Road Show Will Bring NSCC to You in April

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NSCC Road Show

American Legion
Delta, Ohio
April 4, 6:30 p.m.

Williams County Veterans Building
Montpelier, Ohio
April 16, 6:30 p.m.

Youth Leadership Building
Paulding, Ohio
April 29, 6:30 p.m.

2019 Job & Career Fair

April 9, 2019
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the NSCC Atrium

The Job & Career Fair is free and open to the public and will feature more than 100 employers, along with Ohio Means Jobs, representatives from the NSCC Admissions and Advising Offices, and JobWorks information.

Job seekers should come in professional dress with several copies of their resume.

This event is co-sponsored by the NSCC Career Services Office and Ohio Means Jobs.

NSCC Proud: John Cooper

After a ride-along with a friend who was a sheriff’s deputy, a 26-year-old John Cooper decided to trade in factory life for a new path. John completed the NSCC Law Enforcement Academy and earned a degree in criminal justice in 2007. Now, he’s a school resource officer for Holgate Schools and maintains his patrol duties with the Henry County Sheriff’s office as well. John particularly enjoys the opportunity to work with students, helping to create a safe and positive atmosphere in the schools and the community.

Educational Initiatives to Address Opioid Crisis in Northwest Ohio

Northwest State Community College (NSCC) and Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC) will host a series of educational initiatives to address the opioid crisis affecting northwest Ohio. The initiatives, made possible through the generous support of the Eugenio Madero Family Medical Education Fund at Harvard Medical School, will run April 12 and 13 at Northwest State. They will include a screening of the award-winning documentary “The Providers;” a continuing education course designed for health care providers and delivered by Harvard Medical School faculty on key aspects of treating opioid addiction; and an open town forum. Learn more and register.

A NATIONAL CRISIS HITS HOME
More than 2.5 million Americans are struggling with addiction to opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. [1]  Ohio is among the top five states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths, [2] with, on average, 14 people dying each day.[3] Every county in Ohio and every city, town and village — urban and rural — is affected. The human toll, the increased crime and the economic and societal damages caused by this epidemic are devastating.[4]

Mr. Eugenio Madero is vice chairman, president and CEO at Rassini SAB de CV, a global company in the automotive industry with a strong presence in more than 14 countries, including the United States. Rassini has manufacturing plants and technological centers in Ohio and Michigan — two states heavily impacted by the opioid crisis. Mr. Madero made a gift to Harvard Medical School supporting addiction prevention and treatment in the northwest region of Ohio, home to one of the Rassini plants.

“Given Rassini’s ties to the Midwest and our concern for the people in these communities, we are dedicated to tackling this critical issue,” said Mr. Madero.

The Eugenio Madero Family Medical Education Fund at Harvard Medical School has enabled the creation of an extensive educational program at NSCC, at which HMS faculty will collaborate with local providers to share best practices and experiences for managing pain, treating addiction and preventing overdose deaths. Clinicians, first responders, law enforcement agencies and residents of multiple Ohio counties will benefit.

Mr. Madero notes, “HMS is key to helping support impacted communities and shape public policy around this pervasive and destructive health problem.”

“Medical professionals have taken great strides in recent years to help combat the opioid issue and stop addiction before it starts by using alternative pain management methods, setting realistic expectations with patients about pain and only writing opioid prescriptions in short-term increments,” said Mr. Phil Ennen, CEO of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers. Dr. Michael Thomson, NSCC president, added, “The opioid and mental health crises facing northwest Ohio present major challenges spanning health care, legal and addiction services. While the task seems daunting, we can make a measurable difference in this crisis by working together using proven best practices from other rural communities.”

Scheduled Events Include:

Film Screening and Discussion of “The Providers”
Date: Friday, April 12, 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: NSCC Atrium
Target Audience: Open to the public and local residents impacted by the opioid crisis
Cost: Free; Registration is not required, but encouraged.

“The Providers” is an award-winning documentary chronicling three health care providers bringing care to those living in a rural American community struggling with a shortage of doctors and the ravages of the opioid epidemic. The screening will be immediately followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and two of the medical professionals featured in the film. Refreshments will be provided.

Treating and Preventing Addiction in Community-Based Settings
Date: Saturday, April 13, 8 am-12:30 pm
Location: NSCC Auditorium
Target Audience: Regional medical and addiction treatment professionals
Cost: Free; Registration required

This continuing education course is presented by Harvard Medical School and features HMS faculty who will discuss preventing and treating opioid addiction. Multiple sessions will include best practices for managing pain; identifying treatment strategies for opioid misuse and dependency; recognizing psychiatric and medical issues with substance use disorders (SUDs); determining how to best work with pregnant women with SUDs; and learning about mindfulness-based practices that can help with healing and prevent burnout.

A Community Town Forum on Addiction Prevention and Treatment
Date: Saturday, April 13, 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: NSCC Auditorium
Target Audience: Open to local residents, health care professionals, policymakers and law enforcement
Cost: Free; Registration not required

How can we work together as a community to eradicate the opioid crisis? This Town Forum will be a deep discussion about leveraging local partnerships to make a positive difference in addiction prevention, treatment and recovery in northwest Ohio, and will contain vital information for community leaders and medical professionals.

[1] https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/index.html

[2] https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/ohio-opioid-summary

[3] https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/media/executive-orders/2019-01d

[4] https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/media/executive-orders/2019-01d

Nominations Open for 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

Established in 1998, the Distinguished Alumni Award honors graduates of Northwest State Community College who have achieved recognized prominence in their career and have made significant contributions to their profession, community and the lives of others. Help us find the 2019 award recipients by nominating an NSCC graduate.

Learn more about the award and download the application. Nominations are due by March 31, 2019.

Resume Writing Workshops Available Throughout March

The NSCC Career Services office will be hosting several resume writing workshops throughout the month of March to help prepare students for the upcoming Job and Career Fair scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 in the NSCC Atrium.
 
All workshops will be held in C211.

March 5 12:15-12:50 p.m.
March 7  12:15-12:50 p.m.
March 18 5:00-5:40 p.m.
March 20 5:00-5:40 p.m.
March 26 12:15-12:50 p.m.
March 27 12:15-12:50 p.m.
March 28 12:15-12:50 p.m.

Board of Trustees Elects Officers

The Northwest State Community College Board of Trustees met in regular session on Friday, February 22 on the Archbold campus. As part of the meeting, the Board held its annual election for the positions of chair, vice chair and second vice chair. Laura Howell was elected to assume the duties as chair, replacing Jeff Erb. Joel Miller is now vice chair and Lisa McClure is the second vice chair. All officers will serve in these positions for the period of February 2019 through February 2020.

Erb nominated Howell to serve the College as chair, and he also offered a note of thanks and congratulations to Paul Siebenmorgen, who recently submitted his resignation/retirement to the Board. “We greatly admire and will miss Paul’s wisdom, expertise and leadership,” Erb noted.

Pictured left to right are Joel Miller, vice chair; Laura Howell, chair; Lisa McClure, second vice chair; and Dr. Michael Thomson, NSCC president.

As part of the Board meeting, Dr. Michael Thomson presented a restructuring of the NSCC cabinet, the senior leadership team, for consideration. Using a hybrid of the executive vice president (EVP) model, something NSCC has implemented with success in the past, Thomson recommended that Todd Hernandez be promoted to EVP. The move, which was approved by the Board, allows the College to increase its community engagement efforts, which will also benefit student recruitment, retention and success efforts throughout the College’s six-county service area.

“Our communities depend on us to help keep them strong. I am confident that working together, we can support our communities and provide NSCC a stable long-term future,” Thomson said.

In other Board action:

  • Appointed John Bridenbaugh as delegate and Sue Derck as alternate from the Board to serve on the governing board of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges
  • Approved the transfer of $300,000 in reserves in the unallocated fund balance to year-end reserves to support emergency and/or strategic expenses
  • Approved the 2019-2020 student fees
  • Approved the 2018-2019 revised budget
  • Approved miscellaneous employment contracts and three resignations
  • Approved the meeting dates for April 2019 through February 2020

NSCC Summer Stage Theatre Camp 2019

Join us for three days of theater fun! We will be working with ten-minute plays written by NSCC creative writing students. What will we do? Take those scripts and bring them to life through three days of writing, creating, directing and performing. The performances will be both recorded and edited for you to enjoy.

When: July 23, 24 & 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day
Where: Voniovich Auditorium at Northwest State Community College

The summer camp is $75 per person. Reserve your spot today!