Congratulations Graduates 2022

Northeast Lakeview College congratulates its 2022 graduates. We wish the Class of 2022 all the best of luck with their future endeavors.

Below are a few graduate profiles.  Additional graduate profiles will be added periodically.

Joy Wagnon

Degree:  Associate of Arts 

Next Step: Obtain a bachelor's degree and intern for NPOs and startups focused on social change initiatives

Ultimate Goal:

I plan to use my knowledge and experience to create my own for-good-for-profit company that utilizes entrepreneurship, multimedia, and behavioral/social science to achieve social change.

Words from the Graduate: 

I’m grateful for so much of my experience at NLC, but when reflecting on my time here nothing stands out more than the people. I had faculty and administration that believed in me and encouraged me to believe in myself. I had peers that supported me and challenged me to be better. Even as I move on, I will always cherish and be part of the community here at NLC.





Mel Orellana

Degree: Associate of Arts

Next Step:  My goal for the future is to graduate from UIW and or UTSA. I would like to get my master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Ultimate Goal:  I am planning to open a business in the future. Support small businesses!





Nicole Roman

Degree:  Associate of Arts

Next Step: Recover the memories of yesterday,  and real estate investing for financial freedom.

Ultimate Goal:  To finally complete my degree. I started College in 2002, I stopped, got married, went back, stopped, went back, had a couple of kids, joined the army, got a civilian job, and did the wife and mom thing. Going back to college was a ME thing.  Finishing my degree is a ME thing.  Being happy is a ME thing. Graduating with honors is a ME thing. I had to start taking responsibility for the things I allowed in my life. Finishing my degree is a ME thing.  Being happy is a ME thing. Graduating with honors is a ME thing. I had to start taking responsibility for the things I allowed in my life. 

Words from the Graduate:  Ask questions when you don’t know something, and acknowledge that when it gets hard, it’s only for a season. Understand that time will pass regardless, so do something that matters now, and if you fail try again or try something else. Just don’t stop until you are satisfied.



Talia Christian

Degree:  Associate of Arts 

Next Step: Pursue a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with the ultimate goal of obtaining a MD

Ultimate Goal:  She plans on using her training and education to become a physician in Psychiatry with a focus on learning disabilities and/or addiction.

Words from the Graduate:  At NLC, I found inspiration and education.  The support from NLC’s faculty, staff, and administration has helped students overcome obstacles and succeed.  Lakeview employees truly care about the students. Thank you for listening.  Thank you for engaging with us.  And most of all, thank you for motivating us to continue our studies.

Talia is the 2022 SOAR Graduate, representing the graduating class of 2022 by providing remarks at the Commencement Ceremony.  She also served as the Alamo Colleges District Student Trustee Alternate from May 2021 to April 2022, among other leadership positions.


View the complete listing of 2022 graduates