NCK Tech Foundation is excited to announce information about the inaugural Founders’ Week at NCK Tech! In 1963, a group of Trailblazers envisioned the need for a local technical education institution, and with their guidance and tenacity, NCK Tech was the first technical college established in the State of Kansas in 1964!
November 14 – November 18, 2022 will be an exciting week on our two campuses to commemorate and honor our Founders and Trailblazers who helped establish our College as well as those who led the way as instructors and administrators. Founders’ Week is also a time to celebrate our current students, faculty and staff as well! Fun events are planned each day of Founders’ Week that will take place on our two campuses.
On Monday, November 14, a Birthday Party will take place on our NCK Tech Beloit Campus in honor of our NCK Tech Founders and the establishment of our Technical College. Cupcakes, decorations and fun birthday party activities will be enjoyed by students, faculty and staff.
The NCK Tech Foundation is presenting our first Hall of Fame award at our NCK Tech Hays Campus on Tuesday, November 15. We will be honoring one of our benefactors who helped establish our Hays Campus in 1980.
On Wednesday, November 16, in honor of Founders’ Week, a new beer will debut during a community and alumni social event at the Defiance Taproom in Hays. We appreciate Defiance Brewing Company helping us celebrate this week with our very own Trailblazer brew!
The NCK Tech Foundation is presenting our first Hall of Fame award at our NCK Tech Beloit Campus on Thursday, November 17. We will be honoring a former instructor, administrator and benefactor who was one of the first employees of NCK Tech in Beloit. Later in the day, a new beer will debut during a community and alumni event at the Kettle in Beloit. We appreciate Defiance Brewing Company helping us celebrate this week with our very own Trailblazer brew!
Rounding out the week on Friday, November 18, a Birthday Party will take place on our NCK Tech Hays Campus in honor of our NCK Tech Founders and the establishment of our Technical College. Cupcakes, decorations and fun birthday party activities will be enjoyed by students, faculty and staff.
During Founders’ Week, we are joining forces with amazing donors to help future students by contributing to our Week of Giving Campaign. A donation portal on our website is available for anyone to donate to the NCK Tech Foundation and support our College! Wednesday, November 16 is our special Match Day. Any donations made on this day will be matched $1 for $1. For more information about donating during our Founders’ Week of Giving, please visit https://ncktc.edu/donate-now/
The NCK Tech College Endowment Association and Foundation was established in 1992 as a not-for-profit corporation. It is a 501(c)(3) organization under the rules of the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Kansas. Sharing your financial resources with NCK Technical College is an expression of benevolence and devotion to the continuation of higher education involving individuals of all walks of life.
NCK Tech College Endowment Association and Foundation enables the College to provide current programs with the necessary materials, buildings, and equipment to train individuals to be successful and productive; and provides scholarships to students that offer financial assistance for our future workforce.