For each of the last three years, I have made my request to faculty and staff to participate or volunteer to help with the commencement ceremony. Trust me, it’s not just because I want to give you something extra to do. Honestly, graduation is an opportunity for us to show our support and for us… 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


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


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


As we approach another graduation ceremony in May, and celebrate our student’s accomplishments, Northwest Vista has another accolade to add to its long list. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has released three-year graduation rates for the 2014 first-time in-college (FTIC) student cohort from community colleges across the state. Once again, NVC is a state… Read More


Northwest Vista College recently competed for the prestigious Bellwether Award at the 2018 Community College Futures Assembly. NVC was one of 30 colleges selected from a group of 230 community colleges throughout the nation that were nominated by external entities. Having further progressed to the top 10 list allowed NVC faculty and staff to present… 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


If it’s good to save the best for the last part of the year, NVC has received the best news this week! Northwest Vista College received welcomed news on Tuesday that our accreditation was reaffirmed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges – what a great way to top off the year that started with NVC being named best community… Read More


As the semester moves into the homestretch, the Thanksgiving holiday break reminds us the people in our lives and at work that make us thankful. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each of you, as members of the NVC family for all of the work, dedication and sacrifice you make for our students and our College. As the college continues to grow, we are constantly finding new… Read More


For more than a decade, Veterans Day has taken on a new meaning in my home. As the parents of an Army veteran, my wife and I understand the sacrifice both veterans and their families make for the safety and security of the common good. Our first-born-son, Deric, was deployed at the age of 19… Read More


With a record 71 percent of NVC faculty and staff members participating, the 2017 NVC Cares. . . I Care campaign raised $54,985 for our students and the community. The campaign provided an opportunity for NVC faculty and staff to contribute to NVC scholarships and programs, United Way agencies, arts and cultural organizations of TheFund and district-wide scholarships and programs. You… Read More


Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to speak about NVC Workforce programs on News4SanAntonio and Fox San Antonio. The information I shared was directly linked to the marketability of NVC programs such as Advanced Materials Technology (nanotechnology), Clinical Research Coordinator and Water Resource Science. Our goal is to continue spreading the good… Read More