October 14, 2019

In Case You Missed It

NMC announces Be What's Possible campaign
Record-Eagle, Oct. 10
The Ticker

Northwestern Michigan College invites high school students to experience careers
UpNorthLive, Oct. 11

Community honors memory of David Parrish at 'his final lesson plan'
UpNorthLive, Oct. 13

For your calendar

Thursday, Oct. 17
International Affairs Forum lecture, Asia Rising: Will Japan remain America’s “unsinkable aircraft carrier?”. 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. Free admission for current students and educators. $15 others, 995-1700

Saturday, Oct. 19
DMC Concert, Selwyn Birchwood, 8 pm, Milliken Auditorium. Blues, tickets are $25 for members, $30 advanced, and $32 at the door, 800-836-0717,

Thursday, Oct. 24
Dennos The Art of: Montessori - a free screening of Let the Child be the Guide, 7 pm, Milliken, free to the public. 995-1029

Friday, Oct. 25
LIFE Lunch, Historic Oakwood Cemetery. Noon-1:30 p.m., University Center Rm. 215/217. $10. 995-1700

Success story: Education executive chosen as next NMC president

Nick Nissley, an education executive with 25 years experience in leadership roles, will become the 11th president of Northwestern Michigan College following unanimous approval of a two-year contract by the college’s Board of Trustees today.

“Dr. Nissley’s proven experience in leadership and innovation make him the right leader to take our community’s college forward,” said board chair Chris Bott. “We are extremely pleased to conclude our comprehensive and transparent presidential search by officially welcoming Dr. Nissley to NMC.” 

Nissley’s first day as president will be Jan. 1, 2020. An education executive whose leadership roles span K-12, community college and university settings in both the United States and Canada, Nissley describes himself as a “possibilitarian.” Leadership development at mission-driven institutions has been at the forefront of a career spent building individual and organizational capabilities that support organizational effectiveness, and innovation cultures in support of educational excellence.

“I seek to inspire others through my can-do spirit and restless determination to continually improve upon the present,” Nissley said. “Engaging the strengths of NMC’s faculty and staff, I believe the college can achieve more than was ever originally imagined.” Read more »

NMC Trustees, Faculty Association, approve contract

Trustees unanimously approved a new 34-month collective bargaining agreement with the NMC Faculty Association affiliates of the Michigan Education Association (MEA.

Today’s vote comes after a 56-1 vote last week of the College’s 81 faculty members and a 3-0 vote by the four faculty chairs to accept a tentative agreement. Negotiating teams worked for 10 hours with a state mediator October 2 to reach the tentative agreement on all outstanding issues including salary and organizational flexibility. Read more here.

The new contract runs through July 31, 2022. More information available at

Last week NMC launched the public phase of the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. The $35 million goal is focused on four priority areas: The Fund for NMC, Innovative Facilities, Strong Programs and Scholarships. Find out more at

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