Stories

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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Bragging Breakfast Event Celebrates Dr. Baser

The May Bragging Breakfast brought together faculty and staff to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Ric Baser, president of Northwest Vista College. Employees were treated to breakfast in the lobby of the Palmetto Theater and then a video highlighting his years of service. Dr. Baser succeeded former NVC President Dr. Jackie Claunch in 2014. To

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Cedar Elm STEM Center at NVC Grand Opening May 25

  The Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees, Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores and Northwest Vista College invite you to save the date for the Cedar Elm STEM Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Wednesday, May 25, 2022 10 a.m. Northwest Vista College 3535 N. Ellison Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78251

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Business Community Pays Balance for 28 Students

Thanks to the Northwest Vista College President’s Office Business Council, 28 Northwest Vista College students will get their final balance paid off. These students earned their degrees this semester. This means that the businesses and representatives that have form the POBC are paying a whopping $14,255 to help get students to the next level. If a

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Microsoft Volunteers Build Bird and Bat Boxes at NVC

Volunteer employees from Microsoft Data Center San Antonio recently visited Northwest Vista College to assemble wildlife habitat boxes that will be placed at NVC’s 30-acre EcoLab in Bandera. As a part of a three-year Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund grant the Geography and Environmental Sustainability department was able to purchase bat, butterfly, blue bird, wren, and

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Faculty Member’s Research Turned into TPR Series

Northwest Vista College adjunct faculty member Jennifer Cain‘s research caught the attention of Texas Public Radio. Her research, titled “For Those Seeking a Good Time while in San Antonio, Texas” – The Restrictions and Permissions of Bawdy Houses from 1889 – 1941 encouraged the news radio network to create a podcast series (Listen to it

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NVC Celebrates Groundbreaking of new Educational Center in Boerne

The Alamo Colleges District Board of Trustees, Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores and Northwest Vista College joined Boerne community leaders and community partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Northwest Education and Training Center (NWETC) on May 6. Located near Interstate 10 and Balcones Creek Boulevard, the NWETC will provide education and services to the

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Chair Open Forum. Submit Feedback by April 28

All Computer Science, Technology, and Business Department faculty and staff were invited to attend an open forum via Zoom to meet Teresa Garza-Dimas, candidate for the CSTB Chair position on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. All CSTB faculty and staff are invited to view the recording and submit feedback by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at this

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