Welcome to the Fall 2022 edition of the Northwest Link, our semiannual e-newsletter. Each semester, we share highlights of the good work being done at TCC Northwest, and this semester is no different. In this edition, we focus on stories that showcase the trajectory of our growth and our commitment to supporting students outside the classroom.
We are a dynamic, ever-evolving campus, and as such we have a trio of stories that demonstrate how we continue to advance and move forward as a community. First, we have an update on the progress of our Northwest Redevelopment, including an update on when our south parking lot will re-open. Second, at the Erma Johnson Hadley Center of Excellence for Aviation, Transportation, and Logistics we will share a story about the launch of our new welding program, which is thriving. Third, we will introduce you to Eric Camarillo, our new Dean of Learning Commons, who started at Northwest just a few months ago.
In addition to our focus on growth and evolution, we will prioritize our support of students outside the classroom through three stories: Our first is about the implementation of the Learning Commons at Northwest. This is a college-wide initiative occurring in the midst of our redevelopment, posing unique challenges to our Learning Commons team, which has responded admirably to meet the needs of our students. Next, we have the latest entry in our Student Affairs Spotlight on Student Services series about our Intercultural Network Coordinator, Jasmine Quezada. Finally, we have a photo essay about a series of events called “Float On” that were planned by our Student Activities team. These events were designed to provide stress relief for students during mid-terms and to connect them to support services around campus.
As we approach the end of the fall term and enter the holiday season, I invite us to reflect on what we are grateful for. I am grateful that in a world where we can choose to be how we want to be, Northwest faculty and staff have chosen to serve students with positivity, kindness, and innovation. I hope you enjoy the facets of our campus we are showcasing in this edition of our newsletter and that, by reading these stories, you understand how we steadfastly advance the mission of Tarrant County College. My warm wishes to you for a safe and happy holidays.