2017 Fall Return Week Videos

For anyone who was not able to be at attend in person, or for those who would like to relive the experience, we offer up all videos shown during 2017 Fall Return Week.

Every Student Is a Story

 The Reason Why


2017 Fall Return Week: Photo Gallery Live!

Need proof that Mountain View College had the best Return Week ever? Look no further than our very own photo gallery, which represents just some of what makes MVC a “Promising Place to Work” (as recognized by NISOD three years in a row!).


Return Week kicked off with a variety of sessions focused on the overall theme of “Shaping Our Future: Common Goals.” The entire week emphasized large-scale campus, district, and state efforts we are a part of.


With over twenty professional development sessions led by MVC family members, there was something for everyone to participate in.


The best part of any Return Week is always the chance to reconnect with employees we don’t get to see every day. It’s an opportunity for the entire MVC family to learn, laugh, and love what we do.


The all-employee Convocation kicked off on Thursday and reinforced the key message of common goals across the institution, district, and state initiatives.


We also recognized employees and their dedication to the institution by honoring years of service and other meaningful awards.


Our afternoon session was led by MVC’s Vice Presidents and encompassed Guided Pathways, 60×30, and Achieving the Dream initiatives.


Thursday afternoon ended by reminding us why we are all here and celebrating our students during the MVC Student Convocation.


As if all of the above wasn’t enough, there was even a kickoff event for the annual employee giving campaign. Our Vice Presidents supported the kickoff by scooping ice cream for faculty, staff, and students.


None of Return Week would have possible of course without all the volunteers who worked behind-the-scenes.

View the Complete Photo Gallery

2017 Fall Return Week: Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone that contributed to #MVCReturnWeek and participated in our selfie station during Convocation. It was inspiring to see engaged MVC employees all week long!

Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following selfie contest winners!


Best Individual Selfie


Best Group Selfie


Best Selfie with the President (Himself!)


Best Selfie with a Vice President


2017 Spring Return Week: Shared Presentations


Return Week was filled with a variety of great presentations. Those sessions were delivered by some of our very own faculty and staff, as well as external consultants and higher education advocates. In total there were 30 sessions covered during the week.

Below are just a few of the presentations shared. In case you haven’t already, be sure to give these folks a high-five the next time you see them in the hallway. If you a led a great session and would like to share your file, we’ll gladly add it to the list below (it’s never too late to share).

2017 Spring Assessment Update

Concealed Carry Campus Forum

Understanding MLA 8 Updates

Emergency Operation Procedures

Windows 10 Tech Talk

RiSE Financial Series at MVC

Thank You, Return Week Volunteers

thanks-01There are many reasons to be “MVC Proud.” We serve a diverse community, promote student success and employee achievement, and help transform communities. We are also proud of each and every volunteer who came together to make 2017 Spring Return Week possible.


Over 90 individuals, including faculty, staff, administrators, our very own Leo and Leona, and even Student Ambassadors volunteered to help this event meaningful for all college employees.


Many volunteered to lead workshops, share their knowledge and passion, and provide insight into the meaning behind the work we all do.


A huge thank you goes out to the following departments: administrative suite, facilities, marketing, media services, office of student life, theater, music, dance, welding, IT, Mr. and Ms. MVC, individual presenters, employee and student volunteers, MVC pioneers, Leo and Leona the Lion, and the best Student Ambassadors on earth!


We could not have gotten through Return Week without each of your support. You make us MVC Proud and we are so very lucky to have you as part of the MVC family!


2017 Spring Return Week Videos

For anyone who was not able to be at attend in person, or for those who would like to relive the experience, we offer up all videos shown during 2017 Spring Return Week.

Convocation Highlights

The following two videos showcase Convocation and were produced by our Marketing Department. A very special thank you goes out to one of our newest family members, Jake Wangner, Multimedia Graphics Designer, who hit the ground running (literally) to produce these two pieces. Welcome to the MVC family Jake!

Convocation Promotional Interviews

The following interviews showcase some of our most respected employees and were directed by Randy Clower, College Video Film Maker. Thank you Randy for all of your support, talent coordination, and endless hours in the editing suite. We greatly appreciate your help!