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


Here are the Employees of the Month for October and November: November: Felicia King Certified Academic Advisor, Student Success Felicia goes above and beyond in work. She’s always on top of tasks and projects given. She not only works well within the department, but engages and networks with faculty and staff outside of the department. Felicia demonstrates a strong… Read More


Congrats to NVC Staff Senate for helping to feed 105 students with its very first Pop-Up Food Pantry on Nov. 21. Thank you to faculty and staff who donated food and money to the cause. From the left over food, Staff Senate put together 10 food bags that Randall Garza in Student Success will oversee.… Read More


From Michael Lee Gardin, PhD Assistant Professor Faculty Senate President To give you a view of the NVC Faculty Senate, I need to tell you a little about myself. I am Michael Lee Gardin, and I have been teaching at NVC for three years. I am the Faculty Senate President for the 2018-2019 academic year,… Read More


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Book Tour for Denise Tolan Congratulations to Denise Tolan! She recently read from her story, titled “Because You Are Dead,” in “The Best Small Fictions” book in Los Angeles on Nov. 8. She is traveling to New York City in December for a reading. Denise was among a short list of authors chosen for “The Best Small… Read More


Steve Hale Steve Hale is the new budget officer for Northwest Vista College. He is responsible for the budget preparation, coordination, management and reporting for Northwest Vista College. Steve is a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran with an extensive background in budget and finance. Prior to joining the team at Northwest Vista, Steve spent five… Read More