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

La reVista

The Patch, a hyperlocal platform that currently serves 1,200 US cities, recently featured NVC on its website, “San Antonio Colleges Aim to Increase Hispanic Math Proficiency.” Read the story here. Express-News The San Antonio Express-News also covered NVC reaching out into the community with its new math grant. Readers will need a subscription to… 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

From Michael Lee Gardin, PhD Assistant Professor Faculty Senate President To give you a view of the NVC Faculty Senate, I need to tell you a little about myself. I am Michael Lee Gardin, and I have been teaching at NVC for three years. I am the Faculty Senate President for the 2018-2019 academic year,… Read More