Congratulations to Dr. Amy Collins Montalbano, who successfully defended her dissertation on April 2. Her dissertation title is “Examining the Effects of Self-Regulated Learning and Growth Mindset Instruction for Underprepared Students in Corequisite College Algebra.” Amy is earning a Doctorate of Education (EdD) from Arizona State University. Amy is now “looking forward to more quality time with… Read More


Janie Scott, Northwest Vista College’s director of Strategic Initiatives, successfully defended her dissertation on March 9. Janie is enrolled in Old Dominion University’s Community College Leadership Ph.D. program. Her dissertation was titled, “Leading Hispanic Serving Community Colleges: Latinx Faculty Perceptions About the AACC Competencies.” Her committee members included Dr. Mitchell R. Williams (Chair), Dr. David… Read More


The Northwest Vista College faculty-student mentoring program consists of a partnership between faculty (the mentors) and students (the mentees). The purpose of mentoring is to provide students with greater individual attention to enable students to fulfill their potential as students, professionals, and community members. Mentors can help students transition to college, find needed resources, meet… Read More


Contributed by NVC Library’s Linda Reeves NVC Librarians do more than select, purchase, catalog and read books; they also write them. Our librarians contributed two chapters to a new book, The Library Outreach Cookbook, published by the Association of College & Research Libraries. Each chapter focuses on a particular program or strategy to help libraries… Read More


From Corporal Jill Sprowls to NVC Vice President of College Services Erin Sherman This month marks the one year anniversary of the first call concerning Covid-19 on our campus. We have come a long way from that date. It has been in large part to the guidance and leadership of this person. They have never… Read More


What his peers say anonymously: NVC is recognized for putting students first, trying new ideas and collaborative spirit. Michael represents all three. Michael’s knowledge has been instrumental in securing library resources access for our students. As soon as we went remote, he worked together with the library staff to make all the necessary changes to… Read More


What her peers say anonymously:  Nakotah is an exemplary staff member who embraces the NVC culture with great joy, making sure that the job is done and done well. She always has a smile on her face, and is willing to help far and above her specific job duties including helping other departments in times… Read More


Contributed by Deb Font, NVC Writing Across the Curriculum Lab. Kathy Strain passed away on Feb. 10. Kathy Strain joined NVC as a tutor when the WAC Lab opened in 2009, already having raised a family, coordinated a study abroad program, earned a public relations degree, and done numerous other things it makes me exhausted just… Read More


Northwest Vista Student Advocacy Center Director Lisa Black recently took part in a webinar that discussed the challenges institutions face around scaling emergency aid. The webinar looked at the emergency aid models that Amarillo College and the Alamo Colleges District successfully rolled out to support their students. Leaders from both institutions discussed the challenges they… Read More