Caleb Bounds, a student at North Central Missouri College, was honored for his selection to the All-Missouri Academic Team by the Missouri Community College Association. The honor is presented to the state’s top community college students. Bounds has a 4.0 grade point average and serves as a resident assistant. He has received the Board of Trustees and Heartland Touchstone Caregivers scholarships. He is vice president of fellowship for his campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter and is president of the Residence Hall Association. He is also a pitcher on the NCMC baseball team. He plans to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sports management. Pictured are, from left, NCMC President Dr. Neil Nuttall, MCCA Executive Director Zora Mulligan, Bounds and NCMC Advisor Coordinator Jenna Vandel.
Allison Gibson, a student at North Central Missouri College, was honored for her selection to the All-Missouri Academic Team by the Missouri Community College Association. The honor is presented to the state’s top community college students. Ms. Gibson came to NCMC to “start over” and says that starting college was the best decision she has ever made and the great gift she has given to herself. She has been named to the president’s honor roll while raising four children. She plans to transfer to Drake University after getting her degree at NCMC with plans to become a CPA. Pictured are, from left, MCCA Executive Director Zora Mulligan, NCMC President Dr. Neil Nuttall, Gibson and NCMC Advisor Coordinator Jenna Vandel.
North Central Missouri business instructor Sarah Bird was recognized with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Missouri Community College Association. The award is give to the top community college teachers in the state each year. The Excellence in Teaching Award includes a proclamation from Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Pictured are, from left, MCCA Executive Director Zora Mulligan, Mrs. Bird and NCMC President Dr. Neil Nuttall.
As part of the activities of a recent National TRiO Day, an North Central Missouri College Foundation Scholarship was awarded to student Trevon Jones from Kansas City. Jones’ name was drawn at random after the completion of a puzzle activity. This scholarship is from the foundation’s Knowledge Fund, which is an endowed composite scholarship fund. Also pictured is NCMC Development Director Teresa Cross.
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Five students at North Central Missouri College in Trenton were recently named recipients of the Lloyd and Margaret Ketcham Scholarship. Pictured are, from left, front row, Cassandra Mathern of Trenton, Makayla Moon of Kingston; back row, NCMC Deveopment Director Teresa Cross, Danessa Derry of Chillicothe, Jayde Coldiron of Dawn and Lane Aldrich of Excelsior Springs. The Lloyd and Margaret Ketcham Scholarship was established at NCMC by Mr. and Mrs. Ketcham in 1990. They were from Trenton and attended the college in the late 1920’s. They owned and operated Ketcham Oldsmobile in the Kansas City area for many years.
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Three more students at North Central Missouri College in Trenton recently received scholarships from the NCMC Foundation. Pictured are, from left, Austin Atkin from Garden City, (Alexander Scholarship); Aspen Taylor from Linton, IN (Jeanette Hoffman Robison Scholarship); and Jestin Tunze from St. Charles (Alexander Scholarship). The Willis Alexander and Jeanette Hoffman Robison scholarships are awarded annually through the college’s foundation. These endowed scholarships were established through the generosity of NCMC alumni and supporters in memory of these two former Trenton residents. Each award is for up to $350 per semester and they are renewable when certain guidelines are met.
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NCMC’s Nancy Berwanger finds herself surrounded by the William Penn University JV defense during Thursday night’s contest at the Ketcham Community Center. The Lady Pirates picked up a 103-63 win to improve their record to 7-12 on the season.
The North Central Missouri College Lady Pirates were at home Thursday night playing host to, and defeating, the William Penn University junior varsity.
The Lady Pirates rolled over the visitors from Iowa, winning 103-63 at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton.
The Lady Pirates grabbed control early and pulled away throughout the game en route to the victory.
Leading the charge for the Lady Pirates was Kayla Oetterer who tallied a double-double with 25 points and 16 rebounds. Brooke Parton followed with 24 points, Samone Redditt had 19 and Nancy Berwanger finished with 11.
“We really executed our transition game,” Lady Pirates’ Head Coach Jenni Croy said. “It was a fun game for our girls. They played really well together and knocked down shots. We went 28-of-30 from the free-throw line and that’s the best we have shot all year.”
With the win, the Lady Pirates improved to 7-12 on the season. NCMC returns to the court on Saturday for a women’s-men’s doubleheader with Penn Valley on the road in Kansas City. The women’s game tips off at 2 p.m. with the men to follow at 4 o’clock.
The North Central Missouri College basketball teams drew a split on the road Wednesday night against Southwestern Community College in Creston, IA. The Lady Pirates came from behind to pick up a 55-53 win, however, the men were on the receiving end of a come-from-behind win as Southwestern secured a 57-52 victory over the Pirates.
Things looked bleak for the Lady Pirates in the opening half as Southwestern raced out to a 27-18 lead in the first half. The Lady Pirates struggled from downtown in the first half, going 0-for-10 from the three-point line. Lexi Hope caught fire in the second, knocking down five three-pointers and spurring a North Central rally that culminated with a two-point win.
Hope led the Lady Pirates with 18 points and Kayla Oetterer posted a double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds. North Central also got six assists from Brooke Parton.
With the win, the Lady Pirates improved to 4-2 on the season.
The NCMC women will next be in action on Saturday, traveling to Moberly Community College. Tip time for the game is set for 2 p.m.
The North Central men found themselves down 10-2 early, but rallied behind a 21-4 run to take a 23-14 lead. The Pirates led 31-25 at the half. NCMC went cold from the field in the second half, however, as Southwestern rallied back to take control of the game. The Pirates had the deficit cut to two points with under two minutes left, but hit just one of their final nine shots and were two-for-six from the free throw line in that stretch, falling by five points.
Xavier Newson led NCMC with 21 points while Tyler Peterson added 13 and Jory Woodson finished with 11.
The loss dropped the Pirates to 4-3 on the season.
The NCMC men will look to bounce back this weekend, playing two games in Galesburg, IL. The Pirates will face Carl Sandburg College on Friday at 8 p.m. and Blackhawk West on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees took care of several personnel items during a special meeting at noon on Monday.
The board approved the employment of Sarah Williamson of Gilman City to fill a full-time cashier/financial aid position and the employment of Bonnie Yates of Moberly to fill the skill enrichment learning specialist with the MoHealth WINs grant program. The student services assistant position was also scheduled to be filled, however, the candidate has declined the job and human resources director Lee Ann Searcy said the job will be re-opened.
Two resignations were accepted, including Student Support Services tutor coordinator Sari Larson and advisor/A-Plus/testing coordinator Macey Tipton. The tutor coordinator position will not be re-filled due to sequestration cuts affecting the SSS. The board had the first reading of a policy manual change involving how vacation days are recorded. Administrative/Management/Professional staff would have vacation charged in one-half day increments while classified staff would be charged hourly.
President Dr. Neil Nuttall said that the recent 4 percent budget withholding ordered by Gov. Jay Nixon will affect NCMC to the tune of around $90,000. As a result, Dr. Nuttall said the college has suspended efforts in filling the new associate dean’s position as well as slowed spending of money used to match enhancement grant purchases.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the board is Tuesday, July 23 and will also include a board retreat prior to the meeting.
North Central Missouri College, including the Ketcham Community Center, will be closed on Thursday in observance of the July 4 holiday.
Offices and the KCC will be open for regular hours on Friday.
The North Central Missouri College Foundation has announced a new education scholarship established by local residents Carl and Gloria Carpenter in memory of their late son-in-law, Thomas Anthony, M.D.
Education was very important to Dr. Anthony. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York at Binghamton, and then graduated with honors from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Washington, a surgical oncology fellowship at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY and a master’s of science degree in epidemiology from the Harvard University School of Public Health.
At the time of his death, Dr. Anthony had just been appointed chief of surgery at the Boise VA Medical Center in Boise, ID. He had previously served as vice chairman and professor of surgery in the division of surgical oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine and chief of surgical service at the Veterans’ Administration North Texas Health Care System. Dr. Anthony was a well-respected teacher and mentor and had a passion for teaching. He trained a generation of surgeons, many of whom became close friends.
Education is also very important to Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter, whose careers were spent educating students. With degrees from Graceland University and Central Missouri State, the Carpenters taught in the Garden City, Warsaw and Windsor school districts before taking positions in Trenton. Carpenter was the principal at Adams Middle School for 25 years and Mrs. Carpenter was an NCMC English department faculty member and retired as the college’s dean of student services.
Understanding the need for financial assistance for prospective teachers, they have established the Thomas Anthony, M.D. Memorial Scholarship for NCMC students who are pursuing degrees in the field of education. This new endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to a second semester freshman or a sophomore student pursuing a degree in the field of education in the amount of $350 per semester.
Through the Thomas Anthony, M.D. Scholarship, the Carpenters will continue to help students.
“Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter are going to be able to positively impact the lives of NCMC students for years to come, and the recipients of this award will be able to continue the legacy of educating students of tomorrow,” NCMC Director of Development Teresa J. Cross said.
“Scholarships are a great way to remember and honor those individuals who have made a positive impact on your life, and we have been very pleased with the community’s response to our on-going Gifts in Action Scholarship Campaign,” she continued.
Persons can contact Ms. Cross at 660-359-3948, ext. 1403 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the Thomas Anthony, M.D. Scholarship or the scholarship campaign.