I was recently asked to chair NWTC’s Health Sciences Capital Campaign, and I did not hesitate to say yes. I was honored by the request and felt it was a way to give something back to the college that has always been there for me. When I started my NWTC associate degree on the GI Bill almost 50 years ago, I realized my hunger for education would become a lifelong craving, a craving that still exists.
Society often thinks of an educational environment as bricks and mortar. But to me, NWTC has always been about the people – from the thousands of students who come to the College every year for a high-tech, career-focused education, to the instructors and staff who support those students. Now, the NWTC community needs our support.
There is an increased demand for health care professionals in the areas of prevention, acute/intervention, and chronic disease management. This Capital Campaign will provide the funds to expand the Health Sciences Center and create a hands-on learning environment where students can learn emerging skills to go out into our community and provide the health services each of us want and deserve.
Everyone, and I mean everyone, living within our area might someday be assisted by a graduate from one of NWTC’s Health Science programs. Look at your contribution as an investment into the future wellbeing of your loved ones and yourself. Thank you for your consideration.
Thomas J. Hinz