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.