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NCMC Foundation Announces Bill Ausmus Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant Recipients

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January 14, 2022

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Alicia Endicott with Dr. Susan Stull, Life Sciences Instructor
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Alicia Endicott with Jayne Meservey, Tutoring Center Coordinator
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North Central Missouri College Foundation announces the spring and fall 2021 recipients of the Bill Ausmus Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant. Projects receiving funding for the spring 2021 semester included Student Support Services Learn Science with Models and the Tutoring Center Better Snacks = Better Grades. The project awarded funding for the fall 2021 semester was the Science Department for Physics Equipment.

“To date, the Bill Ausmus Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant has awarded over $3500 to NCMC departments. The awarded applications may not have otherwise been funded without this grant opportunity for faculty and staff,” commented NCMC Director of Development Alicia Endicott. “Departmental needs and opportunities arise outside the regular budgeting schedule, and the NCMC Foundation in honor of Bill Ausmus can help those opportunities still be realized.”

The Bill Ausmus Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant is in honor and memory of Dean Emeritus Bill Ausmus. Bill joined Trenton Junior College in the fall of 1967. During his 20-year tenure, he wore many hats, including Head Basketball Coach (1967-1972), Athletic Director, Director of Student Personnel, Dean of College, and after the legal separation in 1986 from the Trenton R-IX School District, Assistant to President. When Bill retired in 1987, a fund was created to promote faculty/staff development at the college, and those funds have grown to allow a regular disbursement by the NCMC Foundation.

Grants are awarded during the fall and spring semesters to benefit programs and departments with equipment, programming, or staff development opportunities. Those interested in contributing to the Ausmus fund or have questions regarding the NCMC Foundation can contact NCMC Director of Development Alicia Endicott at 660-357-6403 or [email protected].

The NCMC Foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

For more information about the NCMC Foundation visit, www.ncmissouri.edu/foundation/.