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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm
College Level English Lab JH-216 Integrated Reading and Writing Lab JH-110 Advocacy Center Support Lab JH-308

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00AM-6:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM-2:00PM

NEW LOCATION- Redbud Learning Center 205

The English and Reading Advocate, Dawna Upshaw, is located in the WAC Lab. (RLC 205, on the second floor of the library). Dawna offers additional support for students in ESL, INRW and English 1301 Plus students. She will be here to help you to clarify an assignment, complete an assignment, and will empower you to actively improve with each new assignment throughout the semester. Additionally, Dawna can help you communicate better with your instructor and navigate your INRW or 1301 Plus Canvas shell. She can also help you organize a study plan, set and follow-up with academic goals, plan out your next semester, and help with degree and transfer plans.  

If you are thinking about dropping an INRW or ENGL 1301 Plus course for any reason, please visit with the English and Reading Advocate in RLC 205 also.  To drop a course in any other discipline, please contact that Academic Area/Department or Enrollment Services for help. See below for more details about Drop Counseling Services. During a session with the English and Reading Advocate, you can help determine if dropping the course is the best solution for you.  Even if you think there may be no way to avoid dropping, there may be a way for you to still remain in the course, catch up with missed material, or in rare cases, transition to another course or or take an I in the course. 

Our ESL Exchange Club also meets a few times each month in the WAC Lab. It is a conversational group with practice in expressions, reading and grammar. Any English Language Learner on our Northwest Vista campus may attend. We meet at 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and at 11:30 am on Fridays in RLC 205.


For more information, please contact us at (210) 486-4251.















Contact Information

Caroline Kuyumcuoglu
Academic Program Coordinator
Room: JH-110
Phone: (210) 486-4334(210) 486-4334

John Schulze
College Level English Lab

Dawna Upshaw
The Advocacy Center

Hours of Operation

College Level English Lab

Mon - Thurs 8am - 9pm
Fri - Sat 9am - 2pm

Mon/ Thurs 9am-9pm Tues/Wed 9am-9pm
Fri 9am - 2pm

Advocacy Center         


Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm

Fri 9am-2pm

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