Textbook Rentals Due

Textbook rentals are due back to the NMC Bookstore no later than Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Can’t remember if you rented a book? Contact the bookstore at (231) 995-1285 with questions.

Possible COVID-19 exposures Nov. 29

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has learned of three students who had recently been on the Great Lakes and Aero Park campus and have tested positive for COVID-19.

The dates, times and locations of possible exposure are:

  • Student 1: Monday, Nov. 29: Great Lakes 251 7:30–8:30 a.m., GL 252 8:30–11:30 a.m., GL 111 1–2 p.m., GL 257 2–5 p.m.
  • Student 2: Monday, Nov. 29: GL 251 9–9:45 a.m. and 2:45–3:30 p.m., GL 269 9:45 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
  • Student 3: Monday, Nov. 29: Parsons-Stulen 222-224, 6–9 p.m.

Any individuals who were in those areas during those times are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following the potential exposure. Close contacts will be informed directly. Close contacts who are unvaccinated should quarantine for 10 days after potential exposure. Close contacts who are fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days and test 3–5 days after potential exposure.

Staying safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19 on NMC’s campuses is a shared responsibility.

NMC’s commitment:

  • Safety protocols include mandatory masks indoors on all campuses. Comprehensive information at nmc.edu/covid-19.
  • Work with county health departments to monitor the spread of COVID-19.
  • Communication with you about cases on our campuses. You can also check the Cases on Campus Dashboard for additional information.

Student /employee responsibilities:

  • Any student who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact NMC’s Health Services at (231) 995-1255.
  • Any employee who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact Human Resources at (231) 995-1350.
  • Students and employees who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should follow these guidelines. If you have questions you can call Health Services or Human Resources.
  • Take advantage of free, safe COVID-19 vaccines now widely available for those ages 12 and up. To find a vaccine near you, please visit nmc.edu/vaccines.
  • Testing is available at NMC’s Health Services by appointment and at other local agencies. Find a list of local testing sites here.

Release date: DECEMBER 1, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Possible COVID-19 exposures 11/22-24

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has learned of an employee and a student who had recently been on main campus and have tested positive for COVID-19.

Dates, times and locations of possible exposure include:

Student:

  • Monday, Nov. 22, East Hall front desk, 8 a.m.–Noon; Scholars Hall 209, 1–2:20 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 23, West Hall 104–105, 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24, East Hall front desk, 8 a.m.–Noon.

Employee:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 23, Founders Hall (all areas) 11 a.m.–3 p.m., FH 112, 2–3 p.m.

Any individuals who were in those areas during those times are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following the potential exposure. Close contacts will be informed directly. Close contacts who are unvaccinated should quarantine for 10 days after potential exposure. Close contacts who are fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days and test 3–5 days after potential exposure.

Staying safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19 on NMC’s campuses is a shared responsibility.

NMC’s commitment:

  • Safety protocols include mandatory masks indoors on all campuses. Comprehensive information at nmc.edu/covid-19.
  • Work with county health departments to monitor the spread of COVID-19.
  • Communication with you about cases on our campuses. You can also check the Cases on Campus Dashboard for additional information.

Student /employee responsibilities:

  • Any student who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact NMC’s Health Services at (231) 995-1255.
  • Any employee who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact Human Resources at (231) 995-1350.
  • Students and employees who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should follow these guidelines. If you have questions you can call Health Services or Human Resources.
  • Take advantage of free, safe COVID-19 vaccines now widely available for those ages 12 and up. To find a vaccine near you, please visit nmc.edu/vaccines.
  • Testing is available at NMC’s Health Services by appointment and at other local agencies. Find a list of local testing sites here.

Release date: November 29, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Holiday concerts Dec. 4, 14, 18 and 19

TRAVERSE CITY — Join NMC’s performance ensembles in three upcoming holiday concerts. Masks are required inside all NMC campus buildings. 

NMC Jazz Bands Winter Jazz Ensemble Showcase – Saturday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium

Laurie Sears directs. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets are available from MyNorthTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the door. Call (800) 836-0717 for more information.

NMC Concert Band Holiday Show - Tuesday, Dec.14, 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium

Pat Brumbaugh directs. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets are available from MyNorthTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the door. Call (800) 836-0717 for more information.

NMC Chamber Singers and NMC Grand Traverse Chorale in “Home for the Holidays.”

Saturday, Dec. 18, 7: 30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 19, 3 p.m. Corson Auditorium, Interlochen

Jeffrey Cobb directs the NMC choral ensembles as they join the Traverse Symphony Orchestra for a holiday tradition. Call the TSO at (231) 947-7120 for more information.

Release date: NOVEMBER 29, 2021

For more information:

Jeffrey Cobb
NMC Director of Music Programs
(231) 995-1338
jecobb@nmc.edu 

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Indiana Wesleyan University College Visit

Indiana Wesleyan University logoRobert Upton, Jr. from Indiana Wesleyan University will be visiting NMC Monday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Mr. Upton will be delighted to meet with you to discuss specific degree programs and transfer options. Please stop by his table that will be located in West Hall between the security office and the cafeteria.

Find a list of all upcoming transfer events on the College Visits page.

Textbook Buyback

Need extra cash for the holidays? Sell your textbooks back at the NMC Bookstore! Stop by today to sell back any unneeded textbooks.

Learn more about the bookstore’s buyback policies here.

Success Story: Food pantry, Thanksgiving meal project help fill rising demand

November 23, 2021

On Monday, culinary student Michelle Carrizales brought home something besides books and her knife kit to her family in Harrietta — a Thanksgiving meal, courtesy of an NMC business class which organized and executed the meal drive as a class project.

The meal means that the Carrizales family of four will get to spend a stress-free holiday together. Husband Richard is home after working out of state for a few months. Michelle gets a breather from juggling work and school and her hour-long one-way commute to classes in Traverse City. Their two kids will be on school break, and will lend her a hand cooking the meal that Carrizales didn’t have to scour stores for sales or coupons in order to put on the table.

“It’s been a pretty stressful last couple of months,” said Carrizales. “We’re just looking forward to sitting down and not doing anything.”

NMC business class students distribute food during their annual Food for Thought event Nov. 22, 2021

The Carrizales family is one of more than 125 who received donated meals from the business class, taught by Kristy McDonald, (pictured right, far right.) This was the eighth year McDonald’s class has completed a meal or food drive as an experiential learning project. Recipients were selected through Big Brothers Big Sisters and the NMC Food Pantry. Marking its fourth anniversary this month, usage is at its highest level since it opened. NMC counselor Paul Kolak, a member of the food pantry committee, said the college is always trying to improve the service, and just this month added an ordering system from Costco.

“We’re trying to step up our game and offer more fresh and frozen options,” he said.

The pantry served 164 and 196 people in September and October, respectively. Those are the two highest months for utilization since the pantry opened in November 2017. So far this academic year average monthly people served, at 146, and average monthly orders, at 11, are both significantly higher than the 2020–21 academic year, when the pantry averaged 102 people served and 4 orders per month.

Food for Thought holiday boxesBeing a student is the only requirement to use the food pantry, Kolak said. An online order form is available 24-7, and orders are packed for pickup five days a week. He said the pantry’s support from donors and its continued use are both gratifying.

“Seeing how students have latched onto it and are thankful for it, and keep using it,” strikes Kolak the most about the past four years. People can donate at nmc.edu/give by typing “food pantry” into the “designate my gift” field.

“Once they heard about the need, they helped fulfill the need. That’s been huge,” Kolak said.

Carrizales said she has accessed the food pantry from time to time, when her own pantry is running low or on a week in between paydays.

“It means a lot that the school does these programs,” she said. “I’m very grateful.”

Museum Store Sunday

Dennos Museum Store Sunday promo imageWe invite you to “Be A Patron” on Museum Store Sunday’s 5th Anniversary, November 28.

Find quality, art-inspired and inspiring gifts that support your local art museum and save

25% off all regular priced merchandise this Sunday only in the museum store. Pick up your 2022 calendar before they’re gone, browse our Inuit art collection, stock up on unique holiday cards and décor or select a handmade gift that will be cherished. (Artist consignment excluded.)

Shop the museum store online with shipping and pickup order options. Find jewelry and accessories, stocking stuffers, one of a kind art, and more! Apply coupon MSS25 at checkout Sunday only for 25% off regular merchandise. (Artist consignment excluded.)

Possible COVID-19 exposures 11/17, 11/18

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has learned of an employee and two students who had recently been on campus and have tested positive for COVID-19.

Dates, times and locations of possible exposure include:

  • Employee: Nov. 17, Osterlin 100 suites (private offices) and Osterlin 101, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Student 1: Nov. 17, Great Lakes 111 1–2 p.m., GL 257 2–5 p.m., GL 251 7:30–8:30 p.m., GL 252 8:30–11:30 p.m.
  • Student 2: Nov. 18, GL 102 3–7 p.m.

Any individuals who were in those areas during those times are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following the potential exposure. Close contacts will be informed directly. Close contacts who are unvaccinated should quarantine for 10 days after potential exposure. Close contacts who are fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days and test 3–5 days after potential exposure.

Staying safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19 on NMC’s campuses is a shared responsibility.

NMC’s commitment:

  • Safety protocols include mandatory masks indoors on all campuses. Comprehensive information at nmc.edu/covid-19.
  • Work with county health departments to monitor the spread of COVID-19.
  • Communication with you about cases on our campuses. You can also check the Cases on Campus Dashboard for additional information.

Student /employee responsibilities:

  • Any student who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact NMC’s Health Services at (231) 995-1255.
  • Any employee who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact Human Resources at (231) 995-1350.
  • Students and employees who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should follow these guidelines. If you have questions you can call Health Services or Human Resources.
  • Take advantage of free, safe COVID-19 vaccines now widely available for those ages 12 and up. To find a vaccine near you, please visit nmc.edu/vaccines.
  • Testing is available at NMC’s Health Services by appointment and at other local agencies. Find a list of local testing sites here.

Release date: November 22, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Possible COVID-19 exposures Nov. 11, 15, 16, 17

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has learned two students who had recently been on the main and Great Lakes campuses have tested positive for COVID-19.

The dates, times and locations of possible exposure are:

Student 1:

  • Nov. 15: West Hall Innovation Center 104/105, 9:40–11:10 a.m.
    • Fine Arts 135, 3:10–5:10 p.m.
  • Nov. 16: Scholars Hall 207, 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
  • Nov. 17: West Hall Innovation Center 104/105, 9:40–11:10 a.m.
    • Health Science 113, 1–3 p.m.
    • Fine Arts 135, 3:10–5:10 p.m.

Student 2:

  • Nov. 11: Great Lakes 222, 10:15–11:45 a.m.

Any individuals who were in those areas during those times are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following the potential exposure. Close contacts will be informed directly. Close contacts who are unvaccinated should quarantine for 10 days after potential exposure. Close contacts who are fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days and test 3–5 days after potential exposure.

Staying safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19 on NMC’s campuses is a shared responsibility.

NMC’s commitment:

  • Safety protocols include mandatory masks indoors on all campuses. Comprehensive information at nmc.edu/covid-19.
  • Work with county health departments to monitor the spread of COVID-19.
  • Communication with you about cases on our campuses. You can also check the Cases on Campus Dashboard for additional information.

Student /employee responsibilities:

  • Any student who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact NMC’s Health Services at (231) 995-1255.
  • Any employee who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact Human Resources at (231) 995-1350.
  • Students and employees who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should follow these guidelines. If you have questions you can call Health Services or Human Resources.
  • Take advantage of free, safe COVID-19 vaccines now widely available for those ages 12 and up. To find a vaccine near you, please visit nmc.edu/vaccines.
  • Testing is available at NMC’s Health Services by appointment and at other local agencies. Find a list of local testing sites here.

Release date: November 19, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Selections from NMC Library’s Curiosities: Food & Gratitude

The library wrapped up the second session of our ongoing Curiosities series last week, exploring the topic of Food & Gratitude. For those who weren’t able to join our cohort, we offer a few highlights and related materials here. We hope these offerings may provide some material for rumination and deeper appreciation as you prepare for the Thanksgiving break.

You can also check out the full four-week syllabus for Curiosities: Food & Gratitude here.

Stay tuned for an announcement of a Spring Curiosities series, featuring collaborations with NMC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter and the International Affairs Forum.

WASTED: THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

Produced by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED is a film about food waste that is informative, entertaining, and surprisingly hopeful – detailing innovative solutions from chefs, activists, and other food workers to reduce waste in the global food system.

GATHER

GATHER follows the stories of natives on the frontlines of a growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide, sharing stories that show how the reclaiming and recovery of ancient food ways is a way forward for native Americans to bring back health and vitality to their people.

Both films are streamable via the library’s Kanopy service. (Kanopy account setup instructions)

CORN TASTES BETTER ON THE HONOR SYSTEM

Robin Wall Kimmerer’s essay illuminates the history of corn from an indigenous perspective – telling the story of how traditional ecological knowledge and the plants themselves collaborated to create one of the world’s most important crops.

THE LIFE STORY OF A RECIPE

Gina Rae La Cerva revisits her grandfather’s recipes, tracing the elements of her Sicilian heritage. Through legacies of wild food gathering and feasting, she seeks to embody the traditions that have brought her family joy and sustenance, even in times of grief, conquest, and migration.

EXPLORE COOKBOOKS IN THE LIBRARY’S COLLECTION


The NMC Library provides free access to the New York Times, including their Cooking site, to all NMC students, faculty, and staff. If you haven’t yet set up your NYT account, here are instructions for how to do so

 

 

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates debut at NMC

TRAVERSE CITY — This month, NMC became the first college in Michigan and the fifth in the nation to offer students the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates program (JMG), a partnership with Northwest Michigan Works! and Networks Northwest.

Under JMG, NMC students between ages 16–24 are eligible to connect with Employment Readiness Specialist Lisa Baldyga to match with student mentors in their field, get paid work experience or job shadowing opportunities and internships and other beneficial career opportunities. These services are over and above the resume and cover letter review and interview skills that NMC Career Services already offers.

The program helps set up students for initial career success. Financial assistance with job equipment such as tools or work boots, uniforms, bus passes or gas cards for transportation to work is also available.

JMG participants can also take part in legislative and leadership days with the state and talent tours with local businesses, which help create a sense of belonging to NMC programs and the greater community.

JMG and career resources will also be developed for Moodle, NMC’s online course management system, that students can access for employment assistance.

Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates equips young people with the skills to overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, and in life. It is the leading program of Youth Solutions, Inc., a youth opportunity organization delivering employability and education services to young people across the state.

“We expect that the opportunities, mentorship, guidance, and community created by this program will greatly increase the ability for participating students to successfully earn their college degrees and move on to sustainable careers in their field of interest,” said Kim Bordeau, Manager of Program Success-North, Youth Solutions.

In addition to the new program at NMC, Northwest Michigan Works! coordinates JMG programs at Cadillac’s Mackinaw Trail Middle School, Cadillac Public and Innovation High Schools, CASMAN Academy in Manistee, Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, the North Ed Career-Tech Center, the Wexford-Missaukee Career-Tech Center, and drop out recovery programs in Cadillac, Kalkaska, Manistee and Traverse City.

Northwest Michigan Works! is a state-supported workforce development agency serving job seekers and employers in a 10-county region.

Founded in 1974, Networks Northwest facilitates and manages various programs and services for the 10-county region. These programs include Northwest Michigan Works, Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, various business services, and many different regional planning initiatives in response to our communities’ requests and needs.

Release date: November 18, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Possible COVID-19 exposure on main campus 11/15, 16

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has learned a student who had recently been on the main campus has tested positive for COVID-19.

The date, times and locations of possible exposure are:

  • Monday, Nov. 15: Scholars Hall 101 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.; James Beckett 215 2:40-4:10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16: James Beckett 217 11:20 a.m.–12:50 p.m.

Any individuals who were in those areas during those times are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following the potential exposure. Close contacts will be informed directly. Close contacts who are unvaccinated should quarantine for 10 days after potential exposure. Close contacts who are fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days and test 3–5 days after potential exposure.

Staying safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19 on NMC’s campuses is a shared responsibility.

NMC’s commitment:

  • Safety protocols include mandatory masks indoors on all campuses. Comprehensive information at nmc.edu/covid-19.
  • Work with county health departments to monitor the spread of COVID-19.
  • Communication with you about cases on our campuses. You can also check the Cases on Campus Dashboard for additional information.

Student /employee responsibilities:

  • Any student who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact NMC’s Health Services at (231) 995-1255.
  • Any employee who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact Human Resources at (231) 995-1350.
  • Students and employees who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should follow these guidelines. If you have questions you can call Health Services or Human Resources.
  • Take advantage of free, safe COVID-19 vaccines now widely available for those ages 12 and up. To find a vaccine near you, please visit nmc.edu/vaccines.
  • Testing is available at NMC’s Health Services by appointment and at other local agencies. Find a list of local testing sites here.

Release date: November 18, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Possible COVID-19 exposures Nov. 9, 10, 11

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC has learned three students who had recently been on the main and Aero PArk campus have tested positive for COVID-19.

The dates, times and locations of possible exposure are:

Student 1:

  • Nov. 10, 12:30–2:30 p.m., Parsons-Stulen 218
  • Nov. 11, 12:30–3 p.m., Les Biederman 206

Student 2:

  • Nov. 10, 3:15–5:10 p.m., Health Science 116

Student 3:

  • Nov. 9, 8–11 a.m., Scholars Hall 109
  • Nov. 11, 12:45–4:30 p.m., Nursing simulation lab (Health Science 208 & 210)

Any individuals who were in those areas during those times are asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days following the potential exposure. Close contacts will be informed directly. Close contacts who are unvaccinated should quarantine for 10 days after potential exposure. Close contacts who are fully vaccinated should monitor for symptoms for 14 days and test 3–5 days after potential exposure.

Staying safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19 on NMC’s campuses is a shared responsibility.

NMC’s commitment:

  • Safety protocols include mandatory masks indoors on all campuses. Comprehensive information at nmc.edu/covid-19.
  • Work with county health departments to monitor the spread of COVID-19.
  • Communication with you about cases on our campuses. You can also check the Cases on Campus Dashboard for additional information.

Student /employee responsibilities:

  • Any student who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact NMC’s Health Services at (231) 995-1255.
  • Any employee who believes they may be positive for COVID-19 should contact Human Resources at (231) 995-1350.
  • Students and employees who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should follow these guidelines. If you have questions you can call Health Services or Human Resources.
  • Take advantage of free, safe COVID-19 vaccines now widely available for those ages 12 and up. To find a vaccine near you, please visit nmc.edu/vaccines.
  • Testing is available at NMC’s Health Services by appointment and at other local agencies. Find a list of local testing sites here.

Release date: November 16, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination

Andrew Robitshek chosen to fill NMC Trustee vacancy

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Andrew Robitshek of Traverse City to fill a vacant trustee slot on Monday. He will serve through the November 2022 election.

Robitshek, 54, cited his love of the community, business knowledge and past board experience as driving his interest in serving on the board. “Now, as a local business owner of Bay Motor Products, I’ve had the opportunity to encourage many others on my team to enroll in classes at NMC and discover how education can change the trajectory of their life. Nothing is more rewarding than being a part of helping others realize their full potential through education and hard work! I hope to make an even bigger impact by working as part of NMC’s Board of Trustees,” Robitshek said in his application materials.

Trustees thanked all the applicants and noted the high caliber of the applicant pool. Eleven eligible candidates applied to fill the vacancy created by Michael Estes’ resignation October 17, 2021. Per Michigan law, Robitshek will fill the term Estes was elected to in 2016 until the next regular community college election in November 2022.

Release date: NOVEMBER 15, 2021

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Associate Vice President of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination