Monday, September 17, 2018

Taste the Nations 2018

Our first Taste the Nations celebration was held last week. 

The purpose of the event was to roll out our Global Passport Partners program to create cultural awareness, inclusiveness, and celebrate global understanding. Gifts from our Global Passport Partners will help create an International Student Scholarship Endowment to provide much needed financial assistance to bring international students to campus and a Student Travel Endowment provide opportunities for students travel internationally. 

This program supports our mission to be student centered and our strategic plan for innovation and distinction in the experiences students have while they attend NWC. 


Check out the video and pics from the event! 












Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Student Success

I received the following email last week. It made my day! 


Dear Dr. Hicswa,

I attended NWC for five semesters , summer 2016- spring 2018, preparing for entrance into medical school. Tomorrow, I finish my third week of med school and am quickly coming up on "weed out" week when three papers are due and we have seven tests.

I wanted to take a moment out of my insane schedule to let you know how proud I am to have come out of the NWC science program prepared and confident. I have just finished my second exam. Both tests this week were reviews for me. My fellow students come from all regions of the world and colleges large and small. I have to say, I feel like I am one of the most prepared in the class.

I want to call out Dr. Mat Osborne. He set me up profoundly well in Anatomy and Physiology. Even though they are separate classes here, I am leaps and bounds above anyone else in physiology, histology and embryology.

My sincere appreciation goes out to Dr. Monia Haselhorst and Dr. Osborne for teaching me how to meet the demands of high level classes. The skills they taught me have served me well already and will last a lifetime.

Dr. Jay Dickerson provided me with a fantastic microbiology background that I use nearly everyday. My chemistry and physics background is absolutely solid thanks to Dr. Michael Cuddy, Dr. Uko Udodong and Deepthi Amarasuriya.

I don't know how to emphasize it enough. The NWC science program provided me with a remarkable background to start medical school.

You and the board should be very proud of your department. You have incredibly well qualified, good teachers. Please give them all the support, accolades and resources you can. They deserve it.

With my sincerest regards,

Thea Marx


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Paint the Town Red 2018

Drawing hundreds from the community, our second annual Paint the Town Red event was a huge success!

It was great to see both new and returning students enjoying all that our vibrant community has to offer, as well as area residents welcoming them to a new school year.

Thank you to all who came downtown to participate and Paint the Town Red with us!

Check out these photos from Friday's fun.












Have a great week,
Stefani 


Friday, August 24, 2018

Kick Off Weekend Success

Our kick off weekend activities and move-in were a great success. Thanks to everyone who participated.

I have been talking to students this week. They are enjoying their classes and like their teachers. They appreciate how helpful everyone is and best of all - they are happy and smiling!





Have a great weekend!
Stefani 


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Anniversary Milestones

This week I celebrate my 5 year anniversary at Northwest College. My first day was July 15, 2013. We have done a lot in the last 5 years, but it seems to have gone really fast. When I first had children someone told us, "the days are long but the years are short." It aptly applies to a college presidency as well.

This is the summer of milestone anniversaries, as I will also celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday.

My lucky numbers must be 3 and 8. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket!

I hope you are creating lasting memories this summer and celebrating milestones of your own.

Cheers!


Stefani