Congratulations to Northwest Vista’s very own Denise Tolan for being one of 53 winners across the U.S. with her short story “Because Your are Dead.” Braddock Avenue Books guest editor Aimee Bender selected just 53 winning stories out of 101 finalists for its 2018 Best Small Fictions anthology. A Braddock representative said it was an “intensely… Read More


After every student advising appointment, students are given a satisfaction survey, in which they have the opportunity to leave comments about their visit. Cheri Burnside and Christina Brown have started a tradition called “Cheri’s Top 10,” where she reviews the hundreds of comments at the end of each month and (attempts) to pick her top… Read More


In our not so distant past, I have heard people say that Northwest Vista College was one of the best kept secrets in town. To some degree, that may have been true, but it is no longer the case. Our strategic efforts over the last four years have resulted in remarkable outcomes for our students. These outcomes are pushing NVC onto the national spotlight and helping to enhance… Read More


Northwest Vista College President Dr. Ric Baser talked about NVC’s Community Health Worker program on KENS TV and the skills needed to be successful in this career. To see the KENS 5 “Great Day SA” segment, click here. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and/or certificate in Community Health. To learn more,… Read More


Earlier this year, Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales of District 5, said in an interview that over 30 percent of all child abuse cases in Bexar Country are coming out of two zip codes in her district on the West Side. District 5 is going to get some much needed help soon with the graduation of 10… Read More


It’s hard for students to learn when their stomachs are growling. According to a recent study 2 in 3 community college students are food insecure; meaning they have a limited availability of nutritionally adequate food. With over 40 percent of Northwest Vista College students on Pell grants, NVC is hoping to address this issue by… Read More


Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to speak about NVC Workforce programs on News4SanAntonio and Fox San Antonio. The information I shared was directly linked to the marketability of NVC programs such as Advanced Materials Technology (nanotechnology), Clinical Research Coordinator and Water Resource Science. Our goal is to continue spreading the good… Read More


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Advanced Materials Technology Two million jobs will be needed in the coming years in the advanced materials technology field (nanotechnology), according to the National Science Foundation. This is the science of making things lighter and stronger and it’s one of NVC programs that was highlighted on WOAI TV’s San Antonio Living last Friday. To view the segement,… Read More


Garvin Dansby is the new coordinator of College Risk Management for Northwest Vista College. He has oversight for the campus occupational safety, and emergency preparedness programs. Garvin’s breath of experience include managing risk and safety in the military (US Air Force retired), manufacturing, local government, public utilities and nonprofit organizations. Garvin earned a B.S. in Management… Read More


Congratulations to the numerous employees working at Northwest Vista College who are celebrating five, 10, 15 and 20 years of service at the college. Here’s the list of employees: 20 Years Abel Ruiz, Assessment and Testing 15 Years Valerie Sommerville, Student Advising Renata Serafin, Public Relations Claudia Chagoya Verdin, Math Jalal Nejad, Government David Casanova,… Read More


The Northwest Vista College Staff Council will soon become the Northwest Vista College Staff Senate. Although the name has changed, its mission to enhance the professionalism of all staff members by increasing access to information, participation, communication and recognition is as strong as ever. NVC Staff Senate will accomplish its goals by: Representing the concerns… Read More


Since April, the Northwest Vista College Library has been home to a stunning art exhibit showcasing different pieces of art that encapsulate the iron-clad spirit of women throughout history. On Sept. 28, the art that lined the upper walls of the library near the cafe, received full attention for the Honoring Women: Art Exhibit and… Read More