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College Foundation hosts community tour of campus

While March 17’s more typical wearing of the green celebrations transpired in the local pubs, Napa Valley College Foundation hosted a St. Patty’s Day celebration with something a little more cerebral in mind—The Inaugural Community Campus Crawl.

Napa Valley residents toured some of NVC’s most intriguing people and programs, in an up-close and hands-on experience. Focusing on just three of dozens of world-class programs, the Community Crawl introduced attendees to NVC’s renowned Viticulture and Winery Technology, Criminal Justice Training Center, and Theater Arts programs.

Envisioned as the antithesis of the traditional black-tie affair, the Community Campus Crawl encouraged guests to dress casually and get ready for fun.

“This Foundation is all about relationships. We wanted guests to experience the college like the students do — with expectation, enthusiasm, and wonder,” said Gerardo Martin, NVC Foundation president.

“If barrel rolling and tasting doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will,” added Viticulture and Winery Technology Program Coordinator Paul Gospodarczyk, as he and his team showcased the campus winery, the first stop in the lineup of Campus Crawl festivities.