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


Way to go Northwest Vista College’s College Services for bringing some holiday cheer to all the hard-working staff in Student Success. College Services pooled their own money together to provide about 100 goodie bags to advisors/staff in Student Success.… Read More


While the secrets to their success in achieving a remarkable 88 percent participation in this year’s NVC Cares employee giving campaign may remain hidden, one thing we do know is that they are carrying their seven trophies with pride. Oh, yes. One other thing. Team 9 also won all three Pizza for Participation parties. Team… 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


Congratulations to Renata Serafin, Northwest Vista College Public Relations director. She competed in her first half marathon on Sunday, Dec. 2 and came in with a time of 2:06:23. The 2018 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon attracted about 18,000 runners on both its events on Saturday and Sunday, with the… Read More


December Newsletters: How to Communicate with Cross-Cultural Colleagues Celebrating Diversity at Work Ask Your EAP Read the newsletter at this link. Keeping Holiday Stress at Bay Helpful Hints for Healthy Holiday Eating Fighting Depression Around the Holidays Losing the Holiday Blues Green Up the Holidays Read the newsletter at this link. November Newsletters: Difficult Employees… 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


Northwest Vista College welcomes Dorian Williams as an instructional designer for Alamo Colleges Online. Dorian comes to NVC after 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as the USAF director of Aircrew Training and amassed 2,000 plus flight hours with 400 combat hours. Dorian is excited to serve the faculty by helping them… 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


Here are the Employees of the Month for October and November: November: Felicia King Certified Academic Advisor, Student Success Felicia goes above and beyond in work. She’s always on top of tasks and projects given. She not only works well within the department, but engages and networks with faculty and staff outside of the department. Felicia demonstrates a strong… Read More


On Friday, Nov. 9, faculty and staff participated in a multi-partner emergency drill to test how ready NVC can be for a major crisis. NVC College Risk Management Coordinator Garvin Dansby said the objectives on the drill were to enhance the Building and Crisis Action Teams skills while working with SAFD, SAPD, Haz Mat and… Read More


Congrats to NVC Staff Senate for helping to feed 105 students with its very first Pop-Up Food Pantry on Nov. 21. Thank you to faculty and staff who donated food and money to the cause. From the left over food, Staff Senate put together 10 food bags that Randall Garza in Student Success will oversee.… Read More