The 5th Annual Student Success Summit was held on March 31 at Palo Alto College. The theme of this year’s summit was “Motivating Students to Engage Early, Engage Often.”   The participants were from all five colleges, the district support office, and external partners. This year’s event had a record-breaking attendance with near 400 attendees.… Read More


Librarians Present at Baltimore Conference Four Northwest Vista College librarians – Amanda Gorrell, MLS; Kristin Johnson, MLIS; Linda Reeves, MLIS, MA; and Norma Velez-Vendrell, MLIS, MA — recently presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries conference in Baltimore. They shared their insights into creating professional development programs around the information literacy framework in support of NVC’s Quality Enhancement… Read More


Northwest Vista College Psychology department rocked the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) March 31 to April 2 in San Antonio. NVC Professor of Psychology, Dr. Don Lucas, instructors of Psychology Anna Evans, Jen Fox, and Cindy Jacox, and NVC staff member, Gerona Nylander, along with more than 20 current and former NVC Psychology… Read More


For the last four years, Robert DiGiovanni, aka “RobertMathGuy” on YouTube has been taking his lessons beyond the classroom. About 75,000 views later, he helps his students understand Calculus I, II and College Algebra through the step-by-step lessons he posts on YouTube. Robert says recording a class really isn’t as time consuming as one would think.… Read More


NVC Personal Fitness Training Students currently enrolled in FITT 1303 Fitness Event Planning and Promotion partnered up with Warrior Fitness Center LLC for their annual Community Fitness Event. NVC Personal Fitness Trainer program coordinator Teri Dimas said the Feb. 18 consisted of four-man relays on a 1,5000-meter row competition. SAPD, military, fire fighters and a few… Read More


Northwest Vista College’s “Dr. Don” Lucas and student Matthew Wheeler were recently one of three winners out of 150 contest entries that were selected by NISOD/Community College Week Scott Wright Student Essay Contest. This is an opportunity for students to describe how a faculty member, staff member, or administrator helped them complete a course, finish a semester,… Read More


La reVista

Northwest Vista College faculty Rudy De La Cruz, Jr. is featured in the Rivard Report for the work he is spearheading along with his students and several community partners to preserve San Antonio’s history from the 1500s to the 1800s. To view the story, click on the link: https://therivardreport.com/local-historians-native-american-story-will-not-be-left-out-of-tricentennial/ Also, this past weekend, Cox Radio… Read More


Recently Student Success received a testimonial letter from a returning student on her anxiety to ease after going through our enrollment process. Read below: My name is Anita Guzman, and after being away from school for so long, I decided to re-enroll at Northwest Vista College. I was extremely nervous about coming back because I… Read More


Spring break 2017 will never be quite the same. As many of us looked forward to the much-needed break, we received the devastating news that Beverly Evans, a cherished colleague passed away on Sunday, March 12. One employee recently said, a bit of NVC’s spirit left when Beverly went to heaven. Her charisma and positive outlook touched… Read More


Northwest Vista College government faculty Rudy De La Cruz, Jr. conducted a tour of historical sites in Von Ormy, Texas on Wednesday, March 8 for representatives of the Rivard Report, a local online magazine, which will publish a series of stories on the early history of San Antonio. Rudy and his students have been researching the early… Read More


For more than 21 years, Northwest Vista College has been changing, evolving and expanding our reach to a broader sector of our community. We have grown from serving 12 students and offering courses at local high schools, churches and at the Southwest Research Institute to serving over 17,000 students on one of the most beautiful college… Read More