ARCHBOLD, OHIO – Four local residents have been named recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from Northwest State Community College. Kim Feehan of Stryker, Ohio; Dennis Postema of Defiance, Ohio; Carol Vasko of Bryan, Ohio; and Trevor Weaver of Edgerton, Ohio, have been presented with the highest honor given by the NSCC Alumni Association.
“The NSCC Alumni Association is pleased to honor four very deserving alumni this year,” said Robbin Wilcox, director of development at NSCC. “Kim, Dennis, Carol and Trevor have demonstrated their commitment to never stop learning by continuing on to earn advanced degrees and certifications. They positively impact their communities through their work and service to others, and they are outstanding role models, not just for NSCC’s students and alumni, but for anyone who has a desire to succeed professionally and personally.”
Feehan graduated from NSCC in 2002 with an associate degree in human services. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work and psychology from Lourdes University, a graduate leadership certificate from Lourdes University School of Business and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toledo. She is a licensed social worker and a counselor/outpatient therapist for Four County Family Center. She also works as adjunct faculty at Northwest State. Feehan is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Alpha honor societies, the Democratic Central Committee and the National Association of Social Workers. Among her many accomplishments, Feehan was a key member on the team that organized and hosted a special conference and camp for families affected by reactive attachment disorder.
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Postema graduated from Northwest State in 2008 with an associate degree in business management and went on to earn certification as a Registered Financial Consultant. He is the owner and CEO of Postema Insurance & Investments, LLC, Postema Marketing Group, and Postema Accounting Solutions. He received the 10 Under 40 Award from the Defiance Chamber of Commerce and is the author of two books, including one that made Amazon’s best-selling list. He gives back to his community through involvement in Relay for Life, the Walk to End Alzheimers, childhood cancer events and as a member of his church’s finance council.
Vasko earned an associate degree in human services from NSCC in 2003 and now holds a bachelor’s in social work from Lourdes College and a master’s in social work from the University of Toledo. She is a licensed social worker and licensed chemical dependency counselor and works as a women’s residential dual-diagnosis counselor with Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio. Vasko is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Alpha honor societies, the National Association of Social Workers and the National Organization of Women. She has served her community by organizing fundraising and service projects with the residents of Serenity Haven and volunteering on the finance committee for the University of Toledo Children’s Day Camp.
Weaver graduated from Northwest State in 1998 with an associate of arts and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration and psychology from Defiance College and a master’s in business administration from Tiffin University. Additionally, he has earned certifications in production and inventory management, supply chain management and logistics management. He works as a corporate logistics and materials manager at Therma-Tru Doors, Inc. Weaver is the president of Edgerton Village Council and an elder at Edgerton Christian Church. He serves on the Therma-Tru community involvement team, which supports and participates in Relay for Life, United Way and Habitat for Humanity.
Developed in 1998, the Distinguished Alumni Award honors graduates of Northwest State Community College who have achieved recognized prominence in their career, made significant contributions to their profession and community, and impacted the lives of others. In addition to being recognized at a special luncheon and commencement, recipients will be commemorated on NSCC’s campus with a plaque and photo.