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


La reVista

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


On Oct. 25, members of Northwest Vista College’s Public Relation’s team took part in the annual Halloween event at the West Side Girl Scouts Center called “Ghouls Night Out.” Over 600 families, vendors and volunteers took part in the evening event that was open to the whole community. Lisa McDaniel, Melissa Monroe-Young and Paul Vallejo… Read More


Melinda Zepeda and Marisela Barrera, of the NVC English Department, recently held a reading of selected creative works at “Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists Conference” held at Texas A&M University, Kingsville. The conference was held on Oct. 11 and it brought together a number of visual artists, writers, and educators to explore the concept.… Read More


Three Northwest Vista Geography and Environmental Sustainability students, along with NVC’s Dr. Scott Walker, presented at the 2018 Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers annual meeting from Oct. 3-6, at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. “Established in 1949, SWAAG exists to further professional investigations in geography, to encourage the application of geographic… Read More


Esther Mari Conejo Circulation Desk Supervisor, Library What her peers say anonymously: September’s Employee of the Month nominee molded a diverse group of part time and work study students under her supervision into a true community in which all members are empowered to contribute, are mutually respectful and have mutual trust. We work together, laugh… Read More


In support of students in their education journey, NVC Math for Teachers faculty has been going above and beyond to create learning & teaching materials for students through the Canvas Online Learning Platform. After months of hard work and dedication, the team has developed a suite of open resources for students who are registered in… Read More


Linda Garcia, senior specialist, NVC Enrollment Services What her peers say anonymously: Linda Garcia is dedicated, reliable, and eternally upbeat. She has grown enormously in the time she has served with the Records Team; swiftly becoming a mentor and leader among the team. Linda has a team-player mind-set, is always enthusiastic and willing to embrace… Read More