Archbold, Ohio (10-3-22) – Northwest State Community College recently hosted its 2nd Annual Van Wert Golf Outing on Friday, September 16th at Hickory Sticks Golf Club in Van Wert. 96 participants enjoyed a fun day of golf, games and prizes, all in an effort to raise NSCC scholarship dollars for Paulding and Van Wert learners. In total, approximately $13,000 was raised as a result of the event.

Northwest State serves a six-county service area of Williams, Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding and Van Wert counties. Nearly 25% of the six-county population resides in Paulding and Van Wert counties. NSCC is making a dedicated effort to better serve learners in those two counties by purchasing a building in Van Wert which will serve as a full-service campus.

The money raised at the golf outing will go towards scholarships specifically for Paulding and Van Wert learners. NSCC awarded over $1 million on total Foundation scholarships in 2022, and is on track to award that much in spring 2023.

Robbin Wilcox, Executive Director of the NSCC Foundation

“Paulding and Van Wert learners will benefit from these scholarships, and from the generosity shown by the local communities at this golf outing.”

NSCC President Dr. Todd Hernandez also provided a brief update on the ongoing campus and service updates to the local communities, noting the College will begin a short-term lease on a retail store front in downtown Van Wert soon, and on-site learning in Van Wert will begin in January 2023 at a TBA location (during renovations at the Sycamore St. building.)

ABOUT THE NSCC FOUNDATION

The NSCC Foundation was established in 1978 to provide support for the students, people and programs of NSCC. For over 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. More information is available online at NorthwestState.edu/foundation.