Northwest Vista College’s Advanced Materials Technology program, formerly known as Nanotechnology, is producing future scientists. David Cadena, who received a Nanotechnology certificate from NVC a few years ago, was just awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship that will pay for his PhD program in NanoEngineering at the University of California at San Diego. Getting to… Read More


This is an ongoing series to help inform staff and faculty about Alamo Institutes: The largest Institute at NVC by number of students and number of disciplines is the Science and Technology Institute.  Students who are interested in areas like biology, computer science, engineering, and psychology will have many opportunities to explore the disciplines, as… 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 by participating in a food collection fundraiser among colleges and bringing in the second most food donations. Her class collected 550… 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


  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 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


A campus emergency can be a chaotic time for everyone with only seconds to react. The first priority of faculty and staff should be the safety and security of everyone at Northwest Vista College. Our campus has several layers of protection from the Department of Public Safety, Risk Management and our Crisis/Building Action Teams (CAT/BAT).… Read More


The March Bragging Breakfast meeting was hosted by the Northwest Vista College Humanities department, and gave the campus community a glimpse of the different programs that make up this area. Humanities Chair Charles Hinkley said the theme of his area is “One World.” They believe the 21st century liberal arts student is bilingual or multilingual,… Read More


Earlier this year, Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales of District 5, said in an interview that over 30 percent of all child abuse cases in Bexar Country are coming out of two zip codes in her district on the West Side. District 5 is going to get some much needed help soon with the graduation of 10… Read More


What’s a great way to get student feedback besides giving them pizza? Give them donuts and let them give quick answers in a come-and-go format. This setting allowed 64 students to provide their feedback to the NVC Strategic Planning Steering Team. The event was called “Donuts with the Deans” and deans Jennifer Comedy-Holmes, Patrick Fontenot… Read More


It’s hard for students to learn when their stomachs are growling. According to a recent study 2 in 3 community college students are food insecure; meaning they have a limited availability of nutritionally adequate food. With over 40 percent of Northwest Vista College students on Pell grants, NVC is hoping to address this issue by… Read More