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Rob Gardner “Mr. Gardner is incredibly patient and kind to all his students. He is very knowledgeable in the content of his course and is brilliantly talented in explaining it all in a way that immensely helps those of us who need a little extra help grasping the concepts. I really appreciate how much he… Read More


Congratulations to Teri G. Dimas, M.A.Ed., for completing her National Academy of Sports Medicine’s Plant Based Diets Course. Also on Dec. 25, she completed NASM’s Certified Nutrition Coach Program. As the program coordinator for NVC’s Certified Personal Fitness Training Program, she strives to continue to do her part to offer students the most out of NVC’s program. She said… Read More


Congratulations to Lisa Black, director of the Northwest Vista College Advocacy Team. Lisa and Zach Taylor, Ph.D, of the Trellis Company, authored an article titled,”The COVID Effect: How Community College Student Emergency Aid Needs Changed After the COVID-19 Global Pandemic,” for the Teachers College Record. Teachers College Record is a journal of research, analysis, and… Read More


Northwest Vista College is sad to announce that long-time NVC faculty member, Gladys Malave, passed away on Dec. 17, 2020. Gladys celebrated her 20th anniversary with Alamo Colleges in 2018. Here’s a tribute from NVC’s Andrea Anderson: “Gladys was one of the first 12 people who started NVC. She was one of the first two… Read More


Debi Gaitan, vice president for Student Success at Northwest Vista College, was recently selected for induction into the 2020 Harlandale Hall of Fame. All the new Hall of Fame inductees, alongside past Hall of Famers, will be recognized during the annual Frontier Bowl at the Alamodome on Dec. 4, which is played between the Harlandale… Read More


William Keith, professor of Art at Northwest Vista College, had three of his weavings selected for exhibition in the Grand Prairie Arts Council annual art competition. Grand Prairie is located between Fort Worth and Dallas, near Arlington and holds this art competition each year. This is the first time it has been virtual. “All three… Read More


Retirement Crystal Manboard came to NVC as a student and is leaving as a cherished full-time English faculty member. Among her many accolades, Crystal was a NISOD award-winning teacher, a member of the NVC faculty mentoring program, and a fantastic colleague who baked treats for Juniper Hall, brought us together as a community at her… Read More


Strategic Communications Navigating a World Disrupted Renata Serafin, director of Marketing and Strategic Communications, attended an international ICON 2020 conference of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Titled “Strategic Communications Navigating a World Disrupted: Disinformation. Pandemic. Social Injustice” included national and international communication thought leaders, industry experts and partners in communication, public relations, and… Read More


Kazia L. Estrada is the new Faculty Development fellow supporting Northwest Vista College. She has been an adjunct with the NVC English department since 2011. In this new role, she will help develop professional development and support adjuncts in the Adjunct Certification Program. Kazia grew up in the Texas Hill Country of Spring Branch. She attended St. Philip’s… Read More


It’s with sad news that NVC shares the passing of one of its own – Mr. Tom Norris. He was and forever will be a member of NVC’s Information & Communication Technologies family, a good friend and colleague to many. NVC sends our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will share funeral information… Read More


Debbie Perales Administrative Services Specialist, NVC Humanities and Government What her peer say anonymously During the last year, Debbie has had to go well beyond the call of duty due to the loss of a key part-time assistant. During peak periods like class schedule building, budgeting deadlines, and other such cycles in the last year, she… Read More