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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 17, 2017

North Kansas City Schools honors Northwest for support, partnership

North Kansas City Schools Education Foundation presented its Cornerstone Award to Northwest-Kansas City Oct. 5. Pictured left to right are Dr. Neil Nuttall, the interim director of Northwest-Kansas City; Dr. Vicki Seeger, Northwest assistant professor of professional education; and Mark Maus, executive director of human resources for North Kansas City Schools. (Submitted photo)

North Kansas City Schools Education Foundation presented its Cornerstone Award to Northwest-Kansas City Oct. 5. Pictured left to right are Dr. Neil Nuttall, the interim director of Northwest-Kansas City; Dr. Vicki Seeger, Northwest assistant professor of professional education; and Mark Maus, executive director of human resources for North Kansas City Schools. (Submitted photo)

The North Kansas City Schools Education Foundation presented its annual Cornerstone Award to Northwest Missouri State University-Kansas City in recognition of the university’s partnership and longtime support of North Kansas City Schools on Oct. 5 during the Education Foundation’s 20th annual fall breakfast at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City.

In recent years, Northwest has bolstered its academic programming in the Kansas City area, adding opportunities to complete undergraduate degree programs or advance through graduate programs at its new Northwest-Kansas City location, opened in fall 2016 at the Northland Innovation Campus through a partnership with the city of Gladstone and North Kansas City Schools.

Last summer, Northwest partnered with North Kansas City Schools to pilot a “Grow Your Own” program designed to foster high school students interested in pursuing teaching careers. The program offers college credit to participating students and teaching experience while leading to future coursework at Northwest-Kansas City.

Dr. Neil Nuttall, the interim director of Northwest-Kansas City, accepted the award on its behalf.

“We are especially grateful for the partnership between Mark Maus, the executive director of human resources for North Kansas City Schools; Dr. Tim Wall, the dean of Northwest’s School of Education; and the wonderful instructor, Dr. Vicki Seeger, as they developed this program,” Nuttall said of “Grow Your Own.” “This program provided a professional experience for high school students of diverse backgrounds. Their success set the stage for this recognition, and we deeply appreciate the support and impact the North Kansas City Foundation is making in the Northland.”

Northwest-Kansas City offers completion programs in business, communication, computer science, criminology, education, health science and psychology. It also offers dual credit coursework through a partnership with Northland CAPS, professional education graduate degrees and client-based educational opportunities.

Additionally, Northwest enjoys a partnership with Metropolitan Community College (MCC) to offer FastTracks, a concurrent enrollment program to increase the number of students completing associate and bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format.

For more information about Northwest-Kansas City and its offerings, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/kc/


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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