The October Bragging Breakfast hosted by NVC’s Academic Success area provided for a good opportunity to talk about the recent visit by a special site team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges in late September. Northwest Vista College President Dr. Ric Baser said his leadership team is anxiously awaiting the… Read More


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It’s hard to believe that we are almost to the mid-term of the semester.  I would have to say that it has been packed with excitement. I sent out an email last week giving a brief synopsis of the recommendations by the Special Site Team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on… Read More


Northwest Vista College’s club sports programs are off to a good start – stomping much of the competition coming their way. The NVC Cross Country team, men’s and women’s basketball teams, and men’s soccer team have either played their first games or are about to wrap up their season. The women’s volleyball team has its first… Read More


Often when many Northwest Vista College students leave, we may not hear of their success stories or how NVC played a role in their success. However, we received a letter recently from NVC Alumnus Paul Hamilton. Paul had to go to an alternative high school after getting in trouble at his original school and eventually went to… Read More


Workplace bullying is quite common. Thirty-five percent of the workforce feels bullied, and 45 percent of university employees witness bullying. These were some of the many statistics and discussions that took place at the two training workshops targeting workplace bullying. These workshops were brought to Alamo Colleges employees thanks to Alamo Colleges Human Resources and… Read More


Fernando Acevedo, an NVC Student Success certified advisor and adjunct faculty member, will be presenting “Who are the Dreamers in Higher Education” at the UTSA Academic Advising Conference on Oct. 21 at the Norris Conference Center-San Antonio. The presentation will provide an overview on the undocumented (Dreamers) student population in higher education. Undocumented students who qualify… Read More


Northwest Vista College has hit a huge milestone this year. The college can easily say behind UTSA, it has the largest incoming class of new students. For the first time in NVC’s history, 3,157 students have registered for Student Development 0270/0171, commonly known as SDEV and Education 1300 (EDUC 1300) classes. These courses are key retention and success strategy classes… Read More


Scott Walker, ScEdD, Northwest Vista College Geography program coordinator, will present two accepted presentations at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference in San Antonio on Oct. 31. Scott’s presentations are “Low-Cost Tech for Ethnographic Landscape Investigations with Community College Students” and “Visual Geography: Teaching Geography through Photography.”… Read More


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Being a successful community college by today’s standards can be challenging. As a publicly funded institution, Northwest Vista College works with numerous entities to ensure accountability and progress. NVC’s faculty and staff are well versed in- and adhere to federal and state laws and requirements to help students obtain financial aid and enroll, earn a… Read More


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