NCMC Alumni Association
One of the greatest things about the formation of an alumni association is being able to touch base with alumni and hear where their journey from NCMC has taken them. While Stephanie Paasch still resides in Missouri (Troy, Missouri) her dreams and career have traveled from one side of the spectrum to the other.
Stephanie grew up in the St. Louis, Missouri area and decided to attend NCMC because of her family. She says “I chose NCMC to move closer to my grandparents. It was a great experience to be so close to them. For the first time in my life, I had so many options to see them more than a few times a year!” After earning an Associate of Arts in Business Administration from NCMC in 1999, Stephanie transferred to Missouri Western State College (now Missouri Western State University) in St. Joseph, MO. While attending MWSU she earned a Bachelor of Science in Administration with a double major in Management and Marketing.
Stephanie, with her multiple business degrees in hand, worked for the next 18 years in management positions, banking – loans, and business development roles. Last year Stephanie decided it was time to leave the stress of hitting goals set for her by corporate and follow her dream of becoming an author. She currently is an author of children’s books and the owner of a small publishing house which helps “new authors take their idea and turn it into wonderful children’s stories.” Her debut series is called “The Adventures of Sparklepants.” Since making the decision to leave the corporate/business world behind, Stephanie says, “Now I have the freedom to conquer my own success and I set my own goals. I love the flexibility and creativity of my author career.”
Stephanie is married to her childhood sweetheart, Chad, and is a mother to Serrina, 16; Colby, 13; and Caitlyn, 10.
North Missouri and the Midwest is full of NCMC Alumni doing great things to benefit their communities and alumni Amy Chandler is no exception. Amy attended NCMC from 1993-1995 and was a Lady Pirate Softball player. Amy appreciates her time playing softball for the Pirates, “You are playing with the best of the best and most of my fondest memories from attending NCMC was playing softball or just hanging with the softball team.”
After earning her associates in applied science from NCMC Amy went on to finish her bachelor’s degree at Northwest Missouri State University in Advertising with a minor in Psychology. Amy has always had a good work ethic. During her time at NCMC, Amy maintained an 18 hour course load with her softball schedule and had a part-time job. Now as an American Family Insurance Agent in Bethany she can still wear many hats, including being the President of the Cainsville Community Betterment.
Cainsville, Missouri has a population of 278 and it became a Missouri Community Betterment Community over 15 years ago. The past 4 years Amy has been president and under her leadership progress continues.
Amy’s great-grandparents, grandparents and parents were from Cainsville and as people come and go, things change and some things get neglected and forgotten. Now a community of dozens of volunteers is helping to make sure Cainsville is not forgotten.
Amy outlines some of the recent projects of the Cainsville Community Betterment, “We have paid to have concrete dug up and new laid in front of some of the old buildings on the square. We helped convert the old Catholic church into a community building with the city council. We bought new playground equipment for the community building and the ball park and installed it at both locations. We still maintain the playground equipment for both locations, replacing items like swings if they get broken. We are currently restoring an old gas station on the square into a Cainsville History Museum. We are painting the buildings on the square to give them a face lift, as well as the playground equipment on the square. We are also working on a military wall that will be displayed on the front of our city hall building.”
When we asked Amy what has been the most rewarding part of the Cainsville Community Betterment she replied, “Giving back to my community. I love seeing other people in town joining together to make our little town a better place to live.”
NCMC’s current Student Senate had its early roots in 1920, as a student council at the high school. During the academic year 1925-1926, Trenton Junior College (TJC) elected its first college student president, Ivan Ebbe. Since that time TJC, now North Central Missouri College, has placed student leadership and engagement as central to campus life. Our Student Senate and numerous student organizations contribute to individual student development and create a connected campus community where students can continue to grow and learn outside of the classroom.
Student Senate officers lead on and off of the NCMC Campus. The Student Senate President serves as the face of NCMC to current and prospective students. Therefore, we need your help. Research has been done to compile the collective list of Student Senate Presidents from 1925 till now. If you served as Student Senate President and are not listed, if you can help fill in missing names, or you see any corrections that need to be made, please let us know! Contact Dr. Kristen Alley, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Us for an Open House
North Central Missouri College
Barton Farm Campus
96 SE 8th Ave, Trenton, MO
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Hoffman-Robbins Shelter House
Tours run every 15 minutes
1:15 pm – 2:30pm
Demonstrations held every 15 minutes
1:15pm – 2:30pm
Lager Laboratory of Plant and Energy Science
For questions please contact Alicia Endicott or Tricia Key
660-359-3948 ext. 1403/1415
Dress Code: casual with appropriate footwear
Distinguished Alumni Nominations
The North Central Missouri College Foundation annually recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves and NCMC in their professions or chosen endeavors with the Distinguished Alumni Award. Those selected to receive the award are honored at the celebration held annually. These individuals are selected by a committee from nominations submitted to the NCMC Foundation and the awards are presented to alumni who have made contributions to society through their profession or field of endeavor. All nominations will remain confidential. View Nomination Process to learn more about the process and nominate someone for the award.
Alumni Socials – TJC/NCMC Alumni
Who needs an excuse to reconnect with former classmates, teammates, or club members?
Have you lost touch with a specific group of former classmates? Would you like to see your former Ag Club members again? Did you bond during clinicals and want to know what everyone is doing now? Did you make your collegiate athlete start at NCMC and want to know where former teammates are?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then please help the NCMC Development Office coordinate an alumni social. We are looking for alumni and friends to help host alumni events around the 16 county service region. We can help with the planning, invitations and locating graduates and former students. Event space should allow for 15-30 people, food and drinks.
All NCMC graduates and former students are automatically members of the NCMC Alumni Association – no fees or dues are required, just the common bond of being TJC/NCMC Alumni. Having engaged and connected alumni will support the continued success of NCMC students.
The NCMC family is strong and growing! Pirate for Life!
We’re excited to announce the development of the NCMC Alumni Association!
All NCMC graduates and former students are automatically members of the NCMC Alumni Association – no fees or dues are required, just the common bond of being TJC/NCMC Alumni. There are more than 30,000 alumni in Missouri, the United States, around the world – and many more friends and devoted Pirates fans. The NCMC family is strong and growing!
Let the NCMC Alumni Association help you maintain a lifelong connection to the North Central Missouri College. NCMC Alumni are doing great things and going places. Share News About You and learn more about What’s New and What’s Ahead at NCMC. Re-connect with your alma mater and fellow alumni at one of our upcoming alumni events.
The NCMC Scholarship Reception will bring together scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, alumni, friends, faculty, and staff to celebrate those who are making a difference.
Traveling Pirates Tailgate
NCMC will be tailgating in Lot N on August 12th at Kauffman Stadium before the Cardinals vs. Royals game. No matter who you are cheering for during the I-70 Series reconnect as a Pirate first.
The Pirates Ball will honor the 2018 Class of Distinguished Alumni, Lead Gift Contributors, Voyage Fund donors, TJC/NCMC Alumni and all NCMC friends & family.
The NCMC Foundation was formed with alumni relations in mind. Please let Foundation members or NCMC Development staff know how we can better serve and reach our alumni family and friends.