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    At last week’s first annual Legislative Breakfast attended by nearly 150 educators, nonprofit leaders, business professionals and city, county, state and federal representatives, Napa Valley College received high praise for its service to the community while focusing on its mission to prepar…

      When talking with veterans I want to tell their stories so that non-veterans can understand their motivation and commitment to service. But many veterans, I have found, do not think of themselves as particularly newsworthy. They responded to serve, not to gain praise.

        Napa Valley is hardly out of the woods, but it is gradually moving toward greener pastures, thanks to this outstanding community which has once again shown its proud tradition of helping people recover from disasters like these fires.

        Napa Valley College leaders who say the school is a “first tier” place of higher learning believe that all post-secondary students should start at NVC, even if they are planning to attend a four-year university.

        Not many 75-year-olds have birthday parties that last a whole year, but Napa Valley College will celebrate for 365 days between the Independence Day parade in downtown Napa next week and the July 4 parade next year.

        For post-9/11 veterans who need help adjusting to civilian life, acquiring a place to live, getting professional counseling and going to college for job training, there is no better $700-a-month deal in the Napa Valley than the Pathway Home in Yountville.

        Local recruiters and job-seekers learned lessons from each other Tuesday at Napa Valley College’s second annual career fair, which attracted dozens of employers and 250 to 300 job seekers.

        Napa Valley College’s Vineyard and Winery Technology program, which is already the largest in the nation, is bursting at the seams and preparing to expand, thanks to the Napa Valley College Foundation’s emerging capital campaign.

        About 50 local employers will have a golden opportunity next month to recruit motivated employees at a Career Expo at Napa Valley College, but they will need to act quickly to reserve a spot.

        After receiving 120 hours of instruction from experts with North Bay Building Trades Councils, 15 students will emerge from the Trades Introduction Program (TIP) at a Feb. 11 completion ceremony with pre-apprentice certificates designed to land construction jobs.


        As Napa Valley College begins its 75th year, this may be a timely opportunity to reflect on how higher education improves our community.

        When Navy veteran and former Oregon firefighter Josh Bowers walked into the Welcome Center at Napa Valley College this fall, he was in a world of hurt.

        Napa Valley College’s performing arts program set new attendance records at the Performing Arts Center last month during the three-week run of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”

        Traditionally, the six Ebersole family kids spend their high school years attending Napa Valley College, where they are able to earn AA degrees by the time other kids their age graduate from high school.

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