September 15, 2017 | NVC PR | Leave a comment NVC Workforce Donates Shirts to High School Students This past week, Workforce Education and Training donated college shirts to the Communities in Schools organization. Communities in Schools “does whatever it takes to help at-risk students stay in school and succeed in life”. Mary Brown of Communities in Schools, (in the picture) was thrilled to get shirts for her students at Highlands High School. Although the students are required to wear school uniforms, many cannot afford them. The principal of Highlands High School agreed to allow students to wear college shirts in lieu of the uniform shirts. Mary Brown acknowledged that it would be a wonderful thing for students to wear the Northwest Vista College shirts as well as understand the programs that the college provide…something they were unaware of. We plan to work with Communities in Schools to promote Northwest Vista College, Workforce programs, and offer student tours of the campus. _________________________________________________________________________________ Congratulations to Dr. Homer Guevara Jr. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently appointed Dr. Homer Guevara Jr. as a member of the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee (UEAC). The term of his appointment is for three years, beginning Sept. 1, 2017 and ending August 31, 2020. The UEAC serves as a forum for problem solving and generating ideas to improve undergraduate education that reflect the goals of Texas’ higher education plan, 60x30TX. The committee is composed of 23 voting members (10 from community colleges, 10 from public universities, two from independent colleges and universities, and one from a health-related institution), and one non-voting undergraduate student member. UEAC’s website is at www.thecb.state.tx.us/UEAC.