Success story: BBQ supports West Hall, Commitment scholarships
Patrons enjoying the traditional buffalo burger and kids games might also notice a giant crane and the steel beamed-frame of a rising second story on the West Hall Innovation Center at the annual NMC Barbecue this Sunday.
Begun last fall, the West Hall renovation and the Commitment scholarship for promising, mostly first-generation college students are the beneficiaries of funds from this year’s 64th annual picnic under the pines, set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on main campus.
“The NMC Barbecue has a long and proud history of investing in the future of our region, whether it’s through the students themselves, or by creating the learning spaces they need to succeed,” said Barbecue Board President Heather Jewell. “It’s exciting to know a $6 picnic meal can have such an incredible impact when we all join together to support our college.” Read more »
Hawk Owls afield on three continents, aboard one ship
Study abroad trips are now taking place in Italy (top right, culinary students among wheels of aging Parmesan cheese in Parma) South Africa (bottom right, biology and photography students in the jeep) and India (humanities students).
Meanwhile the T/S State of Michigan sailed out of its Great Lakes campus berth Monday for a 10-week cruise of the Great Lakes. See the ship’s itinerary.