As we near the conclusion of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on NVC’s accomplishments and challenges that defined our collective effort and will further shape our history moving forward. In February, NVC celebrated the groundbreaking of the Desert-Willow Welcome Center and the adjacent Texas Ash parking garage with over 334,000 square feet… Read More


The September Bragging Breakfast had a void this year. Not only was Lynne Dean’s untimely passing honored at the beginning of the breakfast, but it ended with Lynne being chosen (before her death) as the recipient of the Wildcat Spirit award. NVC President Dr. Baser sadly read why Lynne, who served as the college’s director… Read More


If I were Julian Castro or Don Lucas, I would tell you we have to call it what it is and not mince our words. But I’m not a politician or a psychology professor with a hot topic and a plethora of adoring students. What I am, however, is a California native who spent 33 years… Read More


This year’s Northwest Vista College Convocation was short … just two hours long … and a message of it takes a village to raise enrollment, improve persistence, retain students, and increase graduation numbers. Northwest Vista College President Dr. Ric Baser said in his opening remarks, “If I were Julian Castro or Don Lucas, I would… Read More


The March Bragging Breakfast had a Mardi Gras theme with an authentic Cajun accent from Northwest Vista College Dean Pat Fontenot. He introduced his Academic Support Services team, and three of them did mini presentations of their areas. Laura Lawrence of NVC Teaching with Technology said her area has seen passing rates increase for students… 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