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Board of Trustees: December 2020

At the December 17 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved the certification of the November election and welcomed newly elected trustee Inez DeLuna (District 6), and returning board members Jennifer Baker (District 1) and Raphael Rios (District 7).

NVC Dean of Disability Support Programs and Services Retires

After 18 years of counseling, supporting, interpreting, teaching, leading, advocating and yes, dancing, Sheryl Fernandez, NVC’s Dean of Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS), will officially retire on December 30, 2020, marking the end of a four-decade career serving people with disabilities via her passion for mental health and counseling.

From High School Dropout to NVC Instructor

There are no “typical” students at Napa Valley College. There are, however, thousands of stories of how people, circumstances, resources such as the Napa Valley College Foundation, and individual motivation come together to create beautiful, inspirational stories of determination and aptitude. This is one of those stories.

Napa Valley College and Solano Community College Hold joint 3rd Annual Canvas Day Conference

On December 4, 2020, Napa Valley College (NVC) held its 3rd Annual Canvas half-day conference. Canvas Network is an open space for educators to share, experiment, analyze and create. This year, NVC partnered with Solano Community College, holding the conference virtually in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and predominately closed campuses.

NVC Student Martina Sanchez Wins November Student of the Month Award

Despite the challenges presented to arts education during distanced and hybrid learning with limited resources, Napa Valley students are prevailing, creating art worthy of recognition. Napa Valley College Theater Arts student Martina Sanchez was one of nine students honored in November by the the Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance (ACNVEA). The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Student of the Month awards are presented for excellence in the disciplines of music, theater, and visual & digital arts.