Fifty Students Inducted into PTK & KBD Honor Societies

Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society recently announced that Francisca Franklin of Northwest State Community College was awarded the 2016 Dr. Andrew V. Stevenson Merit Scholarship. She is one of only fifteen recipients worldwide to earn this honor. Franklin was named at a ceremony held at NSCC that also recognized fifty students being inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the Kappa Beta Delta National Honor Society. Dr. Richanne Mankey, president of Defiance College, was the featured speaker at the ceremony.

Franklin received an office assistant certificate from NSCC in 2014 while working a part-time job and being a full-time wife and mother of two daughters. She is currently pursuing a second degree in human resources management and has been named to the NSCC Dean’s List each semester.

“Not having my degree completed put me a little behind in my goals,” stated Franklin.  “I know we all have ups and downs through life and we are given many challenges, but I have learned that no one can stop me from reaching my goals.”

Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to encourage academic achievement for two-year college students. Its mission is to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members.

Kappa Beta Delta was established in 1997 as a specialty honor society for two-year college students in business programs. Its purpose is to recognize student scholarship and accomplishments, as well as encourage personal and professional improvement and service to others.

The following students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. Those students marked with (*) were inducted into both Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta. Students marked with (+) are Kappa Beta Delta only.

Defiance: Ricky Caryer (Defiance), Tammy Caryer (Defiance), Deborah Imm (Defiance), Amanda Niese (Defiance),  Lisa Wright (Defiance), Larry Hussey (Farmer),  Jill Garza (Hicksville), Chistopher Wonderly* (Hicksville), Rose Mansel-Pleydell (Ney), Haley Robbins (Ney)

Fulton: Matthew Sevey (Archbold), Josh Storrer (Archbold), Butch Blankenship (Archbold), Ashley Fry (Delta), Amy Shaffer (Fayette), Sierra Harris (Fayette),  Crystal Purdy (Swanton), Danielle Coll (Wauseon), Katherine Miller (Wauseon), Steven Pope (Wauseon), Krista Thierry (Wauseon), Bree Youse (Wauseon)

Henry:  Tyler Moore (Holgate), Madison Sidle (Holgate), Maria Trevino (McClure),  Angel Dietrich (Napoleon), Adaleigh Faulhaber* (Napoleon), Paige Gerken (Napoleon), Andrea Hoying (Napoleon), Logan Petersen* (Napoleon), Emaline Westrick (New Bavaria)

Paulding: Robert Caperton* (Cecil) Mackenzie Haney (Paulding)

Williams: Aerika Blankenship (Bryan), Nicole M. Bowers* (Alvordton), Josh Clark (Bryan), Heidi Hemenway* (Bryan), Karlin Munger (Edon), Jordan Spackman (Edon), Christina Adkins (Montpelier), Kyli McCullough (Monpelier), Troy Metz (Montpelier),  Naomi Diaz (Stryker),  Olivia Fish (West  Unity), Christina Triplett*(Montpelier)

Lucas:  Adam Welch (Oregon), Mindy Frische (Whitehouse)

Putnam: Michelle Roeder (Fort Jennings)

Wood: Andrea Swick (Tontogany)

NSCC Proud: Bethany Carlson

Entrepreneur, marketer, standout student—these are just some of the ways to describe Bethany Carlson. Bethany’s drive and determination have helped earn her a spot in the Dean’s Leadership Cluster at Northwest State, where she also participates in the Student Body Organization. In addition to pursuing her education, Bethany owns and operates a business that sells honey and related products. We can’t wait to see what Bethany accomplishes next.

William Martin to Speak at NSCC Commencement

William Martin, president & CFO of Spangler Candy Company, will be the featured speaker during Northwest State Community College’s forty-sixth Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Spangler Candy Company was founded in 1906, and is a major manufacturer of confectionary treats, the most famous of which is the Dum Dum®.

WilliamGMartin.A graduate of Ayersville High School and Bowling Green State University, Martin is the eighth president of the 110-year old company and the first person outside the Spangler family to serve as president. He was an executive vice president for the company and has worked for Spangler Candy for 16 years.

Martin has served on the Williams County YMCA board as treasurer, trustee and financial committee member; treasurer of the Bryan Athletic Boosters; and was honored as Bryan Chamber of Commerce’s “Business Person of the Year” in 2014. He currently serves as vice chair for the Bryan Area Foundation and is on board of directors of the State Bank Financial Group in Defiance. Martin has been married to his wife Donna for 27 years and they have four children and one granddaughter.

The Commencement Ceremony will recognize 389 graduates and the 2016 winner of the NSCC Distinguished Alumni Award. Complete details on the location and inclement weather plans are available online.

Shalina Zwick & Logan Petersen Named to All-Ohio Academic Team

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.

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.

Seventeen Students Inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society

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)

NSCC Proud: Michael Shadbolt

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.

NSCC Foundation Awards Record $375,000 in Scholarships

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.

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.”