President’s Letter

Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of the Northwest Link, our biannual e-newsletter. Each semester, we share with you highlights of the good work being done at Tarrant County College Northwest. To that end, this semester we have a collection of stories that showcase our faculty, staff and students as well as updates on the progress of our ongoing redevelopment efforts.

As we returned to in-person learning in Fall 2021, we also successfully launched a new Non-Destructive Testing, Inspection, and Evaluation program, which had been put on hold during our remote learning period. Our story on this program covers how the program came to be and how much it has progressed since Fall 2021. Last Fall we also named TCC Northwest’s winner of the Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Teaching, Professor of History, Jason Frawley. We feature him in our yearly profile of the Chancellor’s Award winner. We have also placed a spotlight on student services by highlighting the work of our Success Coaches. Alexis Smith is featured in this story on what Success Coaches do and how they serve our students.

Each semester we work hard to engage our students in meaningful programming outside of the classroom. In March, TCC Northwest hosted the 10th Annual Celebrating Strides event, TCC’s culmination of our annual Black History Month programming. We’ve selected some amazing photos from this event in a beautiful photo essay featuring speakers as well as student and community performers. We also recently celebrated Earth Day with a three-day event including a resource fair, a 5K fun run and a disc golf tournament. Our story on this great opportunity for students and our community highlights the collaboration it takes to pull off this multi-day event.

Finally, we have two updates on the progress of our ongoing redevelopment project. The first story is a construction update including details on how our parking lots will be revitalized over the next nine months, beginning in July and ending in January 2023. The second is a breakdown of the new nomenclature all TCC campuses will be using and how that will apply to the buildings on TCC Northwest, new and existing.

As we conclude our Spring term and our first full year back to in-person learning, I would encourage us all to reflect on what we have learned during this period of renewal. What challenges have we faced, what successes have we seen, and how might we synthesize our experiences to best serve our students and our community in the future? As Greek philosopher Heraclitus once wrote, “The only constant in life is change.” The challenge we must take on is how to adapt to change positively and wisely.