2016 Manufacturing Day

What an amazing day! More than 300 students from 18 schools visited with nearly 30 employers at NSCC. Why? To explore twenty-first century manufacturing. The event was held as part of Manufacturing Day and was a collaborative effort by local economic development offices, the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Northwest State.

NSCC Proud: Ronda Fabiano

Congratulations to Ronda Fabiano on becoming the first NSCC graduate to earn the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-Based credential through the American Health Information Management Association! This prestigious credential signifies that Ronda has attained mastery-level skill in medical coding. Ronda’s scores exceeded the national average.

Ronda FabianoRonda credits faculty members Ann Zeller and Beth Nafziger for giving her the education and support she needed to prepare for the exam. “The support from the faculty has been amazing,” Rhonda shared. “You receive the results of the certification exam as soon as you leave the testing room, and I could not look at it at first. When I turned it over and it said, ‘Congratulations, you passed!’, I was in shock. I knew there was no more I could do to prepare for it and I just went in and did it. I know that this is just another stepping stone to an exciting future full of opportunities I never knew existed before going to Northwest State.”

Ronda graduated in May 2016 with an associate of applied business in office administrative services/medical support. With her degree and newly-attained credential, she is confident she will find a position in the coding field.

2016 Entrepreneurship Forum

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Voinovich Auditorium
Open to residents of Defiance, Fulton, Henry Paulding, Van Wert & Williams Counties.

LightbulbDo you have an idea for a new business? Have you started a business but need some insight to move your ideas forward? Get the jump-start you need by presenting your ideas at the NSCC Entreprenuership Forum. You’ll receive valuable feedback from a panel of local experts including commercial lenders, chamber of commerce directors, economic development directors, small business consultants and more.

Reservations are required for all presenters. Contact Lisa Becher at 419.267.1264 or lbecher@NorthwestState.edu to reserve your spot. Lunch is included for all presenters.

If you don’t have a business idea now and would like to be inspired, join the audience. No registration is required for audience members. All are welcome, and this event is free and open to the public.

Learning in Action: Paul Ernest

NSCC instructor Paul Ernest is shown working with Ashley Tucker, a student in Industrial Electricity I. Ashley is practicing a hands-on lab with an AC/DC training system at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at the NSCC/Scott Park site in Toledo. The trainers are used to reinforce the application of basic electrical concepts, including switches and circuits. Once students have completed the lab, they are given a hands-on assessment to demonstrate their mastery of each task.

NSCC Proud: Lorena Gonzalez

Lorena Gonzalez put her education on hold to raise a family, but she never let go of the dream. Thanks to a supportive husband, encouragement from NSCC faculty and staff, and her own personal drive, Lorena graduated from Northwest State in 2009. Not only does she have a good job in her field of study, but she is also strongly considering continuing her education in the near future. This is her story.

Learning in Action: Amy Youngpeter

NSCC instructor Amy Youngpeter leads a group discussion during a composition class at Northwest State’s Van Wert/Westwood site. The Westwood site combines stellar faculty with state-of-the-art nursing education and training equipment to provide a full-service education for area students. For more information, visit http://northweststate.edu/vanwert/.


Amy Youngpeter