Employee Highlights

Congrats to Don Lucas Appointed to THEC Psychology Subcommittee

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

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Universidad Veritas Environmental Architecture Professor Visit

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

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PETA Honors NVC’s Zach Sokoloski for Compassionate Work

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

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Farewell to NVC Advocacy Interns

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

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New NVC Adjunct English Faculty

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

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NASA Engineer Credits Hector Trevino to Helping him Embrace Math

Congrats to NVC math faculty Hector Trevino! Recently, a former student Alex Zamora credited Hector in a YouTube video for putting him on a path to making math easy for him which led him to become a NASA engineer. When Hector is not busy teaching, he’s also athletically talented outside the classroom. He has won the

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NVC’s Elizabeth Murray Scores Big in Cornhole Tourney

Congratulations to Northwest Vista College’s Elizabeth Sirchia Murray from the Student Success team. She represented the Alamo City Cornhole as part of a 10-athlete team to compete at the Texas Club Cup on April 29 – May 1. The San Antonio crew had a great showing with many “clutch” performances and were able to finish 3rd overall.

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NVC Colleagues Graduate from ALAS

Five Northwest Vista College and two Alamo Colleges employees were recently recognized at the district-wide ALAS completion ceremony on May 6. The ALAS Class XV graduates are: Mallory Plummer, NVC Elladean Moreno, NVC Dr. Randall Garza, NVC Jonathon Gonzales, NVC Sgt. Jill Sprowls, DSO Eva Gaitan, DSO Stacey Blum, DSO Along with the graduates, NVC

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Saying Goodbye to Kiki the Cat

It’s with sad news that we report that Kitty (also known as Kiki) recently passed away. She was beloved by our students, faculty, and staff. Her home was near the back entrance of Manzanillo Hall and she often greeted people near the door. She brought many smiles to her NVC family.

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Faculty Accolades – Doctoral Degrees, Conferences, Nonprofits

Doctorate Degree Congratulations to Northwest Vista College faculty, Corina Gonzalez-Stout. She recently received her Ph.D. this spring from the University of South Africa in Pretoria. Her Dissertation was titled, “Carnal, Vigilance, Vending Vice: Race, Gender and Sexual Commerce in Cape Town, 1868-1957.” Pedagogy Conference Northwest Vista College’s Dr. M. Pilar Damron recently gave a presentation

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Yolanda Reyes Guevara Chosen for Latina Leadership Institute

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently announced their new cohort for their Latina Leadership Institute 2022. Among the 24 individuals selected, Dr. Yolanda Reyes Guevara, Ph.D, from Northwest Vista College’s Student Success team was chosen. She will participate in a six-month program designed to build the skills of professionals looking to serve the community

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