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.

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

Napoleon Students Participate in Speed Mentoring

Napoleon juniors and seniors recently participated in a speed mentoring event. Students spent eight minutes at each table, with a representative from a local business leading the discussion. More than 100 students participated, connecting with employers in manufacturing, healthcare, media and a variety of other industries. Seniors also had the opportunity to learn about post-graduation employment for the summer or full time.

This event was a joint venture with Napoleon Area Schools, Henry County Community Improvement Corporation and Northwest State. Thank you to the staff at NSCC who helped make this event a success! 

Montpelier HS Students Try Virtual Welding

Representatives from NSCC provided a virtual welding experience for students at Montpelier High School as part of the school’s recent Skilled Trades Day event. Advanced manufacturing is alive and well in northwest Ohio, and skills like welding translate to great career opportunities with family-sustaining wages.

Are you ready for a career change? Get started by applying now for free, calling 419.267.1320 or stopping by to enroll for summer or fall classes.

Board of Trustees Meeting: April 26, 2019

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, April 26 on the Archbold campus. As part of the meeting, Wauseon resident Sandra Barber took her oath of office to become a Board of Trustees member. Barber, who had previously served on the College’s Board of Trustees from June 2011 to June 2017, fills the vacancy created when Paul Siebenmorgen resigned from his seat in January.

NSCC President Dr. Michael Thomson welcomed Barber, noting, “We are so excited to have Sandra Barber rejoin the NSCC Board. Sandy is an experienced College trustee who has been a long-time advocate for our institution. Trustee Barber has tremendous knowledge of the community and state processes necessary for NSCC to fulfill its mission of strengthening our local communities. I look forward to working with Trustee Barber as we not only celebrate our first 50 years, but shape NSCC to serve our area for the next 50 years.”

During the Board meeting, Lori Robison, vice president for academics, recognized the three All-Ohio Academic Team students who were honored on April 25 at the Ohio Statehouse. Caleb Davila of Defiance and Jacob Klopfenstein of Paulding were in attendance and met the Board to share their experiences. Davila and Klopfenstein join Mark Oliphant of Edgerton in earning this prestigious recognition from the state for their academic achievements.

In other Board action:

  • Approved the employment of AmyJo Rouleau, analyst-data systems; Audrey Lehman, coordinator-fundraising; and Rachelle Durham, clerk-bookstore/retail & food services
  • Approved international travel for three NSCC nursing faculty for their doctoral studies through Indiana Wesleyan University and as part of the course requirements in Global Healthcare in May-June, and for a business faculty member to participate in a faculty immersion program in June
  • Approved processing (banking) authority for Automated Clearing House (business office) transactions for the accountant-payroll and clerk-accounts payable
  • Approved the authorization to accept bids and award contracts for the ‘E’ Building chiller replacement project
  • Approved resolutions to revise equal opportunity and non-discrimination/anti-harassment policies to align with federal regulations
  • Approved resolution to revise equal opportunity policy regarding unlawful and discriminatory employment practices to align with state regulations
  • Approved a resolution adjusting veteran-student fees for recipients of Chapter 31 and/or Chapter 33 of the GI Bill in accordance with federal guidelines
  • Approved miscellaneous employment contracts and three resignations