February 18, 2021
Photo: Mr. Nolberto Rondon, Mrs. Maria Marte, Ms. Nairobi Marte, Mr. Nolberto Rondon Jr, Ms. Mabel Rondon, Mr. Yasser Rondon and Grandmother Mrs. Josefa Marte
Trenton, Missouri – The North Central Missouri College Student Senate has announced the NCMC Family of the Year which will be recognized on February 27, 2021, during Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day activities at the Ketchum Community Center. The 2020-21 NCMC Family of the Year is the Rondon family from the Dominican Republic. Mr. and Mrs. Rondon were nominated by their son Yasser who is currently a sophomore pitcher on the NCMC baseball team. Their oldest son, Nolberto, was also a pitcher for the Pirates from 2013-2015. The Rondon’s have two daughters, Nairobi and Mabel, as well.
“It is a privilege to honor the Rondon family as NCMC’s Family of the Year. Yasser’s parents have been married for 32 years and have made education a priority in the lives of their children“. As Yasser indicated, “Since we were kids our parents taught us the importance of values like respect, responsibility, solidarity and honesty, while also teaching us that our first main goal should be school.”
“The entire family have obtained college degrees or are working on advanced degrees with Yasser completing his first degree and continuing to seek a degree in Finance” commented Dr. Kristen Alley, Vice President of Student Affairs.
Recognition of the NCMC Family of the Year will take place between the Lady Pirates and Pirates basketball games on February 27, 2021. This is the third year for Homecoming returning to campus and the third year for a Family of the Year to be honored. “Yasser is involved on campus as a pitcher on the baseball team and a Resident Assistant in the residence halls. He has demonstrated a commitment to his education with an excellent GPA, appearing on the President’s List and Dean’s list in multiple semesters. Yasser and his brother Nolberto, have contributed to our NCMC community, providing leadership, sharing their culture, and serving as great examples of what it means to be an NCMC Pirate” added Dr. Alley. The Family of the Year award is sponsored by the NCMC Student Senate and NCMC Student Affairs; nominations were solicited from current students.
“Yasser and Nolberto are great examples of how NCMC students can thrive and grow on campus. Their family is such an important influence in their lives and how they have become the dedicated and hardworking men they are today. I applaud the entire Rondon family and thank them for the support and encouragement,” shares NCMC Head Baseball Coach Donnie Hillerman.
Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day activities will begin at 2pm with the Lady Pirates and then the Pirates competing against Metropolitan Community College. Additional activities include the NCMC Dance Wave performing during halftime of the Lady Pirates game and coronation during halftime for the Pirates game. Both games and all activities will be livestreamed at www.piratesdigitalmedia.com and on the NCMC Athletics Facebook page. For more information on the events happening on February 27th, please contact Alicia Endicott with the NCMC Alumni Association office at (660) 357-6403 or [email protected].