You may have seen several messages, heard conversations or attended meetings regarding our upcoming Baldrige visit. For some, this may bring about exciting memories of BOB (Bring It On Baldrige) which was the slogan NVC used during the 2011-2012 Baldrige process. For others, this may create some angst or discomfort that I will address and… Read More


Most of the meetings with Baldrige are by appointment. The Baldrige examiners provide a list to the colleges of who they want to see. They will also be doing some college tours. During that time, they may ask you some questions, which might include:   What are your responsibilities at NVC? How do you feel… Read More


The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is not an accreditation process like Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). If we do not earn the Baldrige award, we will not lose access to financial aid for our students. However, going through this process is just as rigorous as going through SACSCOC because the… Read More


The Baldrige visiting team is made up of volunteers from a number of industries. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and best practices from those industries. When they visit next week, they will focus on the following Review the accuracy of our application Do we do what we say we do? Do we… Read More


Please help me spread the news about Baldrige in the community. This is a sign that NVC and our sister colleges are committed to changing and improving. The needs of our students change and we continually adapt. The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is not an accrediting agency. We voluntarily submitted our applications so that an… Read More


Only the top applications get a visit from the Baldrige examiners. Alamo Colleges earned that distinction, and the Baldrige examiners will be here next week, Oct. 1-4th. Every single one of these individuals is a volunteer who has dedicated dozens of hours to read our application, evaluate it and prepare for the upcoming visit. If… Read More


Northwest Vista College and our four sister colleges within the Alamo College District strive to provide top-quality education and support for students. In order to continually improve, NVC along with the Alamo Colleges District and our sister colleges – St. Philip’s, San Antonio College, Palo Alto and Northeast Lakeview – submitted an application for the… Read More


NVC’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan calls for continuous improvement, assessment and accountability. This is what we call Care, Achievement and Distinction. We’ve talked a great deal lately about our recognition as the No. 1 community college in Texas and No. 6 in the nation on the 2019 Niche Best Colleges listing as well as others. Baldrige… Read More


Northwest Vista College faculty, staff and students are encouraged to share their feedback with the NVC Time Capsule now through Dec. 1 in the library. What extraordinary ideas, aspirations, dreams, and wishes do you have for the future of Northwest Vista College? Answer on a card and place it in the time capsule to be… Read More


Supplemental Instruction Grant Both Fox News and News 4 carried stories about Northwest Vista College receiving a $200,000 grant to implement a supplemental instruction or intense tutoring program co-requisite classes that combine student development courses. To read about the grant, go here. Globe Awards Northwest Vista College’s theater production “The Bacchae”  by Euripides and directed… Read More


Linda Garcia, senior specialist, NVC Enrollment Services What her peers say anonymously: Linda Garcia is dedicated, reliable, and eternally upbeat. She has grown enormously in the time she has served with the Records Team; swiftly becoming a mentor and leader among the team. Linda has a team-player mind-set, is always enthusiastic and willing to embrace… Read More


NVC faculty member Heidi Hunt is a math professor, saxophonist, writer, runner, and mom. She’s also now the author of “The Final Stretch: Journey to Wholeness,” published this year. On the back of her new book, Jean Ohlerking Flower, co-founder of Children’s Cup International, said “Raw and rare are two words that describe the exposed… Read More