The Making a Difference Awards are presented by the NSCC Foundation Board to recognize and celebrate the people and organizations committed to bettering their community and to increase awareness of their contributions across the communities served by Northwest State Community College.
Eligibility: Three awards will be presented annually to candidates who have had a positive impact on the five-county area. Posthumous nominations are also considered. One award will be presented to an individual, one to a business and the third will be presented to an organization.
Examples of possible nominees include; (individual) philanthropist, inventor, employer, educator, volunteer/advisory board member, (business) any business creating opportunities through services, products or employment opportunities, (organizations) Jaycees, Boy/Girl Scouts of America, The Open Door ‘transitional living and learning’ program, etc.
Past Recipients of the Making A Difference Award
2010 – Organization: Maumee Valley Guidance; Business: State Bank and Trust Company; Individual: Erie Sauder
2011 – Organization: Sara’s Garden; Business: Farmers and Merchants State Bank; Individual: Dean Spangler
2012 – Organization: Henry County Hospital; Business: Campbell Soup Company; Individual: Judge Steven R. Bird
2013 – Organization: Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Business: Chief Supermarket; Individual: Pamela Hayman-Weaner
2014 - Organization: Wauseon Rotary Club; Business: Rupp Seeds; Individual: John Wilson