Kudos!

Kudos to Kristi Hallett and the facilities fepartment. Kristi worked with me for several months coordinating with the facilities department for the community Pride Carnival with Up North Pride. She helped us foresee potential problems and always responds so quickly and kindly. We appreciate you Kristi! Also a big thanks to our facilities department for helping set up this event; there were a lot of moving parts and we are grateful for all of your help!

Kudos to Lindsey Kimball and crew. Lindsey and crew are on the ball! Being gone on the State of Michigan can provide logistical challenges when it comes to supplies. They continue to make sure our supplies are getting to GLMA during the summer months. These supplies are critical to shipboard operation and allows us to operate without missing a beat. Thank you, Lindsey and crew, for continuing to make sure our supplies get to us. You’re doing a fantastic job and it doesn’t go unseen.


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

These employees recently started working at the college. Let’s welcome them to the NMC community!

    • Emma Marion, supplemental – Writing Center
    • Seth Nevins, supplemental – GLMA Culinary Intern

Kudos!

Kudos to Carolyn Andrews, Lisa Eiden, Alyssa Irani, Tam Livengood, Denny Nguyen, Molly Norville and Hannah Rodriguez. Congratulations to the following employees who completed Crucial Conversations for Accountability training. The skills these learned support a positive, culture of open communication and promote building strong relationships through respect across the college. Congratulations and thank you for being part of NMC’s positive culture and community!

Kudos to Ali Thornton. Ali helped me with an embedding issue in a PowerPoint where we were trying to show a video. She worked tirelessly to find a solution to get the video to play straight from the PowerPoint slide. She enlisted her coworkers to test the various solutions she found from searching online forums. She showed me how to embed videos in the future and some reasons why this particular video was giving us so much trouble. Her directions were clear and easy to understand, and now we have a PowerPoint that plays multiple videos seamlessly. I also have the skills to do this in the future. Than you, Ali, for taking so much time out of your day, over multiple days, to help me solve this problem!


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

These employees recently started working at the college. Let’s welcome them to the NMC community!

    • Claire Durling – Food Services Office Manager
    • Dylan Schaub – Instructional Systems Technician
    • Gavin Tulgetske, supplemental employee – GLMA Culinary Intern
    • Kayla Burt – Adjunct Certified Flight Instructor
    • Seth Crompton – Adjunct Certified Flight Instructor
    • Julieanna Frost – Humanities Instructor
    • Malachi Sullivan, supplemental employee – GLMA Vessels Deck Crew Able Body

Duplicate Priority Health ID cards

You may have received a random set of ID cards in the mail from Priority Health recently. They are duplicates that were sent out accidentally. The information is correct and either your original card or the new one will work for your needs.

Kudos!

Kudos to Alex Walsh. Since partnering with NMC through MCAN nearly two years ago, Alex has consistently gone above and beyond for every student he meets. Over the past year alone, he took two veterans to a national conference and organized a day of free activities at Jacobs’ Farm for all veterans on Veterans’ Day. Additionally, Alex assisted a refugee from Afghanistan in becoming an NMC student and mentored them through a successful year, culminating in the student receiving the Student Award for Perseverance just a few weeks ago. Thank you, Alex, for all you have done for NMC. We wish you the best as you embark on your next journey in law school.

Kudos to Amy Burns-Bailey, Carolyn Andrews, Ryan Deering, John Lutchko, and Hans Van Sumeren. Kudos to Amy Burns-Bailey for coordinating NMC sessions at the Spring MEATA (Michigan Educators Apprenticeship & Training Association) Conference. Thank you to Carolyn Andrews, Ryan Deering, and the APL crew for the pre-conference activities and to John Lutchko and Hans Van Sumeren for showcasing the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute in a conference session. It was wonderful to see NMC highlighted!


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

These employees recently started working at the college. Let’s welcome them to the NMC community!

    • Tyler Bristol, supplemental employee – Marine Technology Research Assistant
    • Katherine Grace, supplemental employee – Dennos Museum Assistant
    • Megan Dagen, supplemental employee – Learning Services Office Assistant
    • Aris Tarcinski, student employee – Aviation Line Crew

Kudos!

Kudos to Robert Watrous, Bradley Villeneuve and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen. On behalf of the entire graduating class, staff, and faculty, I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude to you and your team for your invaluable contribution to our recent college commencement ceremonies. Your presence added a touch of dignity, respect and patriotism to the event, setting the tone for the significance of the occasion.

Kudos to the Commencement Volunteers. Thank you to Denny Nguyen, Brittany Hanbury, Lisa vonReichbauer, Ali Thornton, Theresa Scott, Suzanne Rizzo, Lindsey Dickinson, Hannah Rodriguez, Katie Sommer-Ford, Zach Whitaker, Ryan Bernstein, Bridget Munroe, Linda Berlin, Tracy Welch, Taylor Nash, Lisa Thomas, Molly Norville, Lynne Moritz, and any other volunteer I may have missed, I wanted to extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for your invaluable contributions to our recent commencement ceremonies. It is because of volunteers like you that our ceremonies were able to proceed seamlessly, leaving a positive impression on everyone in attendance. Your willingness to give your time and energy to help celebrate this important milestone in the lives of our graduates truly embodies the spirit of community and service.

Kudos to Megan Holtrey and Maria Ulrich. Your dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work were instrumental in ensuring that Commencement ran smoothly and that our graduates had a memorable and enjoyable experience. From assisting with logistics to providing support behind the scenes, your efforts did not go unnoticed. Thank you once again for your invaluable support and for being an essential part of our special day.

Kudos to the Public Relations, Marketing & Communications department. On behalf of the entire commencement committee, I wanted to extend our heartfelt appreciation to you and your department for the invaluable support you provided in making our recent commencement ceremonies a resounding success. Your expertise in communication, promotion and coordination played a vital role in ensuring that our ceremonies received the attention and recognition it deserved. From crafting engaging press releases and coordinating media coverage to managing social media campaigns and promoting the event to the wider community, your efforts were instrumental in generating excitement and interest surrounding the ceremony.

Kudos to the Bookstore, Alumni Services and the Extended Education Services department. Thank you for being a part of the NMC commencement ceremonies. You helped to make the day a huge success. It was wonderful to have all of the support for our graduates and their families.

Kudos to the Facilities department. I wanted to extend our heartfelt appreciation to you and your department for the invaluable support you provided in making our recent commencement ceremony a success. From setting up the venue to ensuring that everything ran seamlessly behind the scenes, your efforts did not go unnoticed. Your contributions were instrumental in creating a welcoming and celebratory atmosphere that will be cherished by all who attended.

Kudos to Kyle Morrison, Eric Carlson and Chris Hanna. Thank you for all of your help with the 2024 commencement ceremonies. From recording Nick’s message to the grads (with closed captioning) to livestreaming the ceremonies, your efforts did not go unnoticed. Your dedication, hard work, and attention to detail played a crucial role in ensuring that our ceremonies proceeded smoothly and flawlessly. Thank you once again for your invaluable assistance and for going above and beyond to help make our commencement ceremonies a success.

Kudos to Colleen Burry. A huge thank you to Colleen Burry for organizing and executing a smooth set of commencement ceremonies on May 4! Colleen’s effort allowed me to attend my son’s commencement in Marquette. This effort takes months of organization and dedication. Colleen also implemented a Grad Fair this year which resulted in increased attendance at our ceremonies. Way to go, Colleen!

Kudos to Esther Nance, Chad Schenkelberger and the Hawk Owl Café. Huge thanks to Esther, Chad and Staff at Hawk Owl Café for a last minute coffee 911 order for CIT IT Olympics. Your team truly saved the day as our many volunteers need their morning coffee to effectively run the registration for the CIT Olympics and I totally forgot to put in the coffee order ahead of time.


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

These employees recently started working at the college. Let’s welcome them to the NMC community!

    • Maddy Randolph, student employee – Residence Life
    • Steven Schmitt – Adjunct Certified Flight Instructor
    • Emma Nerone, supplemental employee – Welding Assistant
    • Ted Kocher – Adjunct Audio Technology Instructor
    • Andrew Bigwood, supplemental – GLMA Able Body Deck Crew
    • Marco Cilano, student employee – Aviation Line Crew

Crucial Conversations for Accountability training

12Registration is open for Crucial Conversations for Accountability! This course is strongly recommended for all supervisors and anyone who wants to improve their relationships.This in-person, experiential learning based course provides a step-by-step process, tools, and support for resolving performance gaps, enhancing accountability, reducing resentment, eliminating inconsistency, and improving performance both at a professional and a personal level. During this 2-day training, learn how to have those difficult conversations in a way that solves problems while improving relationships. Note: Both days are required for course completion.

Dates/times:

    • Wednesday, May 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There is no cost to employees for this course (the course retails for $799 at U of M). Participants receive a free copy of the book Crucial Accountability.

Follow these instructions to sign up now for this effective, experiential learning based course.

For questions, contact professionaldevelopmentinstitute@nmc.edu or call (231) 995-1143.

 

Kudos!

Kudos to Maria Ulrich. Maria took care of a messy incident that occurred during a concert. It was far outside her job description, but she dealt with it quickly and efficiently with what she had on hand.

Kudos to Charles Macphee, Hollianne McHugh, Jim Bensley, Marina Call, Kristy McDonald, and Brandon Everest. Thank you to Jim Bensley and Marina Call for offering the Study Abroad Panel, and to Charles Macphee (EGY 105), Hollianne McHugh (MFG 203), Brandon Everest (SOC 201), and Kristy McDonald (BUS 231) for opening up their student presentations to NMC and the community for the 3rd Annual NMC ELI Learning Symposium. Their students did an outstanding job of representing themselves and NMC through the various presentations.

Kudos to Caroline Schaefer-Hills, Glenn Wolff, Laura Korch, Brady Corcoran, Amber Marsh, and Terri Gustafson. Thank you to the following NMC faculty and staff for helping recruit students to share at the Reflective Table Talk session at the 3rd Annual NMC ELI Learning Symposium. Caroline Schaefer-Hills brought her VCA Studio Class to discuss their non-profit work, Laura Korch recruited students to share their ceramics work, Glenn Wolff brought a student with him to share details from their Ex Libris project, Amber Marsh recruited an honors student to share her dance project, Brady Corcoran recruited Audio Tech. students to share about the rave they sponsored and Terri Gustafson recruited E-Sports members to share about their experiences. It was awesome to hear their reflections and passion for the learning they do at NMC!


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

These employees recently started working at the college. Let’s welcome them to the NMC community!

    • Jeffery Curtis, supplemental – Great Lakes Maritime Academy Vessels Deck Crew
    • Mark Linde, supplemental – Great Lakes Maritime Academy Vessels Deck Crew
    • Ann Olson – Adjunct Law Enforcement Instructor
    • Liam Clone – Adjunct Certified Flight Instructor
    • Raymond Huntzinger, supplemental – Great Lakes Maritime Academy Assistant Engineer Tug/Vessels
    • Doug Richardson, supplemental – Great Lakes Maritime Academy Culinary Intern
    • Madilyn Brake – student employee – Aviation Line Crew

Kudos!

Kudos to Haley Francis.  Kudos to Haley Francis, Student Health Services Office Manager, for providing a welcoming and friendly face for student health services. She’s always eager to help the students and identifies ways we can improve to meet their health care needs. She’s developed several useful resources for the clinic to help our day run smoothly.

Kudos to Stephanie Bloye. Kudos to Stephanie Bloye, student health services RN, for her dedication to providing professional health care and educating students. We appreciate her creative efforts to update and create clinic resources. Stephanie has developed several educational materials to help relay important health information to students in a fun and interactive way.

Kudos to Amy Pflughoeft. Amy Pflughoeft recently orchestrated a rich opportunity for the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. On behalf of the library, she applied for a host grant from the Library of Michigan to bring a 2024 Michigan Notable Book author to Traverse City. Amy engaged the GLCI team to parlay this community event into an experiential learning opportunity for culinary students. As a result, Abra Berens, author and chef of Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit came to Traverse City on April 11 to participate in a community conversation, facilitated by Jacob Wheeler, about food, cooking & writing, the life of a chef, and the payoffs of demonstrating resilience in pursuit of ones’ passion. The audience also enjoyed two samples from the cookbook Pulp prepared by GCLI students under the supervision of GLCI Instructor, Chef Wenz. The next morning, Ms. Berens met with Chef Morses’ graduating students to hear their culminating projects on creating a full menu for a concept restaurant and provide feedback.

The instructors at GLCI were so appreciative to expose their students to a nationally acclaimed chef with local ties and passion for the agricultural lands and produce of the region.

From Les Eckert, Director of Culinary-GLCI, “Amy was a joy to work with and was truly motivated to collaborate in many ways. She created multiple avenues for students, instructors, industry chefs, and community members to engage with Abra. Kudos to a job well done.”

From Jim Morse, GLCI Instructor, “Amy was very organized and communicated extremely well with all of us as she brought her vision to reality. She was thorough in every detail of orchestrating and hosting Abra for this wonderful event. Our students and local American Culinary Federation chapter were delighted to be a part of the event and prepare some delicious samples from her latest book, Pulp.”

From Kerrey Woughter, NMC Library Director, “Amy went so far above and beyond with this project. As the library liaison to GCLI, she is constantly exploring resources and experiences to support this unique program. This collaboration paid off in exciting ways for the community and our students.”


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!

2024 You Made it Possible employee recognition luncheon

NMC employees are invited to attend the annual employee recognition event which will be held on Thursday, May 9 at the Hagerty Center on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. Special honorees include excellence award recipients, service award recipients2 and those who have retired during the past year. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend!