Reminder- Monitor your HSA maximum contributions

Health Savings Accounts are regulated by the IRS and have limits of how much money you can contribute in one year.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your totals do not exceed the IRS limits. 

Single (one person) is $3,650 and family (more than one person) is $7,300.  If you are over 55 you can increase the limit by $1000.  It is important to include the HSA contribution received from NMC in your calculations. For example- the family amount is reduced by $2,600 (NMC deposit), making the total you can contribute from your paycheck $4,700.

Learn more about Health Savings Accounts here.

Kudos!

Kudos to Ben Post & Mark DeLonge: Thank you to Ben and Mark for enrolling EES Joint Offering (credit classes for community enrollment) students in Moodle! The EES team appreciates your support so that our community members can enjoy high quality credit classes on the Extended Education (non credit) side.

Kudos to the Facilities team for their work to quickly rectify the HVAC failure in the Timothy J Nelson Innovation Center during Welcome Week. The failure was accidental and out of their control and their quick response was very much appreciated. Also, Kudos to all faculty/staff and students in the building for your patience during the repair work. We appreciate your understanding.

Kudos to Marcus Bennett, Sally Smarsty, Lisa Thomas and more: Kudos to everyone involved in Welcome week planning and orchestration. There were many moving parts and everyone was very well informed on where to be and what to do. Volunteers, parents and students all seemed to be having a good time and feeling WELCOME!!! Great job everyone!

Kudos to Linda Berlin, Judy Arnold, and Dale Elshoff who deserve more than kudos for their work supporting students in the Plant and Soil Sciences degree pathway. NMC and Michigan State University are partners in a one-of-a-kind program which allows students to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree from NMC and a Certificate from MSU’s Institute of Agricultural Technology. Unfortunately, the financial aid policy for these students was changed with less than a month before fall semester. While most community colleges panicked, Linda, Judy and Dale sprung into action, working individually with each student to provide the necessary aid and support to stay enrolled in courses. To the students, it seemed seamless, but behind the scenes, it took hours of work, coordination, FA application updates, leading meetings with Financial Aid directors from around the State and back and forth with MSU. Linda, Judy and Dale put the students first and found a way to support them. I am sure students at other institutions were not so lucky, jeopardizing their respective ag cohorts. We at NMC should be very proud of their work, effort and sacrifice when it comes to serving our students! They went above and beyond and truly saved the day for our program!


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!

    • Alex Maier – Programmer/Analyst
    • Madison Thompson – Supplemental Title IX Counselor
    • Carolyn Andrews – Construction Technology Program Coordinator
    • Stephanie Powers – Student Employee – Tutoring Center Office Assistant
    • Nathan Neste – Supplemental – Food Service – Front of House
    • Damian Ho – Supplemental – Food Service – Front of House
    • Elizabeth Gerardi – Supplemental Food Service – Front of House
    • Linda Egeler – Supplemental – Student Success Coach
    • Alaina Frank – Supplemental – Food Service – Front of House
    • Stacy Folgmann – Accounts Payable Office Assistant
    • Hayley Davidson – Supplemental – Food Service – Back of House

Internal Promotions

Celebration graphicCongratulations to the following faculty members who transitioned from Provisional to Regular status this summer:

  • Betsy Boris
  • Jim Morse
  • Zach Tate

Save the date for benefits Open Enrollment meeting

Open Enrollment for 2023 will begin on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Two meetings will be held via Zoom and recorded for those of you who can not attend. Meetings will be held on November 9, 2022 at 9–10 a.m. and 3–4 p.m. The open enrollment window in ADP will be available Nov 9 – 17.

Watch for calendar invitations and more information to come!

Kudos!

Kudos to Michael Chrypinski and the facilities team: Michael and the facilities team permanently installed a large banner on the side of the University Center building ahead of the Boardman Lake Loop Trail Ribbon Cutting ceremony. This task had a tight deadline and they rose to the occasion to make sure it was installed before the event started. Kudos!

Kudos to the Admissions Team: The Admissions team lead by Rorie Kawula and Kevin D’Alessandro, went above and beyond to meet the needs of our students by organizing in-person Open Houses in August. For three Saturday’s they offered an in-person event for new and returning students that had a variety of services including tours, NMC presentations, and application/registration assistance. They also partnered with Financial aid and Housing in order to offer more resources and information for students. This coupled with a targeted marketing campaign clearly reached our community and resulted in student satisfaction and enrollment.


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!

  • David Reid – Groundskeeper
  • Abby O’Brien – Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor
  • Phillip Parker – Adjunct Audio Tech Instructor
  • Reed Shea – Supplemental Law Enforcement Coach
  • Megan Griswold, Student Employee – Lobdells Purchasing Assistant
  • Lily Meyering, Student Employee – Writing Center Reader

Welcome our newest hires

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

  • Madison Blough, Student Employee – Elementary Reading Tutor
  • Sandra Kroh – Adjunct Communications Instructor
  • Jeremy Flannery – Supplemental Automotive Lab Assistant
  • Raymond Chabitch, Student Employee – Engineering Tech Lab Assistant
  • Rin Martin, Student Employee – Residence Life
  • Maria Leggett – Adjunct Culinary Arts Instructor
  • Patrick Kawula – Programmer
  • Bridget Sova – Academic Advisor
  • Sereta Fager, Student Employee – Library
  • Patti Rigan – Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor
  • Ryan Younce – Adjunct Music Instructor
  • Molly Hidley, Student Employee – Student Life Office
  • Jennifer Ramsey – Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor
  • Daryl Case – Adjunct Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Adam Raupp – Adjunct Culinary Arts Instructor
  • Jack Wenz – Adjunct Culinary Arts Instructor
  • Marissa Rochefort – Adjunct Surgical Technology Instructor
  • Matthew Richmond – Adjunct Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Jenny Washburne – Adjunct Communications Instructor

Welcome our newest hires

Welcome to NMC!

  • Tim Alzoubi – Computer Information Technology Instructor
  • Jocelyn Joseph, Student Employee – Residence Hall Front Desk
  • Sonni Rogers, Student Employee – Writing Center Reader
  • Johnny Force, Student Employee – Residence Hall Front Desk
  • Anna Bennett – Supplemental Groundskeeper

Kudos!

Kudos to Hollie DeWalt:  Hollie went above and beyond in helping me navigate a difficult situation during the process of retirement from the college. I really appreciated having a trustworthy, dependable employee advocate to go to. Thank you Hollie!

Kudos to Dave Weaver:  Dave and the” IT Team” have been a valuable and consistent resource for technology assistance throughout my time here at Northwestern Michigan College. I really appreciated the quick and thorough answers offered, and the willingness to work with the Macintosh environment.

Kudos to The Educational Technology Team: they have been quick to respond to the changing needs of faculty for as long as I have been at Northwestern Michigan College. From the time when Bob Chauvin led the department, with many of the same techs that work with Kyle Morrison, I have always been impressed with the awesome support from this department. Thank you, folks!

Kudos to Fred Cook:  Fred Cook has been an awesome team player and quality individual as part of the Great Lakes campus team. Kind, considerate, and willing to help. I appreciate Fred’s enthusiasm and hard work, as is evident in the appearance of the GL campus. I really appreciated the number of times he opened my office door when I inadvertently locked my keys inside. Thanks Fred! And thank you for always having a kind or encouraging word.


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!

  • Charles Macphee – Adjunct Construction Technology Instructor
  • Jessie Forgrave – Residence Hall Manager
  • Richard Hagberg, Supplemental – Technology Support Assistant
  • Devin Quast – Adjunct Certified Flight Instructor
  • Angel Allen, Student Employee – Residence Hall Front Desk
  • Zachery Hanses, Student Employee – Residence Hall Front Desk

Kudos!

Kudos to Glenn Wolff:  This summer, several students have shared with us examples of Glenn going above and beyond to help them as a faculty advisor and we wanted to take a moment to say Thank You! Whether it is still meeting with a student even if they do not want to continue with an art major or walking them through completing orientation, Glenn is a great example of going above and beyond as a faculty advisor and we appreciate the little things he does to support us 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!

Kudos!

Kudos to Dave Weaver: Thank you, Dave, for assisting in the University Center computer lab for the College for Kids: Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite Style Video Game (Grades 3-5) classes. We had 32 young Hawk Owls in these classes this week. Dave went above and beyond by helping to “fix the bugs” and keep things running smoothly for our students and instructor.

Kudos to Jan Root, Cathy Brown, Brian VanSipe, Nancy Durecki, Judy Chu, Logan Deater and Andrea Grabowski: Writing & Reading Center (WRC) Summer 2022 staff—Logan Deater, Andrea Grabowski and myself (Carrie) recently undertook a major overhaul of the physical WRC space, creating a more accessible and inviting Center for students and employees alike to enjoy. The revamp of the WRC would not have been possible without the kind assistance of Jan Root, Cathy Brown, Brian VanSipe, Nancy Durecki and Judy Chu. Brian took the desk apart, making sure the carpet and area that once housed the desk were spotless after the desk’s removal, while Jan, Cathy and Nancy helped facilitate work orders and the logistics regarding removing/replacing office furniture. Extra special thanks to Judy, our WRC Director, for embracing the drastic changes, which Logan, Andrea and I began on a whim without first seeking approval. The Writing & Reading Center has consistently played an integral role in the development of confident writers, and the new space will continue to foster the learning and growth necessary for students to further hone their writing skills. Thank you to Jan, Cathy, Brian and Nancy for helping all of us at the WRC to create what will hopefully be an even more enriching environment for students. And thank you to Logan and Andrea for your enthusiasm in developing and implementing this project with me. NMC is lucky to have you all—you put the “community” in community college.

Kudos to Dave Gates, Steve Dix and Chris Little: Dave, Steve and Chris played vital roles in the reorganization/revamping of the Writing & Reading Center’s (WRC) physical space. Our telephone and computers found new homes within Scholars Hall 221, requiring new network connections and cords. Dave, Steve and Chris took care of the necessary work in very quick fashion, and were great fun to talk to while they were at the WRC. Thank you all for your dedication to creating spaces which allow for the best learning experience for each of our students. NMC is so lucky to have people like Dave, Steve and Chris!


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!

  • Lindsey Bradeen – Hagerty Events Supervisor
  • Jennifer Tripp – Dental Assistant Instructor
  • Tarah Connell, Student Employee – Writing Center Reader
  • Kay Hart, Supplemental – Bookstore Clerk/Cashier
  • Cameron Nelson, Student Employee – Fitness Center
  • Aidan Pool, Student Employee – Residence Hall Front Desk
  • Kristen Romps – Adjunct Communications Instructor