Brew & Clue: Oct. 12, 2018

beer glassJoin us for opening night of Clue on Stage!, along with a craft beer tasting. The evening includes food, drinks and a special presentation by Bob Hall of Black Cloister Brewing Co. Brewmasters will be on site to talk about their beers.

When: Friday, October 12, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Lobby of the Voinovich Auditorium at NSCC
Who: Beers from Two Bandits Brewing Co., Father John’s and Drop Tine Winery & Tap House will be featured.

 

Advanced tickets are available for $25 each. Proceeds benefit the NSCC Foundation.

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NSCC Foundation Makes Record-Setting Donation

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, August 24, 2018, on the Archbold campus. As part of the meeting, Robbin Wilcox, NSCC Foundation executive director of development, and Peter Beck, NSCC Foundation board chairperson, presented a record-setting check for $808,682 to the College from the NSCC Foundation. The money is designated for student scholarships, equipment, STEM outreach programs and support for students.

NSCC Foundation Presents Check

Pictured from left to right are Robbin Wilcox, NSCC Foundation executive director of development; Peter Beck, NSCC Foundation board chairperson; Jeffrey Erb, NSCC Board of Trustees chairperson; and Dr. Michael Thomson, NSCC president.

Over $4 million has been provided through the generosity of businesses and individuals who have supported the Foundation over the past ten years. Peter Beck, chair of the NSCC Foundation, noted that the support comes from within the NSCC campus, as well as throughout the community. “The (NSCC) Foundation works hard to allow us to do the things we can do for this College and its students,” Beck said. “This is a very exciting

The NSCC Foundation has approximately 30 board and committee members representing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Van Wert and Williams Counties.

In other Board action:

  • Approved the employment contracts of Ashlynn Cox, accounts payable clerk; Donald (Chris) Gomez, technician-network/systems technology; Kayleigh Nofziger, assistant-financial aid; Megan Leppelmeier, administrative assistant-Arts & Sciences Division; Tracy Deblin, student accounts receivable clerk; Erin Jacob, clinical teaching assistant (nursing); and Linette Will, nursing faculty
  • Approved the transfer contract of Annette Oberhaus, coordinator-nursing lab
  • Approved the title changes of James Drewes, executive director-workforce development; Kathryn McKelvey, vice president-human resources & leadership development; and Robbin Wilcox executive director-development & NSCC Foundation
  • Approved miscellaneous employment contracts and resignations
  • Approved the College to locally administer the ‘B’ Building renovations ($2.329 million), as required for capital projects under $4 million
  • Approved a motion that “guest” and other student populations, as a group that will not utilize the services funded by the career advantage fee and career service fee for new students, will now be exempt from being assessed those fee

NSCC Foundation Raises Over $70,000 for Student Scholarships

The Northwest State Community College Foundation recently hosted its annual Green Carpet Event, “Denim & Diamonds,” and raised over $70,000. All proceeds from the event go directly to student scholarships. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2018 Making a Difference Awards, which were created by the NSCC Foundation as a way to recognize and celebrate an individual, business and organization in the six-county area committed to improving their communities. This year’s recipients were Ed & Carol Nofziger, Parkview Physicians Group and Quadco Rehabilitation Center.

In addition to the Making a Difference Awards, the Green Carpet Event included a musical performance by Kerry Patrick Clark and a fun stage show featuring “Magic With Eli.” Gourmet food stations, a cash bar and a silent auction rounded out the festivities, as the Auditorium and surrounding areas were decorated in the event’s “Denim & Diamonds” theme.

“The Green Carpet Event and the Making a Difference Awards celebrate hard work, community support and giving,” said Robbin Wilcox, NSCC director of development. “We work year-round to raise awareness and needed funds for student scholarships, and this event is a critical piece of those efforts. It’s fitting that we had our scholarship awards night, commencement, and then Green Carpet all within about a month’s time,” she continued. “It’s the circle of education.”

A special recap program of the NSCC Green Carpet Event will be available on TV26, and is also available on the Northwest State YouTube channel.

The NSCC Foundation was established in 1978 to provide support for the students, people and programs of NSCC. For nearly 40 years, the foundation has remained true to its mission to enhance, expand and sustain Northwest State so that NSCC can continue to fulfill its mission of creating opportunities for transformational learning. The NSCC Foundation works diligently to raise much-needed funds for educational opportunities that directly and indirectly impact students.

NSCC Proud: Doug Bernath

A 1979 graduate of what was then Northwest Technical College, Doug Bernath continues to have a powerful connection with NSCC. He helped students gain a real-world perspective in the classroom through his work on the College’s Business Advisory Committee. Now, he helps the NSCC Foundation support students. Doug’s financial expertise, knowledge of markets and first-hand experience as a student have been key as the foundation raises awareness and money for student scholarships.

Student Speaker Receives Standing Ovation at Scholarship Reception

Education is a powerful thing. It can provide a fresh start and a brighter future. Brandon Allen, the student speaker at this year’s scholarship reception, shared what it means to be a student and a scholarship recipient. His words were received with a standing ovation.

Best of luck, Brandon! We are excited to watch your continued success.

NSCC Foundation Awards Record-Setting Amount in Scholarships

The Northwest State Community College Foundation proudly awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships to over 250 students from throughout northwest Ohio. These marks far surpass last year’s record totals, offering needed financial help to students through the generosity of donors to the NSCC Foundation.

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, students and donors filled the NSCC Atrium to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and offer gratitude for the support of local donors.

“Many Northwest State students balance school, family and work,” said to Robbin Wilcox, NSCC director of development. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our students are able to keep the focus on getting the best-possible education and opening doors to great career opportunities with family-sustaining wages.”

Student speaker Brandon Allen shared an emotional story of the ups and downs in his life and the path that ultimately led to him attending Northwest State. Brandon, a mechanical engineering and plastics engineering student, told the capacity audience how as a teenager, he lost his focus on academics and made questionable lifestyle choices, which led to dropping out of high school, drug addiction and incarceration.

“I am now a 26-year old drug-free husband, father, student and friend,” Allen said. To say Brandon has positively rebounded is an understatement. He noted, “In May of 2019, I will graduate with two associate degrees. As a ninth grade dropout, I never would have imagined this to be possible.” He closed his speech by thanking the donors and the NSCC Foundation and congratulating his fellow scholarship recipients.

The NSCC Foundation was established in 1978 to provide support for the students, people and programs of NSCC. For nearly 40 years, the foundation has remained true to its mission to enhance, expand and sustain Northwest State so that NSCC can continue to fulfill its mission of creating opportunities for transformational learning. The NSCC Foundation works diligently to raise much-needed funds for educational opportunities that directly and indirectly impact students.

“The NSCC Foundation continues to work hard each year to increase funding to support our students through both scholarships and efforts to provide state-of-the-art training equipment,” noted Wilcox. She added, “The NSCC Foundation is not only giving more scholarships than ever before, they are also helping the College to develop and expand programs that will help both students and our business partners for generations to come.”

Find out more about the NSCC Foundation.

Inside the Funderdome: Robbin Wilcox & Special Guests

Special thanks to Jim Funderburg for welcoming guests from NSCC for his education segment on “Inside the Funderdome.” Robbin Wilcox, NSCC Foundation director; Ryan Miller, NSCC Foundation board member; and Mike Shadbolt, NSCC student, stopped by to share stories about how scholarships change students’ lives.

Foundation on the RadioLearn more about the NSCC Foundation, how you can give and how to apply for scholarships. You can also learn more about the generous donors who help make these scholarships possible in the 2017 Annual Report.

Catch “Inside the Funderdome” weekdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Q96.5 FM or listen online.

NSCC Foundation Gives $559,396 to Support Students

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on August 25, 2017. Peter Beck, chair of the NSCC Foundation, presented a check for $559,396 to the College from the Northwest State Community College Foundation. The money is designated for scholarships, equipment, STEM outreach programs and support for students.

(L to R): Board Chair Paul Siebenmorgen, NSCC Foundation Chair Peter Beck, NSCC Director of Development Robbin Wilcox, and NSCC President Tom Stuckey.

(L to R): Board Chair Paul Siebenmorgen, NSCC Foundation Chair Peter Beck, NSCC Director of Development Robbin Wilcox, and NSCC President Tom Stuckey.

Nearly $3 million has been provided through the generosity of businesses and individuals who have supported the Foundation over the past ten years. Beck praised donors, volunteers and NSCC staff for their ongoing efforts.

Paul Siebenmorgen, NSCC Board of Trustees Chair, added, “The growth (of Foundation support to NSCC) can’t happen without the community support. It shows the commitment our communities have to supporting the College.”

The NSCC Foundation has over 25 board and committee members representing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Van Wert and Williams Counties. “The Northwest State Community College Foundation donors have made a tremendous impact for our students with their generosity,” commented Robbin Wilcox, NSCC director of development.

Abram Klopfenstein, second-year NSCC crop and soil management student, also provided an informative update to the Board following his recent meeting in Washington D.C. with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, where the focus was on agriculture and education. Klopfenstein cited a key benefit of Northwest State: its ability to work with the community to identify needs and provide the right training and education. “Community Colleges are engaged in what the local communities need and can create programs to address those needs,” Klopfenstein said.

In other Board action:
• Approved employment contracts for Terri Lavin, full-time director of admissions; Verna Chears, full-time outreach specialist for the Custom Training Solutions Division; and Samantha Morr, full-time secretary, admissions and student services
• Approved miscellaneous employment contracts, resignations and one layoff
• Approved the adoption and implementation of the state-supported Career Advantage Fee for new students. The one-time fee, approved by the State of Ohio on August 4, is part of a new Career Advantage Plan to assist new students in their degree completion and/or transfer in the future in pursuit of additional post-secondary education.