Shaping an Alamo Colleges for the future was the topic of discussion on Dec. 7. Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores was on hand to encourage Northwest Vista Colleges faculty and staff to engage in conversations to build a better tomorrow for the district and colleges. He said with the San Antonio population expected to… Read More


On November 15, 2018, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross today named the Alamo Colleges District a 2018 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA), marking a significant milestone in the district’s ongoing journey to achieve the highest level of student success and performance excellence. A presidential-level honor celebrating its 31st anniversary, the award… Read More


In mid-October, the Student Development office began their Bi-Annual Registration Ready Campaign. The goal of the campaign was to ensure first-time in college (FTIC) students enrolled in EDUC 1300, SDEV 0370 & SDEV 0171 (academically dismissed student) are registration ready for the spring 2019 semester. During the campaign, EDUC 1300/SDEV faculty would send their students… Read More


Ignacia Cruz is a math tutor at Time Dollar community center in West San Antonio. Through a community project, Cruz learned to strengthen her math skills in order to help her own children with elementary-level math despite having a GED. But the program at Time Dollar shuttered after funding ran out 10 years ago. Thanks… Read More


Northwest Vista music instructor Georgie Padilla recently received prestigious recognition from the government of Puerto Rico for his work with the legendary musical group, Fania All-Stars, also known as the “The Latin Rolling Stones.” In November, Padilla was invited by the Puerto Rican government to celebrate the 50thanniversary of when the group formed in 1968.… Read More


Northwest Vista student Adam Ramirez is working to make the world abetter for cancer patients. Ramirez, an LVN and part-time student at Northwest Vista, got together with fellow classmates Katrina Lopez, Tanner Greven and Genesis Ramiro on a project aimed at making the world a better place. The group has been tasked by NVC Professor… Read More


At the November Bragging Breakfast, there was a lot to be thankful for before heading into the Thanksgiving break. First, Karla Ellis introduced the areas that make up the Creative & Communication Arts Institute and different team members talked about initiatives they are involved in or events coming up, such as Cosmic Art Night on… Read More


From Debi Gaitan Vice President of Student Success   Dr. Debra Morgan is a pillar in the foundation of NVC. She had a vision for our college that included having a Can Do Spirit, being Student-Centered, and Creating Opportunities for Success. She always had the best interest of students at the center of every decision… Read More


U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro was on hand on Oct. 31 at Northwest Vista College to present a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education aimed at narrowing the achievement gap in math for underserved communities. College Board research indicates that only 29 percent of Hispanic students are ready for college-level math courses. This alarming… Read More


As Bexar County enters the second week of early voting, Northwest Vista College remains a top voting site. As of Oct. 28, NVC had 6,431 total voters, making it the 12th most popular spot out of 43 early voting sites. Northwest Vista College even passed UTSA in total voters with Vista having 810 more people… Read More


At this year’s Employee Development Day, diversity and inclusion were the main topics of discussion. A morning panel conversation with educational and business leaders talked about issues that many underprivelege students face before they even attempt higher education. For instance, transportation and lack of financial resources are common issues many West Side students face if… Read More