Northwest Vista’s Cathy Gonzalez of the Recruitment team recently attended a college-wide vendor exhibit at the Summer Institute on July 14. The theme for this year’s Summer Institute was the “The Future of San Antonio (College & Career Readiness)”, and all of the vendors were San Antonio-area universities and colleges. The Summer Institute is an annual event… Read More


Melinda Zepeda, who serves as associate professor of English at Northwest Vista College, recently had her short fiction piece titled “Getting Educated” published in the anthology, “¡Basta! 100+ Latinas Against Gender Violence,” a project supported by the Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. National Public Radio featured the anthology in a 2015… Read More


This summer marks the first time in Northwest Vista College history that a class is being taught at 6 a.m. When it’s still dark outside, students are heading to Gary Bowling’s History class for an upbeat lecture and coffee. Typically NVC offers classes at 6:30 am for those early-bird students, but this is the first… Read More


Congratulations to 15 Northwest Vista College employees who graduated from Alamo Colleges District’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) on Tuesday. This is NVC’s first Emerging Leaders class, which is a 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 their supervisors or… Read More


Thanks to a STEM grant awarded a few years ago, NVC faculty Claudia Verdin Chagoya and two Northwest Vista College STEM students recently received the opportunity to travel to San Diego for the 2017 U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference. The news organization, according to its website, holds the conference to help craft the… Read More


Congratulations to the Northwest Vista College Public Relations team for winning an excellence award for its online employee magazine, La reVista. The team was given the award for recently overhauling the college’s magazine and giving it a new design and back-end software. The Public Relations Society of America San Antonio chapter gave the NVC team… Read More


A few faculty and staff were honored recently at National Society of Leadership & Success Induction ceremony. The society is the nation’s largest leadership honor society and students are selected for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. The NSLS officers recognized a few employees… Read More


Three Northwest Vista College librarians will have chapters in a new book about library outreach to be published by the Association of College and Research Libraries. “Add a Dash of Tuscany: Book Discussions that Go Beyond the Book,” co-authored by Norma Velez-Vendrell and Amanda Gorrell, is about the programs they facilitate every semester for NVC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning.… Read More


Congratulations to the newly-elected 2017-2018 NVC Staff Council officers! President- Yalitza Guerra Vice President- Sarah Dominguez Secretary- Yolanda Owens Treasurer- Alicia Baltazar Parliamentarian- Mark Tovar Historian- Amanda Gorrell Committee Chairs: Event Planning: Diane De La Garza (ex-officio, Advisory) Fundraising Chair: Omar Chavira and Alice Martinez EOM: Marsha Gonzales (and Yolanda Owens) Scholarship: Michael Raso and Veronica… Read More


Northwest Vista College welcomes Jill Sprowls as its new Alamo Colleges Police Department’s campus coordinator. Prior to NVC, Jill was assigned to Palo Alto College and has been with the district for eight years. She said when she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors. To contact Jill, email her at jsprowls@alamo.edu… Read More


The 5th Annual Student Success Summit was held on March 31 at Palo Alto College. The theme of this year’s summit was “Motivating Students to Engage Early, Engage Often.”   The participants were from all five colleges, the district support office, and external partners. This year’s event had a record-breaking attendance with near 400 attendees.… Read More


Librarians Present at Baltimore Conference Four Northwest Vista College librarians – Amanda Gorrell, MLS; Kristin Johnson, MLIS; Linda Reeves, MLIS, MA; and Norma Velez-Vendrell, MLIS, MA — recently presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries conference in Baltimore. They shared their insights into creating professional development programs around the information literacy framework in support of NVC’s Quality Enhancement… Read More