NMC Marijuana Policy

NMC students, faculty, and staff:

I thank all of you who exercised your right to vote yesterday in our country’s mid-term election.  In Michigan, voters approved the recreational use and possession of marijuana covered under Proposal 18-1 and it will become law ten days after the Secretary of State certifies the election and changes the state law regarding marijuana possession in Michigan.

Please be aware of the following:

Proposal 18-1 does not change NMC policies or federal laws.  The use, distribution or possession of marijuana by students, employees or any person on college property or at college events is prohibited.

Using, distributing and possessing marijuana remains illegal under federal law.  NMC must comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.  As a recipient of federal funds, NMC takes measures to combat the use of drugs and alcohol.

Violating NMC policies may be grounds for discipline up to and including dismissal.  Thank you for continuing to adhere to college policy and federal law.

Timothy J. Nelson, President

Veterans Day commemoration

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC invites the public to attend Veterans Day ceremonies on campus Monday, Nov. 12, to offer special recognition to student, faculty, and staff veterans. The schedule includes:

  • 8:30-9 a.m. — Breakfast for veterans in NMC’s Dennos Museum
  • 9 a.m. — Campus community gathers along the sidewalk from the Dennos Museum to the flagpoles west of the Tanis Building for the Walk of Honor
  • 9:05 a.m. -– Walk of Honor
  • 9:10 a.m. — Flag ceremony by VFW, Taps and the three-volley salute, remarks from U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman
  • 10 a.m. — Cake and coffee, Tanis Atrium

Serving those who have served the nation is a year-round priority at NMC. Last month NMC was ranked as the No. 2 community college in the country for veterans by Military Times magazine in its 2019 Best for Vets list, rising from third place this year. Most recently, NMC’s services to veterans have been augmented by a $10,000 gift to the NMC Foundation to offer unrestricted assistance to student veterans.

To be awarded by a committee, the  “Got Your 6” funds are intended to help student veterans overcome obstacles — such as medical emergencies or unexpected home expenses — that might deter their persistence toward a degree. Funds were donated by Veterans in Crisis, a northern Michigan organization dedicated to veterans, founded by NMC alumnus and veteran David Mikowski 

“It’s incredible to have a dedicated fund to tap when unexpected situations arise,” said Scott Herzberg, POC, Military and Veteran Affairs. “The support of our community will allow our veterans to keep their focus on school, as well as the other things in life that really matter.” 


Release date: november 8, 2018

For more information:

Scott Herzberg
POC, Military and Veterans Affairs
(231) 995-2526 


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