Dean of Education at North Central Missouri College gives a presentation on “Higher Education Values” at the Rotary Meeting in Trenton
The dean of instruction at North Central Missouri College spoke at the Rotary Club of Trenton meeting on April 7and. Mitch Holder discussed the values of higher education and how NCMC can meet those needs.
Holder said the college prepares students for their “next step” once they leave NCMC, and the college does so affordably.
He shared his own story of how the NCMC enabled him to further his education once he graduated from high school. He will complete his doctorate in December.
Holder said he doubted he could have made it through college if he hadn’t started at NCMC. He said it allowed him to “find his way”.
Holder spoke of the three pillars the college focuses on: transfer readiness, career readiness, and skill building. He explained how each is reached through the degree and certificate programs offered.
Holder credited the administration for giving employees what they need to help students have a successful educational experience. He added that employees provide feedback to help students achieve their goals.
During the business meeting, Trenton Rotary President Brian Upton announced that the club was working out the details of possibly hosting an exchange student for the next school year. Host families are being sought, and at least three families would be needed. Families wishing to host a student can contact Upton or Scott Sharp.
An update was given on the Shoes for Orphan Souls project. The deadline for donating shoes has been extended to May 1st.
The goal is to collect 200 shoes. The shoes will be donated to the Shoes for Orphan Souls and Bright Futures Trenton shoe program.
Anyone wishing to donate shoes can contact Shoe Chair Diane Lowrey to have them picked up. Shoes can also be left with Chris Hoffman or Tom Witten at BTC Bank in Trenton.