As part of the Business and Entrepreneurship Institute, Northwest Vista College Economics instructor Rolando Sanchez is helping students with investing and developing their marketable skills. Investing Symposium He recently started monthly meetings called “Investment Symposiums,” in which he facilitates discussions tied to investment and trading topics. This extracurricular opportunity includes an investment portfolio competition with monetary prizes for… 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


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


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


The Northwest Vista College community newsletter was recently selected for a Silver Medallion Award by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, a professional organization dedicated to community college communication. The Alamo Colleges District Communications office received four awards and San Antonio College took home one in the organization’s District Four contest. The NVC… Read More


Lucy Gauna has returned to Northwest Vista College as a project director on NVC’s Community Math Project. As a grant manager, she will be monitoring project activities, supervising and providing guidance to staff for the NVC and UTSA collaborative. Lucy worked previously at NVC for nearly seven years in Community Development as a program manager… Read More


Valerie Acosta Vasquez Sr. Advisory Vista Central Valerie has a a tremendous example of synergy, collaboration and teamwork. She always displays great team spirit and great pride in everything done. Valerie creates awesome relationships with other departments to make sure that our students are served well. She promotes a positive attitude and gives more than 110 percent… Read More


Way to go Northwest Vista College’s College Services for bringing some holiday cheer to all the hard-working staff in Student Success. College Services pooled their own money together to provide about 100 goodie bags to advisors/staff in Student Success.… Read More


While the secrets to their success in achieving a remarkable 88 percent participation in this year’s NVC Cares employee giving campaign may remain hidden, one thing we do know is that they are carrying their seven trophies with pride. Oh, yes. One other thing. Team 9 also won all three Pizza for Participation parties. Team… Read More


Congratulations to Renata Serafin, Northwest Vista College Public Relations director. She competed in her first half marathon on Sunday, Dec. 2 and came in with a time of 2:06:23. The 2018 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon attracted about 18,000 runners on both its events on Saturday and Sunday, with the… Read More


Northwest Vista College welcomes Dorian Williams as an instructional designer for Alamo Colleges Online. Dorian comes to NVC after 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as the USAF director of Aircrew Training and amassed 2,000 plus flight hours with 400 combat hours. Dorian is excited to serve the faculty by helping them… Read More