Four Students Named to All-Ohio Academic Team

Four Northwest State Community College students have been named to the All-Ohio Academic Team. Abram Klopfenstein of Paulding was named to the All-Ohio Academic Second Team, placing him among the top twenty community college students in the state. Angel Dietrich of Napoleon, Donald Pinckney of Grelton and Elisha Roden of Montpelier were named to the All-Ohio Academic Third Team, placing them among the top thirty community college students in the state. The students were honored at a recognition luncheon on April 26 in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of Angel, Abram, Donald and Elisa,” said Lori Robison, vice president for academics at Northwest State. “They have set tremendous examples in the classroom and in their community.” Robison also praised NSCC faculty and staff for their ongoing contributions to student success.

Pictured at the luncheon from left to right: Janet Delcamp, dean of Allied Health, Business & Public Services Division; Dr. Tom Stuckey, former NSCC president; Abram Klopfenstein, All-Ohio Academic Second Team; and Lori Robison, vice president for academics.

Pictured at the luncheon from left to right: Janet Delcamp, dean of Allied Health, Business & Public Services Division; Dr. Tom Stuckey, former NSCC president; Abram Klopfenstein, All-Ohio Academic Second Team; and Lori Robison, vice president for academics.

Klopfenstein is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Cluster, Phi Theta Kappa, and Kappa Beta Delta and will graduate Summa Cum Laude in May with an Associate of Technical Studies in Crop and Soil Management.

Dietrich is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and will graduate Summa Cum Laude in May with an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education.

Pinckney is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and will graduate Magna Cum Laude in May with an Associate of Arts.

Roden is a member of Kappa Beta Delta, Phi Theta Kappa, and will graduate Magna Cum Laude in May with an Associate of Applied Business in Accounting.

Created in 1997, the All-Ohio Academic Team provides recognition to outstanding students in Ohio’s public two-year colleges.

Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the prize winners and those recognized for honorable mention!

First place prize: “Anew Epiphany” by Sterling Wisniewski
Second place prize: “Faith” by Sheila Worthington
Third place prize: Take the Sound of Laughter” by Emily Justice

Additionally, the judges have selected four judges’ pick honorable mentions:

Allen Berres selected “Grown Up Love” by Rebecca Grieser
Amy Drees selected “Left Standing Alone” by Marcy Hernandez
Melanie Dusseau selected “A wRiter’s Technique” by Teena Pinckney
Sherry Howard selected “Tree in the Mist” by Joshua Hathaway

Please join us for festivities to celebrate National Poetry Month, and to hear the award winning poems, beginning at 11:45 in Room C200 on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The student theater group, Spotlight, will kick off the reading, followed by the awarding of prizes and reading of the winners, a talk and reading from guest writer Dave Essinger, and an open mic event for the entire campus community. Get up and read a poem, an original or a favorite, or just sit back on your lunch break and celebrate the power of the poetry all around us.

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.

Express Advising & Registration Days Announced

New and returning students are invited to get set for summer and/or fall classes at an upcoming Express Advising & Registration Day. These events provide an opportunity for students to meet with an advisor, register for classes and learn more about student support services.

Check out the schedule and make an appointment by calling 419.267.1320 or emailing admissions@NorthwestState.edu.