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 »
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 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 nmc.edu/kids.