Twenty-six years ago, Northwest Vista College held its first Commencement ceremony with 20 students. This year, NVC will hold its 26th Commencement with nearly 900 students participating in the celebration. That does not include all the students that are earning their degrees or certificates in the fall, spring and summer semester. By the end of the summer when our Graduation Team is done verifying student degree plans, we anticipate more than 2,000 degrees and certificate awards during the 2022-2023 academic year.
I look forward to Monday, May 15th as we celebrate our students’ tremendous achievements and the work that each faculty, staff, administrator and our community members and partners put forth this past year to assist our students inside and outside the classroom. On behalf of the NVC leadership team, I thank you for instilling in students a growth mindset and juggling the balancing act of extending care and compassion toward each other and our students.
If you haven’t done so already, please consider participating in this momentous occasion by cheering on our students at the ceremony or volunteering with the logistics of loading and unloading, faculty regalia, the check-in table or as a greeter. To volunteer, click on the SharePoint link. There is still time to send your response.