Thirty Faculty and Staff Travel to the Deep South
June 29, 2023
to View American History Up Close
Northwest Vista College is helping many of its employees see American history up close. For the first time in the college’s history, it sponsored a six-day trip with 30 faculty and staff to the Deep South.
Along with the collaboration of the San Antonio Peace Center, from June 7 to June 12, thirty faculty and staff boarded a 52-passenger bus and traveled throughout Louisiana and Alabama.
Northwest Vista College (NVC), part of the Alamo Colleges District, is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college opened in 1995 with 12 students and has grown to one of the largest institutions of higher education in San Antonio and the region with current enrollment exceeding 17,000 students. Located in Westover Hills, NVC’s expanding agreements with business and higher education partnerships provide a wealth of opportunities for students and the community.
NVC was the only community college in San Antonio and one of eight in Texas that was invited in 2021 to compete for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s highest recognition in community college education. The Aspen Prize recognizes excellence in teaching and learning, certificate and degree completion, transfer and bachelor’s attainment, workforce success as well as equity for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.