Success Story: Creating a 21st-century campus

Success Story: Creating a 21st-century campus

August 30, 2017

North Hall ribbon cutting ceremony photoNorth Hall ribbon cutting ceremonyNMC’s fall semester will be bookended by celebrations of new campus facilities, with last week’s opening of the North Hall residence hall and a grand re-opening of an expanded Dennos Museum Center targeted for November.

“It’s an exciting time at NMC as we see years of hard work begin to materialize and we continue to invest in the future of education,” said President Timothy J. Nelson. “These projects will increase NMC’s ability to serve our learners and the community, while also updating outdated campus infrastructure.”

The $8.8-million, 135-bed North Hall is the first new student housing on campus in more than 40 years and was built in response to demand, since on-campus housing has been at capacity for four years. Units are designed in quad suites with shared kitchen and living space. (See a 360-degree view of the shared space.) Laundry facilities and study or meeting space is available on each floor, with a fitness center on the ground floor.

Located on the eastern end of main campus, North Hall has also been designed with a flexible format where sections could be used for workforce development housing in off-peak times.

Dennos Museum Center addition constructionIn July, the Dennos Museum Center re-opened on a limited basis, with exhibitions in the Sculpture Court and Inuit gallery. Admission is reduced while the rest of the 15,000-square-foot expansion is completed. Construction of two new galleries and other renovations are scheduled to be finished this fall, with a grand re-opening of the entire museum planned for November. The expanded galleries were funded by generous donations from Richard and Diana Milock and Barb and Dudley Smith.

Meanwhile, construction of the West Hall Innovation Center is set to begin in May 2018 after funds were committed in the state of Michigan fiscal 2018 budget.

Once complete, the center will combine state and NMC investments of more than $7 million each for renovations and modernizations of the 50-year-old West Hall into a new multi-story library and flexible learning space.

“Combined, these projects show the dedication of our NMC employees, donors, community, business and governmental partners all working together to help ensure our learners are successful,” Nelson said.

NMC mobile app is going away

The Ellucian GO mobile app that was launched in April, 2015 to let NMC students and staff check grades, track courses, receive notifications and keep up with campus news via their smartphones will no longer be supported at the end of September due to limited usage and improvements in NMC’s other online platforms.

The mobile app’s functions can be duplicated using the NMC website at nmc.edu and the password-protected employee and student sites at employees.nmc.edu and students.nmc.edu, all of which have been made more mobile-friendly since the mobile app’s launch.

NMC Library Now Has ALL Textbooks on Reserve!

NMC librarians were busy throughout the summer acquiring ALL the textbooks required for ALL the NMC courses. Are you a student waiting for your financial aid to come through? An instructor with a student who cannot afford the course text? Send them to the library! Most textbooks are available for a 2-hour checkout within the Osterlin building–and some are available longer.

Kudos

KUDOS- (praise or respect that you get because of something you have done or achieved) defined by Merriam-Webster.com

Submit a Kudos here.

Kudos to Sheila Rupp:  Sheila was able to rescue 7 feral cats (momma and 6 kittens) that were living outside of the Tanis building. She was able to take them to a foster family that will be able to socialize them as well as have them fixed and then they will be able to be adopted to loving homes. By doing so, Sheila was able to help protect NMC property while providing the kittens with the opportunity for a brighter future of not living under an air conditioner. She did this on her own time on the weekend.

Kudos to Sodexo Catering, Central Scheduling, Media Tech, and Facilities: HUGE thanks go to the very large group of people who made the August 1st Rotary Meeting an enormous success. All plans were made prior to the event, but as everyone knows, small changes are usually made on the fly during setup. Everyone involved never hesitated when a change was discussed and executed. From picnic table location, to wiring for sound, to securing posters and pull-up banners from the wind, to the perfect buffet station, to securing the walkway……NMC really shined and the Rotarians had a lovely cookout under the tent. Many thanks to ALL the folks who made it possible!

Kudos to Betsy Williams:  Pulled off an amazing, record breaking MLC conference last week at the Hagerty Center showcasing her leadership and event planning skills. Her efforts brought great recognition to NMC and our awesome community establishing us as a Lean force in the state.  KUDOS!!!

Kudos to NMC Grounds Crew:  A special kudos from a community member who walks her dog on main campus daily. She called in to let us know that she appreciates how beautiful our grounds are kept and gave a special nod to Michelle Yeider, Phil Trowbridge and Brian Lewis. She said she can tell how vested this crew is in keeping the grounds looking their best. Kudos to our Grounds crew. Your efforts are notice and appreciated not only by the NMC community but by our neighbors as well! Great Job!

Kudos to Sodexo Catering:  A huge thanks goes to the Sodexo team for once again doing a wonderful job on the college-wide picnic this year! Robert Scott, Roy Bartle-Thomas, Chef David Happala, Lynn Edson, Mary Dainton, Rob Russel, Casey Seagraves, Steve Anderson, Matthew McCann, & Diana Buchler each deserve our sincere appreciation for all of their hard work. The food was delicious, the setup and cleanup was perfect, and they do it all with a smile! Thank you, also, for being so easy to work with. We can’t wait until next year’s picnic!

Kudos to NMC Grounds Crew:  Kudos to Campus Services, in particular Brian Lewis, Phil Trowbridge, and Michelle Yeider, for their friendly assistance in setting up for the picnic. They moved picnic tables, not once, but twice, to create the perfect space for employees to gather to celebrate. Thank you for all of your hard work to make this event a success, and all you do throughout the year!

Scholarships Available for MSU/NMC Early Assurance Opportunity Program

Michigan State University, MSU College of Human Medicine and NMC have a cooperative program of premedical education by which NMC students who transfer as undergraduate premedical students to Michigan State University will have the opportunity to be granted an enhanced opportunity for admission to MSU College of Human Medicine.

Read the news release here »

Download a flier here »

Apply for scholarships at nmc.edu/scholarships »

Does your Program of Study reflect your education plan and goals (Pre-Med)? Verify your degree path with Enrollment Services.

NMC Mindfulness Initiative – New location!

STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, and COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Please come unplug for 20 minutes with NMC’s Mindfulness Community. EVERYONE WELCOME!

Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in the James Beckett Building Room 215 (new location!) or Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at the University Center Campus – Room 213

Did you know a 10 minute mindfulness practice a day can help to:

  • Improve focus and awareness
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Reduce stress
  • Promote emotional balance
  • Support healthy relationships at school, work and home
  • Promote academic performance

12th Annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Car and Truck Show

12th Annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Car and Truck Show

Spectators check out a car at NMC's 2009 Mike McIntosh Memorial Car ShowTRAVERSE CITY, MI — See cool cars and trucks and support students at NMC’s 12th annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Car and Truck Show.

On Saturday, September 9, car enthusiasts will display their classic cars, 4X4s, dragsters, sports cars, modified late models, motorcycles and more. The show, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be held at NMC’s Automotive Services Building at 2510 Aero Park Drive. Admission is free for spectators. There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle for contestants. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Trophies are awarded for best of show in each class. Enjoy food, music, prizes and a silent auction. Student projects and vehicles will also be on display. Proceeds benefit NMC’s Automotive Program and scholarships.

The show is named for the late NMC Automotive instructor Mike McIntosh, who retired in 2004 after 34 years of service. McIntosh organized the first car show for the Automotive Program in 2004. Learn more here »

Release Date: August 16, 2017

For More Information

Wayne Moody
NMC Automotive Chair
(231) 995-1316
wmoody@nmc.edu

First Annual Drew Kostic Memorial 5k Tough Run

Date: September 9, 2017
Check-in: 8:45-10:15 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 10:30 a.m.
Race start: 11 a.m.
Location: Twisted Trails
Off Road Park
19405 Read Rd.
Copemish, MI

On average, 22 veterans take their own lives every day. This is a pandemic that can be solved simply by letting
people know there are answers to their questions.

The DK5K Tough Run is a 5K obstacle course aiming to raise awareness about the challenges veterans face every day and the issue of suicide. There will be two divisions — competitive and recreational.

Funds raised will benefit the NMC chapter of Student Veterans of America (SVA) and 22-2-None, two local organizations offering free services for veterans.
 

Race registration is open until September 5 at DK5K.info.


For more information go to facebook.com/DK5Krun or email runDK5K@gmail.com
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To become a sponsor or volunteer, contact Scott Herzberg at sherzberg@nmc.edu or (231) 995-2526.

Parking Enforcement begins Sept. 11

The Traverse City Parking Patrol will begin enforcing parking at NMC on Monday, September 11. All faculty, staff and students must have their 2017-2018 permits displayed by that date.

The Traverse City Police Department has provided the following information on how to avoid parking tickets on campus by properly displaying your parking permit:

  • Place your permit in the bottom left-hand corner of your windshield.
  • Place your permit right side up. An upside-down permit will be considered invalid.
  • Hang tags must be on the rear view mirror. 
  • Be sure that the expiration date on your permit can be seen from the outside of your vehicle. (Some vehicles have a tint on the edges of their windshield, so be sure your permit is not behind a tint, as it will make it difficult to see from the outside.) When it doubt, get out of your vehicle and be sure you can see the entire permit from the outside.

If you do get a ticket, payment can be made at the red dropoff payment box at the east end of the Cedar lot in front of the Health & Science building. You can also mail the fine in to the city, or pay at the parking services office in the public parking garage at 303 E. State St. Payment information is also on each ticket.

If you have any questions about parking enforcement on campus, please call (231) 995-1111.

President’s Update for August 14, 2017

Thank you all for everything you do in pursuit of “Keeping Learning at the Center.”

Notable Accomplishments provided by Faculty and Staff

This section recognizes the good work being done and linkages to the Strategic Directions (SD) and Institutional Effectiveness Criteria (IE) are provided where possible.

  • I would like to, again, thank our NMC team and legislators for the successful state approval of the state funding supporting our West Hall 21st Century Innovation Center project. Construction on this project will begin in 2018 and architects are preparing an exterior design to present to the Board at the regular August meeting.
  • The Great Lakes Culinary Institute, in partnership with Munson Medical and Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, planned a culinary medical conference designed to enlighten doctors and medical professionals about eating and cooking healthy food. The conference will be held from Sept 22–24. (IE1, IE2)
  • Admissions, Financial Aid, Records and Registration and Student Accounts offices completed a three-month transition to combine customer service into an Enrollment Services one-stop for students. Creating a shared work environment in Enrollment Services allows staff to more effectively help students. They are able to more efficiently handle phone calls, walk-ins, and emails during the peak processing time of payment due date. During the 6-day period, the 26 staff members in Enrollment Services had 2,131 customer contacts by phone, email, and in person. This is more efficient for students, as well as staff, to be served by one person instead of needing to contact multiple offices. (IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4, IE5)
  • Approximately 30 people attended the Summer Counselor Summit with Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC); 6 of which stayed in East Hall overnight. Enrollment Services staff participated in the event from coordinating the set-up, participation on the Admissions Counselor Panel, and a campus tour. The attendees were impressed with NMC and the beauty of the campus and school offerings. (IE2, IE5)
  • The Great Lakes Maritime Academy training ship now has a small lending library to give cadets resources to learn and relax when out on the lakes. Maritime Training Ship Instructor Joe McGuiness and Librarian and Maritime Academic Liaison Michele Howard recommended a variety of titles including books on personal finance, interpersonal relationships, mental health, and literary classics. Purchases included an annual subscription to full text online access to the Wall Street Journal, which is accessible to all students, faculty, and staff. (IE1, IE2, IE3, IE4)
  • Online purchasing card training has been launched through the SilkRoad Human Resources system. This will allow for ongoing training and the ability to track who has successfully completed the training. (IE5)
  • Human Resources, Information Technology, and the Business Office completed an Overtime Calculation project. This project allows for the system to automatically calculate if an employee should be paid overtime based on total hours worked. This will eliminated re-work by the payroll department in processing bi-weekly payroll. (IE5)
  • The Facilities area reports the following accomplishments:
    • Supporting the opening of the new North Hall.
      • Hydro seeding maintenance
      • Furniture moves
      • Building training, touring with the Fire Department and the Police department
      • Completed all of the annual sprinkler inspections with Brigade
      • Completed all of the kitchen hood cleaning with Bay Spray
    • Supported the annual art show and the Rotary picnic.
    • Completed the sealing and stripping of the parking lots.
    • Completed several concrete walkway replacements.
    • Supported the consolidation move for Student Services. (IE5)
  • Annual Giving Specialist Katharine Zurek, and the NMC Foundation team, increased the amount of donors to NMC’s Annual Fund by 10% in fiscal year 2017. The NMC Foundation is proud to enhance NMC’s partnerships by engaging more community members in supporting NMC and its students. The Foundation is proud to be a champion for NMC by educating donors on the importance of the Annual Fund’s flexibility, which allows them to meet the needs of students and support essential NMC operations. (IE2, IE3)
  • As spring semester ended at NMC, Scott Swan and Brian Sweeney were boarding a flight to Beijing to deliver the first generation of courses in marine technology and construction management to students at Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute (YRCTI) in Kaifeng, China. Dan Goodchild, Construction Technology Coordinator, and Hans Van Sumeren, Director, Great Lakes Water Studies Institute accompanied them for the first few days to initiate preparations for additional course delivery this fall and next spring. Our agreement with YRCTI establishes student cohorts (of about 40 students/cohort) enrolling in an intensive, competency-based program in construction management or in marine technology. Fifteen to eighteen contact hours are being delivered as part of an articulation agreement focused on the NMC associate’s degree. The experience has been exciting and exhausting, packing full-day teaching into a three week mini-term. Fall program delivery will focus on completion of the marine tech courses. We are anticipating a winter completion of the construction management track. (IE1, IE2)

Activities of Note: Tim

  • On July 21 we welcomed to campus representatives from the city of Traverse City and Holland, Michigan. Diana Fairbanks, executive director of public relations, marking, and communications, and I greeted the group of 16 people and gave a brief presentation on the college.
  • Thank you to trustees Kennard Weaver, Chris Bott, Rachel Johnson, Janie McNabb, and Michael Estes for attending this year’s MCCA Summer Institute on Mackinac Island. Other executive staff was in attendance as well. The conference is always well done with a president’s institute, trustees institute and general sessions with exceptional speakers pertaining to community college issues within the state and nation. U.S. Educational Secretary Betsy DeVos was able to meet with the entire attendance, as well as the smaller group of college presidents. The MCCA Summer Institute will be held in Traverse City the next two years.
  • U.S. Senator Gary Peters held his office staff retreat here in Traverse City and I was honored to speak with them as they enjoyed dinner at Lobdell’s.
  • Rotary Charities of Traverse City held their weekly meeting here on campus on Tuesday, August 1. It was a beautiful day and the group seemed to enjoy being on our campus, as well as the wonderful food.
  • A team of 10—comprised of staff members, faculty, and executive staff—attended this year’s CQIN Summer Institute in Chicago, Illinois, at the beginning of August. The theme of “Developing Talent for Organizational Transformation” was explored. Following the conference sessions and team discussions, attendees expressed how beneficial the experience had been.

Legislative Issues

State

With the summer district work period in full swing, the state House and Senate will only convene for 1 day in August before returning to Lansing for regular session following the Labor Day holiday. During this recess period, NMC has been engaging with Representative Inman and Senator Schmidt to discuss the upcoming NMC Aviation 50th Anniversary as well as other items that impact the college. We have also engaged with Lt. Governor Calley as part of a business roundtable hosted by the Traverse City Area Chamber where there was a focus on NMC’s efforts to support workforce training and new jobs training in the region.

Federal

Much like the state, the federal legislature is also on a recess period, working in their districts and states. Congress will re-convene in September and has a significant list of items to tackle this fall, including a FY18 budget, debt ceiling increase, Perkins Reauthorization and many other issues. We have taken this recess period to ensure that we are engaging with our federal delegation including working with Senator Stabenow on her New Skills for New Jobs Act, working with Congressman Bergman and Congressman Mitchell on the College Transparency Act and working with Senator Peters on an issues related to a Coast Guard Center of Expertise.

Miscellaneous

  • NMC College-wide Picnic — Monday, August 21, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • North Hall Ribbon Cutting and Open House — Monday, August 21, 1–6 p.m.
  • Regular Board Meeting at Oleson CenterMonday, August 28 (Board to arrive at 4:45 p.m. for group photo)

NMC Magazine seeking submissions for “Memento”

MEMENTO – NMC Magazine Fall 2017 – Volume 40 Issue 1

Memories endure the test of time fully intact or fragmented, they are potent remnants of moments both good and bad. So much of who we are is not in the foreground, but in past recollections, where our chronicles of nostalgia unfold into the present. NMC Magazine invites students, faculty, staff, and alumni to create mementos of those indelible pieces of life through your artwork or writing.

To celebrate our 40th volume, NMC Magazine will publish 40 works by 40 individuals. You may submit multiple entries, but no more than a maximum of one each issue (fall/spring) may be accepted. The deadline for fall submissions is Monday, October 16, 2017.

Submit your art, designs, essays, fiction, illustrations, nonfiction, photographs, poems, and more to nmcmag@mail.nmc.edu. Hard copies can be delivered to the Fine Arts Building, Attn: Caroline Schaefer-Hills or Scholars Hall 214, Attn: Alissia Lingaur. Include a completed submission form with each entry, available at nmc.edu/nmcmagazine.

Emergency Management- August: Local and major electrical outages

Reporting and Initial Response

Typically, an electrical outage in a specific building or a portion of campus will be reported by the affected occupant(s) to Facilities Services or Campus Security. Facilities Services may also become aware of outages during and after normal working hours via the campus monitoring system.

The initial response will be by building engineering staff and/or an electrician. If the outage is relatively minor, e.g. a tripped circuit breaker, the responding electrician will take immediate action to restore power. Both the client and Facilities Services need to be notified of action taken and requirement for follow up repairs. This condition usually will not require Emergency Manager/Director notification.

If the outage is greater than local, e.g. more than the area served by a single electrical panel, the extent of the outage and cause must be determined. Facilities Services will contact affected clients as soon as practicable. If rapid repairs are not possible, Facilities Services will contact the Emergency Director. Affected departments may need to implement their emergency management plans.

In the event of an outage affecting more than a single building, the likelihood is the outage is due to a TCLP transmission problem, not solely NMC equipment failure. Events of this nature will be reported to TCLP by Facilities Services. Facilities Services will contact TCLP and the Emergency Director. Affected departments may need to implement their emergency management plans.

Concurrent with the effort to investigate and determine the scope of a power outage:

Major Outage – Traverse City Light and Power (TCLP)

By definition, a major outage affects an entire building, a portion of the campus, or the entire campus, and requires a response by TCLP.

The initial call to TCLP by Facilities Services staff will be to the (liaison with NMC). Liaison will also be established with the Local Dispatcher by our Electrical Supervisor.

Working with on scene TCLP personnel, Facilities Services will assess the extent and estimated duration of the outage. If TCLP cannot restore power within a reasonable period of time by switching affected buildings to an alternate existing feed, temporary power should be provided either by a temporary cable feed from an adjacent vault or by mobile power generation. Liaison will be maintained with the affected NMC clients.

Facilities Services will coordinate with affected parties to restrict access on an as required basis.

Facilities Services staff will de-energize and lock out equipment as the circumstances may dictate. Proper phase and motor rotation will be checked prior to placing systems and equipment back in service. Manual clocks must be reset.  Engineering and electrical staff will insure that all elevators and lifts affected by the outage are clear of passengers, and once cleared “locked out.”

Natural Gas Problems and Outages – Reporting and Initial Response

Natural gas is colorless and odorless. That’s why utilities add an odorant called Mercaptan to natural gas. Its unpleasant smell helps alert you in the event of a gas leak. The unintentional release of gas is dangerous to the public and could cause fires, explosions, injury, the loss of property and even death. Typically, a natural gas leak or outage in a specific building or a portion of campus will be reported by the affected occupant(s) to the Facilities Services Work Center at 995-1111 or call 9-1-1. Facilities Services may also become aware of utility outages during and after normal working hours via the campus Building Automation System. Residents will be notified by campus staff or NMC Alert.

The initial response will be by building engineering staff, who will assess the situation, and if need be, secure the local natural gas supply at the nearest shutoff. In many cases, Traverse City Fire Department is also on the scene. If circumstances required a shutoff and/or response by Traverse City Fire Department, the natural gas supply will not be restored without consultation and coordination with Facilities Services.

If the outage is greater than local, e.g. more than a single building or portion of a building, the extent of the outage and cause must be determined in concert with MichCon Gas. Facilities Services will contact the MichCon Gas Account Manager. Natural gas emergencies may also be reported to 9-1-1. Facilities Services will also inform affected clients as soon as practicable. If rapid repairs are not possible, Facilities Services will contact the Emergency Director. Affected departments may need to implement their emergency management plans.

In the event of an outage affecting more than a single building, the likelihood is the outage is due to MichCon Gas distribution problem, not solely College equipment failure. MichCon Gas will respond to and repair all pipeline interruptions. Facilities Services will contact Campus Security, Office of the President, and the Emergency Director. Affected departments may need to implement their emergency management plans.

Local Outage – NMC Equipment Failure

For a local outage, troubleshooting, assessment, and client notification begin immediately.

Repairs will begin as soon as practicable. Minor repairs may be made by Facilities Services staff, or may require the assistance of a mechanical and/or plumbing contractor. Any repairs to gas service pipes, meters, and other outside equipment will be executed by MichCon Gas. Interior repairs may require the use of certified pipefitters or plumbers, and will be sourced from firms with whom Facilities Services maintains service agreements. Permanent repairs will be coordinated with the client.

Major Outage – MichCon Gas

By definition, a major outage affects an entire building, a portion of the campus, or the entire campus, and requires a response by MichCon Gas.

Facilities Services staff will be available to direct and assist Traverse City Fire Department and MichCon Gas personnel to the building utility system connections.

Facilities Services staff will de-energize and lock out equipment as the circumstances may dictate.

Facilities Services staff will monitor all utility systems in the area and coordinate with affected parties to restrict access on an as required basis.

This information along with a comprehensive list of other topics can be found at: https://intranet.nmc.edu/depts/emergency-mngt-plan/

 

NMC celebrates new student housing opening

NMC celebrates new student housing opening

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College welcomes the community to celebrate its new $8.8-million, 135-bed student housing and fitness center Monday, August 21. There will be a ribbon cutting at 1 p.m. followed by public tours until 6 p.m.

The new North Hall features quad style suites with shared kitchen and living space. It is located on NMC’s Front Street main campus near the Dogwood and Elmwood parking lots.

North Hall is one of several on-campus residential community options. This is the first student housing built at NMC in more than 40 years. The student apartments were constructed in 1973 and the East Hall dormitory was built in 1965.

“Historically NMC was a leader in providing students with access to affordable housing options in the decades after the community founded this institution,” President Timothy J. Nelson said. “We recognize to continue to meet the needs of our learners both today and into the future we must break down barriers to education, including something as fundamental as housing. Research has shown students who live on campus persist and complete educational goals at a higher level. We are dedicated to helping them achieve their goals.”

Student housing at NMC has been at capacity for four years. North Hall is currently more than 90 percent full for the fall semester. The center has also been designed with a flexible format where sections could be used for workforce development housing in off-peak times.

The project is self funded.

Spence Brothers oversaw construction of North Hall. The company was awarded the project after a competitive bid process.

The new North Hall is one of several major construction projects currently at the college including an expansion and renovation of the Dennos Museum Center and the recently approved West Hall Innovation Center.

Release date: July 31, 2017

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communication
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

Walk, Run, Empower 5K Run/Walk Returns Sept. 30

Walk, Run, Empower 5K Run/Walk Returns Sept. 30

TRAVERSE CITY — On Saturday, September 30, NMC Student Life, in partnership with the NMC student group Voices, will host Walk, Run, Empower, a 5K Run/Walk to both raise awareness and help end sexual violence. Sexual violence is a prevalent issue both on and off college campuses, and it is extremely important to raise community awareness in order to generate change. Walk, Run, Empower was created with that intention, while also bringing together Northwestern Michigan College and the community in a fun, exciting and active way. All proceeds will benefit NMC Voices to further their advocacy and support for student survivors of sexual violence.

The 5K will start at and end on College Drive; the race begins at 9 a.m. Cash and checks can be made payable to NMC (subject memo: Voices) and will be accepted on the day of the race. Participants can enjoy free snacks and refreshments, while connecting with many of our student organizations, campus resources and community collaborators before and after the race. Registration fee is $15 for students and $20 for faculty, staff, and community members. Entry fee also includes a Walk, Run, Empower 5K race t-shirt!

Please join us as a runner, walker, volunteer or supporter for this 5K benefit race. You can sign up to participate in the race, to be a volunteer, or to have a table, using the links below. We will also have same day registration, which will begin at 8 a.m. the morning of the race.

Join us as we walk, run and empower one another towards a world free of violence.

Release date: July 31, 2017

For more information:

NMC Office of Student Life
(231) 995-1118
studentlife@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