NSCC Proud: Alex Cummins

Alex Cummins started at NSCC as a College Credit Plus student and was motivated for success. Balancing high school classes, college-level classes and employment, Alex had some long days but found the effort was well worth it. Alex was a regular at Brad Geer’s internship and co-op meetups and made valuable contacts while he earned his degree.

He graduated from NSCC in 2019 with a degree in computer science engineering technology and is now employed with Hilltop High School, where he also heads up the school’s eSports program. We are especially grateful to Alex for gathering valuable resources for Northwest State faculty to use during this spring’s switch to online learning. Thank you, Alex!

NSCC Proud: Jacob Klopfenstein

Jacob Klopfenstein doesn’t shy away from hard work. While studying in the electro-mechanical engineering program at NSCC, Jacob regularly worked with Brad Geer, prior and workplace learning coordinator, to enhance his education and develop his career pathway. Since graduating from Northwest State in 2019, Jacob is continuing his studies through NSCC in the Miami University program, balancing education with a part-time position in the engineering field at Alliance Automation. Keep up the good work, Jacob! 

St. Mary Students Enjoy STEM Activities

Students at St. Mary School in Edgerton learned a lot about STEM thanks to some talented faculty from our STEM & Industrial Technologies Division. The kids participated in an activity called “engineers break stuff,” as well as slime making and DNA extraction. 

We appreciate all our faculty and staff do to connect with the community!


NSCC Proud: Alex Cummins

Alex reached out to help us celebrate 50 years of success, sharing a little about his education and career journey.

“I spent 4 years at NSCC, starting my junior year of high school. I switched from liberal arts to computer science, and graduated in spring 2019. I’ve been employed in the IT field for almost 2 and a half years now. Since December 2018, I have been employed at Millcreek-West Unity Local School District as their technology director. I am NSCC Proud!”

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Returning Champions: Shalina Zwick

Shalina Zwick, NSCC graduate and Sauder employee, returned to campus for one of our recent student networking events.

Brad Geer, event organizer, shared this about her visit, “Allied Moulded and the Sauder family companies are strong supporters of NSCC students. The result of that investment is a strong member of the northwest Ohio community, Shalina Zwick. Shalina is an NSCC graduate who interned and worked with Allied Moulded before starting her career at Sauder. It was a proud moment for all of NSCC when Shalina came back to meet with current students during the Returning Champions feature of the Pizza Posse.

Shalina was a dynamic student when she was on campus and earned the 2016 honor being named to the All-Ohio Academic Team. During the Pizza Posse networking event, she talked with students about the value of her classroom education as she was interning at Allied Moulded. She also mentored the students and prepared them to be her future support as an administrative engineer at Sauder Manufacturing.”