With the help of a new grant, Dr. Don Lucas, Ph.D., likely could become a YouTube star, and he’s not just talking about happiness. He’s enlightening his audiences about human sexuality. The $5,000 grant from the Association of Psychological Science will allow Dr. Don (as the NVC community likes to call him) to pay NVC students… Read More

Analysa Castillo Administrative Assistant of Academic Success What her peers say anonymously: Analysa Castillo treats everyone at the college, and particularly in our office suite, as if they are a part of [the] family. Not only does she do her job with efficiency and integrity, she also finds the time to encourage others through a gesture… Read More

Flourish + Collapse is the first spring exhibition at the Palmetto Center for the Arts at Northwest Vista College. Themes of nature and the environment unites the work of Adrienne Butler, Megan Miller and Ashley Nason. Imagery is collected and combined, deconstructed and recontextualized in their artwork. The artists employ printmaking, mixed media, collage and… Read More

In the January issue of The Employee Enhancement Newsletter January is Healthy Weight Awareness Month. Read about how to “Aim for a Healthy Weight.” New Year’s Resolutions For Mental Health Low-Risk Ways to Start Investing Your Money Read more here: January 2019 Employee Newsletter (2400) The Supervisor/HR Newsletter Being a Leader How to Improve the… Read More

Three years ago Venetia June Pedraza was diagnosed with Lupus and decided that she was going to learn everything in regards to fighting this disease. At the start of this journey she learned about anti-inflammatory diets that worked best for fighting autoimmune diseases. In addition, Venetia “June” also looked into fitness regimens that were geared… Read More

Dr. Liz Wright, associate professor of Psychology at Northwest Vista College, has just had her first book published. The book titled “Straddling the Middle” is a story about a 40-year old woman who as a mother, wife, daughter and college professor contemplates her life’s purpose. Get it here.… Read More

It has been more than 10 years since Northwest Vista College has undergone construction of a new building, yet the population growth on the far Northwest side of San Antonio has exploded. In 2017, Bexar County voters approved a $450-million bond for all five colleges within the Alamo Colleges District, which allows NVC to break… Read More

Dr. Scott Walker, professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, recently returned from a 16-day faculty development seminar that visited four cities in India. Through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), in partnership with the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), Scott and 15 other minority-serving institute community college faculty members participated in lectures… Read More

This summer NVC will begin an exciting new experiential learning program called Study Stateside. In the inaugural 2019 Study Stateside program, students will have the opportunity to tour iconic cities throughout the U.S. directly engaging in their own cultural history, and earning 6 course credit hours in History 1302 (U.S. History- Reconstruction to present) and… Read More

We will be offering the Online Teaching Certification (OTC) course once in Spring 2019: The session will start on Mon., February 4th and finish on Sun., Apr. 7th   The course itself runs 8 weeks (with Spring Break from Mar. 11-17); it is the first step of the four-step certification process required for all faculty… Read More

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