Kudos to Ben Post & Mark DeLonge: Thank you to Ben and Mark for enrolling EES Joint Offering (credit classes for community enrollment) students in Moodle! The EES team appreciates your support so that our community members can enjoy high quality credit classes on the Extended Education (non credit) side.

Kudos to the Facilities team for their work to quickly rectify the HVAC failure in the Timothy J Nelson Innovation Center during Welcome Week. The failure was accidental and out of their control and their quick response was very much appreciated. Also, Kudos to all faculty/staff and students in the building for your patience during the repair work. We appreciate your understanding.

Kudos to Marcus Bennett, Sally Smarsty, Lisa Thomas and more: Kudos to everyone involved in Welcome week planning and orchestration. There were many moving parts and everyone was very well informed on where to be and what to do. Volunteers, parents and students all seemed to be having a good time and feeling WELCOME!!! Great job everyone!

Kudos to Linda Berlin, Judy Arnold, and Dale Elshoff who deserve more than kudos for their work supporting students in the Plant and Soil Sciences degree pathway. NMC and Michigan State University are partners in a one-of-a-kind program which allows students to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree from NMC and a Certificate from MSU’s Institute of Agricultural Technology. Unfortunately, the financial aid policy for these students was changed with less than a month before fall semester. While most community colleges panicked, Linda, Judy and Dale sprung into action, working individually with each student to provide the necessary aid and support to stay enrolled in courses. To the students, it seemed seamless, but behind the scenes, it took hours of work, coordination, FA application updates, leading meetings with Financial Aid directors from around the State and back and forth with MSU. Linda, Judy and Dale put the students first and found a way to support them. I am sure students at other institutions were not so lucky, jeopardizing their respective ag cohorts. We at NMC should be very proud of their work, effort and sacrifice when it comes to serving our students! They went above and beyond and truly saved the day for our program!

Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!