Kudos to CJ Schneider and Marcus Bennett for keeping the Fitness Center in North Hall staffed and open for longer hours for NMC students and employees. The Fitness Center is a great way to reduce stress and stay healthy physically and mentally.

Kudos to Brady Corcoran, David Chown, Patrick Niemisto & the rest of the Audio Tech students, faculty and staff for their vibrant presence on our campus and in our community! Watching Audio tech put on shows, bring performers to campus, connect with the community and create a safe space for students who are passionate about producing/performing music is experiential learning at its finest. We are so lucky to have this amazing team on our main campus, and to experience the talent that the faculty bring and that they share with our students. Sound Bytes, Great Lakes Folk Festival, Talent Show, Gala to Give, Earth Day, Pride Carnival and more—you guys are here for your college community and we appreciate everything you do! Bravo!

Kudos to Katie Sommer-Ford & Lisa Baldyga! With more than 75 employers and nearly 200 student and community and student job seekers, the 17th annual NMC Career & Employment fair was a huge success. Katie Sommer-Ford planned, organized, and executed this event that engaged business and community partners from around the region. Employers have given incredibly positive feedback saying, “this was the best fair yet for student engagement.” Several faculty from our academic areas were instrumental in getting students to the fair and partnered with businesses. Kudos also to Lisa Baldyga, NMC’s employment readiness specialist, who gave multiple class presentations, tabled in the TJNIC leading up to the fair to offer resources and preparation for students, and met one-on-one to review resumes. This was an incredible collaborative effort with strong benefits for our students, community and regional partners.

Kudos to Gail Kurowski, Jeremy Heinlein, Carly McCall, Tracy Welch & Landon DeHeer! Thank you to those that volunteered to help us the day of the Career Fair with setting up and running the event. Your efforts and the energy you bring to the room makes our attendees and employers feel welcome and have a positive experience. We appreciate that you took time out of your busy day to come help us!

Kudos to Alex Bloye, Nick Nissley & Troy Kierczynski for their recent funding approval from the State of Michigan. Kudos especially to the behind the scenes work to educate our representatives about NMC’s Aviation program. Congratulations!

Kudos to Elizabeth Sonnabend for working closely with 20Fathoms’ staff to create a vital learning experience for anyone wanting to launch a new business. Business Essentials will run this April-June. It is a 9-week program to help individuals launch their business. Designed especially for tech-based businesses, participants will attend weekly virtual classes, meet experts and mentors, access valuable resources, learn alongside peers and attend optional in-person networking events. This course is hosted by 20Fathoms in partnership with Northwestern Michigan College and with support from Hagerty.

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