Employee Highlights

April Touchstone and Wildcat Spirit Awards

At the April Bragging Breakfast, the Touchstone for Synergy and Wildcat Sprit Awards were presented to an individual and team who always go above and beyond for NVC. Paul Vallejo of the NVC Marketing & Strategic Communications team received the Touchstone Award. NVC President Dr. Ric Baser recognized Paul for the Touchstone award. The person

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Employee of the Month – Erica Arcos

Employee of the Month for April Erica Arcos, NVC Natural & Physical Sciences What her peers say anonymously “In my mind, Erica is the epitome of all that is the NVC culture. She embraces all of the college’s values and has been a consistent light in my professional life at NVC. Despite the difficulties we

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Luncheon for Employees of the Month

Even during quarantine, Northwest Vista College still found a way to honor its employees who go above and beyond through Zoom celebrations. Last month, NVC Staff Senate provided lunch to the employees who couldn’t receive their Employee of the Month awards in person. March 2020 – Alicia Baltazar May 2020 – Lucy Gauna August 2020

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NVC Wins February Alamo Active Challenge

  Northwest Vista College recently won the Alamo Active February Heart Health Challenge with over 1,900 miles logged by NVC employees. A big Wildcat High Five to those who participated: Steven Rocha​ Valerie Acosta​ Elizabeth Murray​ Mark Bourland​ Luz Hernandez​ Steven Gonzales​ Edgar Garza​ Norma Velez-Vendrell​ Shirley Pena​ Abigail Garcia​ Deb Cardona​ Necola Glaze​ Laura

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Zines as Feminist Resistance

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute welcomed Northwest Vista College Librarian, Rose Rodriguez as a guest speaker for Women’s History Month. Her talk was titled “Zines as Feminist Resistance.” There were 50 participants who learned about what a zine is, the history of zines, and how zines can be used for healing and feminist resistance. Rose

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Students Learn Using Art to Teach Multiplication Facts

By NVC Faculty Dr. Claudia Verdin  This spring semester we started to have face to face sessions again with the Latino Teacher Academy Learning Community (Latino Talc) students. We are so excited to be working with students who are passionate about K-12 education. Our team is focused on providing academic and personal support to make

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Partnering with Boerne ISD

Boerne Independent School District recently welcomed current and future business partners from across its area to the first Connecting Through Partnerships Event. Guests heard first-hand from students and staff about BISD’s programs, including medical, Incubator, PTECH, and more. Last semester, Boerne ISD and Northwest Vista College partnered to establish an Early College High School for

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March Employee of the Month – Heidi Hunt

Heidi Hunt, Ed.D Co-PI Community Math Grant Northwest Vista College What her peers say anonymously Heidi embodies how we should work together to produce positive outcomes for all of our students, faculty, and staff. She works individually with students, and then also all of her colleagues under multiple departments. Because of her collaborative efforts, she

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Creating a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment

As part of the FUERTE project (Fostering Undergraduate Education, Retention, and Transfer Environments) at St. Mary’s University, Dr. Alexandra Coso Strong (Florida International University) and Dr. Meagan Kendall (University of Texas at El Paso) facilitated a workshop Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at St. Mary’s University.  Dr. Qiaoying Zhou – Chair of Math and Engineering, Kelli Bradshaw – Math

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Wildcat Spirit Award; Touchstone Award; Faculty and Staff Kudos

Wildcat Spirit Award Congratulations to the Facilities department at Northwest Vista College for going above and beyond of always taking care of the campus. They were honored with the Wildcat Spirit Award at the March 11 Bragging Breakfast. NVC Community Math On Feb. 17, the NVC Community of Educators (NVC Community Math grant) held their

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Food, Internet, and Shelter

Kudos to Northwest Vista College’s Lisa Black who co-authored an article titled “Food, Internet, and Shelter: What Emergency Services Did Community College Students Prioritize During the COVID-19 Pandemic?” Lisa, who is NVC’s director of Advocacy Services, co-authored the article with Zachary Taylor, PhD, of the Trellis Company. The article, featured in the December 2021 edition

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Denise Tolan – Best on the Net Finalist

Congratulations to Northwest Vista College English faculty, Denise Tolan, for being named a finalist in the fiction category of Best on the Net for her “Sell You, Sell Me” from Atlas and Alice Literary Magazine. Read the piece here. The Best of the Net is an awards-based anthology designed to grant a platform to a diverse

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