September 11, 2019

In Case You Missed It

NMC board chooses new president
Record-Eagle, Sept. 4
Interlochen Public Radio
Cincinnati Enquirer

Destination Michigan interview with Great Lakes Maritime Academy graduate
PBS, Aug. 28

Memorial Car Show in Traverse City Raises Money For NMC Students
9 & 10 News, Sept. 7
UpNorthLive, September 8

Globe-Trotting NMC Students Study Coral Reefs in Indonesia
MI News 26, Sept. 5

MSU student uses drone technology to support family farm, soybean research
MSU Today, Sept. 5

For your calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 17, Thursday, Sept. 19
NMC Children's Choir auditions for students in grades 3-9. To schedule an audition, call NMC Extended Education at 995-1700

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Lobdell’s opens for lunch. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11:30 a.m–1 p.m. in Lobdell’s: A Teaching Restaurant. Reservations highly suggested. 995-3120

Thursday, Sept. 19
International Affairs Forum, Autocrats and Revolutions: Lessons Learned from the Arab Uprisings. 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Free admission for current students and educators. $15 others, 995-1700

Friday, Sept. 20
LIFE Lunch NMC Indonesia Reef Study Project, Noon–1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217, $10

Sunday, Sept. 22
New Dennos exhibits open - Carole Harris quilts and Explorations in Wood,

Monday, Sept. 23
NMC Board of Trustees regular meeting, 5:30 p.m., Hagerty Center, 995-1010

Thursday, Sept. 26–
Friday, Sept. 27

Farms, Food & Health Conference, Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Fees vary.

Success story: Hawk Owls soaring

One-third of the region’s 40 under 40 winners have something in common beyond being young professionals who positively influence their community — they’ve attended classes at NMC.

Thirteen of the region’s 40 most influential leaders under age 40, as named by the Traverse City Business News this month, attended or graduated from NMC.

Illustrating the breadth of programs NMC offers, they work in a wide range of fields including banking and financial services, restaurants and hospitality, nonprofits, real estate, education, health care, government and tourism. They are:

  • Max Anderson, assistant vice president, Honor Bank;
  • Andrea Deibler, co-owner, Raduno;
  • Lindsey Dickinson, director of academic and career advising, NMC;
  • Ashley Halladay-Schmandt, clinical manager, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency;
  • Brandon Hunt, president, Mid-American Title;
  • Nicholus Kopacki, site director, GVSU Physician Assistant Studies program;
  • Courtney Lorenz, founder, Cultured Kombucha;
  • Ben Marentette, city clerk, City of Traverse Clerk;
  • Katy McCain, manager, Traverse City Tourism;
  • Julie Moore, Physician Assistant, Addiction Treatment Services;
  • Christopher Radu, partner, Elemint Wealth Management;
  • Amy Shamroe, Jenkins Group and elected city commissioner;
  • Nicole VanNess, parking director, Traverse City DDA.

Their resumes point to the value of NMC in the community. Through NMC’s University Center, Traverse City city clerk Ben Marentette earned both his bachelor’s and MBA degrees.

“You get a lot for your money. NMC allowed me to build a career without having to leave the city,” Marentette said.

Other list highlights:

  • Seven of NMC-connected are also repeat winners: Anderson, Halladay, Hunt, Lorenz, Marentette, McCain and Shamroe.
  • The eight women and five men among the NMC-connected is similar to the gender balance among the entire 40 over 40 list (22 women and 18 men.) NMC’s enrollment, however, is nearly 50-50 male-female.

Nick Nissley first choice in search for next NMC president

Nick NissleyOn September 3, the NMC Board of Trustees selected Nick Nissley as the first choice of five finalists to become the next president of NMC.

Discussions on a contract with Dr. Nissley are underway. The contract will be submitted to and voted on by the Board. A formal announcement on the new president is expected within the month, with an expected start date of January 1, 2020.

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