GVSU Master of Public Health Open Houses starting June 9

gvsuGrand Valley State University is extremely excited to offer their M.P.H. – Health Promotions program at the Traverse City Regional Center beginning Fall 2016!

The M.P.H. program is accepting applications for the new Traverse City cohort. Classes will be held in late afternoons(typically beginning at 3 p.m.) or evenings, and will be offered both online and at the Traverse City Regional Center. Students will focus on the health promotion emphasis and may choose electives in policy, environmental health, and health disparities.

Want to learn more? Attend one of the M.P.H. Open Houses in June or July. Please RSVP here or at one of the links below:

Student jobs – Secure a job for the summer or next fall now!

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under  “Jobs On Campus.”

Available jobs include:
Tutor – Accounting or Anatomy and Physiology
Hagerty Center – Server, Bartender, Cook and Dishwasher
Fall Resident Assistant
Summer Resident Assistant
Summer Crew
Groundskeeper
Astronomy Lab Assistant
Environmental Sciences Lab Assistant
Science and Math Office Assistant
Financial Aid Office Assistant
President’s Office Assistant
Writing and Reading Center Reader

FSU Early Childhood Education Open House

ferris-logoFerris State University is now offering a new Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood. Come to our Open House at the University Center on May 25th from 5-6:30 p.m. in room UC 207 to learn more about it!

The University Center is located at 2200 Dendrinos Drive, Traverse City. Light refreshments will be served and advisors/faculty will be available for you to question to your hearts content. Passionate, inspired, and well-qualified, you’ll be highly sought after by a diverse range of child-oriented organizations including Day Care Facilities, Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Preschool & Kindergarten Classrooms and Recreation Centers!

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NMC student wins prize in statewide GeoCache for College Cash contest

Ceocache for College Cash logoNMC student Inga Dolinski has won $500 in college expense assistance through the statewide GeoCache for College Cash event. Dolinski correctly answered all seven financial literacy questions during the April 19 scavenger hunt hosted by NMC’s Financial Aid office, which entered her in the drawing for one of several cash prizes. The event was part of the 2016 Money Smart Week Michigan campaign and Financial Literacy Month.

NMC was one of about a dozen Michigan colleges and universities taking part in the event, which was sponsored by Ally Financial and the Michigan Jump$tart Coalition.

Congratulations, Inga!

Congratulations, Dean’s List students!

Congratulations, Dean’s List students!

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Student jobs – Secure a job for the summer or next fall now!

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under  “Jobs On Campus.”

Available jobs include:

  • Tutor – Accounting or Anatomy and Physiology
  • Hagerty Center – Server, Bartender, Cook and Dishwasher
  • Fall Resident Assistant
  • Summer Resident Assistant
  • Summer Crew
  • Groundskeeper
  • Lab Assistant – Technical Division
  • Astronomy Lab Assistant
  • Environmental Sciences Lab Assistant
  • Science and Math Office Assistant
  • Financial Aid Office Assistant

Four named Outstanding Alumni

Four named Outstanding Alumni

TRAVERSE CITY — Four diverse Northwestern Michigan College alumni were named winners of of the annual Outstanding Alumni award at the 2016 commencement ceremonies held April 30.

The award recognize alumni with significant professional achievements and/or exemplary leadership in the local or global community. The 2016 winners are:

  • Kory HansenKorvyn Hansen, 19851987: Hansen went on to earn a bachelor’s in business administration from Western Michigan University. He began his career at the Grand Traverse Pavilions 24 years ago, rising to become CEO of one of the region’s largest employers in 2008. He oversees an organization that provides services for more than 300 residents and 100 daily program participants. Also under his leadership and collaborative approach, Grand Traverse Pavilions has become a teaching facility for healthcare students from NMC.
  • Therese RenisTherese Renis, pre-engineering, 1977–1978: Renis went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan and Stanford University, respectively. Since 2001 she has served as a nuclear safeguards engineer for the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria. Notably, she was a member of the IAEA’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning team in 2005, a prize shared with IAEA director Mohamed El Baradei. In 2015 she was promoted to a directorship, reporting to the IAEA Deputy Director General.
  • Michelle WitkopMichelle Witkop, nursing class of 1977: After earning her associate degree in nursing, Witkop went on to earn multiple degrees, most recently her doctorate in Nursing Practice from Oakland University. In 2015 she was named by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as Nurse of the Year for transformational leadership, for her ground breaking research related to pain management in hemophilia patients. Witkop is the lead clinician in Munson Medical Center’s Northern Regional Bleeding Disorder Center, the only facility of its kind in the United States that is medically managed by nurse practitioners.
  • Dean HobbsCapt. Dean Hobbs, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, 1976 (posthumously): Hobbs was senior captain of the car ferry SS Badger; senior trial master for the Marinette Marine Corporation, and assisted in the sea trials and delivery of many of its new vessels, including more than 25 U.S. Coast Guard cutters and U.S. Navy Littoral combat ships. Former GLMA superintendent John Tanner said Hobbs “probably helped the academy more than any other graduate,” from taking cadets to breakfast to organizing cadet-instructor hockey games.

NMC established the Outstanding Alumni award in 1988. See a list of past recipients.

Release date: May 7, 2016

For more information:

Betsy Coffia
Director of Alumni Relations
bcoffia@nmc.edu
(
231) 995-2825

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Press, Bensley named 2016 Faculty Excellence winners

Press, Bensley named 2016 Faculty Excellence winners

TRAVERSE CITY — Two Humanities instructors were named the 2016 winners of NMC’s annual Faculty Excellence awards at commencement ceremonies April 30.

History instructor Jim Press is the Imogene Wise Faculty Excellence Award winner. Jim Bensley is the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award winner. Chosen by a student selection committee, criteria for both awards include teaching excellence, rapport with students, innovation in the classroom and a sense of dedication.

Jim PressPress began at NMC in 1989 and retired this year after 27 years in the classroom. He is also an emeritus faculty member. In their nominations students said:

  • “This instructor offered many types of approaches to engage all learning styles. The instructor allowed for everyone to be successful in the class.”
  • “The class is not easy but the instructor gives you the time, information, and resources to get an A! The classroom is interactive while the professor is constantly testing our knowledge and encouraging group work.”

  • “This instructor has been one of my favorite teachers at NMC, for various reasons, but most of all because he is so passionate about the subject himself, and that made me feel more connected with the material.”

Jim BensleyBensley began his career at NMC in 1983 and has held a variety of positions at the college. He has been teaching since 2010, currently teaches World Cultures and Introduction to Humanities and also serves as director of International Services and Service Learning. In their nominations, students said:

  • “This instructor has real life experience and a passion for what is taught which makes it more fun and easy to learn.”
  • “This instructor really cares about every individual’s education. If there is something in class that you just can’t wrap your head around, he will take the extra time to make sure that you understand it.”
  • “He is always coming up with new ways and ideas to better teach us the material. He would use a variety of electronic resources, along with his own firsthand knowledge, and even a range of physical artifacts from replicas and old student projects to historical objects. When we were studying Egypt, he came to class dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh!”

The Faculty Excellence award was initiated by a contribution from longtime NMC benefactors Harold and Imogene Wise in 1970 and first awarded to a full-time faculty member in 1971. The Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award was created in 1999 as a companion.

Release date: May 5, 2016

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

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Supporting the Future

Supporting the Future

TRAVERSE CITY — Supporting the Future, an event to benefit the annual John Lewis Veterans for Peace NMC Scholarship, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. May 21 at the Dennos Museum Center.

The evening includes local photographer Alan Newton’s tribute exhibition to veterans and PTSD, local cuisine, live jazz music from the Steve Little Trio, a cash bar and silent auction. Auction items include:

  • One week mountain top lodging in beautiful Sayulita, Mexico
  • Museum-quality art
  • Golf packages
  • Charter fishing excursions
  • Gift certificates from local businesses

Guests will also have an opportunity to view the current Dennos exhibitions: Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond and the Michigan League of Handweavers.

Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students, seniors and veterans, and available at Oryana, Grand Traverse Pie Company’s downtown location and at the door.

Release date: May 10, 2016

For more information:

Tim Keenan
Veterans for Peace
timkeenan1946@gmail.com
(231) 357-4776

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NMC alumnus wins WMU’s top academic honor

NMC alumnus wins WMU’s top academic honor

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC alumnus John R. Lutchko has been selected as one of only 50 students to receive Western Michigan University’s highest undergraduate academic honor, the Presidential Scholar.

The award puts Lutchko, a 2013 NMC graduate, among the most elite of Western Michigan’s 6,500 seniors. He was selected by WMU faculty as the 2016 John Lutchko picturePresidential Scholar in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

“John was selected from all the students in environmental studies, which includes over 150 students from two majors,” said Dr. Steven Kohler, director of WMU’s Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program. “He excelled academically, and he has been an outstanding spokesperson and ambassador for the new freshwater major, WMU and our partners at Northwestern Michigan College.” 

Launched two years ago, the Freshwater Science and Sustainability program is a collaboration between WMU and NMC. Students who earn associate degrees in fresh water studies from NMC can transfer into WMU’s freshwater science and sustainability program at the University Center  to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Lutchko expects to graduate from Western in August and is simultaneously working on a second associate degree from NMC, in Engineering Technology-Marine Technology.

Lutchko, who grew up visiting his family’s cottage on Lake Leelanau, has extensive experience using underwater remotely operated vehicles and numerous underwater sonar systems. During summer 2012, he took part in an internship working for the National Park Service and NMC. He currently works at NMC as the marine technology laboratory coordinator and primary ROV pilot, and he also holds the watershed technician position for the Lake Leelanau Lake Association.

In his role at the lake association, Lutchko collects and analyzes water quality data and monitors wetland permits. He plans someday to pursue a graduate degree in a water-related discipline.

“The Freshwater Science and Sustainability program has allowed me to excel in my position at the LLLA because it has not only provided me with a solid science background, but also a background in policy, economics, and sustainable practices,” said Lutchko. “There is no question the well-rounded program has made me extremely desirable in the workplace, and I have found that employers are impressed by my skill set.”

On his path toward degree completion, Lutchko earned the Marine Technology Society Student Scholarship in 2012, the Marine Technology Society ROV Scholarship in 2013 and the Hydrographic Society of America National Scholarship in 2014 and 2015.

Release date: april 26, 2016

For more information:

Hans VanSumeren
Great Lakes Water Studies Institute director
(231) 995-1793
hvansumeren@nmc.edu

WMU Extended University Programs
Tyler Lecceadone
616-776-3511
lecceadone@seyferthpr.com

 

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Student jobs – Secure a job for the summer or next fall now!

Student jobs can be found on the Student MyNMC page under  “Jobs On Campus.”

Available jobs include:

  • Tutor – Accounting or Anatomy and Physiology
  • Hagerty Center – Server, Bartender, Cook and Dishwasher
  • Fall Resident Assistant
  • Summer Resident Assistant
  • Summer Crew
  • Groundskeeper
  • Public Relations, Marketing, and Communications Student Employee
  • Electronics Lab Assistant
  • Astronomy Lab Assistant
  • Financial Aid Office Assistant
  • Science and Math Office Assistant