Community Members, NVC Faculty & Staff Participate in Scholarship Judging

scholarship480Representatives of the Northwest Vista College Business Council and Friends of the Arts at NVC (FANs) as well as NVC faculty and staff participated in the consolidated scholarship application judging event Sept. 16 at the Workforce Center of Excellence.

The number of student applications received by the Sept. 11 Alamo Colleges Foundation application deadline was almost 26,000, according to Anna Rangel, scholarship coordinator for the Foundation. Of that number, 643 were applications from NVC current or future students.

NVC faculty and staff members serving as judges included Sarah Ball, Toni Canestaro, Cathy Gonzalez, Diana Kersey, Jimena Marin, and Paul Northway.

Those who represented NVC as community members on the judging panel were:

Carmen Botello and Michele Lopez, recruiting specialists, Nationwide; Reina Perez and Santiago Deven, customer care supervisors, Wells Fargo; Bryan Chase, immediate past president of the Friends of the Arts at NVC Board of Directors; Christine Crowley, president of the FANs and retired NVC faculty member; Eliot Lee, consultant, MVHL Consulting; Patrick Quilty, NVC bookstore manager, Follett; and Javier Villarreal, vice president and senior compliance officer, Jefferson Bank,

Lynne T. Dean, NVC director of Institutional Advancement, and Manny Martinez, NVC Alumni coordinator, helped facilitate the judging event.

Scholarship awards range from $200 to $3,000 per academic year with an average award amount of approximately $750. These funds are applied to the recipient’s student account for tuition, fees, books and other educational costs.

For 2015-2016, NVC awarded $304,180 in scholarships to 294 students.


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