NVC Wildcats Alumni

NVC Wildcats Alumni

Our Mission 

The Northwest Vista College (NVC) Wildcats Alumni will inform, involve, and serve members of the NVC family throughout their lifelong relationship with the College.

 

Our Vision

The Northwest Vista College (NVC) Wildcats Alumni strive to be a vital partner in the continued success of NVC by providing opportunities for meaningful engagement, awareness, pride, participation, volunteer involvement, and philanthropic commitment to the College.

 

Constitution and ByLaws

The Northwest Vista College (NVC) Wildcats Alumni have agreed to to provide continuing service to the Institution and its alumni by facilitating communication and relations between alumni and the community, and by managing the direction and progress of all alumni projects, events and programs, along with many other agreements that can be found in the following document:

Constitution and ByLaws of the NVC Wildcats Alumni

 

Board of Directors

The NVC Wildcats Alumni invites you to apply for first ever NVC Wildcats Alumni Board of Directors!

Northwest Vista College (NVC) welcomes the inclusion of an NVC Wildcats Alumni Board of Directors. The mission of the NVC Wildcats Alumni Board of Directors (BOD) is to be a critical partner in the continued success of NVC by providing opportunities for meaningful engagement, awareness, pride, participation, volunteer involvement, and philanthropic commitment to the College. The BOD represents the college’s interests at Alumni Events and Board Committee meetings. NVC seeks candidates who are deeply committed to the mission, vision, and values of the NVC Wildcats Alumni. The roles include travel, scholarships, advocacy, meetings, events, and networking opportunities.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for NVC Board of Directors must:

  • Have an NVC diploma or certificate
  • Endorse and support the College’s strategic plan and initiatives
  • Plan, direct and implement the NVC Wildcats Alumni strategic plan in a manner consistent and supportive of the College’s strategic plan
  • Be familiar with the programs and activities sponsored, organized, and coordinated by the Community Collaborations office
  • Serve as an ambassador and work collaboratively for the College through interactions with NVC’s Executive Team, deans, students, faculty, staff, Friends of the Arts (FANs), President’s Office Business Council (POBC), and its communities
  • Represent the Alumni Association at NVC events and encourage attendance from colleagues
  • Identify, cultivate, and recruit alumni to support areas such as student recruitment, enrollment, clubs and organizations, event programming, financial support internship opportunities, and advocacy resources
  • Leverage alumni talents and resources to benefit NVC
  • Contribute at a minimum of the membership level of $500.00
  • Be in good standing with his/her profession
  • Have a desire and passion to serve in this leadership role
  • Pass a background check by Alamo Colleges District HR

Application Timeline

Mar. 31 - Apr. 19 – Open for applications

Apr. 19-22 Voting

Apr. 22 – Recommendation sent to NVC Executive Team

Apr. 25 – Top applicant for each position is contacted and a meeting is scheduled

Apr. 27 – Board of Directors is announced to the college, social media, La reVista, and Alumni Newsletter

May 1 – Board of Directors begin term and serves one year (May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023)

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Student Ambassador

The NVC Wildcats Alumni invites students to apply for the first ever NVC Student Ambassador position on the NVC Wildcats Alumni Board of Directors!

Northwest Vista College (NVC) welcomes the inclusion of a Student Ambassador on the NVC Wildcats Alumni Board of Directors. The mission of a Student Ambassador is to serve as a voting student liaison to the NVC Alumni Board of Directors and the NVC Director of Community Collaborations. The Student Ambassador represents students’ interests at Alumni Events and Board Committee meetings. NVC seeks candidates who are deeply committed to the mission, vision, and values of the NVC Wildcats Alumni. The Student Ambassador position is an example of NVC’s dedication to building student leaders, and its ability to work alongside those leaders to further student success. The role includes travel, scholarships, advocacy, meetings, events, and networking opportunities.

The NVC Wildcats Alumni Student Ambassador receives a $300 scholarship at the end of each Fall and Spring semester of his/her year of service, for a total of a $600 scholarship in recognition of the time spent as an Ambassador.

*We will also offer an NVC Wildcats Alumni Student Ambassador Alternate position.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for NVC Student Ambassador must have:

  • A minimum of 12 college level course hours at the Alamo Colleges District; 
  • Be in good academic and civic standing with the Alamo Colleges District;
  • Be enrolled at NVC and able to serve a term that will begin on May 1st and end on April 30th of the following year;
  • Proof of community service hours (NVC Serves in AlamoEXPERIENCE);
  • Participated in a Student Club or Student Organization (AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript)

Applying students are to submit a short (250-500) essay addressing their interest and credentials for this position.

Students who meet the requirements and submit an essay will be invited to an interview. 

In the Interview, be ready to discuss: (all items are on the NVC website- just use the search function).

  • Your academic standing
  • Your community service hours
  • The demographic make-up of NVC (social, economic, and historical backgrounds) and how they make each student population unique.
  • Your personal vision for NVC
  • All the financial resources available at NVC (advocacy and resource center, food pantry, financial literacy, clothing pantry, scholarships, internships)

Application Timeline

Mar. 31 - Apr. 19 – Open for applications

Apr. 19-22 Interviews

Apr. 22 – Recommendation sent to NVC Executive Team

Apr. 25 – Top applicant is contacted and a meeting is scheduled

Apr. 27 – Student Ambassador is announced to the college, social media, La reVista, and Alumni Newsletter

May 1 – Student Ambassador (and alternate) begins term and serves one year (May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023)

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    1. Build relationships and a sense of camaraderie among students and alumni

    2. Engage alumni and students through the perpetuation of tradition and pride

    3. Recruit alumni to actively promote NVC and showcase the Alumni Association as an essential partner of the College

    4. Create opportunities to engage alumni with each other and alma mater and raise the local prominence of Northwest Vista College (NVC) and its alumni

    5. Promote an inclusive culture of alumni engagement and philanthropy (going, giving, and serving)

    6. Sustain and grow a stable financial model

    7. Implement best practices for board protocol, by-laws, elections, recruiting, retention, and leadership
    1. To increase our alumni’s access to knowledge and resources of the Northwest Vista College (NVC) campus via Alumni Connections

    2. To provide consistent, accessible, and repeatable alumni engagement opportunities/mechanisms which have value for our alumni.

    3. To profile and recognize NVC alumni, consistently and more often.

    4. To build partnerships with our alumni to raise awareness, reputation, and goodwill in the community.

    5. To cultivate current students as future, engaged alumni (Student Ambassadors).

    6. To offer Career Connections for NVC Alumni

    7. To offer a link for Alumni to post his/her publications or share success stories

    8. To connect NVC Alumni via social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

NVC Wildcats Alumni include graduates who have completed Certificates and/or Associate Degrees at Northwest Vista College. This organization continuously engages Alumni in the activities and opportunities on the NVC Campus.

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Career and Transfer Services

Help is available to polish your resume, practice interviewing on video, and to place or search the Wildcat Classified Advertisements. Transfer planning is also available for those that would like to continue their education. For more information please visit our the Career and Transfer Services page.

Library Services

All library databases are available for you to search for information, on campus.  You may also check out two items at a time-- books, DVD's or CDs-- from our Learning Center in Redbud Hall.