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Wildcat Days 2022

After a challenging two years, students came back in full force starting on Aug. 22. As early as 6:30 am in the morning, students filled classes and the parking lot ready to learn and embark on their educational journey. Purple tents were strategically placed around the campus to help navigate students to their classrooms and

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NVC Convocation Features Land Blessing and HSI Speaker

Did you miss NVC’s Convocation this year? Besides seeing a nearly full Palmetto theater filled with faculty and staff, this year’s event started off with a Land Healing & Blessing from the Tehuan Band of Mission Indians of San Antonio. After the performance, Dr. Vanessa Sansone of UTSA was the featured speaker. She talked about

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NVC Boosts Student Career Training in Cybercrime

Northwest Vista College has partnered with a California-based firm, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., to provide students with industry-leading training to fight cybercrime – the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy. Beginning in spring 2023, NVC will offer four new additional cyber security courses that will prepare students for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-Level Technician

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Saying Goodbye to Betty Cunningham

This past February, NVC came together via Zoom to celebrate the retirement of Elizabeth “Betty” Cunningham. Again we will celebrate her accomplishments and life this week at her funeral services. She passed away on July 2. She worked in Student Success in leadership of the Veteran’s Center and received numerous recognitions and accolades for her

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Boerne P-Tech Students Visit NVC

“A hacker saw my financials recently…they felt bad for me and set up a Go Fund me page.” We can chuckle at this cyber humor, however, cyber crime is a serious problem in today’s world. Hackers pose a grave threat to a nation’s infrastructure at any given time. To combat these crimes, Cyber Security/Information Assurance

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AlamoADVISE Town Hall Meeting at NVC

In collaboration with Alamo Colleges District leadership, Northwest Vista College held an advising town hall this summer for all NVC Advising staff in an effort to discuss and prepare for a new AlamoADVISE model. Approved by the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees on July 16, the new model will lower the student to Certified Advisor

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Public Relations Awards Given to ACD Employees

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

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Learning About Pride Month and Juneteenth

Pride month honors the history, accomplishments, and continuing pursuit of equality in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex (LGBTQI) community, including any person who identifies in the community, including non-binary, two-spirit, third-gender, asexual, and more. Why We Celebrate in June The LGBTQI movement began in the U.S. after the June 1969 police raid at

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Helping Students Write Better with MWC!

Writing expands students’ understanding of subjects and continuous practice helps them later in life to communicate and work through issues. Research also has demonstrated that when students write across many subjects – science, math, history and not just their English class – their knowledge and the understanding of a topic increases. “Just 5 minutes of

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NVC Students Participate in Costa Rica Adventure Science Field School

Eight Environmental Studies/Science students participated in Northwest Vista College’s first field study program in Costa Rica. Previously the field school was conducted in Morocco, but this year a partnership between the Alamo Colleges’ Office of International Programs and NVC’s Geography and Environmental Studies Department was awarded seed money from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas

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NVC and Dell Partner on New Sales Professional Badge for Students

By 2030, Dell Technologies is on a mission to get 25% of its workforce comprised of African American and Hispanic employees and 40% of its workforce at least women. It’s hoping to achieve that by working with community colleges, universities, HBCUs/HSIs to bring more diversity in the workplace. Northwest Vista College could help with that

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Students Get Unique Opportunity for Field Work

Season one of Northwest Vista College’s EcoLab officially kicked off this past semester with students experiencing field work in Bandera, Texas. “We signed an agreement with the landowner in April 2020, just as the pandemic was getting started,” said Scott Walker, coordinator of the Geography and Environmental Studies program at NVC. “This spring was the

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