GVSU PA Program Preview Day Jan. 18

Friday, January 18, 1-3 p.m., University Center 09 (basement)

Are you interested in finding out more about GVSU’s Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) program? Come to the PAS program preview event on January 18 from 1-3 p.m. During this afternoon session, you will have a chance to meet with the PAS program assistant director, members of the PAS Admission Committee, Advisor, and current GVSU PAS students. We will be available to answer any of your admission and/or program related questions and will also provide a tour of the facilities used by the PAS program. This event is open to anyone interested in the PAS program.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

This event will also be supported by the Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Pre-PA club.

Scholarship Success Workshop Feb. 12

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
NMC University Center Room 204, upstairs

Need help finding scholarship dollars? Free Workshop! RSVP now.

Grand Valley State University in Traverse City is offering a one-hour workshop on university and local scholarships available to you. This is a great asset for both current students as well as people thinking about going back to school! Learn Tips and Tricks on how to write a winning essay and what the committees are looking for. With any questions or concerns, please email us at nminfo@gvsu.edu or call our office at (231) 995-1785.

RSVP at GVSU.edu/traverse/events.

Success Story: Two TC students forge forward this fall

December 19, 2018

NMC seeks to help each student achieve their personal definition of success. As the fall 2018 semester concludes, enjoy a tale of two very diverse students, each succeeding in her own way.

Maria LeggettThis semester, on the heels of an internship in Seattle and a study-abroad trip to Italy, Maria Leggett, 27, completed the requirements for her culinary degree and co-founded a student group, all while working in two Traverse City restaurants.

She’s come a long way since she first enrolled, after graduating from Traverse City West High School in 2010. Then she studied business, but found it wasn’t for her. Leggett left and tried a range of jobs — factory work, banking, and the food industry. After three years she decided to give college a second try, re-enrolling in fall 2016. Her passion for food led her to the Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

She’s most proud of the student group, Spoonful of Foodies, which works to spread Traverse City’s “super foodie town” culture to the college, working with the food pantry to offer cooking demonstrations.

“Simple recipes that college students who have limited equipment can prepare,” Leggett said. “Some students just don’t know how to cook.”

While she clearly does, Leggett says she loves learning and plans to go on a second study abroad trip to Italy in the spring, while continuing to work at Trattoria Stella and The Good Bowl. Eventually she’d like to combine ethnic cuisines and work in a fusion-style kitchen.

Hannah KrohnHannah Krohn, 20, is also a Traverse City native, graduating from Grand Traverse Academy in 2017. She maintains a 4.0 grade point average, serves on NMC Student Government, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international community college honor society, and three other college groups, all while managing severe dyslexia.

This semester, her class in Western Civilization helped Krohn to enhance and refine a language of symbols and color coding that she uses to compensate for poor reading fluency of traditional, written text. Her textbooks are audio and tests are read aloud, but her original language is key to effective studying.

“It’s the semester when I’m feeling the impact,” of the effort she’s put forth since enrolling in fall 2017, Krohn said. The Writing and Reading Center helped her create a resume that earned her a summer job as a behavioral technician, working with autistic children.

Her 4.0 GPA notwithstanding, her proudest achievement is the independent study in ceramics that she was approved for this semester. Post-graduation in 2020, she’d like to use her sculpting skills working as an installer for three-dimensional pieces in aquariums and museums.

In the meantime, she loves NMC.

“I really like the environment. There’s a small community and they’re very accepting here,” Krohn said.

New degrees approved

TRAVERSE CITY — New degrees in culinary sales and surveying will be offered beginning with the fall 2019 semester after unanimous approval by NMC’s Board of Trustees Monday.

Both associate in applied science degrees are intended to offer additional employment options to students post-graduation.

The culinary sales degree includes culinary and general business courses already offered at NMC. It will expand upon the college’s current restaurant-focused culinary offerings and prepare students to work in food and beverage sales and marketing departments.

“As the popularity of specialty foods grows, so does the demand for education and training. It is envisioned that this program would serve to define NMC as a regional leader in this area,” said Stephen Siciliano, vice president for academic affairs.

The surveying degree complements existing training in marine technology and unmanned aerial systems. NMC offers the only bachelor’s degree in marine technology in the nation and has gone from being an early adopter in UAS training to an industry leader.

“With the addition of this degree, NMC will have a comprehensive pathway from degree through professional development in the platform triad of marine, air, land – unique among community colleges nationally,” said Marguerite Cotto, vice president for lifelong and professional learning.

Registration for fall semester classes begins March 13, 2019.


Release date: December 18, 2018

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communication
(231) 995-1019


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Intramural Basketball

Season starts Sunday, January 27 for six weeks. Two games per week played Monday – Thursday. At 2:10, 3:10 or 4:10 p.m. or the new time offering Sundays 9:10, 10:10 p.m. 

All players must be current NMC students! All teams must be co-ed! At least one female player must be on the court at all times or you will play short. Female points count double.

Mandatory Captains’ meeting and Sign-up Deadline:

  • Thursday, January 24 at 5 p.m. in the PE Lobby.
  • Registration forms are located throughout campus or pick up one at the Fitness Center in North Hall. Turn in rosters to Steve Dixon at the Fitness Center or bring them to the mandatory captains meeting.

For more information or questions, please call Steve Dixon at 995-1379

Sponsored by N.M.C. Student Life/Student Activities and N.M.C. Physical Education, Sports and Recreation

Good luck on finals!

The Advising Center wishes you great success on your final exams in the coming weeks! Make sure you are registered for Spring semester before this semester is over!

Invasive Species Documentary Showing and Panel Dec. 5

A documentary showing and panel discussion about invasive species, sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, will be held on December 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Milliken Auditorium. Excerpts from the documentary “Making Waves– Battle for the Great Lakes” will be shown, and four local experts on the issue will come together to share their stories and answer questions from community members. The event is free for everyone.

Transfer to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan

Are you interested in studying the natural sciences, humanities, or social sciences at the University of Michigan? The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts os coming to talk with you about transferring. Tuesday, December 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Health & Science Building Lobby. If you can’t make it during this time, please email Michael Hartman at mrhartma@umich.edu to schedule another time to learn more about transferring to LSA.

E-waste & Battery Recycling

The NMC Green Team will be collecting e-waste and any type of battery at the end of each semester. Drop-off sites will be in North Hall, East Hall, and Student Life in the library. Any and all electronic, computer, or digital devices may go in the boxes and thus not in our landfills! Thank you for your help!

Michigan Blood Drive on campus Dec. 11

December 11, between 1- 6 pm, the Michigan Blood Drive bus will be taking blood donations in the parking lot. The bus will be located in between the power house and the library. Everyone who signs in to donate receives a coupon for a FREE pizza!