Over the summer NVC student Allie Sanchez used camera “traps”—motion-sensor cameras affixed to trees—to conduct an exploratory study of campus wildlife. Having been bitten by the “research bug” last year while studying, presenting, and publishing on students’ knowledge of climate change research alongside other NVC students, Allie embarked on a student-faculty, extracurricular study of her… 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

It’s been a busy month for Northwest Vista College’s Staff Senate. Earlier in July, NVC hosted the Alamo Colleges Executive Staff Senate for its annual retreat. Staff Senates from the five colleges and the district came together to discuss issues and hear from speakers, which included Molly Cox of SA2020, Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Mike… Read More

Rey Cardenas is now Northwest Vista College’s new college events coordinator On July 1, Rey transitioned over from the NVC Fine & Performing Arts & Kinesiology department. In his former position, he served as the technical director/auditorium manager for over four years. Rey has over 21 years of event and live-performance management experience.  He will… Read More

The popular show “Shark Tank” has a simple premise: find a solution to a problem and if you can make money off of it, you may find yourself leaving the show with an investor. This premise opened the eyes of Northwest Vista College students who put their Shark Tank skills to use last semester. The… Read More

La reVista

A few media outlets gave publicity to Northwest Vista College’s mural project that focuses on access to education. The massive mural, which will be hung in the Cypress Campus Center, later this summer was funded from a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. Notable West Side artist and former NVC student Adriana M.J.… Read More

Alan Alexis Galvez is the new part-time student service specialist and home school liaison for the Dual Credit Office at Northwest Vista College. Alan is thrilled to be working for the Alamo Colleges where he first began his college education. He has since transferred to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to pursue… Read More

Access to education can mean different things to different people and some of these stories are being depicted in a unique mural project by Northwest Vista College and award-winning artist Adriana M.J. Garcia. The massive 7 feet x 36 feet mural uses actual images of students who have gone back to school later in life, come from immigrant… Read More

Erika Prosper Nirenberg is not only the First Lady of San Antonio, she’s also director of customer insights for H-E-B. She recently visited Northwest Vista College’s Student Success to have a conversation about how H-E-B switched from a customer service mentality to instead focus on hospitality. Nirenberg also spoke at the recent National Council for Marketing &… Read More

Northwest Vista College has become the first community college in south-central Texas to provide Amazon Web Services (AWS) training for students. The Amazon Web Services Academy will teach students how to provide a managed cloud-computing solution to clients through the world’s largest cloud computing company: Amazon.com, Inc. Students will learn how to create EC2 instances… Read More

In every team and department at Northwest Vista College, there are always great stories to tell that show faculty and staff going above and beyond. While it’s hard to capture every story, we hope to periodically share in this space some of the major accomplishments or projects that are taking place. Members of the executive… Read More

What is one thing that the maker of Jaguar Land Rover, Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System, and billion-dollar company Cargill Inc. all have in common? These powerhouses are the recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Now, Alamo Colleges District has been added to this esteemed list. Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores recently… Read More