Norwood student selected for NCCC nursing award

Whipple Award Winner 2018

Date:07 Dec, 2018

Norwood student selected for NCCC nursing award


Photo caption: Nicholas Deon of Norwood, center, was recently selected as the recipient of the North Country Community College Foundation’s Mark Paul Whipple Memorial Award. Joining him, from left, are Foundation Executive Director Diana Fortune, School of Nursing Director Sandra Gothard, and nursing faculty Dr. Marcia Sullivan-Marin and Matthew Fleming.


MALONE — North Country Community College nursing student Nicholas Deon has been selected as the recipient of the Mark Paul Whipple Memorial Award for the Spring 2019 semester.

The award was created by the Whipple family in memory of their son, Mark Paul Whipple, who graduated from NCCC’s nursing program in 1976.

This scholarship award is provided annually to a returning student at the college’s Malone campus who is dedicated to pursing a degree in nursing. The recipient is selected by nursing faculty in Malone at the request of the director of the North Country Community College Foundation.

Deon, who lives in Norwood, is a first-year student in the college’s Licensed Practical Nursing program and is considering the Registered Nurse program next year. Currently an EMT, his career goal is to become a flight paramedic.

“As a returning student dedicated to pursuing nursing, the NCCC nursing faculty feels your academic achievement and dedication to your education have made you a worthy recipient of this special scholarship,” NCCC Foundation Director Diana Fortune wrote in a letter to Deon. “On behalf of the Whipple family and the North Country Community College Foundation, I congratulate you on your hard work and determination to succeed in your chosen field.”

The NCCC Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that supports the college’s educational activities and student scholarships. For more information, call 518-354-5261 or email

About North Country Community College:  As the only public college located in the Adirondack Park, North Country Community College provides educational, cultural and recreational programming to a 3,500 square mile service area with a population of 90,000. The college maintains three campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga, New York; an extensive high school-based academic partnership; and online course offerings. North Country Community College is part of the SUNY (State University of New York) system. With 64 unique colleges and universities, SUNY provides learning environments for every type of student, every stage of life, and every kind of passion. For more information, visit