The 2019-2020 NCMC Family of the Year is the Houston family of Birmingham, Alabama. Demetrius and Arnetra Houston were nominated by their son and current NCMC Pirate, Demarius, who is a sophomore on the Men’s basketball team and made the trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in 2019. The oldest son, Demetrius Jr., was a Pirate and on the NCMC Men’s basketball team from 2015-2017. The Houston’s also have two daughters, Demetria and Breaunna.
“My parents have always stressed being an excellent student before anything, and I have always driven myself that way. The unconditional support they have shown through my time in college has been very helpful, and I’m blessed to have that.” wrote Demarius in his nomination application.
“My parents always taught me to treat others how you want to be treated, no matter the color, race, religion, etc. I am the person I am today because of them. I think this award would show how great they have been to me and acknowledge the support they have shown to NCMC. They deserve this award for things they have done and continue to do. No matter if they win the award or not, their unconditional support will be appreciated.”
“The Houston family have demonstrated incredible support for their children while pursuing their education at NCMC. The Houston’s personifies the values of the college, including integrity, dignity, respect, and support. We are happy their sons chose NCMC, and we are grateful for the support demonstrated by Demetrius and Arnetra,” commented Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Kristen Alley. The Family of the Year award is sponsored by the NCMC Student Senate and NCMC Student Affairs; nominations were solicited from current students.