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.

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.

NSCC Recognized for Workplace Safety

NSCC received two awards at this year’s Black Swamp Safety Council annual awards luncheon, which was held on campus earlier this week. We were recognized for:

  • Lowest incident rate for our group (higher education) within the council
  • 100% Award, recognizing zero injuries resulting in time away from work during 2018.

NSCC President Dr. Michael Thomson noted, “NSCC is very proud to be hosting the Black Swamp Safety Council for the annual awards luncheon. We strongly believe in safety at the College and are grateful to receive two achievement awards this year.”

We are proud to report 1,259,829 hours worked from May 5, 2015-December 31, 2018 without an incident. Kudos to our hardworking faculty and staff for keeping NSCC a safe place to work.