Advocacy is my thing. Most recently, I have been advocating for Napa Valley College, where I have worked for nearly three years as public information officer.
When Sean McCawley graduated from Vintage High School in 2002 he enrolled at Napa Valley College. Within two years he had completed his transfer requirements but wasn’t sure what to do next.
Napa Valley College leadership recently agreed to continue evaluating the feasibility of a facilities bond issue, at least until 2020.
Over breakfast the other day, a friend of mine, an educator in Napa for more than 30 years, shared his view that Napa Valley College is more than a local college.
Napa native AnnaBelle Armitage shared her remarkable story in a valedictory speech at Thursday’s Napa Valley College commencement, capturing the essence of how a community college helps people find purpose.
When thousands of people come together to support education, the community benefits.
I’ve had the privilege of working for two of the most venerable community-serving organizations – the Napa Valley Register and Napa Valley College.
According to Dan Walters, the longtime Sacramento watchdog, California needs more workers and community colleges play a vital role in providing them.
As a part of the Napa Valley College public relations team, I enjoy a unique view of successful students, teachers, staff, and administrators.
Inviting the public to a 75th Anniversary Founder’s Day Open House on the Napa Valley College campus on April 14 is exciting yet challenging.
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.
I had fun the other day while having lunch at an outdoor table at the Napa Valley College café.
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.
Alumni are being encouraged to share their success stories to help Napa Valley College celebrate 75 years of preparing students for careers and four-year colleges.
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.”