NSCC Foundation Receives FRS Grant

The Northwest State Community College Foundation received a $5,000 community grant from the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), to conduct a three-day cybersecurity and telecommunications summer camp for high school students in northwest Ohio in 2020. Per FRS, the camp will, “instill cybersecurity awareness, spark interests and provide hands on technical skills.”

Robbin Wilcox, executive director for development and the NSCC Foundation, noted that the grant, “provides another exciting opportunity for Northwest State to provide high school students from our area with engaging, hands-on learning opportunities in high-tech areas.” Wilcox also noted her appreciation for the Foundation of Rural Service and its ongoing commitment to engagement efforts in rural communities.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR RURAL SERVICE

FRS is the philanthropic arm of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, which includes Farmers Mutual Telephone Company as a member. FRS advances the quality of life in rural communities through programs that support young people in rural areas, encourage community development, and help the public – especially policymakers – better understand the challenges that rural communities face.

The dates and details of this summer camp are not yet confirmed. Once finalized, complete information on the cybersecurity and telecommunications summer camp will be available at NorthwestState.edu/Events.

NSCC Foundation Presents Check to Board of Trustees

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, October 25 on the Archbold campus. After roll call, Robbin Wilcox, executive director for development and NSCC Foundation Board representative Brian Roth presented the Board with a check in the amount of $765,431. The money is designated for student scholarships, equipment, outreach programs and student support efforts.

Nearly $5 million has been provided through the generosity of businesses and individuals who have supported the Foundation over the past ten years. Brian Roth, NSCC Foundation representative, noted that the support comes from within the NSCC campus, as well as throughout the community. “I don’t know of a more valuable resource that this area has, and we’re very proud to be a part of (NSCC),” Roth noted.

During the presentation, Roth noted the necessity for the skills and training an NSCC education provides in areas such as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and agriculture, among others.

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

NSCC AGRIBUSINESS
The Board also heard from Michael Leonard, department chair for agricultural studies, about the proposed agribusiness degree program at NSCC. Leonard shared information about the prevalence of science and technology in ag-related studies, as well as his ongoing efforts to forge strategic partnerships with ag-related organizations, boards and area schools.

In other Board action:

  • Approved the promotion of Makenzie Warncke to associate director-financial aid
  • Approved the employment of Matthew Gomez, custodian; Jason Baun, working supervisor/facility maintenance; and Kaylea Scott, financial aid counselor
  • Approved the 2019-2020 revised budget
  • Approved a monetary donation of $500 for the Veterans Lounge and a monetary donation of $100 for networking events, as gifts to the College
  • Approved the offering of the Associate of Applied Science-Agribusiness degree program
  • Approved miscellaneous employment contracts and one resignation

Green Carpet Event Raises Over $80,000 for Student Scholarships

The Northwest State Community College Foundation recently hosted its tenth annual Green Carpet Event, “Golden Gala,” and raised over $80,000. All proceeds from the event go directly to student scholarships. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2019 Making a Difference Awards, which were created by the NSCC Foundation as a way to recognize and celebrate individuals, businesses and organizations in the six-county area committed to improving their communities. This year’s recipients were the Four County ADAMHs Board, the Bryan Area Foundation and Keller Logistics (Operation KAVIC).

In addition to the Making a Difference Awards, the Green Carpet Event included an unforgettable performance by Piano Wars!™ Premier Dueling Pianos. 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 “Golden Gala” theme, which is an homage to NSCC celebrating 50 years of service.

“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. Within a month’s time, we have hosted the Scholarship Awards Night, our spring Commencement Ceremony, and now the Green Carpet Event. We are blessed to work in a community where people want to help make a difference for others,” Wilcox continued.

A special recap program of the NSCC Green Carpet Event will soon be available on the Northwest State YouTube channel and will be distributed to local television providers for airing consideration.

About the NSCC Foundation
The NSCC Foundation was established in 1978 to provide support for the students, people and programs of NSCC. For over 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.

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.

Register Now

 

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.