Angelica Acosta “Annie” Advising Team Support-Advising What her peers say anonymously: Annie works daily to support a large team of advisors by proactively anticipating upcoming events and deadlines and determining what resources are needed. Just as often, she addresses the immediate needs of students that are in person or on the phone, reacting with professionalism… Read More


It’s not uncommon for Northwest Vista College students to participate in service learning projects, but students from Jo Ann Gonzalez’s nutrition (BIOL 1322) class this semester took their project to a whole new level. Her class participated in a food collection fundraiser and collected 550. They were the only community college involved among universities that included… Read More


Congratulations to Northwest Vista’s very own Denise Tolan for being one of 53 winners across the U.S. with her short story “Because Your are Dead.” Braddock Avenue Books guest editor Aimee Bender selected just 53 winning stories out of 101 finalists for its 2018 Best Small Fictions anthology. A Braddock representative said it was an “intensely… Read More


Congratulations to Northwest Vista College President Dr. Ric Baser as he was selected as a recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus Award from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Alumni Association and Foundation. The award will be given at Northeastern’s homecoming event on Oct. 13. In homecoming style, Dr. Baser will get to take part in a… Read More


Northwest Vista College is among a list of 18 colleges nationwide selected for the 4th annual “Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” (PPWCC) award by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Northwest Vista College (NVC) is the only local college to receive this award out of 300-qualifying… Read More


In our not so distant past, I have heard people say that Northwest Vista College was one of the best kept secrets in town. To some degree, that may have been true, but it is no longer the case. Our strategic efforts over the last four years have resulted in remarkable outcomes for our students. These outcomes are pushing NVC onto the national spotlight and helping to enhance… Read More


  This is an ongoing series to help inform staff and faculty about Alamo Institutes: Students who have an interest in Health Sciences will find a team ready to help them with their academic goals. The Health and Biosciences Institute Team’s mission is to offer students quality academic and technical learning experiences that will prepare… Read More


The Northwest Vista College Natural & Physical Sciences department hosted the April Bragging Breakfast on Friday, the 13th Chair Cindy Magruder and Rick Chamblin talked about all the different things this area is doing from geology, and nursing facility tours, supporting and helping clubs do meaningful service projects, hosting solar events, to successfully getting students… Read More


The NVC Math Paths team held a Student Success retreat on April 13 at the Holiday Inn Hotel to update employees on the innovative strategies this program has achieved and changes coming ahead. This is the first conference for NVC Math Paths, which was born out of a federal Title V grant. The purpose of… Read More


The Northwest Vista College Public Relations Team has recently launched a new graduation campaign to encourage students to complete an associate degree or certificate at NVC. The “Vista Shares Your Vision” campaign was developed and launched in response to students’ feedback provided in the fall 2017 semester. Nearly 100 students voted on design layouts presented… Read More


Congratulations to Linda Garcia Senior Specialist from the NVC Records area What her peers say anonymously: Linda is the true definition of a team player, and has an effect on the team that helps the Records team as a whole, operate more effectively and efficiently. She works hard to make sure all residency changes are… Read More


Over the past two years, faculty and staff have been preparing for the implementation of the guided pathways model, or Institutes. The pathways model is a framework for the design of a coherent educational experience. Our students already benefit from a strong advising process, quality teaching practices, and effective academic and non-academic support. The Institutes… Read More