Dennos Museum participating as a Blue Star Museum for 2015

Active duty military personnel and their families can enjoy free admission to the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College all summer long thanks to Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts; Blue Star Families, a non-profit organization supporting military families; and the U.S. Department of Defense. (more…)

Memorial service for former adjunct Jo Bullis set for June 3

Memorial services for the late Jo Bullis will be held on June 3, 2015, at the Hagerty Conference Center, on  NMC’s Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the service will start at 5:30 pm.

Rabbi Chava Bahle and Sister Augusta Stratz will serve as officiants.  Questions may be directed to Mary Kavanaugh-Gahn, 231-941-0771.

Bullis died May 15, 2015. She spent 25 years working at the Women’s Resource Center and was also an adjunct instructor at NMC. She taught courses on criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, diversity, civil rights and interpersonal communication, domestic violence nature and prevalence, as well as domestic violence law. Read her obituary here.


New Paramedic Associate Degree through partnership with Munson

Northwestern Michigan College and Munson Regional EMS have partnered to offer an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) with a Paramedic focus.  All general education classes are offered at NMC; all paramedic classes are offered through Munson Regional EMS.  It is designed so students can transfer 43 paramedic credits from Munson Regional EMS to NMC.  Once an additional 18 or more general education credits are completed as identified in the NMC program map, the student will earn an AAS – Paramedic.

Learn more by clicking here! (more…)

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Forwarding Email

Tech Tips: Forwarding emails

A Quick Guide on how to forward NMC emails

If you have too many email accounts and are always forgetting to login and check emails, don’t worry. Here is a quick tech tip on how to forward your NMC email to your chosen email.

Let’s start off with the page you see below. Click on the gear icon on the top right hand corner of your NMC email where the red arrow indicates on the image below.


Once you have clicked on the gear, a drop down box will appear. Then click on “Settings” which the red arrow below is pointing towards.


Once you have clicked on “Settings”, the settings menu will appear on the screen. Click on the top tab that says “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”. You will then need to click on the “Add a forwarding address” tab.


After clicking on the “Add a forwarding address” the screen below will appear, enter the email address that you want your NMC emails forwarded to. Then click “Next”. You will be then shown what email address you have typed in, make sure it’s the correct one then click “Proceed”.


For your security, we’ll send a verification email to your forwarding address. Open your forwarding email account and find the confirmation message from you NMC Gmail account. If you’re having trouble finding it, check your Spam folder.

Write down the conformation code which will need to input in your NMC Gmail account. Once your have the code written down click the verification link in that email. Once you click on that you will get a Gmail Conformation success window that open.


Now go back to your NMC Gmail account. Re-open the settings window and go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP page in Settings. Enter in the conformation code that you wrote down then click “Verify” as the red arrow shows in the image below.


Once you have clicked verify, make sure “Forward a copy of incoming mail” is selected and your email address is in the drop-down menu. Your selected option should look like the image below.


Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Save Changes” and HEY PRESTO! All your NMC emails will now be forwarded to your preferred email.

If you’re having problems with forwarding your emails or just have a question, please call the NMC Technology Help Desk on 231-995-3020.

For more information on opening hours or when to contact us, please follow this link:

Summer exhibitions open at Dennos Museum Center

Keep_pushingThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College presents two summer exhibitions sure to spark the interest of summer tourists and the local community. Sideways: Exploring Skateboard Art + Culture and Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan – Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki will be on exhibition May 31 – September 6, 2015. More details on events and programming are available online at (more…)

Congratulations to students who made the spring Dean’s List

Congratulations to students who made the spring Dean’s List

Published at the end of each term, the Dean’s List recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of full-time and part-time students. These students have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above out of a possible 4.0 while taking twelve or more credits (full-time) or between six and eleven credits (part-time). Follow the links below to view the Dean’s Lists for Spring 2015.

Spring 2015


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Graphic designer Aaron Draplin returns to Traverse City

AaronDraplinHeadshotThe Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College presents Tall Tales from a Large Man on June 19, 2015 at 7pm, in conjunction with the exhibition, Sideways: Exploring Skateboard Art + Culture, May 31 – September 6, 2015. The event kicks off a weekend of art, skateboarding, and music that will take place at the Museum and Civic Center Skate Park on June 20-21. More details will be available online at

NMC Alumnus and graphic designer Aaron James Draplin returns to Traverse City on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7pm for a presentation on his life and work. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for Dennos members, available online at or by calling 231.995.1573. (more…)

Abandoned bike pick up slated for May 15

bikesSummer is here and the NMC Security Department is asking for your help. Security will be tagging bicycles on campus which appear to be abandoned. Bikes slated for pick-up will have a tag attached to the bike’s chain sprocket. If your bicycle is tagged, simply remove the tag to let Security know that the bike is still in use and not abandoned.  Bikes with tags left on them will be picked up after noon on Friday, May 15, 2015.

If you have any questions please contact NMC Security @ 231-995-1111. (more…)

Three named 2015 Outstanding Alumni

Three named 2015 Outstanding Alumni

TRAVERSE CITY — Three alumni have been named the 2015 recipients of NMC’s Outstanding Alumni award. 

Created in 1988, the award recognizes alumni for professional achievement and community and professional leadership. The 2015 recipients, announced at Saturday’s commencement, are:

Sally Rogers, class of 1981 – Rogers took her first art class on campus at the age of 15, and knew immediately that visual arts were her passion.  She graduated in 1981 with her associate’s degree and went on to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art. Her career took her to North Carolina, where she built a studio and still lives and works today, focusing on large scale sculptures of steel, glass, stone and wood. In 2004 her sculpture, “Nexus” was installed on the east side of the Health and Science building. Rogers is also the daughter of the late Joe Rogers, a longtime math and science instructor and the namesake of NMC’s Joseph H. Rogers Observatory. 

Gary Seabrook, class of 1972 - After NMC Seabrook attended the University of Michigan and Wayne State University medical school. He is now chief of the department of vascular surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Education was a value deeply instilled in Seabrook by his mother, Joanne, and in her memory he has created a significant endowed scholarship for business students. 

Al Zelinski, class of 1983 – Zelinski is a member of the commercial lending team at Honor Bank. He has served on the NMC Foundation Board’s Scholarship Open committee since 2005. He chaired the event, the college’s largest single-day fundraiser, for two years, more than doubling its net profit. He joined the Foundation Board in 2014 and has expanded his fundraising activities still further.

Read about past Outstanding Alumni here. Alumni interested in reconnecting should plan to stop by the Alumni Tent at the NMC Barbecue on May 17. Located under the pines in front of Osterlin Library, the tent will include a drawing for a new bike, the traditional quilt raffle as well as other prizes, NMC swag, appearances by nursing alumni seeking to support current nursing students, and by Paul Welch, whose department’s role in shaping the region’s thriving art community is chronicles in the new retrospective book, A Colorful Cast

Release date: May 4, 2015

For more information:

Betsy Coffia
Director of Alumni Relations
(231) 995-2825



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Congrats to Student Life!

Congratulations to the NMC Student Life team who won a 2015 NMEAC Environmentalist of the Year Award in the undergraduate category for organizing the Sweet Earth Festival! (NMEAC stands for: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council.)  (more…)

2015 Learner Engagement Survey drawing winners!

As a thank you for participating in the 2015 Learner Engagement Survey, two students were randomly drawn from all 352 survey participants to win a $75 NMC bookstore gift card. The winners are Lisa Peele and Aubrey Webb!

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Learner Engagement Survey and congratulations! (more…)

NMC Magazine release date delayed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the newest edition of the NMC Magazine will not be released till next week. You will be able to find it on campus starting next week and throughout the summer. Thanks for your understanding!