The North Central Missouri College Scholarship Reception was held on April 25, 2018, in the Jeanette Hoffman Robison Auditorium at the Ketcham Community Center. This annual event is hosted by the North Central Missouri College Foundation and was co-sponsored this year by US Bank and PDQ Cleaning Services. The event not only highlighted NCMC Foundation scholarship recipients but all NCMC institutional scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 school year.
Mrs. Tammie Wiebers, NCMC Speech Instructor emceed the event which featured both student and donor speakers. Three scholarship recipients, Lance Chapman-Sophomore from St. Mary, MO, Jennifer Smith-Demsich-Sophomore from Trenton, MO and Mariah Fox-Freshman from Galt, MO, shared their backgrounds and how NCMC scholarships they received affected their education and lives.
Chapman shared his reasons for choosing NCMC, “I chose NCMC not just because of baseball, but it’s small town, and family-oriented vibe. I am forever grateful to NCMC for the opportunities that they have given me. This school and scholarship as allowed me to step out of my comfort zone by enhancing my leadership skills, it has made me more culturally aware, and the academics have challenged me to grow not only as a student but also as a lifelong learner.”
Smith-Demsich had a powerful message for her fellow students, “To the students, especially the non-traditional ones like myself. I would like to say: Do not let fear and uncertainty cloud your vision. North Central Missouri College provides the resources you need to succeed. It is okay to be afraid. It is okay to feel like the odd one out. It is okay to question your ability, but my friends, it is not okay to give up.”
Fox expressed her thanks to the scholarship donors, “I want to thank the foundation and generous donors for their continued support of students and North Central Missouri College. Several of you here probably attended NCMC. After attending you realized that you valued your time here and wanted to continue supporting the future students of NCMC. By doing this, you are not only helping myself be successful and debt free in college, but also the other students who are present here today.”
Eric Hauck spoke about his family’s scholarship established by his mother, Pat (Roda) Hauck-McWilliams, to honor his father, Phil Hauck, and grandparents, Carl & Louise Roda. Gary Black, NCMC Foundation Board Member and scholarship committee chair, spoke on behalf of David Schafer about the Evans-Schafer Scholarship. This family scholarship was established by David’s mother, Gladys (Evans) Schafer, to honor her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Evans and her late husband, Paul A. Schafer. Gary Dolan honored Charles and Virginia Holmes who are the namesakes of a scholarship funded by the Trenton Rotary Club. The scholarship was originally established as a memorial for Charles Holmes and later was redirected as a jointly named award for the Rotary Club.
“Over 240 students were recognized today for their hard work and dedication to their education in the form of receiving a NCMC scholarship”, commented Development Director Alicia Endicott. “Over $150,000 in scholarship funds were humbly awarded by the NCMC Foundation alone for the 2017-2018 school year. The generous support of many donors over the years is the reason why the Foundation is able to award this many scholarships. With continued donations to Gifts in Action and the NCMC Foundation Knowledge Fund this amount will continue to increase year after year.”
This event celebrated, honored and recognized those who are making a difference at NCMC by bringing together students, scholarship donors, alumni, friends, faculty and staff.
Save the Date
The NCMC Foundation Scholarship Reception will be held on March 13, 2019.
Gifts in Action
Continued support to our Gifts in Action scholarship campaign assures the growth of endowed scholarship funds, thereby allowing current students and generations of future students to pursue their educational dreams.
NCMC Foundation Knowledge Fund is our general scholarship fund that allows for a more diverse group of students to be eligible to receive a scholarship. Donations to the Knowledge Fund can be made in someone’s honor, memory or part of a yearly contribution. All donations to the Knowledge Fund are used for scholarships only, there are no administrative fees.