By History Faculty Member Sarah Ball This past May, eight students and two faculty (Sarah Ball and Neil Lewis) members set out for the inaugural Northwest Vista College Study Stateside trip. Students earned six course credit hours in History 1302 and Humanities 2319 as we toured the U.S., directly engaging in the cultural public history… Read More

The popular show “Shark Tank” has a simple premise: find a solution to a problem and if you can make money off of it, you may find yourself leaving the show with an investor. This premise opened the eyes of Northwest Vista College students who put their Shark Tank skills to use last semester. The… Read More

When the spring semester started, a goal was created to increase enrollment by 2%. But at NVC, Student Success is taking on a “can-do spirit” and trying to reach for a 5% target. To help visually see that goal, Student Success Advisor Trischa Morales created posters to showcase the team’s daily achievements in meeting enrollment… Read More

A select group of high school graduates this summer are getting a unique opportunity to participate in Alamo Colleges new AlamoBRIDGE program, which gives them a jump start on their college career. Northwest Vista College kicked off this pilot program with 20 students on June 24. The program is for students who placed below college-level math… Read More

Every summer the students get younger that’s because kids take part in a variety of fun and educational children’s camps. Nanotechnology Workshop Northwest Vista College kicked off the summer with its free nanotechnology workshop for high school and college students. Students learned how the billion-dollar nanotechnology field is changing how we live with the ability… Read More

Access to education can mean different things to different people and some of these stories are being depicted in a unique mural project by Northwest Vista College and award-winning artist Adriana M.J. Garcia. The massive 7 feet x 36 feet mural uses actual images of students who have gone back to school later in life, come from immigrant… Read More

For the fall 2019 spring semester, Northwest Vista College Digital Video & Cinema Production students helped several nonprofits this semester improve their marketing outreach. Most of the nonprofits selected have small budgets and little money for marketing, let alone high-quality videos. These videos were recently screened for clients on May 16. Since these video projects… Read More

At the May 10 Bragging Breakfast, Northwest Vista College’s Vice President for College Services Erin Sherman, spoke about our touchstone of caring by volunteering to help students build their business leaders skills. The Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) that Erin has been a part of for 20 years, will hold its… Read More

Kevin Wear was one of two survivors in an explosive attack on his vehicle while serving in the military. Medical staff told him he wouldn’t be able to walk, talk or even know his own name. He proudly walked across the Northwest Vista College commencement stage on May 13 with honors. Sylvia Saldana, a first… Read More

Northwest Vista College has become the first community college in south-central Texas to provide Amazon Web Services (AWS) training for students. The Amazon Web Services Academy will teach students how to provide a managed cloud-computing solution to clients through the world’s largest cloud computing company:, Inc. Students will learn how to create EC2 instances… Read More

The May Bragging Breakfast, hosted by Northwest Vista College Student Success, was filled with motivational student stories. NVC Vice President Debi Gaitan thanked Student Success for helping to make Monday’s graduation ceremony the largest in NVC history with 901 students. Wearing a Marvel t-shirt, Debi said it takes “heroes to remove obstacles and create opportunities… Read More

The fourth annual May 4th movie event brought out some of the biggest Star Wars fans in the city despite all the rain the days before. Fans got to take pictures with Star Wars props and take part in the Wookiee Walk, in which attendees dress up in their favorite Star Wars costumes and walk… Read More