It was thundering and lighting during the October Bragging Breakfast. The storm acoustics were really from a video playing to set the mood for the Harry Potter theme while faculty and staff were getting breakfast and mingling. Michael Lee Gardin, president of NVC Faculty Senate, which hosted the breakfast, shared the purpose of the organization… Read More


  At a ceremony on Oct. 1, Northwest Vista College held a Topping Out celebration for its new Desert Willow Welcome Center and Texas Ash Parking Garage. The highlight of the event was the signing by attendees of a giant purple steel beam which will be incorporated into the Welcome Center. The 50,000-square-foot center will serve as a “front door” to the… Read More


Members of the Northwest Vista College Business Council and Friends of the Arts came together on Oct. 4 to celebrate Lynne Dean’s service to the college as director of NVC Institutional Advancement. She passed away unexpectedly Aug. 24. At the event, Lynne’s husband, Robert Dean, said Lynne loved her job and despite being ill, she… Read More


If you didn’t get a chance to attend the mural unveiling on Sept. 18, make sure to watch the video that nicely recaps what took place. Artist Adriana M. Garcia, created “Changing the World,” to reflect the stories of creative survival, symbols of support, and political activism that lead students to Northwest Vista College. She… Read More


Fall is officially in full swing and with it comes the preparation for Northwest Vista’s College’s 5th annual HalloVISTA event. This free event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cypress Campus Center, overlooking the lake. HalloVISTA features multiple activities such as a costume contest where families… Read More


In a partnership to increase the number of Latino and underrepresented population teachers, Northwest Vista College and the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Academy for Teacher Excellence Research Center received a $3.75 million grant in the fall of 2018 by the United States Department of Education through the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program – Title V. This… Read More


The week prior to the start of the fall term, NVC students enrolled in Math 1414 attended the Math 1414 Orientation where they received one-on-one math advisement by math faculty members who volunteered their own personal time to support students. The Math 1414 Orientation, which was held Aug. 20-21, began because of low success rates… Read More


The September Bragging Breakfast had a void this year. Not only was Lynne Dean’s untimely passing honored at the beginning of the breakfast, but it ended with Lynne being chosen (before her death) as the recipient of the Wildcat Spirit award. NVC President Dr. Baser sadly read why Lynne, who served as the college’s director… Read More


This past year, inspired by NVC’s commitment to our students and our community, the Office of the President of Northwest Vista College created a Student Advocacy team and charged it with developing a diversity statement for the college. That team was made of representatives from different organizations and task forces on campus, and based on… Read More


Over the summer NVC student Allie Sanchez used camera “traps”—motion-sensor cameras affixed to trees—to conduct an exploratory study of campus wildlife. Having been bitten by the “research bug” last year while studying, presenting, and publishing on students’ knowledge of climate change research alongside other NVC students, Allie embarked on a student-faculty, extracurricular study of her… Read More


This year’s Northwest Vista College Convocation was short … just two hours long … and a message of it takes a village to raise enrollment, improve persistence, retain students, and increase graduation numbers. Northwest Vista College President Dr. Ric Baser said in his opening remarks, “If I were Julian Castro or Don Lucas, I would… Read More