NTCC Alumni Newsletter: May 2021

May 3, 2021


On behalf of the Northshore Technical Community College students, faculty, staff and community supporters it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Alumni Edition of Gator Good News! The success of our college rests on the success of our graduates, and the success of our alumnus continues to inspire me daily! Whether engaging in local Chambers of Commerce, Rotary, Kiwanas, or general business meetings, I am always impressed to meet former graduates who are making a real difference in our communities throughout the Greater Northshore region! Please enjoy this special edition of Gator Good News with a spotlight on College Alumni. We ask that you continue to share your inspiring stories of career success and join us as we look forward to further engagement with our graduates.

Dr. William S. Wainwright, Chancellor

Alumni Accolades

Meet NTCC alumnus Sa’lan Weber. Sa’lan was a Connect to Success student whose dream was to transfer to SLU and play football. He did an excellent job with his schoolwork. He was with us from Spring 2019 through Summer 2020. He transferred to SLU, and he made it on the team! He was so proud and wanted to thank everyone at CTS for their support in helping him to achieve his goals. Read more about Sa’lan on Southeastern’s website

GATOR Student Showcase

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Brittany Joseph, class president and PTK member, will graduate this spring. She’s the mother of 5 children, ages 10 to 15 years, and she and her husband enjoy going to the children’s football and basketball games.

Brittany Joseph began her college education at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2004 as a communications major. At that time, she didn’t imagine herself working in the medical field, but her friends and family encouraged her to think about nursing as a career. Brittany says her grandmother, who she describes as her “#1 fan,” was especially influential, so she changed her career path and became a Medical Assistant in 2013. This spring, she’s graduating from NTCC’s Practical Nursing Program. She plans to work for a year or two, then enter a bridge program to a BSN degree. Her ultimate goal is to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Brittany gives special thanks to her instructor, Deborah Carambat, for her support and encouragement of her students.

NTCC Quick Facts

The year 2020 brought unforeseen challenges, but more than NTCC 9,700 students in 25 programs came closer to achieving their educational goals! View the infographic for more information about how NTCC is #BuildingFutures.

Northshore College Enhancement Foundation

The Northshore College Enhancement Foundation was established in 2016 to provide progressive support for the work of Northshore Technical Community College, increasing transformational opportunities for our institution, our community, and our people. The foundation’s signature event is the annual Chancellor’s Sunrise Breakfast, held each spring. The “feel good event” of the year showcases NTCC Scholarship recipients and the donors who support those scholarships.

6th Annual Chancellor’s Sunrise Breakfast

Introducing Career Waves 2

Career Waves 2 is a collaborative initiative purposed by the Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V federal grant program). The overarching goal is to expand opportunities for every student to explore, choose, and follow CTE programs of study and career pathways to earn credentials of value including postsecondary degrees and industry-based certificates. Career Waves 2 supports NTCC Alumni as a system to help guide you through applying for new positions, searching for advice about beginning a job, looking for upcoming networking events, and continuing along in your professional or academic journey! Sign up to receive alumni resources such as video and blog posts, sign up for alerts, or even contribute a blog post.

NTCC Alumni Career Opportunities

NTCC is a great resource for alumni career development. Our Career Services department can provide help with the development of a resume, mock job interviews, completing a job application, and more. Positions at NTCC are also advertised on our website.

Louisiana Veterans Corps is Recruiting!


The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs’ LaVetCorps is currently seeking applications for the 2021-2022 academic year from individuals who are interested in serving student veterans as LaVetCorps Navigators. Each Navigator is an AmeriCorps service member with a primary objective to help student veterans transition home from service, graduate and become leaders in their communities. These individuals could be a student veteran themselves, a military retiree or a military spouse. The Navigator serves as a peer mentor to student veterans to increase access to their earned federal and state benefits and works to build a vibrant on-campus veteran community. Navigators are being sought for these campuses in LA.

Gator Gear – NTCC Apparel and Gifts

Proceeds from the online Gator Gear store support the new Gator Gear Scholarship for incoming Health Sciences students! The recipient of the first Gator Gear Scholarship is Courtney McClain of Covington. Enrollment in NTCC’s Practical Nursing Program is just the first step on Courtney’s journey to becoming a Nurse Practitioner!



NTCC polo

The jersey-knit polo comes in several colors and it’s just $16.49 in the Gator Gear Store.

NTCC in the News

April 9, 2021  Northshore Technical Awards Scholarships | Northshore Media Group
April 13, 2021 NTCC gives out 36 awards, 4 to locals – The Bogalusa Daily News | The Bogalusa Daily News 
April 17, 2021 Full tuition available for machine tool technology | News | hammondstar.com 
April 19, 2021 Northshore Technical awards scholarships for upcoming school year | St. Tammany community news | nola.com 
April 23, 2021  Applications open for NTCC ‘machine tool’ scholarship – The Bogalusa Daily News | The Bogalusa Daily News 
April 26, 2021 Apply for full-tuition scholarships to learn machine tool technology | St. Tammany community news | nola.com
May 1, 2021 Northshore Tech presents scholarships | News | hammondstar.com

Thank you for reading the Gator Good News, Alumni Edition! If you have news or ideas to share, please send me an email!
Mary Slazer
Director of Institutional Advancement Services
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