Northwest Vista College is among an elite group of community colleges competing for a prestigious national award – the Bellwether Award. Only 10 community colleges from across the nation have been chosen as finalists for the 2018 award in the Instructional Program & Services category. The Bellwether award annually recognizes outstanding and innovative programs and practices that… Read More


Northwest Vista College celebrated the grand opening of Vista Central in the Cypress Campus Center on May 9. Vista Central not only helps students enroll in college, but math faculty advise students in the center to make sure they get on the right path from the start. Debi Gaitan, NVC’s vice president for Student Success,… Read More


For the last four years, Robert DiGiovanni, aka “RobertMathGuy” on YouTube has been taking his lessons beyond the classroom. About 75,000 views later, he helps his students understand Calculus I, II and College Algebra through the step-by-step lessons he posts on YouTube. Robert says recording a class really isn’t as time consuming as one would think.… Read More


Heidi Hunt-Ruiz presented the Northwest Visa College Math Path game to the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees on Dec 13. NVC’s Math Path advising model has been recognized as a state model by the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, a national leader in Math Pathways Projects. NVC implemented the Math… Read More


Congratulations to three faculty members – Heidi Hunt-Ruiz, Eddie Bishop, and Dr. Anna Harwin – of NVC’s Math & Engineering Department. Their proposal, “Project Math Paths: More Graduates & Better Success!” has been selected to be included as a 50-minute session at the 41st Annual Conference of the National Association for Developmental Education in Oklahoma City in… Read More


Often when many Northwest Vista College students leave, we may not hear of their success stories or how NVC played a role in their success. However, we received a letter recently from NVC Alumnus Paul Hamilton. Paul had to go to an alternative high school after getting in trouble at his original school and eventually went to… Read More


For many female and minority students, it may be hard to break into STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) if they are not given the resources throughout their education. U.S. News and Word Report said in a story last year that the STEM workforce is no more diverse now than it was in 2001.… Read More