May 29, 2019

In Case You Missed It

Education newsmakers: Faculty excellence award winners
Record-Eagle, May 27

Matching milestones: Mother, son graduate together
Record-Eagle, May 26

NMC, GVSU announce partnership
Record-Eagle, May 26

NMC names 2019 honorees of highest honor
Ticker, May 25

Nearly 4,000 enjoy NMC Barbecue
UpNorthLive, May 20

For your calendar

Wednesday, June 12
Summer Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Traverse City Senior Center

Thursday, June 13
The Art of: Collecting 78s public program at Dennos Museum Center, at 6 p.m., free with admission, (231) 995-1029

Saturday, June 15
Kids Free Fishing Day, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Great Lakes campus. Fishing gear and instruction provided. Additional activities available. (231) 941-4010

Thursday, June 20
International Affairs Forum lecture, “Russia Against the West: Can the post-WWII Global Order Survive?” 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Free admission for current students and educators. $10 others, (231) 995-1700

Saturday, June 22
Summer Band Concert with Lansing Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Milliken Auditorium

Tuesday, June 25
Cafe Lobdell’s opens. Coffee and pastries served from 7–11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Lobdell’s Teaching Restaurant on NMC’s Great Lakes campus until Aug. 1. (231) 995-3120

Success Stories: Region’s brightest becoming Hawk Owls

Long known as a smart financial choice, NMC is increasingly simply the smart choice, as determined by students well-positioned to know best.

So far, 13 valedictorians and 3 salutatorians from northern Michigan’s Class of 2019 have been admitted to NMC for fall. More than 120 students have a grade point average of 3.9 or better, on a 4.0 scale.

“We’ve had a good run this year,” said Cathryn Claerhout, director of admissions. “We’ve got people who are not (just) looking at us to save money, it’s because we’ve got their program.”

Manton High School valedictorian Isabela Bivens (top left) is one. She also received the Founder’s Scholarship, worth $8,000. Bivens is member of the National Honor Society who runs cross country and track and field, has a black belt in taekwondo and works as an assistant martial arts instructor and on a farm. Her older sister Catherine attended NMC, too, and her positive experience also influenced Bivens.

“I know she was challenged there so I’m pretty excited to go,” she said, adding she plans to take general classes, perhaps focusing on sciences.

Ellsworth High School valedictorian Kevin Dickinson (top right) is likewise following in a sibling’s footsteps. Read more »

NMC Construction Technology students

Building Trades Showdown

NMC Construction Technology students won the judges’ award in the Home Builders Association Building Trades Showdown earlier this month. NMC students built saunas while Career Tech Center students built 2 multi-purpose structures. All structures were raffled off, and ticket sales raised $9,280 for future HBA scholarships. Read more »

Art, STEM and more for kids this summer!

College for Kids participantsCollege for Kids summer classes are filling fast. View the available classes for ages 3 to 17 HERE then call Extended Education at 995-1700 to enroll; employee tuition waivers apply. One-week enrichment classes begin June 17 and continue all summer. Find more details at

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