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Koepke named new Criminal Justice Program Coordinator/Instructor

North Central State College has hired David Koepke as program coordinator and instructor for the criminal justice program.  Koepke recently announced his retirement as Chief of Police from the Bucyrus Police Department after 31 years.

“It has been an enjoyable and rewarding career to serve the citizens of Bucyrus,” Koepke said during his announcement at the Bucyrus City Council meeting.  “This teaching position is a fantastic opportunity to continue the calling to serve in a new role in helping students realize their potential and provide a critical service to area communities.”

Koepke worked his way from patrol officer in 1989 to chief of police.  He has also served as an instructor of the Owens Community College Police Academy.  Koepke says he is most excited about joining NC State College because of the opportunity to guide students and prepare them for successful careers in criminal justice.  “One of the traits of a criminal justice professional is being a lifelong learner out of necessity as the issues they face are constantly evolving. Building positive relationships within and among partner organizations and the public is critical to being part of a strong organization and having career satisfaction.”

He cares most about the people he has served, an example of that is Operation HOPE, a program created through the police department. It is a police assisted addiction recovery initiative that helps people struggling with addiction and drug abuse connect with community resources.  Addiction is another problem cadets will face when they serve communities, and the success of that program within Bucyrus is another example of the great leadership Koepke can bestow on North Central State College students.

“Serving as a peace officer and in criminal justice is a calling to help others, work with people, build relationships, keep the peace, address community problems and work on solutions,” Koepke says.  “North Central State College police academy has an excellent reputation preparing area students for careers in law enforcement.”

Koepke is eager to transition to NC State College to begin a new chapter in his career.  He says he hopes to connect students with local law enforcement, “I look forward to networking with area chiefs and sheriffs in the region to encourage hiring North Central State College graduates and identifying future leaders of their departments that might consider continuing their education towards leadership by completing their associate degrees.”

He will join the staff at NC State College on August 13, 2020 and will be instructing three criminal justice courses in the fall semester.  He will work alongside Police Academy Commander Brad Copeland to become acclimated with the academy duties during the school year.

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Congratulations graduates. You did it!

Your college education didn’t end quite the way you expected. But then again, perhaps it did. You made it. You completed your program. You graduated. Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment.

As graduates you join thousands of NC State alumni who, during this time, are on the front lines working in healthcare, public service and as first responders. As you move into the world as a college graduate, my wish for you is that your education makes a difference in your life, as you make a difference in our community.

Changing lives and transforming communities is central to the mission of North Central State College. I look forward to the time we celebrate your graduation.

Well done one and all,

Dorey Diab, Ph.D.
President & CEO
North Central State College

Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction

NC State is the right college right now!

No matter your situation, NC State has a lot to offer during the current COVID-19 pandemic

Every student is unique, and at NC State we’re working hard to support our students as they continue working toward their goal of a college education. If you have any questions, contact admissions@ncstatecollege.edu.

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 classes are forming now.

    • College Credit Plus and College NOW provide college credit while still enrolled in high school
    • Successful CCP students are offered Tuition Freedom Scholarships
    • Tuition Freedom Scholarships are available for CCP students who meet the TFS guidelines. You could complete a certificate or associate degree tuition-free.
    • NC State offers CCP classes in more than 55 area high schools, online and in-person on our campus in Mansfield, Shelby and at the Crawford Success Center in Bucyrus.
    • The CCP credits you earn while in high school can save you thousands of dollars when you transfer to college after you graduate from high school.

    Click Here  for more information about College Credit Plus at NC State.

    • Don’t take a gap year. Often, students who step away from continuing their studies, have trouble regaining their educational momentum.
    • If your plans are changing during the current crisis, consider staying close to home, and earning quality, transferrable credits – at NC State at a fraction of the cost per credit hour compared to other colleges and universities.
    • We’re committed to helping you secure all the financial aid for which you qualify.
    • In addition to traditional financial aid, we are working to provide new awards for students pursuing short-term certificates and providing emergency funding through the NC State College Foundation and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from the federal government.
    • If you took College Credit Plus courses while in high school, you may qualify for a Tuition Freedom Scholarship from NC State – allowing you to earn a certificate or associate degree tuition-free.
    • NC State offers individualized service and support to every student.

    Click here for more  information about available programs and enrolling at NC State!

    • If you’ve been dreaming of a new career, now is the time to pursue that dream. The right certificate or degree can change your life for the better.
    • With more than 60 degrees and certificate programs available, you can update your skills or retrain for a new career.
    • We’re committed to helping you secure all the financial aid for which you qualify.
    • In addition to traditional financial aid, we are working to provide new awards for students pursuing short-term certificates and by providing emergency funding through the NC State College Foundation.

    For more information tailored to the needs of adult students, click here.

    If you would like more information about online learning, click here.

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NC State College Admissions Sessions

Now it’s time to plan for the next step in your education. Registration is open for both summer and fall semesters. Summer classes will continue using the distance-learning format. The full format for fall semester classes has not been decided. Summer is a great time to take a class or two, look ahead to fall, and make sure you are ready to continue your momentum toward your goals. If we can answer any questions or help you enroll for summer and fall, join us for our Admissions Session on Zoom with NC State College Recruiter April Gregory.  Register by choosing a date below.

No matter where you want to go, you can get there from here.

This online Zoom informational session with NC State Admissions representatives will provide details on:

  • Affordable tuition
  • Scholarship and grant opportunities to those who qualify
  • Transferable credits
  • Financial Aid process
  • Enrollment steps to become an NC State student

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CARES Act Emergency Grants FAQs

NC-CARES Emergency Grants Frequently Asked Questions

If you were enrolled in classes on March 16, 2020 and have current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, there is a good chance you are eligible to receive assistance. These funds were made available as the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). We have created the following opportunities related to this funding:

  • Spring degree and certificate graduates will receive a $200 check for their efforts.
  • Students who re-enroll in summer or fall can receive up to $1,200 on top of other financial aid.
  • Students with immediate basic needs may also request a special small grant by filling out a brief application. Please note these funds are limited, and we ask that students consider the weight of their needs before applying.

If you have any questions not answered below, please email nc-cares@ncstatecollege.edu, or call 419-755-4730.

  • These are emergency student grants from the federal stimulus CARES Act designated to assist students disrupted by the COVID crisis during spring term.

    • Paying tuition and fees.
    • Other living expenses such as food, housing, vehicle repair, course materials, technology, health care and childcare.

    • Students enrolled at NC State College as of March 16, 2020 in a major eligible for federal financial aid. The CARES Act requires these students be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program. College Credit Plus students are not eligible. Currently enrolled students must be making satisfactory academic progress in line with federal financial aid rules – including grades for spring term.
    • The student must have a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the college. Even if a current FAFSA is not on file, a student can still file a FAFSA for fall term. Note that an individual may first wish to check basic eligibility requirements for filing a FAFSA, which includes submission of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent credential.

    Finally, students that were enrolled as of March 16 in a designated fully online program are ineligible per the CARES Act rules. These students would have had a special designated advisor (Brad Dunmire of Casey Kelley) during spring term.

    • NC State does offer other avenues for assistance, though these are more limited than funds from the CARES Act. These include an emergency loaner laptop program, on-campus food program and a small emergency grant program run through the NC State Foundation. Further, NC State is working to develop additional scholarship assistance to persons impacted by the crisis – especially for certificates. We encourage all interested persons to inquire through nc-cares@ncstatecollege.edu even if they feel they do not qualify for CARES grants.

  • Most post high school students will be automatically eligible by virtue of having filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) – even if not awarded a Pell grant. The eligibility data required by CARES is part of that filing. Students enrolled in spring term that do not have a current FASFA on file are encouraged to complete a new one.

  • As long as a student has a last day of course attendance of March 16 or later, and maintains satisfactory academic progress, withdrawal should not impact their ability to take part. However, they would still need to re-enroll for summer and/or fall terms.

    • Spring degree and certificate graduates (financial aid eligible programs only) will receive a $200 payment. This will include spring petitioners whose graduation was delayed until summer due to inability to complete clinical or practicum courses. Certificate graduates had to have been majoring in their certificate, and not a related degree.
    • Post high school students from spring term who enroll in summer or fall will receive an automatic formula distribution based on their enrollment and Pell eligibility. This distribution will be in addition to other financial aid or scholarships. Course attendance will be verified over the first portion of the term, after which students will receive the payment. Students can only receive this stipend once, even if they attend both summer and fall. The majority of CARES funds have been directed to this formula distribution.

    Distribution Formula

    How the funds will be disbursed

    Term Enrollment Level: Full-Time (greater than or equal to 12 credits)
    Pell Eligible: $1,200
    Not Pell Eligible: $800
    Term Enrollment Level: Three-quarter (7-11 credits)
    Pell Eligible: $1,000
    Not Pell Eligible: $600
    Term Enrollment Level: Half-time (6 credits)
    Pell Eligible: $800
    Not Pell Eligible: $400
    Term Enrollment Level: Less than half (less than 6 credits)
    Pell Eligible: $600
    Not Pell Eligible: $200
    • A smaller amount of CARES funds have been set aside as a small emergency grant for basic needs for students enrolled in spring who continue onto summer and fall. Students are asked to fill out an application and take part in a short meeting to help best meet their needs. Students can receive both a small discretionary grant and the formula distribution, though the amount of discretionary grants is limited.

  • Payments to spring graduates will be processed prior to ending of the term. Students receiving the formula award must maintain enrollment through the first part of their terms to qualify. For the discretionary grant, students must be enrolled or at least registered for summer or fall terms.

  • To maximize this award for the greatest number of people, we ask that requests be reasonable.

  • NC State has made the policy decision to allocate the majority of CARES Act funds to the formula distributions for summer and fall. Therefore, we have allocated approximately $40,000 toward small discretionary grants to meet immediate basic needs prior to the start of summer or fall terms. We ask that students weigh their needs versus those of others when considering these special requests. Further, students in NC State’s TRiO Student Support Services program are asked to first access emergency grants available through that program.

    • Yes, if you choose too. NC State is developing a form that will allow students to indicate the intention to apply all or part of the grant to tuition. This will soon be available online.
    • As noted earlier, the formula grant is not disbursed until after the start of the term. However, NC State is willing to discuss flexibility to holding fall registrations past the standard cancellation deadline for students that wish to apply their formula grant. Students must contact the NC State cashier’s office at 419-755-4722 or cashier@ncstatecollege.edu to make arrangements for payment plans.

    • Spring graduate petitioners eligible for the $200 award will have checks mailed to their home address.
    • Discretionary grant requests will be processed as soon as possible. To speed the request, the application provides options to set up the short telephone or Zoom meeting to best determine needs and additional supports. Please note that as NC State employees are working from home this summer, checks are run once a week.
    • Formula grants for enrolled students in summer and fall will be disbursed in the first half of the semester once attendance patterns have been verified. Since awards are partly based on level of credit hours, it is important for students to maintain enrollment and participation in their classes to avoid being dropped.
    • While the NC State campus is closed, checks will be mailed to a student’s address of record.

  • The Internal Revenue Service has provided information for students who receive money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Recovery Act (CARES Act) program to assist students with expenses incurred as a result of the CORVID-19 closure of the college. For more information, click here.

  • May 8, 2020

    To: All NC State Students (post high school) enrolled for the Spring 2020 Semester

    From: Dr. Dorey Diab, President and CEO

    Re: Announcement of CARES Act funding for NC State Students

    Congratulations on the successful completion of your studies for Spring 2020. It was certainly an unprecedented term in many ways, and I am proud of you for adapting and maintaining your commitment to your education.

    As you finish finals this week, we are finalizing the plans for disbursing emergency grants provided to our students in the COVID-19 Stimulus Package approved by the federal government. These funds were made available as the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). If you were enrolled in classes on March 16, 2020 and have current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, there is a good chance you are eligible to receive assistance. We have created the following opportunities related to this funding:

    • Spring degree and certificate graduates will receive a $200 check for their efforts.
    • Students who re-enroll in summer or fall can receive up to $1,200 on top of other financial aid.
    • Students with immediate basic needs may also request a special small grant by filling out a brief application. Please note these funds are limited, and we ask that students consider the weight of their needs before applying.

    We invite you to visit our website to review the Frequently Asked Questions about the CARES Act which explain all of the details of the distribution of funds. Funds can be used for a variety of living expenses, including payment of tuition and fees. We would be happy to help you align a portion of your CARES Act award to continue your education, including summer term that starts May 20th. Finally, you can still file a FASFA to become eligible for CARES grants – regardless of whether you qualify for a Pell grant.

    In closing, welcome to your summer break. Our faculty and staff will continue working remotely and doing all we can to meet your needs. We are planning to provide lab and clinical experiences required for students as the summer begins. And we have tentative plans to provide some in-person classes this fall (as allowed by the state of Ohio). Many students are telling us they are becoming more comfortable with distance learning and the flexibility it provides.

    I encourage you to continue believing in yourself, believing in your dream of a college education and a better life, and most importantly, to continue working during these current challenging times. The effort you invest today will prepare you for a brighter future – and I believe that future will be here very soon.

    I am proud of you all, and look forward to seeing on campus very soon!

    Well done one and all,

    Dorey Diab, Ph.D.

    President & CEO

    North Central State College

    Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction

Life Experience Leads to Passion

Through her life experience, Meri Etzwiler found her passion.  She wants to be able to make a difference in others’ lives who may be struggling.  Etzwiler is a human and social work services student at North Central State College.  “I want a career where I can see that I matter to people,” she explains.  “I want to see people improving with smiles on their faces and help make a difference.  It’s important to me.”

Etzwiler has struggled with mental health issues, including substance use disorder, since she was a teenager.  She experienced a lot of tragedy, including the death of her sister.  She felt her life was spinning out of control and began using alcohol as a coping mechanism.  “I never learned any positive coping skills, that is where things hurt me in my life.  I didn’t know how to deal with stress and trauma,” Etzwiler says.  Now in her 40’s, she wants to help people learn that help is available.  That’s why she chose to study human and social work services.  “I want people to know they are not alone.”

Human and social work services is a profession that focuses on helping children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of needs, such as mental health, substance abuse, physical disabilities, and more.  Graduates with an associate degree can be certified as an assistant social worker through the state of Ohio.

Etzwiler tried college several other times before finally finding her place at North Central State College.  While visiting the college as a job shadow with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, I stopped in the TRiO office.  “I didn’t know programs like that existed for students, especially students like me.  It made me realize that if there is this kind of support here I could go back to school and I can graduate.”

The TRiO Student Support Services program provides a variety of educational support services for first-generation students, low-income and/or students with disabilities.  The purpose of the program is to increase college retention, graduation and transfer rates for eligible members.

“I have been through a lot on my own and I have always been able to relate to counselors and social workers who helped me through tough times,” Etzwiler says.  “I know there are some challenges where I will have to be able to separate my experiences from the experiences of my clients.  I feel like those life lessons have helped me empathize and understand what others may be going through.  I know the difficulties people face.  But I know I can’t solely rely on my experiences, that’s why it’s incredibly important to get the education so I can help others in the right way.”

She says she feels comfortable talking to others as a peer but she is looking forward to learning more about the technical side of social work and human services.  She wants to learn as much as she can about being a professional clinician and to work as a member of the treatment team.

“I have two main instructors that are in human and social work services department, Molly McCue and Christine Lynch.  I consider them to be the utmost professionals and I feel fortunate that I get to learn from them,” she says.  “I feel like after I finish my studies, I can contact them and ask for guidance and advice.”

Etzwiler will graduate in the spring of 2021.  She is currently working on completing her chemical dependency course and will be eligible to get a certification for a chemical dependency counseling assistant.  She is planning on continuing her education following obtaining her associate degree.  “I am excited about getting into the field and making as much of an impact as I possibly can on others’ lives.”

Student FAQs Coronavirus

College operations and facility precautionary measures

If you do not have access to the internet or technology outside of the college, you will need to contact your instructors.  Additional arrangements will be made for you to be able to complete your assignments such as packets prepared with assignments, exhibits, lecture notes, etc.

  • We have decided to curtail holding face to face classes beginning Monday, March 23. This means we transition to Canvas (learning management system), Zoom (video conferencing system) and other electronic formats.

  • If you have limited access to a computer or internet outside the college, contact your instructor and ask for alternative delivery of your course content.

  • March 24, 2020 — Following Governor Dewine’s directive, all offices and buildings are closed until further notice. If you require access to a building, contact the following individuals:

    Kehoe Center – Greg Timberlake 419-755-4740

    Health Sciences – Kelly Gray 419-755-4823

    Fallerius – Deb Hysell 419-755-4894

    Byron Kee – Tom Prendergast 419-755-4712

    Crawford Success Center – Amanda Sheets 419-755-9041

Classes and Academics

  • If you have not used Canvas widely, then now is the time to get more familiar with the tool as it is likely to be where most remote instruction takes place. Help documents and other tools are available at this NC State resource link.

  • Chromebook does not allow the full version of Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)  to download like other devices.

    For newer Chromebooks, you can use the Chrome Web Store to download the Offie 365 app and you can sign in with your NC State Office 365 login.

    The instructions can be found by clicking here.

    How to install and run Microsoft Office on a Chromebook – Office Support, opens in a new window How to install and run Microsoft Office on a Chromebook. If your Chromebook uses the Chrome Web Store, you can install Office to create, edit, and collaborate on your files using Office for the web in your browser, or install the Office mobile apps through the Google Play Store. support.office.com

    Older versions of Chromebooks might not have this option.

  • At this time we do not know. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide e-mail updates.

  • As the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis continues, we have decided to cancel all clinical/practicum/directed practice rotations until further notice. This decision has been made to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to work to develop distance options that allow students to meet their educational goals.

  • Unfortunately, the Graduation Ceremony scheduled for May 8, 2020 has been postponed. A survey was sent to all students who were eligible to graduate. The survey showed a strong ddesire to have the ceremony rescheduled. The College will work on updating plans for Graduation as soon as the current emergency situation allows.

  • Yes. Students at ALL North Central State College buildings will follow the distance learning format, including the Kehoe Center and the Crawford Success Center.

Travel and Self-quarantine

  • Yes.  You also are asked to disclose whether you or a household member have recently traveled on a cruise ship or airplane.  We have a questionnaire for you to fill out.  You can find the questionnaire at https://ncstatecollege.edu/coronavirus-response/. If you disclose, do not return to campus until you have been contacted by an NC State staff member.

College Credit Plus

  • For CCP classes held at the high schools, taught by high school faculty, NC State will follow your district’s operating decisions for these sections, and support the faculty and students accordingly. Where NC State provides adjunct faculty to teach a course based at the high school, please stay in contact with your instructor to understand any modifications to the course for online access.

  • Will NC State still provide Accuplacer testing for students that wish to qualify for CCP?

    Update as of 4/6/20:

    1. For ACCUPLACER, NCSC is offering remote testing options. Please click here (PDF), opens in a new window, opens in a new window to review Important Testing Information prior to scheduling your ACCUPLACER.

    To schedule your remote testing appointment, please complete the form linked here: https://northcentralstatecollege.wufoo.com/forms/ncsc-accuplacer-placement-test-registration/, opens in a new window You will receive an email with confirmation of your appointment from ckelley@ncstatecollege.edu, opens in a new window.

    2. Additionally, House Bill 197, signed on March 27, 2020 by Governor DeWine, allows for the following modification to CCP Student Eligibility requirements for Summer or Fall 2020 enrollment:

    For Summer and Fall terms 2020:

    · In order to meet student eligibility requirements, a student shall have an overall high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, if that prospective College Credit Plus (CCP) student has not had the opportunity to complete an assessment exam due to this emergency. For more information, please visit the Ohio Higher Ed, opens in a new window website.

    3. Some college courses will require higher placement scores for enrollment, beyond what will establish CCP Eligibility for a student. Please keep this in mind and plan accordingly for the ACT or ACCUPLACER. Placement questions? Refer to this document, opens in a new window or email cbash@ncstatecollege.edu

    · For Fall semester enrollment, NCSC’s CCP testing/test receipt deadline is July 30th.

    · With the cancellation of the April ACT, NCSC will also accept the June ACT scores for Fall semester enrollment.

    · For Summer semester enrollment, NCSC’s CCP testing/test receipt deadline is April 30th.

    · *If your high school has advised you of an earlier testing deadline, so as to coordinate with your high school scheduling requirements and deadlines, please let us know and we will work to accommodate your ACCUPLACER request.

    4. For students attending a nonpublic or home school, who need ACCUPLACER to be admitted to NCSC for your CCP Funding Application through OH|ID, the state deadline for your CCP Funding Application has been extended to May 1 at 5pm.

    · Please let us know if we can accommodate your ACCUPLACER request, or issue you a conditional letter for your funding application: cbash@ncstatecollege.edu.

    5. Prepare for ACCUPLACER and preview sample tests on the Accuplacer website, opens in a new window.

    · CCP Students will be offered the following test sections with NCSC:

    – Reading

    – WritePlacer

    – Advanced Algebra & Functions

    *We are aware this situation is beyond the students’ control, and will support students in all manners possible.

  • Does a CCP student need to reapply to the college every year?
    • If a CCP student enrolled in a NCSC course during the current academic year, they do not need to reapply to NCSC for CCP.
    • If a student applied for CCP at NCSC, but did not enroll in coursework through NCSC, then the student’s application would expire after the year. This student would need to reapply to NCSC for CCP.

    When does a student interested in CCP need to apply to NCSC?

    Submit your online CCP application to NCSC by the semester deadline. Visit: https://ncstatecollege.edu/ccp/

    • To begin your classes in the Summer semester, submit by April 1
    • To begin your classes in the Fall semester, submit by June 1
    • To begin your classes in the Spring semester, submit by November 1

    Where can I check my CCP admission status?

    You can monitor your CCP admission status by logging into your Admissions account with NCSC.

    What is required for CCP Admission at NCSC?

    Admission will be based upon receipt of your secondary school transcript as well as qualifying test scores. For testing options and deadlines, please visit the College Credit Plus ACCUPLACER section of these FAQs.

    • For deadlines on Transcript receipt and Testing by semester, Click Here.

    Do I need to submit an Intent to Participate Form to my school counselor or principal every year?

    Yes. The annual deadline for this is April 1.

    (Update as of 3/27/20) For CCP Participation in the 2020-21 school year, the state deadline has been extended to May 1. Please visit https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp/students-families, opens in a new window for more information.

    Does NCSC need a copy of my Intent to Participate form?

    No, this form is only submitted to your school counselor or principal.

    Where can I find an Intent to Participate Form to submit to my school counselor or Principal?

    • Your school counselor may have this form available on your school’s website. · A general Intent to Participate Form is available here: Public School Students Intent Form – Public school students can simply fill out and give this form to their school counselor or principal.
    • Homeschool & Nonpublic School Students – Please note that starting in 2020, the Intent to Participate Form will be part of the funding application. There will be no separate paper form.

    (Update as of 3/27/20) The CCP Funding Request deadline, for 2020-21 school year, has been extended to May 1. Please visit: https://www.ohiohighered.org/ccp/students-families, opens in a new window for more information.

    CCP Advising and Course Registration Questions (Update as of 3/24/20)

    For current CCP Students, who have taken a CCP class at a NCSC campus or online (and who have previously complete CCP Orientation at NCSC’s main campus):

    • You may log into MyNC to plan your requested courses for Summer or Fall 2020 semesters. Once planned, your CCP advisor must approve the course request.
      • To have your course plan approved, go to the Advising tab and select ‘Request Review’
    • Summer course registration for this group of students opens on 03/27/20

    For newly admitted CCP Students, who are seeking to enroll in courses that will meet at a NCSC campus or online, and currently enrolled CCP students, who have not yet taken a course at a NCSC campus or online:

    • You will need to meet with a CCP advisor for your academic advising and also to schedule your CCP Orientation
      • This can be done via Zoom or phone at this time.
      • Please reach out via email to make arrangements sgeorge@ncstatecollege.edu or cbash@ncstatecollege.edu
    • We are also moving CCP Orientation to an online format, which will temporarily replace the campus-based format that is required before a CCP student can enroll in an on-campus or online course. More information will be made available during your CCP advising meeting.

  • Please click here (PDF), opens in a new window to review this family guide on the recent changes to CCP, and what it mean for students. (Released 4/6/20 by Ohio Department of Education/Ohio Department of Higher Education)

Student services (including CCP)

  • In order to ensure the health and safety of our campus community, all student services have been moved to an online format. These include: Advising, Career Development, Disability Services, and Testing. Students can schedule an appointment for these services by calling the Student Success Center at 419-755-4536. When leaving a message, please provide your name, student ID# and a phone number to return your call.

  • NC State tutoring will be available in an online format through Zoom until campus operations resume. In addition to live support via Zoom, students can also access a library of tutoring resources.

  • If you are new to NC State, you will register for classes after completing an online orientation.  If you are a continuing student, you can still register through the Academic Planning and Registration tool or the EllucianGo Mobile app.

     

Events

  • ALL events through the end of March and the beginning of April have been canceled.  However, you are advised to call ahead to the event organizer if you have any questions. An update can be found on the campus calendar.

  • In light of recent global events, we are moving our Preview Nights online for one day, April 2 at 3:00 p.m. We will be live on both Facebook to answer your questions about our programs including.

Notifications and communication

  • We ask that all questions be directed to coronainfo@ncstatecollege.edu. We will respond and potentially add the question to this FAQ list.

  • We will provide and archive daily updates through the college’s Coronavirus Response website. Given the rapidly evolving situation with the virus, we recommend students monitor this site. When deemed ciritcal, we will also send updates via text and e-mail.

Impact on Financial Aid and Student Workers

  • If you are a current FWS student,  please reach out to your supervisor.

Child Development Center

  • March 21, 2020 – To protect the children we serve, their families, and our employees from the spread of Coronavirus/CORVID-19, the Child Development Center will close at the end of the day on Monday, March 23, 2020. The teaching staff from the center will be reaching out to families twice a week until the pandemic is over and the CDC can reopen.

Disability Services

  • It is very important that you discuss your accommodation needs with your instructor. Your instructor will work with you to make sure that you have access to course materials and content. If you receive extended time for tests, your instructor will work with you to meet this need. You can also contact Doug Heestand, Office of Specialized Support Services (Disability Services), at dheestand@ncstatecollege.edu or by calling 419-755-4727 for help.

  • No. Most likely it will not be necessary for you to come to campus for proctored tests/exams. Some instructors may opt for alternative assessments which would not require exam accommodations. Please speak with your instructor regarding your accommodation needs.

  • If you are not currently registered with the office, contact Doug Heestand at dheestand@ncstatecollege.edu.

Campus Bookstore

  • The Campus Bookstore is closed until the College reopens following the Coronavirus pandemic. There are instructions in the question below if you have rented books to return. If you need books, you can order them online at www.ncsc-osushop.com.

    Our website is open to purchase  Summer textbooks at www.ncsc-osushop.com, opens in a new window

    Students with any questions can email the manager of the bookstore at 0196mgr@follett.com, opens in a new window

  • April 14, 2020 – Rented books will have an extended due date for Spring term that were originally due May 11,  2020.  Please see the email that was sent to your rental account to verify that new due date.

    Rented books can be left inside the front door of the Campus Bookstore in a bag with your name and Your phone number that you used to rent it so I can identify your account. You can also send it in free with the postage paid label that is linked to your rental account (look at you rental email account). The return date has been extended. Please contact Carla at 419-747-5401 with any questions between 9-1 Monday-Thursday.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

  • Person-to-person spread

    The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

    These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

    Can someone spread the virus without being sick?
    • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
    • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

    Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

    It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

    How easily the virus spreads
    How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.

    The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas.

    Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

    Credit: Center for Disease Control

  • Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

    The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath

    If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face

    *This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

    Credit: Center for Disease Control

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

    The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
    These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

    Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.
    Take steps to protect yourself

    Clean your hands often
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    Avoid close contact
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
    Take steps to protect others

    Stay home if you’re sick
    • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

    Cover coughs and sneezes
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash.
    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    Wear a facemask if you are sick
    • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
    • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

    Clean and disinfect
    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

    Credit: Center for Disease Control

NC State COVID-19 Response

May 4, 2020

Finally, it’s finals week. May the fourth be with you!

You made it. I am so incredibly proud of you. You have overcome so many obstacles to complete spring semester. Well done.

If you have completed your program, this Friday would have been your graduation ceremony, one of my favorite days of the year. Our administrative team is working on plans now to reschedule the graduation ceremony. It’s imperative that we honor the governor’s closing order, maintain social distancing and accommodate the pandemic safety precautions.

As graduates you join thousands of NC State alumni who, during this time, are on the front lines working in healthcare, public service and as first responders. We are so proud of them all. Like you, they earned an education that is making a difference in their lives, as they serve the needs of so many throughout our community.

If you have additional studies to complete, sign up for summer and fall classes before you leave for the summer break. Most classes will continue to be taught in the distance-learning format this summer. We are developing plans to accommodate students needing lab and practicum hours. Your instructor and dean should be in contact with you to arrange how these can be completed.

In closing, whether you are planning to return this summer or this fall, transfer your credits to another institution or enter the workforce and practice your new profession, be proud of your time here at NC State. Just as I am proud of you.

I look back with appreciation for your persistence and all that we have overcome this spring; and I look forward with hope. We have accomplished so much together. We have not allowed the current crisis to derail your education. Learning to work together effectively may be one of the greatest outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Well done one and all,

Dorey Diab, Ph.D.

President & CEO

North Central State College

Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction

April 28, 2020

Dear students,

Throughout the required shift to distance learning, I have heard consistently from your instructors, our staff and my leadership team how well you have adapted, how hard you have worked, and how dedicated you are to continuing your education. I am so proud of you.

Congratulations to the class of 2020

As we await the reopening plan that Governor DeWine and his team are finalizing, we look forward to finishing the spring semester. For many, we offer congratulations on the completion of your degree. I wish I could welcome you to the stage next Friday and present you with your diplomas. Please know that we are working on rescheduling that event, pending approval from the Governor on large gatherings, and will contact you as soon as we have secured a suitable time, location and plan to provide a safe graduation ceremony for everyone.

Don’t give up on your dream of a college education and a better quality of life

If you are a continuing student, now is the time to finalize your plan for summer and fall enrollment. We will make it through this current emergency and we will continue to do everything possible to not allow this crisis to inhibit the pursuit of your educational goals. If you have questions, reach out to your advisor, a faculty member or student services for additional information.

We continue waiting on guidelines to distribute the CARES Act funds

We are waiting the federal approval of the amount of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds that will be made available to NC State students. There is a tentative plan and process ready to be implemented once we get the go ahead. Please watch your email for more information on how and when to apply for CARES Act funding.

This spring will be remembered for a long time. I will remember how everyone rose to the challenges as they were presented, and how we came together to meet the diverse needs of our students. I end this letter in the same way I began – sharing the pride I feel for your efforts and for your accomplishments.

Well done one and all,

Dorey Diab, Ph.D.

President & CEO

North Central State College

Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction

April 20, 2020

Dear students,

As we begin our fifth week of distance learning, you may have heard Governor Dewine’s announcement that the State of Ohio is planning for the gradual reopening of businesses starting on May 1. This is possible because of everyone’s efforts to flattening the curve and minimizing the impact on our health systems. The objective of the stricter guidelines is to lessen the potential future resurgence of COVID-19.

This week, your instructors will be sharing this message with you. I hope you will think about the effort you have given, and the dreams you had when you began your education. I believe in each and every one of you and encourage you to continue your education.

Spring to Summer to Fall to Success

Thank you for your effort this spring. A lot has changed, and the transition to online learning was a challenge for everyone. We’re proud of the way you met this challenge.

Now it’s time to plan for the next step in your education. Registration is open for both summer and fall semesters. Summer classes will continue using the distance-learning format. The full format for fall semester classes has not been decided. Summer is a great time to take a class or two, look ahead to fall, and make sure you are ready to continue your momentum toward your goals. If we can answer any questions or help you enroll for summer and fall, contact your adviser, or admissions, for more information today.

No matter where you want to go, you can get there from here.

CARES Act monies will be available soon

We are waiting to hear when the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds will be available. We are working now to plan on ways we will be able to provide access to the funds to meet the needs of our students. We will provide more information as soon as it is available.

As a closing note, our primary goals remain to ensure your safety, and to do everything we can to help you be successful. Keep up the great work.

With appreciation,

Dorey Diab, Ph.D.

President & CEO

North Central State College

Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction

April 13, 2020

Do you need computer time and printing to finish your course work?

Welcome to mid-April, it is hard to believe that there are just a couple weeks of classes to go and then finals week. As you continue working to complete your studies, we want to make sure you have every support we can provide to help you be successful in your current classes, and prepare you for the next step in your studies.

The questionnaire to review any challenges you are having is still available by clicking here.

In addition, we’ve heard that many students are in need of some computer time and printing to complete their course work. Barb Keener is going to provide access to the computer lab in Fallerius beginning this week. To maintain the safety of everyone, you must schedule in advance for this service. Barb will schedule a day and time for you to complete your work in the lab. Email bkeener@ncstatecollege.edu and include approximately how much time you will need to complete your work.

I’m proud of the work you are doing to complete your work, and I’m proud of every employee and instructor for stepping up to help you succeed in new ways this semester. None of us envisioned the turns that this spring semester would take. It looks like we will finish the semester using distance learning, and continue it throughout the summer.

If we continue our efforts throughout the end of this crisis, we will all succeed. You’ll be able to look at the education you’ve earned through your hard work and persistence, and we’ll be able to say that we did everything we could to help make it happen.

Stay hopeful, healthy, resilient and safe,

Dorey Diab, Ph.D.

President and C.E.O.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Dear students of North Central State College,

We’re settling in, hunkering down and making a difference – both with, and for, YOU!

Week three is underway and we continue to hear examples of students who are excelling in their studies; and faculty and staff who are helping students overcome their unique struggles. Last week we sent a questionnaire to every student asking them to share any difficulties they are having. We received 131 responses so far, and we’ve connected with every respondent to assist them in overcoming their challenges.

The key for us is that we did not hear from nearly 3,000 students. We hope they are getting along well. But there is a lot of ground to cover to complete the spring 2020 semester. If anything changes, or if new challenges pop up – reach out. We will respond and do our best to find a solution that meets your needs. The questionnaire is available at https://ncstatecollege.edu/distance-learning-questionnaire/.

We are working hard to help you stay on track toward your goals and maintain your trust so that you feel confident in continuing to pursue you educational dream with NC State. Together we can make it through this emergency. Together we will support you as you complete spring, even if that means portions of your work continues this summer. That flexibility is important as we help you, and every student, gain the skills and knowledge you need to continue your studies.

I encourage you not to give up on yourself or your education. I encourage you to continue planning for what’s next on your path toward completing your education. You’re worth it. You matter. I believe in you.

Dorey Diab, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Dear students, faculty and staff of North Central State College,

As we end the second week of distance learning, I am encouraged by all of the effort everyone is making to keep our students on track toward their goals, while we all remain safe through our social distancing efforts.

One of the questions I hear most often is, when can we return – to campus, to normal, to how things were before? The answer is, I don’t know. We are taking it one day at a time, with no expectations of returning to campus before the end of the semester. Both the Governor and the President are calling for social distancing efforts to continue until at least May 1st. Consensus shows that social distancing is slowing the spread of COVID-19. We currently will continue our distance learning efforts, and campus closure until further notice. I will let you know as soon as it is possible to return to campus.

This week we sent a questionnaire to every student asking them to share any difficulties they are having. We have received more than 100 responses so far. Many students are challenged with some form of technology needs to help them complete coursework. Some have difficulties balancing their studies with family obligations. I was pleased to see that a few students returned their questionnaire to let us know they are doing well. I appreciate that, and recognize the hard work that it is taking to maintain student success.

As we approach week three of our distance learning format, we know that the calendar shows that we are approaching the end of the semester as planned. We are working behind the scenes to plan how we can help students complete their coursework, lab work and clinical needs as expeditiously as possible. We are doing everything we can to help them stay on track toward their goals. Together we can make that goal a reality.

Continue to reach out to faculty, advisors, tutors, friends and more as we continue working through spring semester.

I am very proud of each of you for your commitment during these challenging times.

Dorey Diab, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Monday, March 30, 2020

To: Our amazing NC State students

From: Dorey Diab, President

Re: Moving forward despite the challenges

No words can express the gratitude I have for your effort as we transition all of your coursework to distance learning. I encourage you to remain committed to your dream of a college degree. I give you my personal assurance that we will do everything we can to help you during these challenging times because you matter.

You matter to us as both a student and as a future leader for our community.

How did the first week of distance learning go? I’ve heard of some difficulties. But for every challenge, I’ve heard numerous stories where faculty, staff and other students are helping each other to find solutions to meet those needs. Please reach out to your instructors if you need assistance. If they can help, I know that they will. I also know that they can refer you to additional resources like tutoring, counseling and more that might help you succeed.

Our immediate focus remains helping each student finish this semester safely and successfully.

As this crisis continues, we will continue to learn together even though we no longer see each other face-to-face. Let’s not allow social distancing to become social disconnecting. The days ahead require us to communicate, stay in touch and work together; resolve to continue to be resilient, keep a strong, positive spirit and move forward with courage – together.

Together we will survive this evolving global pandemic. Together we will succeed.

Keep up the great work, because at North Central State College, you matter.

I believe in each of you,

Dr. Dorey Diab

President and C.E.O.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Governor Dewine issues ”Stay-at-Home” order signed by Dr. Acton

The Governor of the State of Ohio has issued a statewide Stay-at-Home order that will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.

This requires yet another adaptation of our plans to serve the needs of our students. North Central State College will comply with the Governor’s order. Beginning Tuesday, March 24th all offices will close until further notice. This includes the Child Development Center on our Main Campus.

If you need to pick up any materials, equipment, books, lab materials, etc. from the college, we will accommodate access on Monday, March 23rd. Contact the building administrator to schedule your visit:

Kehoe Center – Greg Timberlake 419-755-4740

Health Sciences – Kelly Gray 419-755-4823

Fallerius – Deb Hysell 419-755-4894

Byron Kee – Tom Prendergast 419-755-4712

Crawford Success Center – Amanda Sheets 419-755-9041

Please make arrangements to pick up everything you need from the college by the end of business on Monday, March 23rd.

Online resources and Student Services offices will work to continue meeting your needs using phone, email, zoom, canvas and other resources. Please check the links below regularly as we will continue to post updated information on the web pages for NC State’s Coronavirus Response including:

Important messages and updates: click here

Resources for students available online: click here

Frequently asked questions: click here

During this emergency, please check your email account daily for important updates and information.

Thank you for your understanding during this ongoing emergency situation. Everyone at NC State is committed to helping you continue your education successfully, while we also take every precaution to keep you and our employees healthy and safe.

As your President, I am committed to bringing every resource at my disposal to make sure these goals are accomplished. I am confident we will make it through this pandemic together.

Dorey Diab, President and C.E.O.

Friday, March 20, 2020

An update on the College’s Response to COVID-19 from President Diab 

In just two short weeks a lot has changed about the Spring 2020 Semester. I want to thank our faculty and staff for working so quickly to transition our courses into formats that allow distance learning wherever possible. I also thank each of you for your willingness to adapt to the realities required because of the continuing Coronavirus/CORVID-19 pandemic.

As your classes resume using distance learning next week, we will implement more changes in an effort to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Starting Tuesday, March 24, and until further notice, NC State staff members will be working from home. Access to some divisions and departments will require email or leaving a message so you can receive a return phone call. This change will include all offices in student services and advising. There are numerous connections to support services available online. Our newest page was built specifically to assist student during these challenging times.

All NC State buildings will be closed. The only exceptions will be:

  • Health Science Labs as necessary and arranged with your instructors.
  • Kehoe Center Labs as necessary and arranged with your instructors.
  • Offices in Byron Kee will be working remotely from home. Contact information is available online at https://ncstatecollege.edu/student-services/
  • Crawford Success Center: please contact Ms. Amanda Sheets at 419-755-9041
  • Fallerius 144 Computer Lab will be available for students needing access to a computer and the internet. This room will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Please enter Fallerius through the doors marked “A1” at the north end of the building. Students will adhere to the safety precautions and social distancing. Facility personnel will ensure proper cleaning and disinfection.
    • Additional computer labs may be opened if necessary.

The conditions we are facing are unprecedented and continually evolving as we continue to stay abreast of the recommendations and directives from the State of Ohio.

NC State has two primary objectives. First, we are committed to ensuring the safety of every member of our College community. Second, we want to make sure each of you continue toward your educational goals successfully.

Thank you for your efforts. We will get through this crisis – together!

Dorey Diab

President and C.E.O.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Student Anxiety during the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

For many students, a lot is changing right now. This handout was prepared by UC Berkeley to assist students, faculty and staff recognize their own anxiety, and the signs of anxiety in others. NC State as a number of resources available for students and employees to seek assistance in these challenging times. Talk with an instructor, your supervisor or anyone in an office of NC State and we will work with you to connect. Go to Personal Counseling for more information.

This is an image of a resource page to help students manage their fear and anxiety regarding Coronavirus/COVID19.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Classes will meet Wednesday, March 18th, Thursday, March 19th and Friday, March 20th to review how you and your instructors will collaborate to complete the semester successfully. 

If you have been contacted by your instructor and have a plan in place to continue your studies, you do not need to attend class in-person. Please contact your instructor if you have questions or need assistance.

If you have not heard from your instructor, please plan to attend your regularly scheduled class at the scheduled time, and be prepared to discuss your individual needs as a student – especially regarding your online access to course materials from off campus locations and to make special arrangements.

Everyone at NC State is working hard to ensure your success as we transition through these difficult times. Thank you for your patience and your efforts as we work together to complete the Spring 2020 term successfully.

Thank you for all you do to keep our campus safe for everyone.

March 11, 2020

Spring Break extended through Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

NC State College will be open for faculty and staff ONLY with NO classes on Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17.

CCP courses taught by high school faculty will continue their regular schedule at this time.

Students will return to campus on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday March 18-20 so faculty and staff can meet with them once to determine whether each student has access to a computer or internet outside of the college.  If students do not have access to technology, packets will be prepared with assignments, exhibits, lecture notes, etc.

We have decided to curtail holding face-to-face classes beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. 

This means we will transition to Canvas, Zoom, and electronic formats.  At the same time, we are committed to ensuring the success of every student enrolled at NC State.  During these times, college offices will remain open.

Courses that cannot be moved online will have alternate plans that will be communicated to students.  This change is being made in the best interest of public health while ensuring the continuity of student education.

Infectious disease experts including the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the Ohio Department of Health agree that proper hand hygiene and social distancing will be most effective in controlling the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing is simply actions that reduce large gathering of people to slow the spread.  The College intends to scale up our support to students, faculty and staff to provide resources for those who may be unfamiliar with online education or other alternative delivery methods.

Currently there are no known members of the North Central State College who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Plans are in place to ask faculty and students about their travel as they return from spring break.

Furthermore, North Central State is suspending all out-of-state travel.  In addition, travel that is in-state, pre-paid, and deemed mission critical may only continue if approved by College administration.

“NC State is taking the necessary steps to preserve safety and public health that are in the best interest of our students and employees,” said Dr. Dorey Diab, President of North Central State College.  NC State students are able to access updates to campus information regarding the COVID-19 online at: https://www.ncstatecollege.edu/corona-response.

Students and employees are highly encouraged to follow the health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including:

  • If you are sick, or have mild symptoms of fever or cough, stay home.
  • Seek medical attention if you are seriously ill.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Hand sanitizer is less effective than washing. Make sure it contains at least 60%alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough using a tissue and dispose of it properly.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people whether they appear sick or not.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu shot if you have not already done so.
  • Avoid shaking hands.

“The safety of our North Central State students, faculty, staff, and community is of the utmost importance,” said Dr. Dorey Diab, president of NC State.  “The College will make adjustments as necessary following state recommendations to make these temporary changes as tolerable as possible. We encourage students to keep an open line of communication with their faculty members, and employees with their supervisors, and check-in frequently for the latest campus updates.”