NSCC Proud: Lonnie Smith

Lonnie is a Navy veteran and a student in the mechanical engineering technology program. He currently works as a CAD writer for in Bryan and is expected to graduate from Northwest State in May of 2020.

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NSCC Proud: Troy Metz

Troy graduated from Northwest State in 2017. He recently shared his NSCC Proud story with us:
“This picture tells everything of my experience at NSCC. It has allowed me to become the business professional that I am today. I worked extremely hard at NSCC and received extraordinary mentorship from the professors. I received my associate in plastics engineering technologies and  certificates in plastics manufacturing and computer aided design. I currently have a professional job at Barron Lighting Group in Glendale, Arizona. Also, I am approaching my graduation at Arizona State University for a bachelor’s in engineering management. After that, I plan to continue my education in graduate school for a master’s in manufacturing engineering. NSCC allowed me to accelerate my career and advance to further my career and goals.”

NSCC Proud: Kevin Maynard

Kevin Maynard graduated in 1981 from what was then Northwest Tech and put his electro-mechanical engineering degree to work right away in the utilities industry. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Defiance College, Kevin ascended to leadership roles in municipalities in Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio. He now serves as the director of utilities at Bryan Municipal Utilities in Bryan, Ohio, overseeing electric, water and communications services for the city. Kevin was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from NSCC in 2003.

NSCC Proud: Makayla Knapp

Makayla Knapp did everything backwards—career offer, college graduation, then high school graduation—and yet it worked out perfectly. She began taking College Credit Plus classes her sophomore year of high school, working toward and associate degree from Northwest State.

With her passion for Minecraft and other programming platforms as her inspiration, Makayla focused on earning a degree in computer programming. While earning her degree, she was offered a full-time position at Spangler Candy Company in Bryan, where she started after graduating from NSCC in the spring of 2018. Just a short time later, she graduated from high school. Way to go, Makayla!

NSCC Proud: David Mohring

David Mohring appreciated having a smooth transition from high school into his classes at Northwest State. After graduating with a mechanical engineering technology degree in 1994, he found a successful career and an employer who offered financial assistance with his advanced degree from the University of Toledo. Although David didn’t expect to become an instructor, he was happy to return to NSCC during a downturn in the economy, finding a teaching career that allows him to use his mechanical knowledge.

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Students Recognized in Honors Ceremony

Northwest State Community College recently held an Honors Ceremony, recognizing students earning induction in to Phi Theta Kappa, Kappa Beta Delta, and Alpha Delta Nu, as well as those students earning Award of Merit distinction. In total, eleven students were inducted in to Phi Theta Kappa, six students were inducted in to Kappa Beta Delta, and ten students were inducted in to Alpha Delta Nu. Twenty students also earned Award of Merit status. 

Phi Theta Kappa: Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to encourage academic achievement for two-year college students. Its mission is to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members.

Kappa Beta Delta: Kappa Beta Delta was established in 1997 as a specialty honor society for two-year college students in business programs. Its purpose is to recognize student scholarship and accomplishments, as well as encourage personal and professional improvement and service to others.

Alpha Delta Nu: Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society aims to recognize the academic excellence of associate degree nursing students and encourage students to pursue advanced nursing degrees. In order to qualify, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, with at least a B in all nursing classes.

Award of Merit: For over 25 years, Northwest State has recognized graduates within the degree programs for their academic achievements.  Award of Merit recipients are chosen by faculty from the respective divisions based on leadership involvement, special talents or abilities in their academic field, and significant contributions to Northwest State.