This week, I learned that the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is presenting five local leaders with Legacy Awards, one of which is the Educator of the Year. I am humbled that this recognition is being bestowed upon me as I consider each one of Northwest Vista College faculty and staff to be the… Read More


Have you had a chance to meet Northwest Vista College’s newest Vice President of Academic Success Dr. Daniel T. Powell? NVC’s Public Relations team has made it a little easier for you with a Facebook video that live streamed on May 16. Lisa McDaniel of the NVC PR team asked Dr. Powell a series of… Read More


District 4 Heroes Northwest Vista College Employees participated in District 4 Heroes 5K+10K Run/Walk to kickoff the 10thAnnual Fit Family Challenge. Coordinated by San Antonio Sports, the event was held on May 11 at Port San Antonio. It’s recognized as an official USA Track & Field (USATF)-Certified course. USATF is the national governing body for track… Read More


Congratulations to Claudia Verdin, Ph.D., a mathematics professor at Northwest Vista College. She was recently honored by the University of the Incarnate Word as a Distinguished Alumna in the UIW Spanish Program. In UIW’s Honors Convocation program, it said: She earned a doctorate degree in mathematics education from the University of the Incarnate Word. Research interest… Read More


For the fall 2019 spring semester, Northwest Vista College Digital Video & Cinema Production students helped several nonprofits this semester improve their marketing outreach. Most of the nonprofits selected have small budgets and little money for marketing, let alone high-quality videos. These videos were recently screened for clients on May 16. Since these video projects… Read More


At the May 10 Bragging Breakfast, Northwest Vista College’s Vice President for College Services Erin Sherman, spoke about our touchstone of caring by volunteering to help students build their business leaders skills. The Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) that Erin has been a part of for 20 years, will hold its… Read More


Kevin Wear was one of two survivors in an explosive attack on his vehicle while serving in the military. Medical staff told him he wouldn’t be able to walk, talk or even know his own name. He proudly walked across the Northwest Vista College commencement stage on May 13 with honors. Sylvia Saldana, a first… Read More


Northwest Vista College has become the first community college in south-central Texas to provide Amazon Web Services (AWS) training for students. The Amazon Web Services Academy will teach students how to provide a managed cloud-computing solution to clients through the world’s largest cloud computing company: Amazon.com, Inc. Students will learn how to create EC2 instances… Read More


Northwest Vista College President Dr. Ric Neal Baser was selected for the Educator of the Year Legacy Award from the West Chamber of Commerce and is doing so on behalf of the college. “I am humbled that this recognition is being bestowed upon me as I consider each one of Northwest Vista College faculty and… Read More


Congratulations to Northwest Vista College faculty Brenya Buchalski who recently competed in the Spa Girl Tri event at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Brenya came in second place in her age group of 55 to 59 with a finishing time of 1:08:41.7. She had to complete a 400 meter swim,… 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


The May Bragging Breakfast, hosted by Northwest Vista College Student Success, was filled with motivational student stories. NVC Vice President Debi Gaitan thanked Student Success for helping to make Monday’s graduation ceremony the largest in NVC history with 901 students. Wearing a Marvel t-shirt, Debi said it takes “heroes to remove obstacles and create opportunities… Read More