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COVID Protocols for Instructors

Dear Instructors, With Spring semester underway and the prevalence of the omicron variant in our region, we’re experiencing an increase in reported COVID-19 cases in our campus community. In an effort to maintain a safe learning environment and improve the efficiency...

Trustees elect new officers

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College trustees on Wednesday elected new officers for 2022. Rachel A. Johnson was elected chair, Laura J. Oblinger vice chair, Kenneth E. Warner treasurer and Andrew K. Robitshek secretary. Johnson was originally...

Free COVID-19 tests now available for order

Free at-home COVID-19 tests can now be ordered thorough the U.S. Postal Service at this address - U.S. households can each order one set of four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests, and the orders will start shipping in late January.

New Books at the Library – January 2022

The library has recently purchased many new books. You can view a handful of them here along with descriptions or go to the library catalog to see the full listing. Fiction Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo A funny, gripping and surprising story of a mixed-race British woman...

Embrace the Dream Team

Thanks to the Embrace the Dream team for their excellent work creating a program of events that aligns with the new DEI area of NMC’s strategic plan and celebrates Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month: Amanda Clark, Amy Pflughoeft, Brandon Everest, Jason...

COVID testing for NMC employees

COVID-19 rapid testing through NMC Health Services is only available to employees who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 while on NMC's campuses or performing NMC duties.

Media Mentions for January 17, 2022

The following college events and stories have appeared in the media recently. We want to share your media involvement too. Please send information about your NMC-related interview or appearance to If possible, please include a link to the...

Employee Anniversaries – January

The following employees are celebrating an anniversary soon. Please join us in congratulating them! Daniel Murphy — Maintenance Mechanic — 40 years Kristi Hallett — Event Scheduler — 35 years Anthony Jenkins — Science & Math Instructor — 33 years Sean Ruane —...


Kudos to the Testing Center staff and especially Katy Knight for the end-of-the-semester flexibility and for providing great service to our students. Kudos to Dan Goodchild for his work in managing all of the moving parts of the Tech Division while still managing the...

Welcome Our Newest Hires

Tasha Williams — Adjunct Faculty Clinical Nursing Instructor Tim Nielsen — Adjunct Art Visual Communications Amy Keen — Adjunct Obstetrical and Pediatric Nursing Instructor Emily Kruse — Student Success Coach Eden Bedore — Lobdell’s Assistant Joy Stehlik — Assistant...

Internal Promotions

Amy Klei in Information Technology was recently promoted to Senior Programmer Analyst Architect, and Laurel Forton-Lead in Student Services was promoted to Accounting Assistant. Congratulations on the promotions!

‘MLK: A Musical Celebration’ Jan. 17

Building Bridges with Music presents 'MLK: A Musical Celebration' Monday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., featuring the Motown Legends Gospel Choir, a thirteen-piece vocal ensemble with original members of The Miracles and The Contours and special guest saxophonist Laurie Sears...

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