Congratulations to the new Northwest Vista College Staff Senate members: Officers: President:  Cynthia Rosas Vice President:  Elladean Moreno Treasurer:  Minerva Muniz Secretary:  Delilah Salazar Historian:  Melissa Monroe – Young Parliamentarian:  Melissa Moya Members: Rosemarie Rodriguez Paul Vallejo Larry Trejo Malcolm Higgins Veronica Buendida Alicia Baltazar Barbara Rodriguez… Read More


Brenya Twumasi (Buchalski), a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a long-time adjunct faculty member at Northwest Vista College, is set to receive the U.S. President’s Lifetime Achievement award for her service to the San Antonio community and the nation. The award recognizes those who contribute… Read More


Congratulations to Alamo Colleges District Chancellor, Dr. Mike Flores, for receiving the Public Relations Champion Award; and Melissa Monroe-Young, APR, of Northwest Vista College for receiving the Community Service Award. They received the recognition from the San Antonio chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and both will be honored at the organization’s annual… Read More


Northwest Vista College welcomes two new Human Resources professionals to assist with employee needs. Elsie Adams is the interim benefits coordinator for NVC. She’s housed at San Antonio College. She can be reached either by phone, Microsoft TEAMS or email. Her email is eadams@alamo.edu and her phone number is 210-486-1417. Thaddeus G. Fernandez is an interim Human… Read More


The Writing Across the Curriculum Lab – now called the Multidisciplinary Writing Center (MWC) – has a new coordinator Kathryn “Kate” Fischer. She recently worked in the WAC Lab as a tutor since April of 2019. MWC is still part of the national Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative. Before 2019, Kate worked at UTSA as first… Read More


Congratulations to Northwest Vista College’s Psi Beta chapter. They earned four national awards for 2022. The awards are: The Chapter Excellence Award for the 2021-2022 academic year. Megan Davis (PB president) is of a select few PB members nationwide to have earned the Emerging Researcher Award, as well as the Anne Anastasi Mission Scholarship ($500). The… Read More


Employee of the Month for May Ricardo Gonzalez Multimedia Intern NVC Marketing and Strategic Communications What his peers say anonymously “Ricardo is always kind, well-mannered and speaks highly of everyone. No matter how stressful the workload gets in our department, the nominee is always calm, collected and works diligently on each project. Chances are that… Read More


Congratulations to Dr. Don Lucas, who was recently appointed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commission to serve a three-year term on the Texas Transfer Advisory Committee’s Discipline Specific Subcommittee on Psychology. The charge of the subcommittee is to use a data-informed approach to support transfer students from community colleges, and specifically to maximize the… Read More


Architect and Director of Costa Rica’s Universidad Veritas School of Architecture, Iván Delgado Salazar, visited the San Antonio area on a “three rivers” field tour of sites where he will bring students in August. Universidad Veritas is a partner with Northwest Vista College’s Geography and Environmental Studies Department in conjunction with the Alamo College District’s… Read More


PETA or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals recently honored Northwest Vista College adjunct instructor Zach Sokoloski as part of a teacher duo for their 2022 Teacher(s) of the Year Award. TeachKind hosted PETA’s annual contest which aims to give teachers a a round of applause. Five teachers were recognized for building a more compassionate world… Read More


The Northwest Vista College Advocacy team is grateful and sad to see their latest group of interns move on with their careers. Six interns, who will be soon receiving a degree in Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), worked with the Advocacy team that helps nearly 200 students a day. The team’s services include finding food… Read More


Welcome new Northwest Vista College English faculty Samantha Raymond. Prior to coming to NVC, she was the assistant manager at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Alamo Ranch. She says she absolutely loved that job, because she loves reading comics and talking to people about comics. Nearly 15 years of her career experience has been… Read More