NSCC Foundation Gives $488,500 to Support Students & Training

During the most recent board of trustees meeting, Peter Beck, chair of the NSCC Foundation, presented a check for $488,500 to the College from the Northwest State Community College Foundation. The money is designated for scholarships, equipment, STEM outreach programs and support for students.

Pictured left to right are NSCC Director of Development Robbin Wilcox, Board Chair Paul Siebenmorgen, NSCC Foundation Chair Peter Beck, NSCC President Tom Stuckey.

Pictured left to right are NSCC Director of Development Robbin Wilcox, Board Chair Paul Siebenmorgen, NSCC Foundation Chair Peter Beck, NSCC President Tom Stuckey.

More than $2.6 million has been provided through the generosity of businesses and individuals who have supported the Foundation over the past ten years. “Northwest State is an extremely valuable asset for our region and state. The College is educating the workforce that is needed to keep our region competitive,” stated Peter Beck, chair of the NSCC Foundation. “With the help of the Foundation, NSCC has been able to continue to make education affordable for everyone.”

The NSCC Foundation has more than 25 board and committee members representing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Williams and Van Wert counties. “The Foundation board members bring valuable insight into the needs of our communities and area businesses,” commented Robbin Wilcox, NSCC director of development. “The Foundation board members are passionate about serving their community and raising money that will make an impact locally. They understand the value and importance of providing a quality education close to home.”

Program Spotlight: Radiographic Imaging

Ben Gomez, Zoe Nye and Baily Frey are no strangers to success. The three are recent graduates of NSCC’s radiographic imaging program and are now gainfully employed in the radiology field.

Gomez, the program’s 2012 outstanding student, works at Bryan Hospital, while Frey, the 2015 outstanding student, is employed at Paulding County Hospital. Nye works at Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, where she is giving back to the program by serving as a clinical instructor.

The radiographic imaging program is offered as a hybrid class, lab and distance learning partnership between Northwest State and Rhodes State College. Students in the program enjoy hands-on learning, as well as the flexibility that distance learning offers. In addition to saving time and travel expense, the flexible classroom schedule makes it possible for many students to work while pursuing their education.

Andrew Shappell, assistant professor and program coordinator at Rhodes State, noted that NSCC students who complete the radiographic imaging program have a 100% pass rate on both certification exams and employment.

Lori Robison, dean of Allied Health and Public Services at NSCC, added, “The shared partnership allows us to provide our students access to these occupations in high demand fields.”

Learn more about the radiographic imaging program though our website, including how you can get started on the path to a successful career in this high-demand field.

IT Alert: Aug. 6

Due to network maintenance, NSCC Services will be unavailable on Saturday, August 6. myNSCC, Sakai, Degreeworks, and Banner will be affected. Student and employee email will remain available. Please plan accordingly.

Eleven Complete Practical Nursing Program at Van Wert

Eleven students completing Northwest State Community College’s practical nursing program were pinned recently during a special ceremony at the Van Wert site. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nursing and upon successful completion, enter directly into the workforce. After obtaining work experience, they may continue their education and pursue a degree in registered nursing.

PN Graduates from Van WertThe following graduates were recognized during the ceremony:

  • Mercer County: Jessica Kleinhenz (Celina), Cameron Lautzenheiser (Rockford), Jenna Snell (Rockford), Lindsay Stucke (Celina)
  • Paulding County: Kasey Osborn (Grover Hill), Lindsey Setser (Paulding)
  • Van Wert County: Madelyn Black (Van Wert), Adam Hoaglin (Van Wert), Summer Williams (Van Wert), Ann-Marie Willingham (Van Wert), Amber Zartman (Van Wert)

Seventeen Complete Practical Nursing Program

Seventeen students completing Northwest State Community College’s practical nursing program were pinned recently during a special ceremony. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nursing and upon successful completion, enter directly into the workforce. After obtaining work experience, they may continue their education and pursue a degree in registered nursing.

PN_Group PhotoThe following graduates were recognized during the ceremony:

  • Defiance County: Rachel Sharp (Defiance)
  • Fulton County: Venus Merillat (West Unity/Rural Archbold), Haeli Bagstad (Wauseon), Jordan Riegsecker (Archbold), Paige Elson (Wauseon), Krystal Posner (Metamora)
  • Henry County: Madison Giesige (Hamler), Amanda Lather (Napoleon), Madeline Giesige (Hamler), Stacey Hagen (Napoleon), Natasha Damron (Napoleon), Leah Ross (Napoleon), Sarah Collins (Liberty Center)
  • Lenawee County, MI: Heather Moyer (Jasper)
  • Lucas County: Katie Cluckey (Toledo)
  • Monroe County, MI: Vanise Meads (Milan)
  • Putnam County: Chelsea Matson (Putnam)

View additional photos here.

NSCC Proud: Dewayne Rowe

A few years ago, Dewayne Rowe made the difficult decision to leave the world of modest-paying industrial labor in pursuit of earning a truck driving certification. With sacrifice, patience, dedication and help from Northwest State staff and faculty, his hard work paid off. Dewayne now has a good job driving truck, makes twice as much as he used to, and is truly happy with his direction in life. Congratulations on your successful career change, Dewayne!

Registration Days

New & returning students who need to meet with an advisor and register for fall classes are invited to do so during an upcoming registration day.

  • Friday, August 5: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 10: 10: a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Friday, August 12: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Appointments will last about 20 minutes and availability is limited. Make your appointment today by calling the NSCC Admissions Office at 419.267.1320.