RN Graduates Recognized

Twenty-four students completing Northwest State Community College’s registered nursing associate degree program were recently recognized during spring Commencement. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam and enter directly into the workforce, or they may transfer their credits into a bachelor’s degree program.

In a separate ceremony, the College recognized ten students for induction into 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. One student, Brittany Opsomer of Deshler, also earned the prestigious Award of Merit.

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. Award of Merit recipients are chosen by faculty from the respective divisions based on leadership involvement, special talents or abilities in their academic field, and significant contributions to Northwest State.

The following graduates were recognized during the ceremony:

Defiance County: Chelsea Benecke (Defiance), Cody Brown (Defiance), Elizabeth Huffman* (Defiance), Aubrey Kemerer* (Hicksville), Courtney Polce* (Defiance), Michal Troyer (Hicksville) and Sheila Worthington* (Ney)

DeKalb County: Brooke Greathouse (Auburn)

Fulton County: Cherese Bussing (Wauseon), Andrea Hernandez* (Wauseon), Aubrey Knierim* (Wauseon) and Elliet Rupp (Archbold)

Greene County: Montgomery Irvine (Xenia)

Henry County: Jared Mullins (Napoleon), Brittany Opsomer* (Deshler), Leah Vandenberghe (Napoleon) and Sarah Ward (Napoleon)

Paulding County: Julie Brown* (Grover Hill) and Katherine Murphy* (Cecil)

Van Wert County: Cameron Lautzenheiser* (Van Wert) and Bethany Roberts (Convoy)

Williams County: Shayla Coffman (West Unity), Paul Diaz (Bryan) and Malorie Heer (Bryan)

*Indicate students who were also inducted in to the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.

Medical Assisting & Phlebotomy Graduates Recognized

Eleven students completing Northwest State Community College’s medical assisting associate degree or phlebotomy technician certificate program were recently recognized during spring Commencement. Both options lead to entry-level positions in the health care field, and students earning the phlebotomy technician certificate may choose to continue their education for an associate degree in medical assisting.

 

The following graduates were honored:

Fulton County: Amy Huffman* (Delta), Deborah Gillen (Wauseon), Aimeth Rosillo Babadilla (Wauseon), Madison Zimmerman (Delta)

Henry County: Danielle Rieger (Napoleon), Taylor Smith (Napoleon), Rachel Thomas (Holgate)

Lenawee (MI) County: Erin Vanderpool* (Morenci)

Putnam County: Chelsea Hoffman (Leipsic)

Williams County: Ava Moats-Landis* (Bryan), Hannah Minck (Edgerton),

*Denotes medical assisting graduates. All others are phlebotomy graduates.

 Medical assisting graduate, Amy Huffman, also recently received Award of Merit honors.

Dr. Melissa Faber Named 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Faber on receiving the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award! Dr. Faber has been teaching psychology in the Division of Arts and Sciences for more than 11 years.

Dr. Melissa FaberShe earned a bachelor of science degree from Defiance College and a master of arts and PhD from the University of Toledo. She has served on various state panels and committees including the Psychology Transfer Assurance Guide Panel, the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway Panel for the Social Behavioral Sciences, and as a member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges Student Success Leadership Institute. Dr. Faber has also served on the Board of Holgate Local Schools.

She is dedicated to student learning and quality instruction, receiving high praise from both students and colleagues. Dr. Faber resides in Holgate, Ohio, with her husband, James. They have three adult children: Sarah (Matt), Derek (Kaitlin) and Alivia and four grandsons.

Recruiter – Admissions

Applications are being accepted for the admissions recruiter position. The purpose of this position is to recruit students and assist them in the enrollment process by providing advice, direction, information, support and access to appropriate college departments. Work hours may vary with recruiting events and may include early morning, late evening and occasional weekends within the 40-hour week. Download complete job description.

Students Recognized in Honors Ceremony

Northwest State Community College recently held an Honors Ceremony, recognizing students earning induction in to Phi Theta Kappa, Kappa Beta Delta, and Alpha Delta Nu, as well as those students earning Award of Merit distinction. In total, eleven students were inducted in to Phi Theta Kappa, six students were inducted in to Kappa Beta Delta, and ten students were inducted in to Alpha Delta Nu. Twenty students also earned Award of Merit status. 

Phi Theta Kappa: 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: 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.

Alpha Delta Nu: 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. In order to qualify, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, with at least a B in all nursing classes.

Award of Merit: For over 25 years, Northwest State has recognized graduates within the degree programs for their academic achievements.  Award of Merit recipients are chosen by faculty from the respective divisions based on leadership involvement, special talents or abilities in their academic field, and significant contributions to Northwest State.

Registration Open for Lego EV3 Robot Camps

Learn and have fun while building valuable skills! All camps are open to students in grades 4-8. Three sessions are available:

  • Basic Skills Level 1: June 10-13 (at Napoleon High School)
  • Advanced Skills Level 2: July 22-25 (at NSCC)
  • Basic Skills Level 1: July 22-25 (at NSCC)

All camps include a t-shirt and all materials. Needs-based scholarships are available. Download the registration form for complete details and deadlines.

Registration Open for Apollo Next Giant Leap Camp

Students are invited to join us for Apollo Next Giant Leap Student (ANGLeS) Challenge Summer Camp. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, students will recreate the event, leaning to fly drones and deliver the lunar module on a target. Campers will also design, build and program a robotic lunar lander. Camp includes an optional competition on July 20 at Monroe County Community College. Kids are encouraged to attend camp, even if they can’t participate in the July 20 event.

See all of the details.

When: July 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Northwest State Community College
Who: Students in grades 4-8
Register: Return the completed registration form by June 30, 2019