Northwest Vista College celebrated its graduates on May 15 with many of them finally seeing their dreams become a reality. For example, a mom and son graduated at the same time, a student who was a part of one of the first AlamoPromise cohorts walked across the stage, and Maria Fernandez – who once cleaned offices at Northwest Vista College earned her degree and is on her way to become a teacher.
These students were among the 635 students who took part in the ceremony at the Freeman Coliseum. It has been a little over two years since Northwest Vista College and Alamo Colleges have celebrated in-doors.
The final count of students who earned degrees and certificates are not yet available. The 600-plus students who participated in commencement were treated to speakers, glow sticks, NVC cheer dancers and confetti. In addition to students, 88 faculty donned their regalia to surround students with praise and celebration.
Dr. Lisa McGoldrick, director of NVC Community Collaboration and who coordinated the event, said this year marked the largest faculty participation than in the past.
If you want to view the event or see some of the pictures posted on social media, check out the links:
YouTube video – Live ceremony