Napa Valley College Awarded $31 Million Grant from State Higher Education Student Housing Grant Program
Napa Valley College will break ground on its student housing project this summer after receiving the good news that it was awarded a $31 million grant from the State’s Higher Education Student Housing Grant Program. The student housing project is planned to open for student occupancy in 2024.
Artist Nancy Willis paints moments of everyday life from domestic and exterior scenes. Her own garden has been the backdrop of many eventful dinner parties, lit by candles and strings of lights hanging from the redwoods. Moments from these events became motifs and recurring themes in her paintings.
In response to a new ethnic studies requirement at California Community Colleges, Napa Valley College (NVC) has expanded its humanities program to create a new Ethnic Studies department.
How does a young Latina woman make the journey from young Mexican immigrant to high school graduate, to community college graduate, to college dropout to holder of bachelor’s and master’s degrees, to parent, working professional and mayor of a California city of 63,000 people? The answer, according to Mayra Vega: Hard work, giving back and asking for mentorship.
Upon meeting Blanca Huijon, executive director of Napa’s Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors), one is struck by her poise and confidence, honed over the course of 11 years at the nonprofit, which provides health, social service and education resources to Spanish-speaking community members. Her bio on the organization’s website calls her an “independent woman, daughter, sister, visionary, community organizer and experienced advocate for the Latino community.”
The way Sydney Kauppinen tells it, she never expected to end up with her dream job as a neonatal/pediatric respiratory therapist at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.