Librarians and Math Faculty Present at Conference & Faculty Member Authors Book Foreword &

Librarians Present at Baltimore Conference

Four Northwest Vista College librarians – Amanda Gorrell, MLS; Kristin Johnson, MLIS; Linda Reeves, MLIS, MA; and Norma Velez-Vendrell, MLIS, MA — recently presented at the Association of College & Research Libraries conference in Baltimore. They shared their insights into creating professional development programs around the information literacy framework in support of NVC’s Quality Enhancement Plan. They provided practical advice to other college librarians on breaking through various silos to create fun, interactive, cross-disciplinary experiences that dive into issues in information literacy.


Rudy De La Cruz, Jr. Authors Foreword

NVC Faculty Member Rudy De La Cruz recently authored the foreword to the book, “El Carmen: The Chapel of the Battle of Medina,” which was published last month. The book’s author is Art Martinez de Vara.

According to, “El Carmen Church in present-day Losyoa, Texas was constructed over the burial crypt of Spanish royalist soldiers who died at the Battle of Medina in 1813. This battle, the largest ever fought in Texas, decisively ended the First Republic of Texas and allowed Spain to maintain colonial control over Texas and Mexico.” Read more here.


Math Faculty are Invited to Present at Math Workshop

Anna Harwin and Heidi Hunt-Ruiz of the NVC Title V Grant team were recently invited to be a part of a panel discussion, titled “Policies, Practices, and Approaches for Engaging Students in Advising for Mathematics” on April 21 at Texas State University in San Marcos.

The Dana Center invited Anna and Heidi because they heard from others “that you do a fantastic job” and we would like you to share your experiences with those attending the session in San Marcos.  

Panelists are asked to explain (among other things):

  • How they place students into multiple math pathways aligned to majors,
  • How they communicate with students about entry-level mathematics courses, and
  • How they help students make decisions about mathematics.


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