At the May 10 Bragging Breakfast, Northwest Vista College’s Vice President for College Services Erin Sherman, spoke about our touchstone of caring by volunteering to help students build their business leaders skills. The Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) that Erin has been a part of for 20 years, will hold its… Read More


Kevin Wear was one of two survivors in an explosive attack on his vehicle while serving in the military. Medical staff told him he wouldn’t be able to walk, talk or even know his own name. He proudly walked across the Northwest Vista College commencement stage on May 13 with honors. Sylvia Saldana, a first… Read More


Northwest Vista College has become the first community college in south-central Texas to provide Amazon Web Services (AWS) training for students. The Amazon Web Services Academy will teach students how to provide a managed cloud-computing solution to clients through the world’s largest cloud computing company: Amazon.com, Inc. Students will learn how to create EC2 instances… Read More


The May Bragging Breakfast, hosted by Northwest Vista College Student Success, was filled with motivational student stories. NVC Vice President Debi Gaitan thanked Student Success for helping to make Monday’s graduation ceremony the largest in NVC history with 901 students. Wearing a Marvel t-shirt, Debi said it takes “heroes to remove obstacles and create opportunities… Read More


The fourth annual May 4th movie event brought out some of the biggest Star Wars fans in the city despite all the rain the days before. Fans got to take pictures with Star Wars props and take part in the Wookiee Walk, in which attendees dress up in their favorite Star Wars costumes and walk… Read More


Ten years ago, Southern Methodist University partnered with Lockheed Martin to open SMU’s Lockheed Martin Skunk Works Lab in Fort Worth. The defense contractor’s same lab in California is notorious for developing the nation’s fastest and most versatile military jets. The SMU and Lockheed partnership was the birth of “makerspaces.” A makerspace is a collaborative… Read More


What is one way to get students to attend an event? Give them free pizza and a chance to win some free money. On Thursday, April 11, 345 students attended “Pizza with the President, in collaboration with NVC’s Student Government Association, Men of Vista Engaged, Financial Aid and the President’s Office. In addition to pizza,… Read More


On April 25, Northwest Vista College faculty and staff celebrated the grand opening of its new food pantry. To date, over 100 students have used the new pantry and 1,300 pounds of food have already been distributed. NVC President Dr. Ric Baser said at the grand opening that this new pantry will help many students who sacrifice… Read More


Two groups of currently-enrolled Dual Credit students from Communication Arts High School recently toured Northwest Vista College for the first time. Julie Boerm director of NVC’s Dual Credit High School program, said “We want our Dual Credit students to feel more connected with NVC. The tour had several stops including the library, tutoring labs and getting… Read More


What is one thing that the maker of Jaguar Land Rover, Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System, and billion-dollar company Cargill Inc. all have in common? These powerhouses are the recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Now, Alamo Colleges District has been added to this esteemed list. Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores recently… Read More


Academic integrity is important at all college institutions. The issue is even more in the forefront because of how some parents paid for their children to unfairly be admitted to select four-year universities. Collusion, an abuse of academic integrity, is one of the seven examples that Northwest Vista College provides as a violation. Some of… Read More