Like most of the academic chairs across Northwest Vista College, Joy Qiaoying, chair of Northwest Vista College’s Math and Engineering department, has seen her area go above and beyond to transition to an online environment. She said “kudos goes out to our lab supervisors, grant leaders, and coordinators who work tirelessly to find alternative solutions… Read More


These terms apply to all full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty for use during any period of time in which a continuity of instruction plan would be in place: Asynchronous Communication Relay of information with a time lag. Discussion forums and email are two examples of how asynchronous communication is employed in remote learning. Remote Learning… Read More


Congratulations to the new group of employees for the Alamo Colleges Emerging Leaders Program that started in January 2020. The group will go through five-and-a-half month leadership development program founded on Franklin Covey’s process-focused content: Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results. The NVC employees were selected by the NVC executive team in order to prepare… Read More


Northwest Vista College Art faculty William Keith will give a gallery talk on Saturday, March 28 at noon at the Bandera County Library at 515 Main St. in Bandera, Texas. His artwork is currently on display at the library through March 31. During his presentation, he will explain the meaning of his work and the techniques… Read More


Rose Rodriguez, Dawna Upshaw and Veronica Luna of Northwest Vista College recently presented “Zines as a Pedagogical Tool and an Exemplar of Faculty-Librarian Collaboration” at the Palo Alto College Faculty Symposium: Celebrating Scholarship and Teaching on Feb. 28. A zine (zeen), short for “fanzine” or “magazine” is an independently published booklet and is created with the methods of… Read More


Tim Hedgepeth – Directed the production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, currently playing at the Public Theater’s Russell Hill Rogers Theater. He’s also starring in “Admissions” in the Public Theater’s Cellar Theater, opening this weekend. Michelle Pietri – With her husband, Bill McCrary, co-directed and choreographed a very successful production of “The… Read More


Congratulations to Northwest Vista College Math Coordinator Hector Trevino who recently was awarded the Patriotic Employer Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve. Given by ESGR’s James Cunningham, the award is given for Hector’s “contributions to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee… Read More


Employees and staff are finding creative ways to celebrate Northwest Vista College’s 25th year anniversary. To create student and employee engagement, NVC Marketing & Strategic Communications gave out t-shirts for people to screen print their own shirts with a 25th anniversary design. Additionally on Feb. 20, several employee departments hosted the inaugural NVC Beans &… Read More


Northwest Vista College faculty and staff met recently with community and business leaders from NVC’s Business Council to explore additional collaboration and engagement opportunities for students. Some of the current members of the council are GM Financial, Frost Bank and Genesis Professional Solutions. To learn more about the Business Council, visit www.alamo.edu/nvc/experience-nvc/community/business-council/… Read More


Congratulations to Diane Rocha who will be retiring on Friday, Jan. 31 after working at Alamo Colleges since 2003. Diane first started with Alamo Colleges in its Human Resources office as an executive assistant. She came to Northwest Vista College in 2007 and has worked in the Vice President’s office of Academics ever since. Diane… Read More


For the first time in many years, Northwest Vista College had a group of employees and faculty represent the college at the annual MLK March honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy on Jan. 20. San Antonio has one of the largest marches in the United States. Many other cities coordinate parades, while San Antonio… Read More


Veronica Buendia NVC Library Assistant Core Value – Integrity What her peers say anonymously: Veronica’s (pictured in the middle) work ethic is commendable. She goes above and beyond of her duties and responsibilities to make sure our students succeed. Veronica is always looking for an opportunity to improve her work area and is always eager… Read More