Northwest Vista College will partner under with St. Mary’s University on a grant project funded by the National Science Foundation to increase the transfer and retention rates of Hispanic students majoring in STEM fields. The NSF’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program grant awarded to St. Mary’s will help implement Project FUERTE: Fostering Undergraduate Education, Retention… Read More


Now more than ever as students bounce back from remote learning, they will need tutoring and mentoring to help get them back up to speed and keep them motivated. In 2018, Northwest Vista College’s English and INRW team received a $200,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to help students take advantage of… Read More


Northwest Vista College (NVC) was recently ranked the No. 1 community college in San Antonio, No. 2 in Texas and 34 in the nation by Niche.com for 2022 Best Colleges, a national search and data tool that helps millions of students and families find schools, colleges and universities. Niche uses academic, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with… Read More


In a recent rankings story of local universities, MySA.com (San Antonio Express-News) also featured Northwest Vista College in the second half of the story. Read the article here.… Read More


The College Services teams of Northwest Vista College recently welcomed new employees. Additionally, its Information Technologies & Communications team recently snagged its first-ever NVC Emerging Leaders Trusted Department Award. New Part-Time Health and Safety Officers: Yasmine Gonzales Mike Quintanilla Bryanna Garibay Sofia Flores NVC IT Welcomes New Up and Coming Technologists: NEW NVC IT Work… Read More


NVC’s Migdalia Garcia bestowed the coveted Wildcat Spirit Award to Lee White of NVC Information Technologies & Communication team at the recent Bragging Breakfast.  The NVC wildcat mascot is delightfully ambiguous. We are practical enough to know we were probably a bobcat or mountain lion and then have the imagination and potential to be a… Read More


In every team and department at Northwest Vista College, there are always great stories to tell that show faculty and staff going above and beyond. While it’s hard to capture every story, we hope to periodically share in this space some of the major accomplishments or projects that are taking place. Members of the executive… Read More


The President’s Office Business Council Welcomes New Members! POBC’s mission is to help create opportunities for success at Northwest Vista College through collaboration, partnerships, mentorship, marketing and financial support. Formerly called the NVC Business Council, it has a shared philosophy with the Alamo Colleges District which includes providing life-changing gifts that help students come in, stay in, and… Read More


  The Northwest Vista College community came together the morning of Sept. 10 to a special in-person outdoor event to pay tribute to Dr. Deb Morgan, who was an integral part of NVC’s early development. She passed away in 2018. The event was to raise funds for a Deb Morgan Reflection Station. This will be… Read More


Richelle Gilsdorf Student Success, Certified Advisor What her peers say anonymously:  Richelle Gilsdorf exemplifies “Students First” in all that they do. She is the first to jump in and help with support for any student, even when she is not part of their caseload, when students are challenged with an issue. She goes above and… Read More


We’ve expanded the COVID-19 testing times at NVC with more hours and new times! These new hours are effective Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Monday: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH) Room 101B Weekly testing… Read More