NSCC Celebrates Alumni Success in Defiance

By: Dr. Michael Thomson, NSCC President

NSCC has over 11,000 alumni and the great majority live in Northwest Ohio. So, NSCC hit the road and celebrated our great alumni. We stopped on August 8 in the City of Defiance to celebrate our great partnership with the city, the many wonderful alumni, our partnership with many local companies and the students who attend NSCC. We are just so grateful for our many friends whose help is invaluable in our mission to turn students’ hopes and dreams into a better life through education.

My thanks to Foundation Executive Director Robbin Wilcox and Audrey Lehman who organized the event and helped raise over $2,000 for our students. We also thank State Bank for hosting our road show to thank our many friends! We look forward to taking our road show to a town near you.

On behalf of NSCC, we just wanted to say thanks to the many alumni, distinguished alumni, employers, and partners who contribute in helping make Defiance a great place to live. We are committed to helping all the cities in our service area thrive. We are #NSCCProud and unabashed in advocating for northwest Ohioans to live, learn and work local. By working together with our many great partners, we can keep our talent in northwest Ohio and provide many families with a high quality of life.

2019 Distinguished Alumni Winners Announced

Three individuals have been selected to receive the Northwest State Community College Distinguished Alumni Award for 2019. Those individuals will be officially recognized during a special luncheon ceremony prior to spring commencement. Plaques with their likeness will also be added to the prestigious Alumni wall of award recipients, located outside the Voinovich Auditorium in the College’s E wing.

“The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes excellence beyond Northwest State – education, professional achievement, service to the community and more,” said Robbin Wilcox, NSCC Foundation Director. “We are proud to recognize these three graduates with this prestigious award, and we congratulate them for their achievements, and for being tremendous representatives of Northwest State Community College,” Wilcox continued.

Brad Hurtig is a 2006 cum laude graduate with an associate of technical studies degree in machining manufacturing. He continued his education at Indiana Wesleyan University where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in biblical studies.

 

 

William (Bill) Lammers is a 1997 graduate with an associate of applied science degree in electrical engineering technology. He furthered his education at Defiance College where he earned a bachelor of business management in 2000, a master of business and organizational leadership in 2004, and a master of business administration in 2010.

 

Michael Sawvel, DO is a 2001 magna cum laude graduate with an associate of applied science. He went on to graduate magna cum laude with a bachelor of science from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2005 and a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Ohio University in 2009. Michael completed his neurological surgery residency at the Virginia Tech-Carilion Clinic from 2009-2015.

The Distinguished Alumni Award represents the most prestigious award presented by the Alumni Association of Northwest State. This award was established in 1998 to honor graduates of Northwest State Community College who have achieved recognized prominence in their chosen career and have made significant contributions to their profession, community and the lives of others. Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award represent the ideal of a committed, industrious, and caring individual to whom Northwest State Community College may look as an example. 

Nominations Open for 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

Established in 1998, the Distinguished Alumni Award honors graduates of Northwest State Community College who have achieved recognized prominence in their career and have made significant contributions to their profession, community and the lives of others. Help us find the 2019 award recipients by nominating an NSCC graduate.

Learn more about the award and download the application. Nominations are due by March 31, 2019.

Community Invited to 30-Year Anniversary Celebration

The community is invited to a celebration of 30 years of the associate degree nursing program at NSCC. The event is set for Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 4:30-6 p.m in the Voinovich Auditorium. In addition to tours, guests will have the opportunity to welcome Dr. Kathy Keister, dean of nursing, and congratulate Patti Altman, former dean, on her recent retirement.

RSVP to cbaynes@NorthwestState.edu by Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The agenda for the evening includes:

4:30 p.m. Refreshments
4:45 p.m. Program Begins
5:00 p.m. Meet & Greet
5:30 p.m. Tours of the Nursing Lab

NSCC Graduate Sworn-in as Whitehouse PD Officer

Congratulations to Christine Fouty, NSCC graduate, on being sworn-in as an officer with the Whitehouse Police Department. Check out the full story.

Police Swearing in Ceremony

New Whitehouse Deputy Chief Al Baer and officer Christine Fouty were sworn in by Mayor Don Atkinson and joined by Chief Mark McDonough. Photo courtesy of The Mirror Newspaper.

Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Learn more about the NSCC Law Enforcement Academy certificate program. Contact the NSCC Admissions Office to see how you can get started.

Four Distinguished Alumni Award Winners Recognized

Four individuals have been selected to receive the Northwest State Community College Distinguished Alumni Award for 2018. Those individuals were officially recognized during a special luncheon prior to spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Plaques with their likeness will also be added to the prestigious alumni wall of award recipients, located outside the Voinovich Auditorium in the College’s ‘E’ Building.

“The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes excellence beyond Northwest State – education, professional achievement, service to the community and more,” said Robbin Wilcox, NSCC Foundation director. “We are proud to recognize these four graduates with this prestigious award, and we congratulate them for their achievements and for being tremendous representatives of Northwest State Community College,” Wilcox continued.

Todd GrisierTodd Grisier is a 1980 graduate with an Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Pre-Mortuary Science. He furthered his education at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and graduated in 1981 with a degree in applied mortuary science. He is the fifth generation funeral director and owner of Grisier Funeral Homes located in Archbold, Delta, Stryker and Wauseon. Mr. Grisier is a resident of Archbold, Ohio, and is a 29-year member of the Archbold Fire Department. He also serves on the Fulton County EMA Board, Ohio Mortuary Operational Response Team, Disaster Mortuary Operational Team, as well as the board of directors of the Ohio Funeral Home Association.

Danielle SpringDanielle Spring is a 1998 graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Danielle went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Defiance College and a master’s in nursing education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is employed at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green and was recently promoted to the position of director of nursing education. Danielle is a resident of Napoleon, Ohio, and serves as a Sunday school teacher and Junior Lutherans advisor at her church. Ms. Spring is a 4-H advisor and serves on the Napoleon Area Schools Academic Boosters Club. She supports the high school water polo teams and is the president of the Napoleon Aquatic Club.

Anna TrubeyAnna Trubey is a 2008 graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. Anna went on to earn both a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s in nursing – family nurse practitioner at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner for Parkview Physicians Group working at the Archbold location. Anna is a resident of Stryker and is an active member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses, Defiance Chapter. Earlier this year, she took part in a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic through Solid Rock International. Ms. Trubey is active in her church where she regularly volunteers to conduct children’s church and deliver meals.

Janette WagnerJanette Wagner is a 1998 graduate with an Associate of Applied Business Degree in Accounting. She continued her education at Defiance College, where she earned a bachelor of science in 2000, a master of business and organizational leadership in 2007, and a master of business administration in 2009. Janette is currently the chief financial officer for Alex Products, Inc. She is a resident of Bryan and is active in her community with the Life Changing Realities Fellowship Group, Relay for Life team, and OMS Teddy Bear Drive.

The Distinguished Alumni Award represents the most prestigious award presented by the Alumni Association of Northwest State. This award was established in 1998 to honor graduates of Northwest State Community College who have achieved recognized prominence in their chosen career and have made significant contributions to their profession, community and the lives of others. Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award represent the ideal of a committed, industrious, and caring individual to whom Northwest State Community College may look as an example. See more information on the NSCC Distinguished Alumni Award, including a list of previous recipients.

NSCC Graduate Named CEO of DeKalb Health

Tasha Eicher, Northwest State graduate, hasTasha Eicher been named CEO of DeKalb Health. The community hospital is located in Auburn, Indiana. Eicher graduated with an associate degree in business from NSCC and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Governors University. She has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare.

See the hospital’s full press release.