Dear Campus Community:

Last night we celebrated NMC Aviation’s 50th Anniversary with students, alumni, retirees, and community members. As with all of our outstanding programs at the college, I am continually humbled by the talent of our students and the generosity shown by our community.

I want you to be one of the first to know that at the event I had the honor to announce that Sallie and Kerm Campbell have included NMC in their estate plans, making a $1 million gift commitment to the college. This generous gift is in memory of Kerm’s brother, Ronald Kent Campbell, who was a great aviator and mentor to students. The gift will support a program fund for innovation and excellence at NMC Aviation—making a difference for every student who passes through the hangar’s doors.

Your dedication to all of NMC’s students is an important part of what inspires people in our community to give to NMC so generously. This college was founded because local citizens believed in the power of education to change lives—and every day you make that belief a reality.

Thank you for all that you do for NMC’s students. And cheers to the next 50 years!


Timothy J. Nelson, President