Internal Promotions

The following NMC employees were recently promoted. Congratulations!

  • Katharine Marvin, Director of Development
  • Jennifer Hricik, Interim Associate Vice President of Annual Giving
  • Daniel Goodchild, Director of Technical Academic Area
  • Alex Tank, IAF Communications & Production Coordinator
  • Marcus Bennett, Special Assistant to the President for DEI and Associate Dean of Campus Life

NMC’s New Wellness Program- HAWK OWL HEALTH

Remember that the 2022–23 NMC Wellness Program (newly named)- HAWK OWL HEALTH begins Friday, July 1st.  On July 1 or any time after, this is what you need to do:

  • Register:  Log in or sign up for your member account at member.priorityhealth.com/login
    • Choose Healthy Living-Wellbeing Hub
    • Accept the terms and conditions and you are ready to use the Virgin Pulse platform
  • Virgin Pulse logoIf you prefer to use a mobile device, download the Virgin Pulse app from the App Store or Google Play after you have completed the registration process above
  •  Personalize your Virgin Pulse platform experience under the My Profile tab
  • Take your Health Assessment under the Health tab (complete by September 30 to earn a $10 gas card!)
  • Engage in the platform often to receive health and wellbeing tips based on your needs and interests while earning points along the way
  • Earn chances to win- Quarterly prize drawings based on the total points you earn
    • $25 gift card in October 2022: 20 winners
    • $50 gift card in January 2022: 10 winners
    • $125 gift card in April 2023: 4 winners
    • $250 gift card in July 2023: 2 winners
  • Questions? Contact Virgin Pulse Customer Service

“Dramatic changes can be hard to sustain.  Instead focus on making small changes that are meaningful to you.  Change leads to change.”

– Victor Moon, Priority Health

Kudos!

Kudos to Carrie Dunklow:  She took it upon herself to lead deep cleaning the Writing and Reading Center. This was important because it helped the space to look more put-together and less distracting for all who enter. It also was just healthier. No more caked on dust or germs. We can start the next semester with a clean space. Hopefully it will minimize the amount of allergies or other sickness, like COVID-19. Thanks!

Kudos to Tiffani Wilke:  This June Tiffani Wilke, NMC Math & Science Instructor taught an Extended Education community class called Storm Science. The class ran for 3 weeks, meeting twice weekly. What a great testimonial we received!

“Last night my husband and I completed a 10-hour class called Storm (Science) at the college. It was taught by a meteorologist named Tiffani Wilke. She and the class were fabulous, spectacular, could not have been better!!!”

Thank you Tiffani for sharing your expertise, passion, and valuable time with NMC Extended Education students. What you do has a very big impact.


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Welcome our newest hires

Welcome to NMC!

  • Aidan Alusic-Bingham, Supplemental – NMC Vessel Deck AB
  • Eric Boals, Supplemental – Law Enforcement Coach
  • Lizzie Brown, Student – Writing Center Reader
  • Colleen Burry, Records & Registration Assistant
  • Samuel Council, Supplemental – GLMA Culinary Intern
  • Andre Dean, Supplemental – ESports Assistant and Head Coach
  • Timothy Deptula, Supplemental – NMC Vessel AE
  • Gail Eickenroth, Student – Success Ambassador
  • Noah Essig, Supplemental – Tutor & Instructional Support
  • Carolyn Fairchild, Supplemental – GLMA Culinary Intern
  • Kyle Ferrill, Adjunct – Audio Technology
  • Stuart Ford, Materials Specialist
  • Ethan Golab, Supplemental – GLMA Culinary Intern
  • Margo Hellem, Supplemental – Food Service – Front of House
  • Jeffrey Jaeger, Student – Library
  • Gwendolyn Kuca, Supplemental – Dennos Museum Center
  • Harold LaLonde, Supplemental – Tutor & Instructional Support
  • Preston Matheny, Student – Residence Halls
  • Lucas Russcher, Adjunct – Aviation Flight Course
  • Reece Sivek, Groundskeeper
  • Alexis Vedder, Adjunct – Aviation Flight Course
  • Alexander Walsh, Supplemental – Student Success Coach

Kudos!

Kudos to Facilities: Facilities has been doing a great job supporting Extended Education with College for Kids. EES just kicked off summer 2022 programming and Facilities has helped with everything from room/building unlock schedules and troubleshooting to air conditioning (and assisting quickly when it isn’t working!) – to moving picnic tables for our youngest Hawk Owls. Thank you for ALL that you do, Facilities!

Kudos to Marcus Bennett: Marcus, with the help of E3, put on a successful Juneteenth celebration. It was well attended and nice to see such a celebration on campus. Thanks to all who made this event possible!

Kudos to Kari Kahler and student mentors: Kari Kahler recruited over 30 NMC students to be mentors to the 5th graders at Blair Elementary School. They had a kickoff assembly (last Fall) with President Nissley and gave each 5th grader a t-shirt that said, “Future Hawk Owl”. The mentors spent time with their 5th grader weekly and provided leadership lessons. The 5th graders had a tour of NMC campuses this spring. On the last day of their 5th grade year, Kari and some of the NMC mentors made breakfast for the 5th graders and attended their graduation ceremony. Kari was the guest speaker for their elementary graduation. Congratulations on a wonderful opportunity for our NMC students to be leaders and mentors in the community!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Kudos!

Kudos to April Kesler, Janet Lively and Sarah Montgomery-Richards for helping to run a session at the ETOM (Educational Technology Organization of Michigan) Spring Conference and Retreat on Friday, June 10th. Each instructor took time out of their busy summer schedules to share their ideas about “Engaging Online Learners” with colleagues from around the state. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Kudos to the grounds crew of Bob Bugai, Bill Long and Reece Sivek who unloaded the semi containing the crates and boxes for our summer exhibition Environmental Impact. While we requested their assistance in advance, facilities employees are always there for us at a moment’s notice, and for all those that we have forgotten to give kudos to over the years, we appreciate each and every one of you.


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Kudos!

Kudos to Cathy Brown for repurposing furniture for us. I needed an instructor’s chair that was a higher chair than standard. She found one nearby and brought it over to my classroom. No lead time, no waiting and no cost.

Kudos to Erika Cotner, Brittany Hanbury & Emily Crull: As of May 31, year-to-date hires for NMC, including regular staff & faculty, supplemental employees, adjunct instructors and students, was 60. A more typical year (2021, for example) is 35. Kudos to Erika, Brittany (and Emily Crull, who has since moved to PRMC but also played a part in this accomplishment) for keeping high service levels while nearly doubling volume. We all appreciate all your hard work through these challenging times!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Kudos!

Kudos to Kyle Morrison for going above and beyond again this year to assist in the creation of NMC’s retiree videos to honor this year’s retirees. Kyle took the employee submitted videos and masterfully remastered them with music, animation, editing, and photos to co-create beautiful, meaningful remembrances to share with retirees and campus. Kyle’s customer service is outstanding! Thanks for all your great work, Kyle; we appreciate you!

Kudos to Laurie Sears and David Chown for providing their beautiful music on the flute, saxophone, and keyboard for the 2022 You Made It Possible Celebration. The music created ambiance and a beautiful atmosphere for employees and attendees to reconnect, relax, and enjoy the afternoon!

Kudos to Jeff Sabins: Jeff stopped his own work to help me find my lost key in the Dennos parking lot. It had disappeared in my car and Jeff went to a lot of extra effort to help me search using all the tools at his disposal. I was so frustrated and didn’t have a flashlight or anything else to help me look but he stepped in and went to great pains to help me find it. I appreciate his help so much! Thank you, Jeff!

Kudos to Dan Goodchild, Jason Slade, Amy Burns, Bailey, Stephen Siciliano and Georgenia Hromada: Dan, Jason, Stephen, Amy and Georgenia hosted the signing of the articulation agreement with the Michigan Statewide Carpenters and Millwright Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund. This event showcased how education and industry are working together to encourage people to enter the skilled trades and offer advanced learning opportunities. Thank you for all your hard work on the agreement!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Kudos!

Kudos to the Technical Division: MiCareer Quest 2022 a huge success! Thank you to the following Tech Division instructors and support personnel:

  • Welding — Rick Mathis, Ryan Deering, Matt Pickler, Brenna Glinski, Kaylei Johnson
  • Automotive — Wayne Moody and the Bill Marsh Auto group
  • Construction — Phil McCuien
  • Surveying — Jeff Fouch (new instructor for fall)
  • Bio-med — Joe Deeter
  • Cyber Security — special guest Scott Goethals

There was lots of NMC representation from other areas as well and there was a great turn out of around 2,000 9th graders!

Kudos to Alex Bloye/Aviation staff and Diana Fairbanks/PRMC staff for utilizing their training to meet a challenging emergency situation with a safe outcome. Kudos also to Alex Bloye and Diana Fairbanks for handling the communication surrounding the incident. Well done!

Kudos to Cindy Deemer, the Commencement team and all participants and speakers: The new format seemed to be well received and it was wonderful to see a full Milliken Auditorium. Well done!

Kudos to Kari Kahler: Kari has gone above and beyond through this past academic year in establishing a NMC mentorship program with 5th graders at Blair Elementary. Over 30 NMC students have been mentoring a 5th grader and she recently coordinated with Blair to bring the 5th graders to tour NMC for the day and envision themselves as a Hawk Owl someday. The profound impact this program has had on not only the 5th graders, but the mentors as well, will continue to be seen for over their lifetime. This partnership and project would not have been possible without Kari. Thank you, Kari, for being a champion and advocate for NMC and lifelong learning in this community.


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Kudos!

Kudos to Dennis Schultz: I came to Dennis at the end of the semester, a busy time for all, and asked him to help me make a video for the NMC Foundation. Dennis went above and beyond in getting me the finished video in a timely fashion, and a production of high quality. Thanks Dennis!

Kudos to Kristy McDonald: Kudos to Kristy McDonald and the BUS 231 Class for a successful Big Little Hero Race! The race was well organized and well attended with many kids (and adults) having a great time! Well done!

Kudos to Wayne Moody: Kudos to Wayne Moody and the Auto Tech program. Wayne invited businesses to attend the semester end Auto Tech BBQ this week. Several businesses attended and interviewed many of the Auto Tech students for jobs. What a great opportunity for both students and the businesses searching for trained staff. Well done!

Kudos to Tracy Welch, Kristy McDonald, Brandon Everest and Kari Kahler: Kudos to the organizers and presenters involved in the Experiential Learning Symposium last week. What a wonderful success. Special thanks to Tracy Welch, Kari Kahler, Brandon Everest and Kristy McDonald for the behind the scenes work. Bravo!

Kudos to Kyle Morrison: Thank you to Kyle Morrison for all the tech support and assistance with the First Annual NMC ELI Learning Symposium. His “can do” attitude was amazing and helped make the event successful!

Kudos to Kari Kahler: Congratulations to Kari Kahler for putting on an amazing Student Leadership Luncheon during the ELI Learning Symposium. Her extra efforts to recognize student leaders on campus was heartwarming and inspiring!

Kudos to Jeremy Heinlein: Jeremy Heinlein assisted Kari Kahler in organizing and running the Student Leadership Luncheon during the NMC ELI Learning Symposium. Jeremy’s enthusiasm and communication skills made the event exciting and fun for everyone to celebrate the leaders on campus. Thank you and congratulations!

Kudos to Brandon Everest & Kristy McDonald: Thank you to Brandon Everest and Kristy McDonald (Co-Directors of the ELI) for their commitment to celebrating student learning and growth through the First Annual NMC ELI Learning Symposium. Their vision to create an event that embraces student learning and showcases the talent at NMC is invaluable!

Kudos to Cindy Deemer: Cindy gathered a team of volunteers, planned and put on a fantastic graduation event that spanned 6 hours between the 3 ceremonies. In between she found the time to feed the volunteers with salad and goodies she made herself and purchased pizzas for all as well.
The event location at the Dennos was perfect and Cindy’s organization made things run so smoothly. And of course she did it all with a smile. She coordinated an event that was special to students and their families.


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!

Welcome our newest hires

Welcome to NMC!

  • Latrisha Dickeson — Enrollment Services — Student Employee
  • Laurie Johnson — Hagerty Event Center/Food Service — Supplemental Employee

Kudos!

Kudos to Kristy Jackson: Thank you to Kristy Jackson for referring our newest Client Systems Administrator, Chris Little!


Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!