When the call went out to Northwest Vista College students to describe the program that has impacted them the most, NVC student Analissa Riojas said: “I would have to say that the most impactful program at NVC is the Learning Assistant Math Paths (LAMP) program. Growing up, I really struggled with math so having a… Read More

Recently, team members from Northwest Vista College’s Community Math grant participated in a “platica” (conversation) at Time Dollar community center on the city’s West Side. “What an honor to hear from moms (and one dad ) who are learning how to advocate for their children, and soon for each other…all while learning math,” said Heidi Hunt, Ed.D, Co-PI… Read More

Ignacia Cruz is a math tutor at Time Dollar community center in West San Antonio. Through a community project, Cruz learned to strengthen her math skills in order to help her own children with elementary-level math despite having a GED. But the program at Time Dollar shuttered after funding ran out 10 years ago. Thanks… Read More

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

Congratulations to Dr. Claudia Verdin, NVC Mathematics Faculty, who took part in a book presentation at UTSA Downtown Campus on May 4. Dr. Verdin co-authored chapter six in the book titled, “Despertando el Ser: Transforming Latino Teachers’ Identities, Consciousness, and Beliefs.” The chapter is based on research conducted by Dr. Verdin and Dr. Lorena Claeys,… Read More

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