Sunday, May 16, 2010

Phi Theta Kappa students were formally inducted Saturday night, May 15th into the Napa Valley College chapter. The president of the college, Armond Phillips, was on hand to welcome and congratulate the students and their families. Outgoing professor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor, Walt Unti, encouraged students to pursue their dreams no matter what. Student president of Phi Theta Kappa and student trustee Rob Holst formally handed over the reigns to the new chapter president, Erica Prado and her new board.

Special thanks to Gina Stofan, Susan Brinson, Jennifer, Eve-Anne Wilkes and all the Phi Theta Kappa students for making the night possible.

Erica Prado and Advisor, Walt Unti

Tony Zitko and Caitlin Zitko

Alex Tjeerdema and family

New chapter president, Erica Prado

Outgoing president Rob Holst and new president Erica Prado

Erica and Araceli

Amira and Yasmin

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Attaining Peace one Piece at a Time...

Beta Beta Sigma continued to campaign for peace by participating in the Peace 4 Piece project. We set up two tables (one in front of the 1000 bldg., the other by the quad) and lay down cloths which students and faculty members could freely express their personal symbols for peace. Each participant had a unique drawing to share (see the pictures below), implying that our richly diverse college body share many good things in common, in this case the desire to win this virtue, which we see so scarcely in many parts of the world today.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Great Job Beta Beta Sigma!

Board members of our NVC honor society chapter returned victorious from the annual regional convention held in Sacramento this past weekend. The chapter board and general members all helped to achieve our many awards and we want to thank the Napa Valley College community for your support!

Pictured (clockwise from top left) are: Alumni Katelyn McCloud, Advisor Cathy Gillis, Michele Mitchell, Shondala Spenser, August Anderson, and president Rob Holst. Advisor Walt Unti and student Vangie Alvarez were also in attendance.

*Distinguished Chapter Award
*Scholarship Award
*Service Award
*Yearbook Award
*Pinnacle (recruitment) Award
*5-star Chapter Award
*Make a Difference Day Certificate
*Chapters United Certificate
Advisors Cathy Gillis and Walt Unti

Vangie, Rob, and August

Shondala, Michelle and Vangie

Waiting for the awards ceremony

The "lei" tradition

Regional Advisor, Charlie Klein heads up the ceremony

We did it!!

Looking fine!

Rob Holst, BBS chapter president, goes up to receive our awards

Roger Ekins, retired advisor, returns for a visit

Nice, Rob.

Michelle Mitchell, newly inducted to the alumni association

Thursday, February 11, 2010


1.1 million people and counting currently suffer the epidemic AIDS across our country in the present, and battling this health issue remains a challenge for the concerned society. Aware of such alarming news, Beta Beta Sigma just couldn’t help but jump in and show our support. We took our best walking shoes out of the rack and marched at the 2009 Napa Valley Aids Walk. We began our walk early morning and marched for miles along the beautiful streets of Yountville without stopping, our heads held high in our humane goal of spreading awareness regarding AIDS. At the end of the day, our participation contributed to the over-all participation size of Napa Valley College and helped garner a trophy and recognition for the “Best School Team”.

From NVC Newsletter

Vice President of Publications Becky Holandez poses in front of the HIV information table and...

…with Violet, the event’s clown!