October 9, 2019

In Case You Missed It

Girls in Aviation introduces young women to career possibilities
TV 9 & 10, Oct. 5

"I Think We Got To A Good Compromise": NMC, Unions Nearing A Conclusion
The Ticker, Oct. 9

NMC faculty, administration reach tentative agreement
Record-Eagle, Oct. 4

HBA awards $10,000 in scholarships
Record-Eagle, September 27

New executive director sketches out vision for Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City
Interlochen Public Radio, September 26

For your calendar

Thursday, Oct. 10
Indie Lens Pop-Up free film screening, 7 pm, Decade of Fire, Milliken Auditorium. Free to the public, 995-1029

Friday, Oct. 11
NMC 8th Annual Choral Invitational 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. 250+ area high school singers onstage together. Free. 995-1338.

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: Public phase of $35 million campaign opens

NMC today kicked off the public phase of the most ambitious fundraising initiative in its history. Be What’s Possible, the Campaign for NMC, has a goal of raising $35 million in four priority areas.

Eighty percent, or $28 million,  has already been raised through leadership gifts. The priority areas are:

  • The Fund for NMC - Flexible funding to help the college meet its highest priorities and greatest needs.
  • Innovative Facilities – To create places where students and the community can connect to resources and with each other. Focused on the West Hall Innovation Center and the expansion of the Dennos Museum, gifts for other facilities are also welcome.
  • Strong Programs – To stay at the forefront of educational innovation and drive economic growth through top-notch learning opportunities in all areas, from language arts to engineering technology.
  • Scholarships – To guarantee access for motivated learners in our community. This campaign seeks to increase the number and breadth of scholarships available to students as well as increasing funding for existing scholarships.

Be What's Possible campaign co-chair Susie JanisThe $35 million goal is more than ten times higher than the college’s most ambitious prior campaign, $3 million for the Great Lakes campus, which opened in 2003-04. Since 2016 the college has been the recipient of ten gifts of $1 million or more, designated in support of programs, scholarships, and facilities, which established the evidence of support for the $35 million goal. “We believe that the response shown by the community so far is clear evidence of the appreciation and support that the college has in our community,” said campaign co-chair Susie Janis (above). Read more »

7 over 70 kudos

NMC is proud to have connections to four of the individuals named to the “7 over 70” list compiled by the Traverse City Business News. They are:

  • Chris Dennos — Daughter of the Dennos Museum Center namesakes, she still makes time to volunteer there, usually Fridays at the front desk.
  • Jim Olson — the environmental attorney has taught Water Policy and Sustainability at the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute. Read more (The Ripple Effect)
  • Harlan “Pete” Peterson — the restaurateur has been a longtime adjunct instructor at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute and helped create some of the special events, like Great Lakes ~ Great Chefs dinner coming up Nov. 1.
  • Jack Segal — as co-chair of the International Affairs Forum, Segal and his wife Karen have grown both membership and the event roster. Segal also teaches in NMC’s non-credit division. Read more (Diplomatic Duo)
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