In every team and department at Northwest Vista College, there are always great stories to tell that show faculty and staff going above and beyond. While it’s hard to capture every story, we hope to periodically share in this space some of the major accomplishments or projects that are taking place. Members of the executive… Read More


Over the summer months the library has been busy transitioning from its current platform, EBSCO EDS, to the new WorldShare Management Services (WMS) platform. What does this mean for students, faculty and staff? Library users will soon notice some changes on the library website. One Search will have a different look and you will also notice… Read More


Convocation is almost here! The theme this year is “We are No. 1” with a pep-rally feel on Friday, Aug. 25. All employees get a t-shirt (see Diane De La Garza in the President’s Office) and a NVC No. 1 foam finger. The NVC President’s office is still taking sign ups for the Vista Gatos… Read More


Northwest Vista’s Cathy Gonzalez of the Recruitment team recently attended a college-wide vendor exhibit at the Summer Institute on July 14. The theme for this year’s Summer Institute was the “The Future of San Antonio (College & Career Readiness)”, and all of the vendors were San Antonio-area universities and colleges. The Summer Institute is an annual event… Read More


The July Northwest Vista College Business Council meeting was held at GM Financial, the newest member organization that joined the Council this year. Thirty-four members and guests of the NVC Business Council were treated to breakfast in the firm’s dining area and enjoyed tours of the new company offices at 3302 N. Ellison. Vice President… Read More


Dr. Ric Baser is serving as this year’s chair of the Alamo Colleges Employees Giving Back Campaign coordinated by the Alamo Colleges Foundation. The campaign begins Aug. 21 and runs through Oct. 16. This year’s campaign will utilize a new upgraded online giving portal that employees can access by computer and mobile phones. Donors can… Read More


On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 28 and 29, Northwest Vista College will welcome students for the fall semester as part of Wildcat Days. Volunteers located in stations across the campus will give students a smile, help them find their classes and provide maps, planners, pens and much more. This year, Wildcat Days’ will have six… Read More


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Three media outlets covered a health workshop on July 20 in which Northwest Vista Community Health and Texas Wears Condoms partnered to host a morning workshop to educate people on the rising rates of STDs in Bexar County. KENS-5 story: http://www.kens5.com/news/health/mariachis-coffee-and-condoms-at-northwest-vista-college/458295688 Univision segment: http://www.univision.com/san-antonio/kwex/realizan-evento-para-informar-sobre-enfermedades-de-transmision-sexual-en-texas-video Texas Public Radio: Segment aired on July 21. No link is available yet.… Read More


Melinda Zepeda, who serves as associate professor of English at Northwest Vista College, recently had her short fiction piece titled “Getting Educated” published in the anthology, “¡Basta! 100+ Latinas Against Gender Violence,” a project supported by the Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. National Public Radio featured the anthology in a 2015… Read More


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Recently the San Antonio Express-News covered NVC’s Math Paths project with faculty Anna Harwin, Heidi Hunt and Bailey Rodriguez. Also there two stories in the local media regarding Northwest Vista College working with the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Von Ormy and Alamo Press for a Texas Cultural Heritage Project. San Antonio Express-News Math Paths: http://www.expressnews.com/news/education/article/Board-game-used-in-push-to-reduce-dropout-rate-11250385.php?cmpid=gsa-mysa-result Texas… Read More


Investing in innovation is common practice in the for-profit sector, particularly among technology companies. For community colleges, however, self-funding in innovation is a lot more difficult to achieve. Community college faculty and staff have to compete for scarce federal, corporate and individual donor support. That is precisely why Northwest Vista College has taken the lead… Read More