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Success Story: Commitment Scholars Are Making A Difference

September 30, 2015 Stephine Deeren doesn’t just go to work at Addiction Treatment Services. She fulfills her calling. Her job as a detox care coordinator can be stressful, but Deeren, a 2013 NMC graduate, says that it’s worth it for the chance to help clients...

Success Story: Scholarships show excellence runs wide and deep

March 11, 2015 Four years ago, single mom Kathy Tahtinen wouldn’t have put her name in the same sentence as Harvard University. Now, she’s considering online courses at the Ivy League school this fall. Two years ago, Alan Holcombe was sitting in his cubicle in a Grand...

Student Success: Getting girls interested in STEM fields

December 30, 2014 How do you get girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields? Consider showing them some stems. Real, live, green ones, that is, with leaves growing. Put the girls — young women, really — in charge, from planting the...

Success story: Breaking New Terroir

Collaborative Viticulture Students Reach Beyond the 45th Parallel May 20, 2015 Kurtis Berry Like a grapevine twining up a trellis, NMC’s collaborative viticulture program is growing tendrils of its own and is poised for a growth spurt this summer. Two students in the...

Student Success: Study Abroad Program’s Leading Edge

March 24, 2015 A contingent of NMC students, faculty and staff who depart for Cuba Friday are the leading edge of a new distinction for the college: more study abroad students and destinations than any other Michigan community college. The Cuba experience is among...

Success Story: Cherry Queen Finalist Aims For Scholarship

June 17, 2015 When the National Cherry Queen is crowned next month, Hannah Beaudry will be hoping the luck of the pine tree is on her side. The NMC student is one of four finalists vying for the 2015 crown. If she wins, Beaudry, 19, will become the fifth queen within...

Success Story: Collaboration illuminates green energy solutions

December 6, 2017 Commuters hurrying home along Eighth Street these dark evenings will find a bright spot, thanks to a collaboration between NMC and Roost. NMC’s solar power trailer is lighting up the Roost prefabricated tiny home located at 444 E. Eighth, opposite...

Success Story: UAS Alumni Lead Industry Forward

February 25, 2015 Back in 2012, as one of NMC’s pioneer students in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Brad Kent found himself with a job offer before he’d even finished his training, and headed overseas for six-figure work as a civilian contractor. Now, as approvals for...

Student Success: From Dropout to Dean’s List

February 24, 2015 How do you transform a two-time college dropout into a Dean’s List student? Give her a bridge and a foundation. Walk her over and shore it up. In 1998 Lindsey Grice enrolled at NMC, fresh out of Traverse City Central High School and mother to a...

Success Story: Costa Rica Study Abroad Experience Marks Fifth Year

June 3, 2015 At five years old, NMC’s Costa Rica study abroad program has many age-appropriate traits: it’s thriving, energetic, and ready to explore. It’s also something most five-year-olds are not: The Central American nation from which a dozen NMC students returned...

Success Story: Debt-Free Degrees

April 22, 2015 At just 21 years old, Traverse City native Nick Alpers has checked off a lot of life’s milestones already. He’s earned his bachelor’s degree, married, and is working full-time in his chosen field of mechanical engineering. The 2012 NMC graduate is...

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