1098-T Forms Available

Hard copies of the 1098-T form will be mailed to students by January 31, 2014. To access your 1098-T electronically, log in to your myNSCC account and follow these instructions:

  • Go to the billing and financial aid tab
  • Click Banner self service, students, student account then tax notification
  • Enter the tax year
  • Click submit

Breast Cancer Symposium

Northwest State Community College and Susan G. Komen of northwest Ohio are pleased to offer a breast cancer symposium for healthcare professionals on Friday, March 21, 2014. The event will take place at NSCC and will feature six guest speakers.

Six continuing education credits will be available for nurses, social workers and counselors who attend all sessions. Registration is $25 and includes lunch. The day will also feature a vendor fair through 1 p.m.

Speakers and topics include:

Jan Tipton, MSN. RN, AOCN – Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Toledo Medical Center – Topic: Patient Care and Compassion Fatigue

Iman E. Mohamed, MD, MRCP (UK), FACP, MPH – Board Certified: Internal Medicine and Oncology – Topic: Breast Screening and Diagnostic Modalities

Nicole Brennan, MPH – Chief of the Bureau of Health, Ohio Chronic Disease Director, Primary Investigator for the Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Grant – Topic: Impact of Breast Cancer in Ohio—Breast & Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP)

Diane Cherry, MA – Executive Director of the Victory Center – Topic: Alternative and Complementary Therapies for Cancer Patients

Nasfat Shehadeh, MD – Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology – Topic: New Developments in Diagnosing and Treating Breast Cancer

Erin Macrae – MD, Medical Oncology; Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine – Topic: Current Breast Cancer Research

Limited seating is available, so early registration is encouraged. Click here to register. For more information, contact Sandie Markley-Dick at 419.267.1405 or sandie.dick@northweststate.edu.

College Goal Sunday Offers FAFSA Help

Often, financial aid can make the difference between someone earning a college education and dreaming of a college education. Students who believed they could never afford college tuition are finding financial assistance through grants, loans and scholarships that they never knew existed. The first step to obtaining financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students and their families can receive free help during the national College Goal Sunday event on February 9, from 2-4 p.m. at Northwest State Community College. The event is open to all students, regardless of where they plan to attend college.

The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive financial aid, including the Federal Pell Grant student loans and need-based state grants, and it is applicable to all colleges and universities. Many colleges and universities require a completed FAFSA to be eligible for private scholarships as well. Students who plan to enroll for the summer 2014, fall 2014 and/or spring 2015 semester(s) should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, as some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The FAFSA can be confusing, and the College Goal Sunday event is great, because we can walk people through the forms,” said Carling Belknap, financial aid counselor at NSCC. “Anyone is welcome, even if they plan on attending a college or university other than Northwest State. College Goal Sunday is about helping make a college education more affordable, no matter where that education is earned.”

Walk-ins are welcome, but students are encouraged to register for the event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org, or by calling 1.800.233.6734. Students (and parents where applicable) should bring the following documents for the FAFSA:  2013 IRS 1040 tax returns and W2s, social security card, driver’s license and any other benefit and income information.  If parents and/or students have not completed 2013 tax forms, income can be estimated.

College Goal Sunday will take place in room A225 on the east end of campus at Northwest State Community College.  A map of the College can be found at NorthweStstate.edu.  Every student who completes the FAFSA during College Goal Sunday will be entered into a drawing to win one of several Barnes and Noble gift cards.

The free event is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals involved in the administration of higher education financial aid within the State of Ohio. As an educational organization, it strives to offer resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.

Graduate Survey

Northwest State Community College is committed to providing a quality education to its students. The core curriculum for our varied programs of study must be constantly reviewed for up-to-date content if we are to help our future graduates meet the professional challenges they face.

We are asking you, as a Northwest State graduate, to participate in this vital review process by completing the Graduate Follow-up Survey. Please be assured that the information provided will be used for the sole purpose mentioned above and individual responses will be kept completely confidential. No information provided by you will be given or sold to anyone outside of Northwest State.

Northwest State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  Your feedback is essential for evaluating our academic programs and student services.

We appreciate your cooperation with this survey and would also like you to know that Career Services is here to serve our graduates and our community’s employers at no cost.  If you are seeking employment please be sure to utilize our on-line job board by visiting http://www.collegecentral.com/nscc.

Please choose the appropriate survey for your field of study. 

Making A Difference Award

Each day, countless people make a positive impact on northwest Ohio, and the Northwest State Community College Foundation is offering an opportunity to recognize and celebrate those who have. The NSCC Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Making a Difference Award in the categories of individual, business and organization.

The 2013 Making a Difference Award recipients were Pamela Hayman-Weaner in the individual category, Chief Supermarkets in the business category, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the organization category.

“A lot of the good work that’s done in our communities is appreciated, but not celebrated. It’s the Foundation’s hope that recognizing the Making a Difference Award winners will inspire service in others,” said Robbin Wilcox, director of development at NSCC. “Residents throughout the five-county area are generous with their time and resources. Each year, the Foundation hears amazing stories of service and philanthropy during the nomination process, and we need you to share that information with us again this year.”

The Making a Difference Awards will be presented during a special celebratory event in May. The Making A Difference Nominations are due to  the NSCC Foundation Office by December 30. For more information, contact Robbin Wilcox at 419.267.1460 or rwilcox@northweststate.edu.

Career Choices Workshops

NSCC Career Services is offering workshops designed to help you make informed career choices based on your interests and your work values.

Career Choices Workshops are free and open to the public as well as NSCC students and alumni. Each participant will complete an Interest Profiler and a Work Importance Locator. Based on your responses to the inventories you will be matched to occupations that align with your interests and work values.

Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their educational goals with a NSCC representative.

September 9   5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
September 19  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
October 7   5:30 – 7:00 p.m.   
October 17  
10:00 – 11:30 a.m 
November 11  
 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  
November 21  
10:00 – 11:30 a.m

Alumni Spotlight

From the rural cornfields of northwest Ohio, to the soaring cathedrals and stone buildings of Florence, Italy, Nicole Baden has earned an education that has had the power to define her life as well as her career.

From the moment she walked across the commencement stage at Archbold High School, Nicole knew that she wanted become an architect. She also knew that she was choosing a challenging career that was dominated by men. “At times it felt like such a long, tough road,” said Nicole. “Things didn’t always go as I thought they should, but I truly believe all things happen for a reason.  I had many obstacles and things didn’t always go my way or as I had planned, but they always worked out.

It was because of this dedication and passion that Nicole was named a 2012 Distinguished Alumni at Northwest State Community College. A 1999 graduate, Nicole came to NSCC to earn her associate of science degree before transferring to Kent State University to earn her degree in architecture. “I decided to go to NSCC immediately after high school for two reasons,” said Nicole. “I could work full-time and save money for when I transferred, and I could get my general class out of the way, allowing me to focus on my major core classes once I started at Kent State.”

Click here to learn more about Nicole Baden and other NSCC alumni.