U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro was on hand on Oct. 31 at Northwest Vista College to present a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education aimed at narrowing the achievement gap in math for underserved communities. College Board research indicates that only 29 percent of Hispanic students are ready for college-level math courses. This alarming… Read More


As Bexar County enters the second week of early voting, Northwest Vista College remains a top voting site. As of Oct. 28, NVC had 6,431 total voters, making it the 12th most popular spot out of 43 early voting sites. Northwest Vista College even passed UTSA in total voters with Vista having 810 more people… Read More


At this year’s Employee Development Day, diversity and inclusion were the main topics of discussion. A morning panel conversation with educational and business leaders talked about issues that many underprivelege students face before they even attempt higher education. For instance, transportation and lack of financial resources are common issues many West Side students face if… Read More


“Talk to yourself in front of mirror to practice for a job interview. Research online for possible questions you might have to answer, says Jeff Miller, Operations Division Leader, Consumer and Community Banking Talent Leads, JP Morgan Chase. He also suggests recording yourself on your cell phone. Ahren Duke, former business executive and current NVC… Read More


The first Friday of each month, Student Success has a division-wide gathering called Good Morning Student Success (GMSS). For the Oct. 5 GMSS, all Student Success employees were engaged in #GOWESTVISTA initiatives. Off-campus outreach involved team members visiting various businesses located in West San Antonio to deliver information about NVC degrees and certificates, community enrichment and… Read More


HalloVista took over as the theme for the October Bragging Breakfast. The Northwest Vista Public Relations team hosted the breakfast and encouraged the audience to volunteer in the annual Halloween event, which attracts over 1,000 people. This year’s HalloVista will be on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 3 pm to 9 pm with fireworks after the… Read More


Most of the meetings with Baldrige are by appointment. The Baldrige examiners provide a list to the colleges of who they want to see. They will also be doing some college tours. During that time, they may ask you some questions, which might include:   What are your responsibilities at NVC? How do you feel… Read More


The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is not an accreditation process like Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). If we do not earn the Baldrige award, we will not lose access to financial aid for our students. However, going through this process is just as rigorous as going through SACSCOC because the… Read More


The Baldrige visiting team is made up of volunteers from a number of industries. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and best practices from those industries. When they visit next week, they will focus on the following Review the accuracy of our application Do we do what we say we do? Do we… Read More


Please help me spread the news about Baldrige in the community. This is a sign that NVC and our sister colleges are committed to changing and improving. The needs of our students change and we continually adapt. The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is not an accrediting agency. We voluntarily submitted our applications so that an… Read More


Only the top applications get a visit from the Baldrige examiners. Alamo Colleges earned that distinction, and the Baldrige examiners will be here next week, Oct. 1-4th. Every single one of these individuals is a volunteer who has dedicated dozens of hours to read our application, evaluate it and prepare for the upcoming visit. If… Read More