Starting a college athletic team isn’t easy. Starting one from scratch can seem even more daunting. But Northwest Vista College’s first women’s soccer team proved the challenges are worth it. The team’s first game against the University of the Incarnate Word on Feb. 19 handed a commanding victory for the Lady Wildcats with a 14-0… Read More


Northwest Vista College faculty and staff are doing a phenomenal job supporting our students in their academic goals. During the 2015-2016 academic year, NVC students earned 3,468 associate degrees and 211 certificates. The previous year, NVC students earned 2,300 degrees and 187 certificates. That is a growth of 51 percent in degrees and 13 percent… Read More


The February Bragging Breakfast, hosted by NVC Academic Success, started with some heartwarming brags from Northwest Vista College President Dr. Ric Baser and faculty and staff. Dr. Baser said NVC’s College Resume was just updated, by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, with 2016 numbers and NVC had a 26.6 percent three-year graduation rate among… Read More


For too many years, sisters Katy and Olivia Shaw have been told in class to just sit back and listen. Their eye sight prevented them from seeing the materials like all the other students. Olivia can make out shapes, light and dark and Katy can see words in extra large font. It wasn’t until the… Read More


Kinsanity – A new fitness craze is taking over San Antonio – well just Northwest Vista College and the focus is to help students and their friends and families learn about nutrition to make body transformations. Over the last several years, Northwest Vista College instructor Leland Hammonds II has taken his Concepts of Physical Fitness to… Read More


By day, Qiaoying “Joy” Zhou is the chair of the Northwest Vista Math & Engineering. By night, she is a volunteer robotics coach for the MAKbots Robotics team. Joy said on Jan. 28, her team had a FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics League Championship and received the following awards. 1st Place Inspire Award 1st Place Control Award 2nd Place in… Read More


Northwest Vista College faculty Deborah Keller Rihn and Mimi Duvall are a part of an annual exhibit at Centro Cultural Aztlan, titled “Las Mujeres de Aztlan y El Segundo de Febrero.” Centro annually celebrates this anniversary to ensure that the history of the Mexican-American people is not forgotten and this year, the exhibit will be focusing on… Read More


Northwest Vista College held a Norming Session Training in preparation for our Annual Assessment Day a few weeks ago. Almost 50 faculty members spent half a day building their understanding of the importance of a norming process and identifying best practices for norming sessions. Norming sessions are a valuable part of assessment in that it creates… Read More


Congrats to Northwest Vista College Digital Media Coordinator Viviane Marioneaux. Her IMED-Web Design II (2315) class is now nationally recognized and a certified course for meeting standards of Quality Matters standards. Quality Matters is a nationally-recognized program in which 1,300 colleges and universities throughout the world subscribe to the QM program and use the Higher Ed Rubric to… Read More


Congratulations to NVC IT’s Jose Olivares for receiving Employe of the Month, Here’s what his co-workers say anonymously: “The whole college knows that they can depend on him to fix any problem that they throw his way. He never turns down a job, even if it isn’t the request he’s there for.” “Jose is a… Read More


Congratulations to Janie Scott in the NVC President’s office. She has the new title of project facilitator at Northwest Vista College. Janie has worked at NVC for 16 years and will be working with Dr. Baser, the cabinet, and an advisory committee to prioritize projects. Right now her focus will be helping with the implementation of the… Read More