Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Little Thanks

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Dear Northwest Vista College,

Another semester has begun, and with it responsibilities, both old and new will, come to partially define it. You see, I have decided to take the advice of people wiser and more experienced than me, and take advantage of something things you have to offer. I am currently a College Ambassador, a Peer Mentor, and the Vice President of Fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa.

It may seem like a lot, especially with the 13 hours of classes and a part time job on the weekends, but let’s be honest, this is where it all starts for me. Five years from now I’ll be in the midst of finishing a Master’s Degree in Economics at UT Austin, and five years after that I’ll be teaching. Hopefully I get to keep writing and publish some of my books along the way, but it is the work I am putting in on your grounds now that will make it all possible going forward.

I remember when I first got here, confused as to where to go when it came to classes, let alone how to get to the second floor of Live Oak Hall, but it all came together over time. You have given me every opportunity to be successful and to get to where I want and need to go. The only regret I have is that our relationship is only temporary, at least as a student, but that’s kind of the point isn’t it?

I will miss you when I’m gone, but just maybe I’ll return one day and walk through your halls with lessons of my own to teach. Thank you Northwest Vista, and I look forward to what should be another great semester.


Bryan McCluggage


Submit Your Name to Be an Alamo Colleges Student Trustee

fbcover_sign_600px.jpgThe NVC Student Government Association is seeking NVC students who are interested in applying to become NVC’s nominee for Student Trustee for the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees.

The non-voting Student Trustee will serve along with the other nine elected Board of Trustees members.  The Board is the governing body of the five Alamo Colleges.  The compensation for Student Trustee is $300 per semester.  The position requires the Student Trustee attend required Board meetings and may also require travel to conferences and retreats.

Applicants for Student Trustee must have:

-A minimum of 12 completed college level course hours at the Alamo Colleges
-Be in good academic and civic standing with the Alamo Colleges
-Be enrolled at any of the Alamo Colleges and able to serve a term that will begin on May 1st and end on April 30th
-Have a GPA of at least 2.5

*Also Encouraged

-Proof of community service hours
-Participated in a student club or organization

If you are interested in applying to become NVC’s Student Trustee nominee, please fill out the attached application form AND submit a brief essay addressing your interest and credentials for this position.

Email the application form and essay to NVC Student Government Association Co-Advisor Craig Coroneos at or deliver hard copies of the application form and essay to Craig Coroneos in LOH 206 no later than 5pm on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

More information about the Student Trustee is available in the attached Board policy describing the position.  Any further questions about the position can be directed to Craig Coroneos at ccoroneos@alamo.eduor 210.486.4812.