Free Copies of Microsoft Office 365 Available for Faculty & Staff

Northwest State provides all Faculty and Staff free copies of Microsoft Office 365 for installation on personal computers. Please see these instructions for details on how to obtain your copy of Microsoft Office.

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NSCC Honors its Own

Northwest State Community College honored its employee alumni at a lunchtime event on campus on February 25. The focus of the event was to offer heartfelt gratitude to the College’s employees who are also graduates of NSCC. In fact, over a third of the College’s total workforce (80 of 230 employees) are Northwest State alumni.

“I’ve seen firsthand how powerful a good education can be,” said Jim Bellamy, NSCC marketing lead and 1994 graduate. “I chose Northwest State in the ’90s to study, and I still choose Northwest State today as the ideal destination to discover, learn and grow.”

NSCC President Michael Thomson noted, “So many of our own alumni choose to work at NSCC. Who better to serve our students than those who have already taken the journey?” He continued, “With such a high percentage of alumni on our staff, it demonstrates that NSCC is, indeed, a special place.” 

NSCC Executive Director for Development & NSCC Foundation Robbin Wilcox echoed those sentiments: “The NSCC Alumni Association was excited to host an Alumni event on campus for all graduates who work for their alma mater. Today we celebrate the alumni  who come to work everyday knowing the value of what a NSCC education has done for them. They CHOOSE NSCC.”

Michael Leonard Named to K-12 Agriculture Committee

Congratulations to Michael Leonard, agriculture chair at NSCC, on being named to serve on the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America K-12 committee. The purpose of the committee is to research and recommend plans for outreach to teachers and students in K-12 schools. Best of luck as Michael and team work to plant the seeds about agronomy and agriculture as great career options. His two-year appointment begins in January of 2020.

Kaitlin Rohrs-Cordes Has Second Research Study Published

Congratulations to Kaitlin Rohrs-Cordes, NSCC employee, on having a second research study published. Kaitlin’s research contributed to “I Can’t Play? Now What?: Examining Collegiate Athlete Handbooks Written Policies and Procedures Related to Career-Ending Injury,” which was published earlier this year in the International Journal of Sports Management. See the study.