NVC Student Gets Priceless Opportunity to Take Part in NASA Program

Northwest Vista College student Steven Moore is so knowledgeable about being on a plant-based diet, he incorporated his vegan lifestyle into a Mars proposal as part of NASA’s Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program that he participated in over the summer. In order to survive on Mars, he said astronauts will have to adopt [...]

Time for a Career Change…Back to School I Go

Who wants to go to work and argue all day? Not I. Not anymore. I decided to change my career instead. This was a major decision. I had to understand that for a period of 2 years, I would have to: Give up substantial income; Travel less; Pamper myself less; Stop helping others financially; [...]

I Have not Failed, I’ve Just Found 10,000 Ways That Won’t Work

How does one just know what they want to be? I’ve always been a good student who was in class every day, even when I was sick. I did my homework, made A’s and B’s, but when I graduated high school, I realized I had no idea what I wanted to do. I needed [...]

Why I Chose to Attend a Community College

As a high school senior, I felt pressured when I noticed my peers were applying to and planning to attend four year universities. But, I never felt obligated to follow the crowd and pursue something that I knew wasn’t for me. Going into college, I wasn’t sure about many things, but I was sure [...]

NVC Student Researcher Determines there are no Sasquatch on Campus

Over the summer NVC student Allie Sanchez used camera “traps”—motion-sensor cameras affixed to trees—to conduct an exploratory study of campus wildlife. Having been bitten by the “research bug” last year while studying, presenting, and publishing on students’ knowledge of climate change research alongside other NVC students, Allie embarked on a student-faculty, extracurricular study of [...]

NVC Honor Society Sets Bar High for Success

Are you destined to be a leader? Do you want to improve your self-esteem? Gain valuable networking skills? Or are looking for a motivating group of peers to help you achieve your goals? Look no further than the National Society of Leadership & Success honor society at Northwest Vista College. This is the nation’s [...]

Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

 The popular show “Shark Tank” has a simple premise: find a solution to a problem and if you can make money off of it, you may find yourself leaving the show with an investor. This premise opened the eyes of Northwest Vista College students who put their Shark Tank skills to use last [...]

Health Experts Talk with Students About Careers

The Northwest Vista College Pre-Health Delegation (PHD) club had another successful, well-attended event with over 100 student participants. The event featured health professionals who volunteered to talk to our students and offered a glimpse into their careers and academic journeys. Our health care professionals were: Linda Doyle,PharmD, RPh-Pharmacist, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital Raphael [...]

Learning to Become a Scientist on Campus

You never know what you are going to find by taking a microbiology class at Northwest Vista. A bit of clarification is needed in a recent science experiment done in campus bathrooms by students. Initial test results showed there might be some strains of the bacteria Chlamydia and Staphylococcus in some of the tested areas. [...]