Dual enrollment informational sessions

Thanks to the Admissions and Advising for organizing several upcoming info sessions on NMC’s new, lower, dual enrollment tuition rate for students who reside outside of Grand Traverse County. Families can learn more about getting a head start on college at virtual and in-person options starting this Wednesday. Know a high school junior or senior? Share with them!


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GLWSI provides training to diverse groups of learners

The Great Lakes Water Studies Institute will deliver two week-long Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI)-certified ROV training programs in New Jersey next month.

NMC’s ROV training program is the only one in the U.S. endorsed by ADCI, which has more than 600 member companies. Graduates will immediately support the rapidly growing offshore wind industry. The training is an example of the value NMC programming provides to multiple learner groups, and supports strategy 5 of NMC’s strategic plan, which states that the college will leverage distinctive programs that strengthen institutional sustainability and expand global connections.


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Providing FAFSA help to the community

Thanks to NMC’s Financial Aid staff for offering free assistance with the new FAFSA to the entire community. The service even won a compliment from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who saw a billboard when she was in Traverse City last month. NMC’s next Financial Aid workshop is Feb.12. Walk-in and drop-in appointments are also available every Wednesday throughout February. 


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Supporting neurodiverse learners

Communications faculty member Nancy Gray’s leadership has resulted in NMC’s Neurodiversity Support Center. Neurodiversity encompasses a range of learning differences, often including but not limited to anxiety, autism, ADHD and OCD. Gray spent her 2022-23 sabbatical year researching the support services other colleges and universities offer. Working with an advisory board, NMC’s NSC opened this semester in Scholars Hall 13. Find out more at nmc.edu/neurodiversity.


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Visual Communications looks for pro-bono design projects

To the Visual Communications department, which announced its annual pro bono design project opportunity earlier this month. One of NMC’s longtime experiential learning opportunities, students interact with clients as they execute a real-world project, including logos, film and new media production, creative advertising, graphic design and packaging. Area nonprofits have until Jan. 5 to submit projects for consideration. Read more here.


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Generous gifts to NMC

NMC is grateful for those who showed their support on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28). Generous donors raised $14,653 to help students in danger of dropping out of school, including a $10,000 gift from an anonymous donor.

Additionally, donors to the Dennos raised $22,580, including the $10,000 matching gift from Ward and Mary Bevans Gillett, to preserve sculptures and to support all the work of the museum. 


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NMC students to attend national leadership academy

We’d like to thank NMC’s Employment Readiness Specialist, Lisa Baldyga, and the Career Services department for their continued work in the Jobs for Michigan Graduates (JMG) program. JMG has allowed NMC to expand the career services available to students. Because of JMG, participants can connect with fellow student mentors in their field, receive financial assistance with job equipment and transportation, gain paid work experience including job shadowing and internships as well as access other beneficial career opportunities such as the National Leadership Academy. 

Later this week, NMC students Gabby Paryani and Aby Kowalske are set to travel to Washington DC to participate in the National Leadership Academy. They will accompany Lisa Baldyga to the nation’s capital to build leadership skills, engage in experiential learning and advocate for their communities and youth. Seven students throughout the state of Michigan were selected to participate in the National Leadership Academy, and we are incredibly proud that two of those are from NMC.

NMC became the first college in Michigan and only the 5th in the nation to offer students the Jobs for Michigan Graduates program in 2021 in partnership with Northwest Michigan Works! and Networks Northwest.


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NMC community addresses food insecurity and homelessness

Thanks to those in the NMC community for helping to raise awareness about basic needs in Traverse City. The public is invited to join in the 8th annual Walk for Health & Housing on Wednesday, November 15. The walk departs at 5:30 p.m. from the Great Lakes campus.

On November 20, the 10th annual Thanks-for-Giving project will distribute 135 Thanksgiving meal boxes to area families. 

Both events are examples of experiential learning at NMC.


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Thanks for Veterans Day and Mariners Memorial services

Thank you to everyone involved in planning and putting on the Veterans Day and Mariners Memorial services this Friday, Nov. 10. Serving those who have served is a year-round priority for NMC, and the Mariners Memorial Service, now in its 48th year, is sponsored by the Great Lakes Maritime Academy’s Student Propeller Club, Port 150.


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Boardman Lake Loop Trail murals

NMC student Kiah Anderson and former student Logan Hudson created two new murals along the Boardman Lake Loop Trail this past summer. The pair helped faculty members Glenn Wolff and Rufus Snoddy complete another mural, Boardman Serenade, last year, and this year were invited to paint their own. Anderson’s mural is titled Serenity’s Muse and Hudson’s mural is titled May You Always Know the Truth and See the Light Surrounding You.


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PRMC wins 7 NCMPR Medallion awards

PRMC is proud to announce that NMC won 7 Medallion awards from the National Council for Public Relations and Marketing. This includes two gold medallions for recruitment campaigns and materials, silver medallions for Nexus, recruitment campaign materials and special event materials as well as bronze medallion awards for photography and microsite design. Thank you to all of the departments across the college we collaborated with for this exciting work! We’re excited for what we can do together next!


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Student and immigrant success grant awarded to NMC

Congratulations to the Student Success team for receiving a $193,600 grant from Michigan’s Sixty by 30 Adult Student Success Grant program. The funds, to be received over two years, will be spent to improve adult student onboarding, based on the results of data and evidence on the current adult student experience.


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Feeding Traverse City

Thanks to the NMC employees who volunteered at the first mobile food pantry of the semester last Tuesday. 110 households were served, or an estimated 400-500 people. The next mobile food pantry will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 17 and it will continue monthly through December.


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17th annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Car & Truck Show

Thanks to the Automotive Technology department for organizing this annual event on Saturday, Sept. 9 that benefits the program and scholarships. Classic cars, 4X4s, dragsters, sports cars, modified late models, motorcycles and more will be on display from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at NMC’s Automotive Services Building. Admission is free for spectators. The event includes food, music, prizes and a silent auction.


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