundation (QTF). The Engagement Level is for those organizations that have made a commitment to use performance improvement principles, but are new institutions or are new in their performance excellence journey. The Quality Texas Foundation assists organizations with continuous improvement efforts by utilizing the Baldrige Framework and since 1993, QTF has administered the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) as an independent non-profit corporation. Winning TAPE symbolizes that the organization is one of the best in the state of Texas based upon a very rigorous and robust process. QTF has also had many organizations also win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and lead all the other states in this area. The next step for Northeast Lakeview College is to submit for recognition at the Progress Level.
October 2017 The Public Relations Office Wins Medallion Awards
The Public Relations Office received recognition from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). They received three awards from the organization for design and publicity. NCMPR is a professional organization that represents the fields of marketing and public relations for community and technical colleges. Since 2008, the NLC Public Relations Office has received more than 10 recognitions and awards from this organization.
December 2017 College Vice President Receives Trusted Leader Recognition
Dr. Debbie Hamilton, Vice President for Student Success, was recognized at the ALAS event on December 8. She received the Trusted Leader Award for inspiring trust in 2017. The Alamo Colleges Leadership Academy for Success (ALAS) utilizes the principles of leadership based on Stephen Covey. The group periodically recognizes individuals throughout the district who best exemplify these principles.
July 2017 Two NLC Students Net $90K in Scholarships from the Terry Foundation
Tanae Cherron Nious and Jake Torres, both recent graduates, were awarded the prestigious Terry Scholarship and combined, the students received more than $90K to continue their education. The Terry Foundation’s mission is to improve and develop the State of Texas by assisting Texas students to attend the state’s finest public universities. The Foundation hopes that these students will have a significant impact on the future leadership of the state and nation. Tanae will attend Texas Women’s University and study Social Work. Jake will transfer to the University of Texas at San Antonio to study Business Administration.
September 2016 Dr. Cleary Recognized in San Antonio Business Journal
Dr. Cleary, NLC Interim President, received one of the distinguished C-Suite Awards presented by the San Antonio Business Journal. On September 22, Cleary was featured in the publication and the article includes some of Cleary’s employment highlights and more about his management style and what he finds interesting about his career.
August 2016 NLC Graduate Receives Prestigious Terry Scholarship
2016 NLC graduate, Edgar Acevedo-Banuelos, was awarded the Terry Scholarship to attend The University of Texas San Antonio in Fall 2016. As a Terry Transfer Scholar, he is one of 20 transfer students to receive a full scholarship to their attendance to UTSA. Terry Transfer Scholars receive $16,200 per year for up to 3 years and one additional study abroad semester. Terry Scholars commit to giving back to the university, the community, and the Terry Foundation. The "pay it forward" commitment seeks to empower both current and future generations of Terry Scholars. Edgar is majoring in Electrical Engineering at UTSA and is also enrolled in the Air Force ROTC program. Mr. Acevedo- Banuelos is the third NLC student to receive this scholarship.
July 2016 NLC Awarded Quality Texas Pioneer Level Award
Northeast Lakeview College received the Quality Texas Foundation (QTF) Pioneer Level Award (Beginner Level) at the recent 23rd Annual Quest for Excellence Conference held in San Antonio, TX. Northeast Lakeview College submitted its Organizational Profile for review and feedback by QTF. The organizational profile is the first step of the Baldrige Framework and by completing the five-page entry, organizations can better evaluate their current position and how to significantly improve by prioritization of improvement steps. In FY 2017, Northeast Lakeview College will also submit for the Quality Texas Foundation Engagement Recognition Level that includes the submission of an organizational profile and a ten page application.
August 2016 NLC Speech Professor Receives Community Impact Award
Dr. Archie Wortham, Professor of Speech, received the Community Impact Award from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority San Antonio Alumnae Chapter. He was recognized during the organization’s 45th Southwest Regional Conference held in San Antonio, TX for his continued service to the community. He is noted for his efforts to support initiatives that specifically impact males in education and society as a whole and is recognized by his peers for his dedication to develop programs in this area. The Delta Sigma Theta San Antonio Chapter was founded in 1933 and is committed to initiating and supporting programs and activities that address economic, educational, health, societal and political issues in the community.
September 2016 Certified Advisor Awarded Texas Fellowship
Ahmet Aksoy, Certified Advisor at NLC, is one of four participants awarded the Thomas Moorman Fellowship Program for the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA). TACUSPA is the premier association for student affairs professionals in Texas. Its purpose is to provide leadership, support, development, research, and best practices in the field of student development for professional that work in colleges and universities in the state. Fourteen applicants across the state applied for the fellowship with nine applicants being granted an interview. Among this year’s four participants, Ahmet was the only participant to be awarded from a community college.
April 2016 Three Projects from Northeast Lakeview College Receive Innovation Grants Funds
Three projects at Northeast Lakeview College received an Innovation Grant sponsored by the Alamo Colleges Foundation. Committed to supporting innovative pedagogy, each of the five Alamo Colleges received $10,000 in grant funds from the Foundation to be competitively awarded. The Innovation Grant Program encourages faculty and staff to provide innovative instruction and/or co-curricular support that positively impacts student learning, persistence and completion. To see the list of projects and summary of the goals, read the complete story online
October 2015 More than $500K in Scholarships Awarded
Northeast Lakeview College awarded over $516K in scholarship dollars to more than 400 students in FY 2016. The 2016 total demonstrates an increase of 6.0% from FY 2015.
May 2015 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award Recipients Announced
Julie Nichols, Library Instructor, and Susan Kazen, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, were awarded the John & Suanne Roueche Award for 2015. The award recognizes leaders in the community college field. John & Suanne Roueche were early proponents of the idea that teachers have a major responsibility for how well students perform in the classroom. Nichols and Kazen are the only two Alamo Colleges’ employees to receive this recognition in 2015.
November 2015 NLC-PR Recognized in Two Award Categories
The Northeast Lakeview College Public Relations Office received two Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). NLC PR was recognized in two different categories and received a gold award in the category of electronic/digital media and a silver award in the community relations category. This marks the 8th award for Northeast Lakeview College Public Relations from this organization since 2008.
September 2015 Speech Professor Receives Starfish Award for 2015
Dr. Archie Wortham, associate professor of speech at NLC, received the Starfish Award for 2015. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at Northeast Lakeview College who has made a significant impact to a student or students. Nominations for the Starfish Award are written and submitted by students.
August 2015 NLC Employee Selected as Women of Outstanding Leadership 2015-2016
Jennifer Osborn, Executive Assistant to the President, has been selected on behalf of University of the Incarnate Word and the International Women's Leadership Association as Woman of Outstanding Leadership for 2015-2016. Osborn was recognized for her contributions to family, service, education, career and community. She was nominated and selected due to her ability to balance life in and out of the workplace, home, school, and community. Osborn will receive a stipend of $2,500 per semester (at UIW) to help her continue to pursue personal, educational, and professional development. She now becomes a lifetime member of the International Women's Leadership Association.
July 2015 College Establishes Monarch Waystation
Monarch Watch, a nonprofit education outreach program based at the University of Kansas, awarded a “Bring Back the Monarchs” Grant to Northeast Lakeview College. NLC will receive 32 milkweed plants to begin a butterfly and pollinator garden at the college. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has provided funds for the milkweed project and Monarch Watch is distributing the grants. The grant was coordinated by Linda Plevak NLC Librarian and students in the Biology II for science majors classes will monitor the health of the milkweed and collect data on monarch eggs, instars, and butterflies. Results will be sent to contribute to ongoing scientific studies about monarchs and other pollinator species. The goal is to give students real-world experience as citizen scientists.
May 2015 Adopt-a-School Initiative Wins League for Innovation Award
The League for Innovation recognized the Adopt-A-School Initiative and is designed to recognize innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, and activities that improve the ability of institutions to serve students and the community, and to honor the faculty, staff, and administrators who have created and implemented them. These innovations reflect capstone achievements and the spirit of innovation and experimentation. Granting this award provides a venue for showcasing these innovations and the dedicated community college educators who strive for excellence on a daily basis. Winning innovations should meet one or more of the following criteria: quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness, replication, creativity, and timeliness.