NLC Nets Performance Excellence Award

July 9, 2018

Kathleen Labus

Northeast Lakeview College completed the requirements for recognition at the Engagement Level by the Quality Texas Foundation (QTF) and was recognized at the recent Quality Texas Conference.

The Quality Texas Foundation assists organizations with continuous improvement efforts by utilizing the Baldrige Framework and since 1993, QTF has administered the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) as an independent non-profit corporation. Winning TAPE symbolizes that the organization is one of the best in the state of Texas based upon a very rigorous and robust process. QTF has also had many organizations also win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and lead all the other states in this area.

“This recognition is a collective effort that built on what the faculty, staff, and administration do every day in support of improving the lives of our students,” says Dr. Veronica Garcia, Northeast Lakeview College president.

In July 2016, NLC received Pioneer Recognition from QTF and the Engagement Level is the next step in this process and involves submitting an Organizational Profile and a 10-page report, responding to questions in six categories and supplying results. The Engagement Level is for those organizations that have made a commitment to use performance improvement principles but are new institutions or are new in their performance excellence journey.

“I’m honored to be a part of Northeast Lakeview College as we continue to excel and do great things for our students and the communities that we serve,” Garcia added.

The next step for Northeast Lakeview College is to submit for recognition at the Progress Level.

View the full list of 2018 Quality Texas Foundation Award recipients online here

Pictured (L to R): Dr. Laura E. Boyer, Vice President for Academic Success, Dr. Veronica Garcia, President, Dr. Tangila Dove, Vice President of College Services, and Dr. Debbie C. Hamilton, Vice President for Student Success. They received the Engagement Level Award on behalf of Northeast Lakeview College.

About Northeast Lakeview College
Northeast Lakeview College, established in 2007 is the newest of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District. A center for educational excellence, Northeast Lakeview College combines innovative classroom instruction with hands-on experience to provide exemplary enrichment opportunities for students and the community. Northeast Lakeview College serves over 5,000 students from northeast San Antonio and surrounding communities – including Bexar, Comal, and Guadalupe Counties.