From an In-Person to a Virtual Graduation Ceremony

A big shout out goes to the Northwest Vista College C.A.T.S Commencement team for coordinating and pulling off the virtual celebration on May 14 instead of an in-person graduation ceremony.

Dr. Lisa McGoldrick of the NVC President’s Office who chaired the C.A.T.S. (Celebrating All The Students) team, said:

“Team, pat yourselves on the back. I know yesterday was stressful, and we ran into a few speed bumps. However, we took a graduation we were planning for six months at the Alamodome, and in four weeks and four meetings, did a 180 to a first-ever virtual commencement. Thank you for staying the course yesterday, problem solving, and finding solutions.”

To see the three videos that were produced celebrating the graduates, visit NVC’s YouTube channel at

Graduation – Numbers still pending

  • As of 5/10/2020, 1343 Total Potential Awards
  • 526 Ready to be Awarded and 817 Pending final grades
  • As of 5/10/2020, there are currently 271 graduation applications for Summer 2020 submitted
  • Degree audit team has done an initial review of all graduation applications, reverse transfer and auto awards submitted.

C.A.T.S Commencement Team Members:

1. Dr. Lisa McGoldrick- Chair
2. Nancy Guevara
3. Steven Kolnes
4. Dr. Randall Garza
5. Mallory Plummer
6. Pam De La Garza
7. Kimberly Lisenbardt
8. Rey Cardenas
9. Firely Vincent
10. Paul Vallejo
11. Shawn Harward
12. Jonathon Gonzales



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