Teaching racism as a public health crisis was the theme for the first Ethnic Studies Educators’ Academy (ESEA), which is a part of the “Democratizing Racial Justice,” grant between UTSA and the Alamo Colleges. UTSA was awarded a three-year, $5 million grant, from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support community partnerships focused on advancing… Read More


Dr. Sandra D. Garza, coordinator for the Mexican American Studies Program (MAS) at Northwest Vista College, recently coordinated an Educator Academy for Ethnic Studies as part of the Mellon Foundation grant, Democratizing Racial Justice, which is a UTSA sub-award, in which NVC is the lead community college, with SPC and SAC partnering in the initiative.… 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


Pride Month Zoom backgrounds:   https://www.dropbox.com/s/cku8wg4o4tssf4w/Zoom%20Background-Pride1.jpg?dl=0   https://www.dropbox.com/s/2nbw10dlpakfda2/Zoom%20Background-Pride2.jpg?dl=0   https://www.dropbox.com/s/neg6m14cmh37gcy/Zoom%20Background-Pride3.jpg?dl=0   Info on origins of Pride Month… Read More


Northwest Vista College has been named one of the 2021 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges (MPPWCC) for the third time by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. According to the bi-weekly newsmagazine, Northwest Vista College was chosen as one of 16 community colleges in the nation through “a web-based survey approach to examine categories such as family friendliness, salary/benefits and professional… Read More


In a year’s time, Alamo Colleges and each of the colleges have had to issue statements supporting Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ, and now Asian American communities against hate crimes and systemic racism. These public statements and the need for more action has sparked the creation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Councils at the District office and… Read More


UTSA has been awarded a three-year, $5 million grant, from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support community partnerships focused on advancing a more democratic society through racial justice and social equity. The project, “Democratizing Racial Justice,” was among 16 other projects selected from 165 grant applications and the only project awarded in Texas. Democratizing… Read More