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Two Northwest State Community College students have been named to the 2016 All-Ohio Academic Team. Shalina Zwick of Bryan, Ohio, and Logan Petersen of Napoleon, Ohio, were named to the All-Ohio Third Team, placing them among the top thirty community college students in the state. Both students received scholarship awards and were recognized at a luncheon at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.
Pictured from left to right are Dr. Thomas Stuckey, NSCC President; Logan Petersen; Dr. Dan Burklo, Dean of Math, Science and Engineering Technologies Division; and Shalina Zwick at the awards luncheon at the Ohio Statehouse.
“Shalina and Logan have each worked diligently in pursing their dreams, as evidenced by their academic performance,” said Tom Stuckey, president of NSCC. “They have bright futures ahead of them, and Northwest State is proud to be a partner in their education.”
Both students will graduate in May; Logan with an Associate of Applied Business in Accounting and Shalina with an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Created in 1997, the All-Ohio Academic Team provides recognition to outstanding students in Ohio’s public two-year colleges.
Northwest State Community College recently recognized seventeen students during the induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. In order to qualify, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, with at least a B in all nursing classes.
Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society aims to recognize the academic excellence of associate degree nursing students and encourage students to pursue advanced nursing degrees.
The following students were inducted in Alpha Delta Nu:
Adams (IN) County: Leslie Bebout (Decatur) Defiance County: Nathan Renollet (Sherwood) Fulton County: Julia Bennett (Delta), Beth Oberhaus (Wauseon) Henry County: Madison Brownson (Napoleon), Erica Grieser (Napoleon), Nicole Schroeder (New Bavaria), Michael Weber (Napoleon) Lucas County: Tiffany Strezinski (Toledo) Paulding County: Audra Phlipot (Cecil), Kylee Wenninger (Haviland), Brock Worden (Payne) Putnam County: Whitney Miller (Continental) Van Wert County: Sarah Osborn (Fort Jennings), Megan Plotts (Convoy) Williams County: Jessy Duchene (Montpelier), Sara Warner (Edgerton)
High school dropout is a term that described Michael Shadbolt in the past, but it isn’t defining his future. After earning his GED, Michael decided to pursue an education at NSCC. Unsure he would succeed in college, Michael turned to his instructors for support and found the help he needed to achieve a 4.0 GPA in his first semester. Now, Michael is on the path to a bright future and a promising career in industrial technologies. He was selected as the 2016 Scholarship Reception student speaker, where he shared more about his struggles and successes in life.
The Northwest State Community College Foundation awarded a record $375,00 in scholarships to 200 students from throughout northwest Ohio. On Thursday, April 8, students and donors filled the NSCC Atrium as they met and celebrated the accomplishments of the students and the support of local donors.
Shirley Distel, representative of the Francis O. Fackler Scholarship for Henry County residents, talks with the more than 60 recipients of this scholarship.
“Northwest State students work diligently to balance school, family and work,” according to Robbin Wilcox, NSCC director of development. “The generous support of our donors not only helps students financially, but also reinforces their efforts that school is the right choice to improve their future.”
Michael Shadbolt is one of those students, and he was selected to share his personal journey to higher education. A single father, who at one time dropped out of high school, Michael told the crowd of over 450 people how he is working to be the first in his family to attain a college degree and to change not only his life, but also the future for his family.
This year marks a record year for the NSCC Foundation, in terms of both the dollars awarded as well as the number of scholarships offered.
“The Foundation makes a concerted effort each year to increase funding to support our students through both scholarships and efforts to provide state of the art training equipment,” noted Wilcox. “The Foundation is not only giving more scholarships than ever before, they are also helping the College to develop and expand programs that will help students today and in the future.”
Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio, was awarded an advanced manufacturing educational grant #TC-26481-14-60-A-39, under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training TAACCCT Round 4 grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. NSCC is seeking advance manufacturing training equipment in accordance with the requirements of the grant.
Industrial wiring/electrical wiring training units
After earning his associate degree from NSCC, Dave Mohring continued his education at the University of Toledo and worked as an engineer for Automatic Feed Company. Now, he works with students as a full-time mechanical engineering instructor at Northwest State. With a career that has taken him to plants all over the world, Dave engages students with his relevant examples and professional experience.
Students in Lisa Becher’s marketing and entrepreneurship courses do more than examine theories from a textbook. They interact with members of the local business community and explore actual challenges and opportunities businesses face each day. Thanks in part to Lisa’s experience as a business owner and consultant for Ohio’s Small Business Development Center, students receive plenty of real-world access, examples and opportunities to help them grow as professionals.