North Lake College Celebrates Pride Month

In celebration of Pride Month, North Lake College has created and curated a series of videos and articles to educate, dispel myths, and highlight issues regarding the LGBTQ community. We strongly encourage you to view this information, share these stories, and join in on the conversation.  LET'S TALK ABOUT... Language is Important A useful starting point for understanding the LGBTQ community is understanding the language. Check out this list of terms to help you be in the know.           Photo: CNN.com It's Pride Month. Here's what you need to know. "If you've noticed more rainbow [...]

North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month: Exploring the Influence of Church in the African American Experience

Nothing is more powerful than the black church experience. A good choir and a good sermon in the black church; it’s pretty hard not to be moved and be transported.- President Barack Obama It could be easily argued that no institution carries more influence, power and importance in the African American community than the church. Since the days of slavery and even now, many African Americans continue to turn to the church as not only a place to commune with God and fellowship with family and community, but as a refuge and safe haven from the injustices of everyday life. [...]

2019-02-27T16:28:06-06:00February 25th, 2019|Community College, Employees|

North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month: Let’s Talk About Hair

From afros and press and curls to wigs and weaves, hair has historically been a form of expression for African American women. But there’s definitely more to hair than meets the eye in African American culture. Watch and read below to learn more.      <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> Administrative Assistant Ta' Rae S. explains in a self written poem why she chooses to wears her hair the way she does.   Ixchel F.Staff Development SpecialistGeneration: Y "I think for a long time we were ashamed of our hair. It's not [...]

2019-03-05T10:05:03-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Community College, Employees|

North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, North Lake College has created a series of blog posts and videos to dispel stereotypes while celebrating cultural diversity in the African American community. We strongly encourage you to share these stories and to join in on the conversation.   LET'S TALK ABOUT... NAMES Do some African American names reflect history and culture, or simply parents’ creativity? Who influences their selection? How do these names, and the stereotypes which persist about them, affect the lives of their bearers? We sat down with a group of African American women to discuss these questions and more. Read [...]

2019-03-05T10:04:35-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Arts, Community College, Employees, Features, News, People|

What’s in a Name? Exploring the Rhyme and Reason Behind African American Names

“If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” -- Kendrick Lamar Ask almost any African American the age-old question what’s in a name, and you’re sure to hear a variety of interesting – and surprising – answers. Do some African American names reflect history and culture, or simply parents’ creativity? Who influences their selection? How do these names, and the stereotypes which persist about them, affect the lives of their bearers? We sat down with a group of African American women to discuss these questions and more. Being unique is important Just as with hair, [...]

2019-03-05T10:05:34-06:00February 14th, 2019|Community College, Employees, Features, People|

North Lake College Celebrates Black History Month: Let’s Talk About Discrimination

We asked a group of African Americans to share times and situations in their lives when they have experienced racial discrimination, including the first time they realized they could be treated differently based on their race. Below is what they shared.     <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>     In celebration of Black History Month, North Lake College has created a series of blog posts and videos to dispel stereotypes while celebrating cultural diversity in the African American community. We strongly encourage you to share these stories and to join in on the [...]

2019-03-04T09:12:58-06:00February 10th, 2019|Community College, Employees|

Secure Your Future, Prepare for the Red Hat Systems Administrator Certification

Red Hat is considered the gold standard by many IT professionals due to its scalability, flexibility, cost and security features, as a result the need for employees with training and certification as Red Hat system administrators is on the rise. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, certified system administrator jobs are expected to grow 6 percent through 2026, as firms continue to invest in technology and mobile networks. A recent salary survey by Indeed*, indicates an average salary for Linux system administrators of $66,244 in the Dallas area. North Lake College (NLC) is one of the few [...]

2019-01-16T10:17:43-06:00January 16th, 2019|Academics, Community College, Featured Courses|

North Lake Collegiate Academy Now Accepting Applicants!

Plans are underway at North Lake College in Irving to launch a new collegiate academy to offer incoming ninth-graders in Irving and across Dallas County the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and college degree in two years, tuition free. The North Lake Collegiate Academy, a partnership of North Lake College and Dallas ISD, will offer courses and career pathways in public service, criminal justice and business administration. Parents and students from Irving and across the metroplex can obtain details at two information sessions planned for 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24, at North Lake, [...]

2019-04-01T13:48:09-05:00January 15th, 2019|Academics, Community College|

Top Ten Tips for International Students

For many international students, studying in the United States is the opportunity of a lifetime – but it’s also a time full of surprises. Students from outside of the country often don’t know just how different life in the US will be. We talked to North Lake College international student advisors, as well as several former international students at NLC, to see what advice they would offer to students enrolling at an American school for the first time. Their answers ranged from matters of personal safety to comments about American food, water, and friendships. Safety and Security 1. Scan important [...]

2019-01-08T10:28:45-06:00December 5th, 2018|Advising, Community College|

Are You Wondering if College Is Right for You?

If you’ve been thinking that college isn’t right for you or that you’re not right for college, it’s time to change your thinking. Community colleges offer a strong support system designed to help students just like you succeed. With lower costs, career-focused advising, dependable academic support, and flexible class schedules for working students – community colleges are built with every student in mind. Concerned about succeeding in college-level classes? Whether you want to get your GED and improve your English skills or earn your associate degree and transfer to a four-year university, community colleges can help you. College advisors can [...]

2019-01-08T10:35:14-06:00December 3rd, 2018|Community College, Features|
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