Associate Director – Financial Aid

This position reports to the Director of Financial Aid and assists in the day-to-day functions of complying with Federal Student Aid regulations. Understands and provides guidance to students on the rules, regulations, and processes of financial aid. Assist in maintaining compliance with FERPA regulations along with federal, state and institutional policies and procedures. Download complete job description.

Data Entry & Testing Assistant

This position is responsible for entering and maintaining all data pertinent to admissions, as well as proctoring assessment and assisting students with next steps in the enrollment process. Normal Weekly Hours: 40 for 12 months per year. Work hours are between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 pm.  Hours may vary due to operational situations. Download complete job description.

Senator Brown Visits Life Revitalization Center

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D.,Ohio) recently visited Cherry Street Mission Ministries’ Life Revitalization Center to talk about a bill that will support those impacted by the opioid epidemic. During the visit, he heard from Denise Johnson, a graduate of NSCC’s call-center program. Denise battled addiction for ten years before becoming sober and enrolling in the program. Since graduating, she is gainfully employed and has transformed her life. Read more about the visit in The Blade.

Senator Brown Visit

Sixteen Teachers Attend GenCyber Camp at NSCC

NSCC recently held its first-ever GenCyber teacher camp at the Scott Park location in Toledo. During the week-long camp, NSCC faculty and staff provided hands-on instruction in cybersecurity awareness and best practices to sixteen Toledo Public Schools (TPS) teachers, helping them to incorporate these tools into their curriculum. The TPS teacher participants represented eleven schools and teach at the first through twelfth grade level.

Cyber Training Group“The NSA GenCyber Camp 10 principles are cybersecurity best practices at a high level,” said Roger Spears, cybersecurity training coordinator at NSCC and lead instructor of the camp. “The group of TPS teachers we had at the camp were absolutely outstanding,” noted Spears. “Every teacher in attendance was engaged during the camp. It was obvious from day one how much they care about their students,” he continued.

The GenCyber program is co-funded by the National Security Administration and the National Science Foundation. Northwest State Community College was one of only three higher education institutions in Ohio receive the GenCyber grant. The camps, open to all K-12 teachers, provide expert training designed to enhance the safety and educational experience for students. Topics covered in the camps include online ethics, cyberbullying, internet safety, wireless network basics & security, networking basics and more. Additional information on the GenCyber camps is available at

Northwest State currently has two cybersecurity programs. The short-term certificate program is geared toward the working individual needing more cybersecurity knowledge, while the two-year program is a more traditional associate degree program. “NSCC also has 2+2 programs available with other state institutions that allow NSCC students to earn a bachelor’s degree in the discipline without leaving the NSCC campus for course work,” said Spears.

For additional information on Northwest State certificate, degree and transfer option programs, contact the NSCC Admissions Office. For additional information on workforce development, visit

NSCC Welcomes New Member to Board of Trustees

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, June 22 at Sweetwater Chophouse in Defiance. As part of the meeting, a swearing-in ceremony was held for new board member Lisa McClure.

Lisa McClure

McClure (right) is shown taking her oath of office with Kathy Soards (left), chief fiscal and administrative officer at NSCC.

McClure, a 1980 graduate of Wayne Trace High School, and resident of Grover Hill, Ohio, has served as the executive director of the Paulding County Area Foundation for the past seven years. McClure cited the quality of education as the main driver for her wanting to serve the College as a board of trustees member. Her term on the board of trustees runs through June of 2023.

After an executive session, the board gave special recognition to Dr. Tom Stuckey, former NSCC president, and Lynda Cramer, executive administrative assistant to the president. Stuckey and Cramer are retiring from the College after many years of valued service.

In other Board action:

  • Approved 2018-2019 budget
  • Approved miscellaneous employment contracts and resignations
  • Approved a textbook selection policy, allowing faculty to select the textbooks and instructional materials
  • Approved the College’s 2018-2020 completion plan, a state requirement, which targets connection, first-year entry, progress and completion, and workforce. The completion plan is modeled after the Completion by Design Loss and Momentum Framework, a national initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Appointed Megan Batt as president’s designee, secretary to the board

Summer Small Business Workshop July 18, 2018

The Small Business Development Center of Northwest Ohio is offering a free small business workshop. Presenters will provide tips on writing a business plan, business management, financing your business and more. Download the flier for more information.

When: Wednesday, July 18, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Northwest State Community College, Voinovich Auditorium

The workshop is free, but space is limited. Register by emailing

Eleven Graduate From Law Enforcement Academy

Eleven graduates from the Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy were honored during a special ceremony held in the Atrium. The class successfully completed both the state certification exam and the physical fitness requirements of the program. Current graduates who have taken the Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification examination achieved a 98% first-time pass rate, which is a requirement to become a law enforcement officer in the State of Ohio.

Law Enforcement Graduates

The following graduates were recognized:

Defiance County: Austin Beckett (Defiance), Agustin Hinojosa (Defiance), Austin Little (Defiance), Eric Rubio (Defiance), Jared Sanchez (Defiance)

Fulton County: Christine Fouty (Delta), Noah Quintanilla (Archbold), Jacob Whitcomb (Wauseon)

Henry County: Tyler Murrey (Napoleon)

Williams County: Adrian Brown (Montpelier)

Wood County: Ryan Kohlhofer (Walbridge)

Several students from the graduating class received additional recognition. Eric Rubio was presented with the Top Gun Award for earning the highest score on the firing range. Tyler Murrey earned the highest score on his Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy test, with a 93% on the 200-question test. Austin Little was awarded the Top Driver Award for excellence in numerous testing scenarios behind the wheel. Adrian Brown received the final individual award of the evening, the prestigious Deputy Allan D. Ohlrich Outstanding Cadet Award.

The Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy is an eight-month program that is offered annually. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 5-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. A new class is forming now and is scheduled to begin in August.

For more information on the academy, contact the Allied Health, Business & Public Services Division. Learn more about degree and certificate programs, as well as a transfer module for students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree.