Monthly Archives: October 2014

NVC New SGA Board Takes Office


Left to right: Senator of Campus Operations Jorge Torres, Senator of Student Activities Adan Guadarrama, President Rachel Harlin, and Vice President John Overmeyer.

The newly elected officers of the Northwest Vista Student Government Association took the oath of office at the NVC Interclub Council meeting in Huisache Hall on Tuesday, October 21.


Senator of Student Services Miguel Castro.

The Executive Committee of the NVC SGA consists of President Rachel Harlin, Vice President John Overmeyer, Senator of Business and Treasury Brandi Kemp, Senator of Curriculum and Instruction Ashley Price, Senator of Campus Operations Jorge Torres, Senator of Student Activities Adan Guadarrama, and Senator of Student Services Miguel Castro.

The recently formed NVC SGA approved a draft constitution, which still needs approval by the college administration, at its meeting on Oct. 7.  The SGA meets every other Tuesday at 5pm in the Student Innovation Center at the back of the open computer lab adjacent to Juniper Hall.  All NVC students, faculty and staff are welcome.  Follow the NVC SGA online

SGA Board with faculty advisors Gary Bowling on left and Craig Coroneos on right.

SGA Board with faculty advisors Gary Bowling on left and Craig Coroneos on right.


Vista Women’s Cross Country Team Wins Race

Team b

The men’s and women’s NVC Cross Country teams competed against the Southwest Texas Junior College team on Sept. 27, on a short 2-mile course.

The NVC women covered the 2-mile course beating the SWTJC team and taking the race championship. The team was lead by Karla Cortez in a time of 13:15, followed by Toni Lindsay, Colleen Rojas, Daisy Rojas, and Rachael Benito in 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th place respectively.

The men’s team was lead by Norby Salazar running a 10:33 2-mile time. Directly behind Norby in 5th overall place, was Vince Del Piño with a time of 10:37. Adam Soto finished in 6th place followed by Jamaal Buchanan and Sergio Luera in 8th, and 9th, respectively. Diego Barba placed 11th for NVC followed by Aaron Beattie, David Gonzales, Micah Florence, Pete Valdez, Patrick Gonzales, James Thedford, Chris Vasquez and Kris Maya in 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th, and 20th respectively.

The NVC men’s Cross Country team participated in the Incarnate Word Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 11. The men placed 13th in the team rankings. The team was lead by Sergio Luera running the 8k race in a time of 29:23. Sergio was followed by teammates Diego Barba, Norby Salazar, Adam Soto, Aaron Beattie, Vince Del Pino, Jamaal Buchanan, Robert Barrasa, Pete Valdez, Jonah Wascheck and Chris Vasquez in 122nd, 126th, 138th, 142nd, 149th, 155th, 159th, 164th, and 166th, respectively.

The women’s team was represented by Karla Cortez. Karla ran the 6K course in the pouring rain finishing in a time of 30:23.

back of team

Save $$ at Vista

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 12.01.28 PMAt Northwest Vista College, opportunities are available for all students. Northwest Vista not only offers education at a low rate, they offer nothing but the best teachers. Northwest Vista offers quality education regardless of any social class.

Compared to other colleges such as public, in state schools, the annual tuition is almost $8,000. When compare to Alamo Colleges, which is an average of $2,000 that is a $6,000 difference. We all have other expenses and responsibilities we need to attend to, and I’m sure most of them require money.

Imagine having $6,000 extra to pay off a car bill or house payment. To me that sounds like great deal. The average cost for a public college, out of state is about $25,000.  By going to the Alamo Colleges, you can save $23,000, which is money that can be used for other purposes.

There are also other opportunities that can help you with your finances for school, such as scholarships. The Alamo Colleges has a wonderful database full of scholarships that anyone can apply for. They have a variety of scholarships, so that any student can find at least a few that they are eligible for. Money should never be an excuse to not continue your education because there are always ways to make it work at Northwest Vista.

– NVC Student Tiffany Rico
Wildcat Mentor & Public Relations Work Study

Get on the Right Path!

3rd in a series of posts. To see 2nd post, click here.

Two weeks before the Fall 2013 priority registration became available, I was obsessively looking at all the different classes I could take that would cover my basics and my electives.

About a week before registering, I contacted my academic advisor (my instructor) and asked if I could meet with him to discuss choices for future classes. We met in his office and talked more about the general field of Psychology. I gave him a general description of what I wanted to do. I want to work with military families, specifically the spouses. There are always people out there for service members to go to. Rarely do you find someone or someplace that really caters to the military spouse. When I needed the support, I was looked-over or turned away. I would not want anyone go through what I did.

After listening to a part of my story and aspirations, my instructor looked over the different classes available to me and helped me choose the right courses. Because I was straight-forward about what I wanted to do as a career, I registered for classes that would benefit me and help me receive an associate degree. I signed up for two psychology courses that will definitely prepare me for more in-depth psychology courses at a senior institution.

Sometimes it’s difficult to look inside ourselves to find out what we really want to accomplish in our lives. It’s even harder to explain it to someone else. It’s important to get the assistance of an advisor or a mentor, even if you feel like you know what you’re doing. It’s especially important to those who are just beginning their college career. If you keep quiet about your thoughts, feelings, desires, likes, and dislikes, you’ll end up following the wrong path—or no path at all.

By Gerona Nylander
NVC Student & Public Relations Administrative Assistant