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


In a partnership to increase the number of Latino and underrepresented population teachers, Northwest Vista College and the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Academy for Teacher Excellence Research Center received a $3.75 million grant in the fall of 2018 by the United States Department of Education through the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program – Title V. This… Read More


The week prior to the start of the fall term, NVC students enrolled in Math 1414 attended the Math 1414 Orientation where they received one-on-one math advisement by math faculty members who volunteered their own personal time to support students. The Math 1414 Orientation, which was held Aug. 20-21, began because of low success rates… Read More


Adela Gonzales Academic Program Coordinator- Teaching with Technology  What her peers say anonymously Sometimes the hardest workers are the ones who quietly persist behind the scenes, putting the needs of our students first without any fanfare. Each year, Adela facilitates the Orientation to Online Learning for as many as 4,000 students – yes, 4,000. She… Read More


Minerva Muniz Administrative Assistant to the President- President’s Office What her peers say anonymously:  Although Minerva exemplifies each of the NVC Touchstones in an exemplary manner, the “Community” Touchstone is the most fitting for her. Minerva is the epitome of community, nurturing meaningful professional relationships and working constructively with colleagues at NVC, across the Alamo Colleges… Read More


The September Bragging Breakfast had a void this year. Not only was Lynne Dean’s untimely passing honored at the beginning of the breakfast, but it ended with Lynne being chosen (before her death) as the recipient of the Wildcat Spirit award. NVC President Dr. Baser sadly read why Lynne, who served as the college’s director… Read More


The Northwest Vista family has been saddened by the untimely passing of Lynne Dean, who passed away on Aug. 24 from complications related to cancer treatment. Since 2010, Lynne served as NVC’s director of Institutional Advancement, interacting with thousands of people including students, faculty, staff and community members. Lynne’s expertise in developing relationships resulted in… Read More


If I were Julian Castro or Don Lucas, I would tell you we have to call it what it is and not mince our words. But I’m not a politician or a psychology professor with a hot topic and a plethora of adoring students. What I am, however, is a California native who spent 33 years… Read More


Changing the World Lead Artist: Adriana M. Garcia Assistant Artist: Michelle Love Acrylic on Panel, 7’ x 36’, 2019 Date: September 18, 2019 Location: CCC 108 Time: 5:30 pm This work honors the memories that cannot be burned and features NVC students who participated in the creation of the mural. Adriana M. Garcia, created “Changing… Read More


As part of the Community Math Project, summer enrichment programs are offered at community centers to strengthen math skills of children over their summer break. At Time Dollar Community Center’s summer garden project, elementary students experienced math as they planted, grew, measured, and enjoyed the fruits of their gardening labor! To learn about NVC’s Community Math… Read More


KSAT 12 Northwest Vista College Professor and Coordinator of Psychology Dr. Don Lucas and his current and former students talk about the importance of sex education. See the video here. San Antonio Express-News “San Antonio professor wins grant to widen his science – based sex education channel on YouTube” Read the story here.  Great Day… Read More


This past year, inspired by NVC’s commitment to our students and our community, the Office of the President of Northwest Vista College created a Student Advocacy team and charged it with developing a diversity statement for the college. That team was made of representatives from different organizations and task forces on campus, and based on… Read More