Northwest Vista College was recently recognized by the Wellness Council of America with a Well Workplace Award. NVC’s Daniel Johnson said the award was given to NVC because: Kinesiology faculty hosts lunch time fitness/spin class and healthy eating classes throughout the year Kinesiology faculty oversee personal training students to help employees The opportunity for employees to… Read More


Congratulations to Dr. Claudia Verdin, NVC Mathematics Faculty, who took part in a book presentation at UTSA Downtown Campus on May 4. Dr. Verdin co-authored chapter six in the book titled, “Despertando el Ser: Transforming Latino Teachers’ Identities, Consciousness, and Beliefs.” The chapter is based on research conducted by Dr. Verdin and Dr. Lorena Claeys,… Read More


A new scholarship is being established in memory of Maj. Jason Paxton and his music. He attended NVC from spring 2017 until his death in April.  “He was an extremely determined student. He composed part of a string quartet and a sonata for guitar during his short time at NVC,” says Dan Smith, discipline coordinator… Read More


The Employee of the Month award recognizes outstanding employees who go above and beyond their daily responsibilities and exemplify the college touchstones. Who is eligible? Full-time & part-time staff Who can nominate? Any Alamo Colleges employee may nominate one or more eligible employees (self-included) How and where? Complete a brief online application here. Nominations are… Read More


This is an ongoing series to help inform staff and faculty about Alamo Institutes: There is no better way to learn than through experience and practical application, and students in the Business and Entrepreneurship Institute have been doing just that. Students in accounting, business computer information systems, and economics classes are learning about business from… Read More


Fit-Esta On Saturday, May 5th, NVC will hold Fit-esta, a fitness challenge to raise money for student scholarships. To register for Fit-esta, contact Teri Dimas at tgarza14@alamo.edu or 210-486-4087. To learn more about this event, watch NVC Coordinator of the Personal Fitness Trainer Program Teri Dimas and students Cynthia Montanya and Lesly De Los Santos… Read More


Please RSVP by registering in Alamo Talent (search for Employee Spring Social). Food Truck tickets will be delivered to each employee once they register in Alamo Talent. Please contact Yalitza Guerra (yguerra12@alamo.edu), Sarah Dominguez (sdominguez36@alamo.edu) or Cyndi Grandt (cgrandt@alamo.edu) if you have any questions.  … Read More


Northwest Vista College’s Advanced Materials Technology program, formerly known as Nanotechnology, is producing future scientists. David Cadena, who received a Nanotechnology certificate from NVC a few years ago, was just awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship that will pay for his PhD program in NanoEngineering at the University of California at San Diego. Getting to… Read More


For each of the last three years, I have made my request to faculty and staff to participate or volunteer to help with the commencement ceremony. Trust me, it’s not just because I want to give you something extra to do. Honestly, graduation is an opportunity for us to show our support and for us… Read More


This is an ongoing series to help inform staff and faculty about Alamo Institutes: The largest Institute at NVC by number of students and number of disciplines is the Science and Technology Institute.  Students who are interested in areas like biology, computer science, engineering, and psychology will have many opportunities to explore the disciplines, as… Read More


Dr. Don Receives Fellow Status at Annual Psych Meeting More than 25 Northwest Vista psychology students, along with psychology faculty, Anna-Marie Evans, Jen Fox, Cindy Jacox, and Dr. Don Lucas attended the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) from April 12-15 in Houston. Established in 1953, SWPA represents American Psychological Association members living… Read More