Getting a college education is never easy and for many of our students, it may be even harder if they are taking care of families. Martin Zavala-Hernandez, a fall 2016 recipient of the NVC Alumni Scholarship, eloquently expressed his appreciation for the scholarship he received in a thank-you letter to donors: “It is often hard… Read More


Representatives of the Northwest Vista College Business Council and Friends of the Arts at NVC (FANs) as well as NVC faculty and staff participated in the consolidated scholarship application judging event Sept. 16 at the Workforce Center of Excellence. The number of student applications received by the Sept. 11 Alamo Colleges Foundation application deadline was… Read More


For many female and minority students, it may be hard to break into STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) if they are not given the resources throughout their education. U.S. News and Word Report said in a story last year that the STEM workforce is no more diverse now than it was in 2001.… Read More


Get ready for the second annual HalloVista event on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 pm to 9 pm where the community gets to enjoy a free, outdoor movie in the 1998 comedy horror “Beetlejuice.” This is a chance for the community to learn about the campus up close. There will be games, a bounce house for kids,… Read More


One of the newest employees of Student Success is Yolanda Owens, who is a specialist with Northwest Vista College’s Admission & Records in the Welcome Center. Yolanda earned a BAAS in Business Occupations from Tarleton State University, and M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Sam Houston State University. Yolanda worked for seven years at Central Texas College,… Read More


Northwest Vista College representatives were in attendance at this year’s NEF (Northside Education Foundation) Pillar Recognition and Banquet, presented by Raba Kistner on Sept. 21, at Valero Energy Corp. The event was hosted by the Northside Independent School District. NISD said on its website that “NEF is celebrating the real-life heroes who support the district… Read More


Congratulations to Rudy De La Cruz of the Government faculty who recently penned the foreword of the book titled, “Dios y Tejas: Essays on the History of Von Ormy, Texas.” The book can be found on Amazon.com and according to the summary online, “Von Ormy, Texas was founded as a Tejano ranching community along the Medina… Read More


Virginia Mares of Student Success says it was a given in her household that she and her siblings were going to college. So when Virginia received her master’s degree from Our Lady of the Lake University last year, it was anticipated and something her sisters, brother and mother celebrated. But it was Virginia’s mom, Dolores… Read More


La reVista

Just a few months ago, we learned that our accreditation body had deferred our reaffirmation of accreditation by six months to gather additional information regarding institutional autonomy. This was a concern raised by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees regarding Northwest Vista College, San Antonio College and… Read More


At the September NVC Bragging Breakfast, 14 employees won gift baskets, gift cards from restaurants, NVC sweatshirts and even purple NVC lawn chairs. The gifts included in the drawing were contributed by Red Robin, Follett and the NVC Bookstore, Broadway Bank, Chipotle, The Egg and I, Frost Bank, Los Barrios and Viola’s Ventanas, Santikos Entertainment,… Read More


Patricia Jean Ramirez was not only a friend to many Northwest Vista College employees, but one of those ideal colleagues everyone needs. She could brighten up a room with her positivity. Her infectious laugh was contagious. And she helped many hungry coworkers by sharing snacks and chocolates. But to many of her colleagues, it was her humility… Read More


The first Bragging Breakfast of the semester convened with a packed house of employees. Free breakfast tacos and coffee, thanks to NVC College Services, also helped to bring in the masses. Northwest Vista College President Dr. Ric Baser welcomed everyone with some good news – NVC enrollment has hit 18,004 with paid registration at 17,194.… Read More