North Central State College Foundation
Opening Doors ... You're the Key
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Scholarships Awarded for 2012-2013 Academic Year
(JUNE 2012 media release) More than 100 scholarships for a total of $110,000 have been awarded by the North Central State College Foundation for the 2012-2013 academic year, announced Chriss Harris, the College Foundation’s executive director.
The scholarships for NC State include two named for the parents of the late Eleanor Searle Whitney McCollum, an international opera singer and philanthropist who was raised in Plymouth, Ohio. The Dr. George Searle Physical Therapy Assistant Scholarship has been presented to 2012 Clear Fork graduate Allyson Rosich, and the Bertha Fenner Searle RN Scholarship has been renewed a second year for North Central State nursing student Alyssa Brown of Plymouth.
In awarding the NC State scholarships, Harris said that she and her board members are thankful to those who have donated to the College Foundation’s scholarship fund as that support provides a life-long impact on the students who receive scholarships. “While the students benefit from our donors’ generosity, the students’ families, employers, and community also reap the benefits of well-educated students who graduate and obtain good jobs,” she said.
Other scholarships have been presented to the following new or current students of NC State: Amanda Adkins, Lana Allen, Christopher Atkins, Sharon Baker, Susan Banks, Brooke Barnett, Allan Beasley, Ryan Benfer, Jacob Berger, Richard Bishop, James Blackford, Danielle Boggs, Autumn Boutcher, Casey Britton, Nicole Brooks, Whitney Cadwallader, Olivia Carothers, Anthony Contrascere, Lindsay Craig, Caleb Danison, Jack Dennison, Mandy Drugan, Katelyn Edwards, Leegenya Evatt, Ifeoma Ezeji, Paulette Faulkner, Melissa Feeman,
Luke Foley, Aundrea Fox, Rajan Franklin, Michael Gadd, Sandra Geist, Paula Glasgo, Brian Glover, Cristen Green, Brandi Grogg, Melissa Hall, Monique Haven, April Herrold, Leanna Hershey, India Houston, Jessie Iams, Tierney Johnson, Kara Kapustar, Jonathan Kempf, Karen Kepple, Kevin Kestner, Shelly Kiser, Derek Kiser, Aryn Kissinger, Keith Kitchen, Jason Kitzmiller, Danielle Kovacs, Alexandra Leedy, Jaquie Leonheardt, Vanesa Leyda, Loana Linn, Aaron Long, Jessica Martin, Nahtanha Martin, Thomas Mauer, Deanna McClain, Hayley Meehan, Tyson Melton, Felicia Montero, Rachel Musick, Elizabeth Nester, Sumer Newsome, Michael Nichols,
Terry Patterson, Katie Payne, Kerstin Peterson, Shannon Petrie, Garrett Prise, Faith Rader, Erica Rich, Charles Richey, Audrey Ridenour, Shaela Rinehart, Natalie Rizzo, Allen Robertson, Simuel Robinson, Kayla Robinson, Nathan Rosich, Susan Schaaf, Matthew Schmidt, Lacey Shotwell, Daniel Simmons, Nicholas Staiger, Jeremiah Stone, Kelly Lynn Stratton, Melissa Strojek, Brian Strong, Nichole Taylor, Ian Templeton, Brittan Turner, Jill VonHasse, Rachelle Wade, Dulcey Wagner, Spencer Williams, Bradley Wolfenbarger, Valerie Yarger, Aubrey Young, and Amanda Zack.
College Foundation scholarship recipients and those who have donated to make the scholarships possible are invited to attend the College Foundation’s annual scholarship luncheon October 26 on the College’s Mansfield campus. Invitations will be mailed in early October.
The College Foundation’s scholarship deadline is March 1, 2013, for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Foundation Awards IN Fund Grants
(FEBRUARY 2012) The College Foundation has awarded nine Innovation Fund (IN Fund) grants totaling more than $35,000 for creative projects of faculty and staff members. A grant committee including College Foundation trustees, staff, and local business representatives recently selected the following for the 2012 IN Fund awards:
Electronic Tour Guide System for Kehoe, submitted by Lynn Damberger
Nanotechnology Materials for the Classroom, submitted by Ken Ekegren
Diversity Council (One World, One College, One Voice), submitted by Dr. Gregg Busch and Monica Durham
Training Academy, submitted by Doug Hanuscin, Ashley Benson, Anne Siefert, Margaret Puckett, Theresa VanDorn, and Julie Korbas
Directions Graduation Celebration, submitted by Bev Walker
Mechatronics Club, submitted by Randy Storms
Anatomy Class Learning System, submitted by Ann Davies
Math Boot Camp Visit Day, submitted by Tom Prendergast
Student Referral and Academic Alert System, submitted by Cathy Craig
Campaign Encourages Alums to Give Back
(DECEMBER 2011) Our Foundation is encouraging North Central State College alums to give back to the College where their career dreams became reality. Our state needs more college graduates to bolster the state's economy, and financial support to NC State now will help our community do its part.
In Ohio, more College graduates are needed to fill jobs in areas like manufacturing, business, and nursing. The percentage of college graduates who live in our state is below most states, and this is impacting Ohio business investment and job growth.
Enrollment and retention are keys to the success of our NC State students. And we're all about student success. Click on the green box to the left and learn how you can help!
Scholarship Students Speak at Foundation Luncheon
(NOVEMBER 2011) Scholarship recipients -- Alyssa Brown, Bertha Fenner Searle RN Scholarship; Kyle Keesey, Welsh News Scholarship; Dulcey Wagner, Gorman-Rupp (Corporate) Scholarship, and Michaela Zack, Regional Manufacturing Coalition Scholarship and Vetter Impact Award -- were speakers at the 12th annual College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon and Program on Oct. 28 in Kee Hall. Also on the agenda was Brittany Duewel, who has received College tutoring services for healthcare courses supported for the College Foundation by the Russell and Mary Gimbel Foundation.
More than 120 people, including donors and scholarship recipients, attended the function in Kee Hall. Decorated by event coordinator Gale Wagner with a Halloween flair, the luncheon was sponsored by Chuck Hahn of Cleveland Financial Group.
Fallerius Addition Opens for Students, Community
(NOVEMBER 2011) Fall quarter students are already taking advantage of the new $1.65 million addition on the Henry Fallerius Education Center, a Mansfield campus project completed this summer and funded by donors of the College Foundation.
The comfortable and colorful furnishings of the two-story addition are already popular with students who are reading, studying, resting, and texting between classes in the addition's Conard Commons. The common area of the addition has been named in memory of donors John and Pearl Conard.
For North Central State College, the addition provides a welcoming "front door" to the College as well as a super-sized classroom, community meeting room, and elevator system for the building.
If you'd like a tour of the new addition, please call the College Foundation office at 419-755-4753.
World-class Conference Center Planned for Kehoe
(NOVEMBER 2011) Our College is turning vision into reality, initiating plans for a full-service conference center that will add to the portfolio of regional business amenities and economic development assets.
"Currently, we cannot keep up with the demand for our College's existing classroom, meeting, and banquet spaces so being able to utilize unused space at the Kehoe Center in Shelby will be of great benefit to us," College President Donald Plotts told a community group recently. "Our new conference center will give us the ability to expand our educational offerings," he said.
The new conference center will be named the Ralph Phillips Conference Center in memory of the late Shelby, Ohio, philanthropist. The Phillips family has donated $750,000 toward the $2.5 million project. Once complete, the conference center will offer breakout rooms, trade show space, wireless Internet service, a functional business center with duplicating and fax service, and a 450-seat banquet and meeting facility for corporate training, seminars, awards' events, trade shows, and College course classes and programming.
The College Foundation is working with community leaders to raise the funds for this important regional initiative.
The North Central State College Foundation was founded 22 years ago as a non-profit corporation to raise money for student scholarships.
Today, our College Foundation's project raises as much as $165,000 annually for student scholarships and emergency aid, a capital campaign called has raised more than $4.5 million for facilities projects and entrepreneurial programming, and the College Foundation's has provided grants of nearly $100,000 for the creative, forward-thinking projects of the College's faculty and staff.
Founded in 2008 and administered by the College Foundation, thealready has more than 235 members who are supporting the new .
Our mission of support for North Central State College and its faculty, staff, and students remains constant as we continue to develop new and meaningful ways to expand resources as the College grows. An investment in our College is an investment in student success and the economic well being of our area communities. It's time to open more doors, and you are the key.
Your investments in the College Foundation are helping our College achieve its goals in establishing scholarships, supporting expansion of facilities, obtaining gifts of equipment and supplies for classroom use, and funding innovative programming for the development of north central Ohio’s future workforce.