Craig Mulder’s Retirement Celebration is August 29

Craig MulderPlease join the NMC Foundation to share best wishes for Craig Mulder’s next adventure as he departs from a 20+ year career making education possible at NMC. Founders Hall will host “Coffee with Craig” 9–11 a.m. on Thursday August 29.

Craig began his work here in 1997 as Osterlin Library’s third full-time Director. He went on to become the college’s Chief Technology Officer from 1999 to 2013 and will be retiring as the Foundation’s Database & Prospect Research Specialist. Please stop by for a cup of coffee and tasty treat as you share appreciation for Craig’s great work for NMC and our students.

Bevel Up – Drugs, Users and Outreach Nursing

Bevel Up follows street nurses as they reach out to people working in the sex trade, and people who use drugs in the alleys and hotels of Vancouver’s inner city. Most importantly the nurses reflect on the attitudes they bring to their work attitudes that can make or break their relationships with the people to whom they provide practical, non-judgmental health care on a daily basis.

The free movie, a joint presentation of NMC and Harm Reduction Michigan, will be shown Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Milliken Auditorium, in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day. It will be followed by a panel discussion and presentation.

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Interview Times and Dates Set for NMC Presidential Candidates

TRAVERSE CITY — The five finalists for the position of NMC president will take part in a series of on-campus interviews and campus and community forums between August 23 and August 29. NMC’s Board of Trustees expects to name a new president in September, with a start date of Jan. 1, 2020.

The five finalists are pictured below:

Presidential Candidate finalists

Marsha Danielson photoMarsha Danielson

Allen Goben photoAllen Goben

Tim Meyer.photo
Tim Meyer

Nick Nissley photoNick Nissley

Tom Watkins photoTom Watkins

On-campus Interview Schedule

  • Friday, Aug. 23 – Nick Nissley
  • Monday, Aug. 26 – Tom Watkins
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27 – Marsha Danielson
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28 – Tim Meyer
  • Thursday, Aug. 29 – Allen Goben

Daily Schedule For Each Candidate

  • 8:30–10:30 a.m. - Interview with Board of Trustees
    Hagerty Center, Great Lakes Campus
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m. - Campus Forum
    Milliken Auditorium
  • 4–5 p.m. – COMMUNITY FORUM
    Milliken Auditorium
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. - Follow-up Meeting of Candidate with Board of Trustees
    Hagerty Center, Great Lakes Campus

A total of 67 people applied for the position of NMC president. Presidential search firm The Pauly Group reviewed the applicants to ensure all met the minimum criteria for the job. The Pauly group recommended 20 candidates to the presidential search committee. That committee narrowed the list to eight candidates for video interviews. After the video interviews, the committee recommended five finalists for in-person interviews.

This is the culmination of work since Nov. 1, 2018, when current president Timothy J. Nelson announced his intention to retire on Dec. 31, 2019.

For more information and updates to the presidential transition process, visit nmc.edu/transition. For more information on the five finalists, visit nmc.edu/candidates.

Release date: August 15, 2019

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director, NMC Public Relations, Marketing & 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

Mike McIntosh Memorial Car and Truck Show

NMC’s 14th Annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Car and Truck Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The show is at the NMC Automotive Tech Building, 2510 Aero Park Drive. It’s free to spectators, and there’s a $10 registration fee to show your car or truck. There will be food, music, prizes and trophies, and the show will be held rain or shine.

For more information, call (231) 995-1316.

Media Mentions for August 12, 2019

The following college events and stories have appeared in the media in the past week. We want to share your media involvement too. Please send information about your NMC-related interview or appearance to publicrelations@nmc.edu. If possible, please include a link to the piece and information about where and when it was used.

Please note access to some stories may be limited by paywalls set up by the media outlet. This includes the Traverse City Record-Eagle, which limits free clicks to five per month.  You may also read Record-Eagle articles in the print edition at the Osterlin Library.

Five finalists to interview for president of Northwestern Michigan College
UpNorthLive.com, August 6

5 finalists picked for NMC job
Record-Eagle, August 6

Meet The NMC Presidential Candidates
The Ticker, August 8

NMC, Michigan Tech Create Program For Credit Transfers
The Ticker, August 8

NMC inks deal with MTU
Record-Eagle, August 9

NMC and Michigan Tech create new articulation agreement for engineering students

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) and Michigan Technological University have developed a new 2+2 degree program designed to  increase student completion and reduce the cost for engineering students by formalizing agreements between the two institutions to accept and award credit for classes taken.

NMC President Timothy J. Nelson and Michigan Tech President Richard J. Koubek signed the seven new articulation agreements Wednesday, August 7 at NMC’s Great Lakes Campus in Traverse City.

These articulations will begin in fall of 2019. Engineering students will be able to take their first two years at NMC then transfer to Michigan Tech as a junior.

NMC Sciences Department Head Jerry Dobek helped design the articulations and said, “This agreement creates a new pipeline for engineering students more likely to complete their 4-year degree at Michigan Tech and provides cost savings for students by allowing them to take their first two years at NMC. These agreements will really give our students a much stronger pathway to success.”

The engineering programs include:

  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology

Students who complete this 2+2 program will be able to earn both an associate degree in science and arts at NMC and their bachelor of science in engineering in one of seven programs at Michigan Tech.

“Northwestern Michigan College is dedicated to creating pathways to success for our learners, while also working to find new ways to meet the needs of the industries in our community,” said President Nelson. “This new agreement with Michigan Technological University achieves both of those goals while solidifying NMC as a key connector and choice partner in the changing landscape of higher education.”

“Michigan Tech believes that education is the most powerful engine for social mobility,” said Koubek. ”With this latest set of articulation agreements, Michigan Tech and NMC, working together, can now provide students even greater opportunities to earn a four-year degree that will position them for successful, high-paying careers right here in Michigan.”

Work on these agreements between NMC and Michigan Tech started 18 months ago, but built on a strong shared history of collaboration. The first 2+2 program between the schools was created in 1990. This new set of agreements reflects how engineering programs have changed over the years and how graduation requirements have become more ‘specialized’.

NMC has articulation agreements in place with 35 educational institutions for more than 100 programs.

Release date: August 7, 2019

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director, NMC Public Relations, Marketing & 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

NMC Board of Trustees to Interview Five Finalists for President

TRAVERSE CITY — Five people will visit Northwestern Michigan College to interview to become the college’s new president. The in-person interviews will be scheduled to take place within the next month. Those visits will include campus and community forums open to the public.

The finalists are:

  • Marsha Danielson
  • Allen Goben
  • Tim Meyer
  • Nick Nissley
  • Thomas Watkins

NMC Board Chair Chris Bott said, “The Board appreciates the dedication of the search committee as we work to identify the right person to build upon our college’s successes and lead NMC into the future. The next phase will be critical as we learn how these candidates fit with our communities and culture.”

A total of 67 people applied for the position. Presidential search firm The Pauly Group reviewed the applicants to ensure all met the minimum criteria for the job. The Pauly group recommended 20 candidates to the presidential search committee. That committee narrowed the list to eight candidates for video interviews. After the video interviews, the committee recommended five finalists for in-person interviews.

This is the culmination of work since Nov. 1, 2018, when current president Timothy J. Nelson announced his intention to retire on Dec. 31, 2019.

NMC’s Board of Trustees expects to name a new president in September, with a start date of Jan. 1, 2020.

For more information and updates to the presidential transition process, visit nmc.edu/transition.

Release date: August 6, 2019

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director, NMC Public Relations, Marketing & 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

iDance Bake Sale Aug. 5 and 6

NMC iDance, a student group centered around partner dance, is putting on a bake sale to raise funds for the next bi-annual Opera House Dance. The sale will be on the 5th and 6th of August from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on NMC’s campus in the Health & Science Building’s lobby.

Media Mentions for August 5, 2019

The following college events and stories have appeared in the media in the past week. We want to share your media involvement too. Please send information about your NMC-related interview or appearance to publicrelations@nmc.edu. If possible, please include a link to the piece and information about where and when it was used.

Please note access to some stories may be limited by paywalls set up by the media outlet. This includes the Traverse City Record-Eagle, which limits free clicks to five per month.  You may also read Record-Eagle articles in the print edition at the Osterlin Library.

Adapted in TC: Experiencing transformation through stories
Instructor Susan Odgers’ monthly column on living with disability, Record-Eagle, July 28

Eight finalist interviews for president of Northwestern Michigan College
UpNorthLive.com, July 31

Finalists Named For New NMC President
The Ticker, August 1

Eight semi-finalists tapped for NMC top post
Record-Eagle, August 3

The Changing Of The Guard: It’s A Pivotal Time For Region’s New Leadership Lineup
Traverse City Business News, August 2019 issue

 

 

NMC Presidential Search Committee to Interview Eight Candidates

TRAVERSE CITY — Eight people will take part in video interviews to become the new president of Northwestern Michigan College. The interviews with the presidential search committee are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 5 and 6 in rooms 215/217 of NMC’s University Center. The meetings are open to the public.

The candidates are:

  • Marcia Conston
  • James Conwell
  • Marsha Danielson
  • Allen Goben
  • Tim Meyer
  • Nick Nissley
  • Thomas Watkins
  • Christy Weber

NMC Board Chair Chris Bott said, “The Board is excited to move forward with the important process of choosing the next leader of Northwestern Michigan College. Our institution is strong and is in a good position to attract a competitive pool of candidates. The Board remains committed to identifying the next leader dedicated to preparing our learners and our region for success.”

After the video interviews, the committee will recommend three to five candidates to the Board of Trustees for in-person interviews later in August.

A total of 67 people applied for the position. Presidential search firm The Pauly Group reviewed the applicants to ensure all met the minimum criteria for the job. The Pauly group recommended 20 candidates to the presidential search committee. That committee narrowed the list to eight candidates for video interviews.

This is the culmination of work since Nov. 1, 2018, when current president Timothy J. Nelson announced his intention to retire on Dec. 31, 2019.

  • Nov. 27, 2018 – Request for proposals (RFP) put out for search consultant
  • Jan. 15, 2019 – Pauly Group selected as the search consultant among four finalists
  • Mar. 18 – Community member seats made available on presidential search committee. Holding eight seats, community members are the largest group within the 20-member committee that also includes trustees, faculty and staff. 
  • April – Consultant holds forums with stakeholder groups on campus and in the community
  • May 20 – Presidential profile approved, position advertised with July 7 as the deadline for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however.
  • July 7 – Date for priority applications to be received by Pauly Group
  • July 8-9 – Pauly Group conducts initial screenings to select about 20 potential candidates for further Search Committee screening
  • July 25 – Search Committee reviews pool and rates each candidate
  • August 5-6 – Search Committee interviews semi-finalist candidates via video and recommends 3-5 finalists for further consideration by Board of Trustees through Board interviews and campus forums

NMC’s Board of Trustees expects to name a new president in September, with a start date of Jan. 1, 2020.

For more information and updates to the presidential transition process visit nmc.edu/transition.

Release date: July 31, 2019

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director, NMC Public Relations, Marketing & 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

Media Mentions for July 29, 2019

The following college events and stories have appeared in the media in the past week. We want to share your media involvement too. Please send information about your NMC-related interview or appearance to publicrelations@nmc.edu. If possible, please include a link to the piece and information about where and when it was used.

Please note access to some stories may be limited by paywalls set up by the media outlet. This includes the Traverse City Record-Eagle, which limits free clicks to five per month.  You may also read Record-Eagle articles in the print edition at the Osterlin Library.

Traverse City Summer Camp Teaches Students Cyber Security
9 & 10 News, July 26

NMC approves IT bids for Innovation Center
Traverse City Record-Eagle, July 24

19 apply for Nelson’s post
Traverse City Record-Eagle, July 23

Study shows maritime industry booming in Michigan
UpNorthLive.com, July 23

Volunteers needed for Hawk Owl move-in day!

 

Calling ALL faculty, staff, students and alumni – help our Hawk Owls on move-in day, Friday, August 23! Sign up for a shift, get a t-shirt, be a friendly face – many hands make light work, so let’s give our new and returning students a warm welcome!

Sign up here using your preferred email address.

Sign up solo, with a colleague, or your entire team. Please feel free to sign up for more than one shift and don’t hesitate to share this sign-up link with other NMC faculty and staff!