Previous Milestones


December 2014 College Forms President’s Advisory Council
The Friends of Nighthawks (FON) is a President’s Advisory Council established in December 2014 as a result of the Community Listening Sessions NLC hosted in Summer and Fall 2014. Its purpose is to create awareness of and advocate for Northeast Lakeview College and advance the mission of the college. Representatives include members from each of the college’s Metrocom cities in which the college serves as well as school district and university representatives.

November 2014 NLC Launches Adopt-a-School Pilot Program
NLC pilots its Adopt-a-School initiative by adopting three schools for the 2014-2015 academic year. The idea behind the initiative is to bring the college experience to all students along the educational pathway (from Pre-K to high school). The initiative will help develop an understanding of college and the importance of setting goals.

August 2014 Representative Cuellar Speaks at College Scholarship Ceremony
Congressman Cuellar (TX-28) delivered the keynote address at the August 2014 Scholarship Ceremony. He spoke on his own higher education experiences and congratulated the students for their achievements. NLC awarded almost $300K in scholarships to its students, which adds to the more than $1.5M awarded to students since Northeast Lakeview College was established in 2007.

January 2014 Early College High School Students Celebrate $3M in Scholarships
The second cohort of students from the Judson Early College Academy (JECA) will graduate with an associate in Spring 2014. They held a “Next Step” Ceremony as they get ready to transfer to a university. Of the 97 seniors in the JECA senior class, 81 have already been accepted to a university or universities. To date, 39 students have received scholarships totaling over $3M.

January 2014 NLC Employee Accepted into NAFSA Academy
Silvia L. Zecca, Assistant Professor of Spanish, was accepted into the NAFSA: Association for International Learners Academy for International Education (Class 11). The Academy is an introduction to international education and its major practice areas. It is an intensive, year-long training program that provides a unique opportunity to develop personal and professional capacities and prepares for leadership in the field of international education. She is the only Alamo Colleges employee accepted into the program this year.

August 2013 NLC Awards $500K in Scholarships
Northeast Lakeview College awarded more than $500K in scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

September 2013 College Receives Created Grant
Northeast Lakeview College is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded the Created Equal Grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant uses a set of four films that chronicle the history of the civil rights movement. Northeast Lakeview College offered a series of film screenings and community panel discussions centered around the four documentaries.

November 2013 NLC Student Presents Lecture at Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
NLC student, Mr. Matthew Bachmann, presented a 15-minute mini-lecture on “Block Cyclic Distribution of Data in PBDR and Its Effects on Computational Efficiency.” Mr. Bachmann participated in the summer High Performing Computing (HPC) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC) in Summer 2013. Bachman is one of the MS2015 scholars who receive a grant-funded scholarship of $10K annually to attend NLC and major in math. 

July 2012 Graduation Initiative Yields Impressive Results
Charged with increasing graduation rates, NLC hosted a series of graduation activities between October 2011 and April 2012. The goals were to create awareness of associate degrees at the Alamo Colleges District, provide an understanding for students of why an associate is important, and offer information on what a student can do with it. The project yielded a more than 143% increase in graduates from 2011 to 2012.

June 2012 Grant Helps Underserved Kids Attend Robotics Camp
Northeast Lakeview College received a portion of a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission that provided scholarships and a robotics experience for approximately 72 underserved children.

May 2012 SALE Dollars Provide Nutrition Scholarships
The San Antonio Livestock Exposition (SALE) approved $36,000 to be used for scholarships for nutrition students through the Project La Cena program at Northeast Lakeview College. Project La Cena was a three-year, grant-funded project designed to increase the number of students who major in Nutrition.

October 2011 NLC Boasts Largest Team at Alzheimer’s Walk
Northeast Lakeview College had the largest team at the 2011 Alzheimer’s Walk, with 228 participants made up of students, employees, and their family members. Additionally, NLC was the fourth largest fundraising team with $4,154.


March 2014 English Instructor Receives Academic Excellence Award

Jennifer Riske, Instructor of English, received the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award and was recognized as one of the recipients at the recent League for Innovation Conference in Boston, MA. She is the first recipient of the award from Northeast Lakeview College. This is the second annual event for the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards that highlights the best and brightest teachers and leaders in higher education.

October 2011 NLC Public Relations Receives Two Medallion Awards
The Northeast Lakeview College Public Relations Department was recognized by the National Council of Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) and received two Medallion Awards; one in the computer-generated illustration category and another for a successful communications campaign.



February 2014 NLC Recognized as Best Educational Facility

Northeast Lakeview College was recently recognized as one of 2014 BEST OF by the City of Live Oak Economic Development Corporation in the category of Best Educational Facility. Awards are given in 22 categories annually and this is the second time NLC has received this recognition.

November 2013 STEM Scholars Honored
Northeast Lakeview College recognized its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) students at a recent “Celebrating Excellence in STEM” ceremony. 100 STEM students were recognized for receiving scholarships to attend Northeast Lakeview College. NLC distributed more than $351K in scholarship dollars in 2013-2014 for students focusing in a STEM field.

January 2012 College Honor Society Receives “2 Star Chapter” Recognition
The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter at Northeast Lakeview College received special commendation during the Texas Regional Convention and was named a “2 Star Chapter.” The five-star development plan recognizes progress in the attainment of goals set by the chapter to enhance their strategies to provide personal and professional development for its Honors Society members.

October 2011 Dean Recognized as Distinguished Alumni at SPC Homecoming
Dr. Martha Trevino, Dean of Community Development, was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni at the St. Philip’s College Blue & White Dinner and Dance Homecoming on October 21. Dr. Trevino began her higher education career at SPC, where she earned 66 hours at SPC from 1975-1976 before transferring as a junior to Texas State University. Trevino has continued to pursue her education, earning her Ph.D. from the University of the Incarnate World