During the 2018 spring semester, the Information and Communication Technology Team at Northwest Vista College tested the business and academic capabilities of wearable technology including Apple and Android watches. The pilot objectives set for this project were completed successfully. “This initiative was 100 percent supported and funded by our NVC Cabinet,” said director of Information… Read More


This is an ongoing series to help inform staff and faculty about Alamo Institutes: What does a caring community look like? For the Creative and Communication Arts Institute Team, a CAREing community is one where students are encouraged and given information to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals: Consistent – We all speak the same… Read More


This year’s graduation brings many success stories of Northwest Vista College students overcoming hardships to achieve their goals. Two stories highlighted – thanks to NVC advisors Kristal Eaker and Valerie Somerville – show what our students can achieve through their own motivation and a little push from NVC faculty and staff. Former Marine Albert “Bert”… Read More


Four students, who will be walking across the graduation stage on May 14,  started the May Bragging Breakfast by sharing their experiences of attending college and what Northwest Vista College means to them. Zachary Maxwell said while college was really scary for him at first, NVC made him feel comfortable; and he had the opportunity… Read More


This is an ongoing series to help inform staff and faculty about Alamo Institutes: There is no better way to learn than through experience and practical application, and students in the Business and Entrepreneurship Institute have been doing just that. Students in accounting, business computer information systems, and economics classes are learning about business from… Read More


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. Her class participated in a food collection fundraiser and collected 550. They were the only community college involved among universities that included… 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