Q&A with largest field of board candidates since 1990
Six newcomers and one incumbent are vying for three seats on NMC’s Board of Trustees this November, the largest field in 30 years. The top three vote-getters will serve six-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021. We asked each candidate to answer two questions in 100 words or less:
- Why are you running?
- As an NMC trustee, what would your priorities be?
Below, in alphabetical order, are each of the candidates who responded. Read the candidates' responses here »
Vincent CornellierLarry JohnsonRachel Johnson
Laura OblingerJames PerraKenneth Warner
For those seeking further information, the Grand Traverse League of Women Voters will hold a virtual candidate forum from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, October 9. Links to watch are available here.
NMC, MTU to collaborate on Great Lakes research
Michigan Technological University and Northwestern Michigan College have signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding formalizing their intent to collaborate on Great Lakes research, with a focus on marine technology, freshwater science and professional development. Read more »
The new MOU builds on a history of collaboration between the schools that dates back nearly 30 years. Last year, NMC and MTU signed seven new articulation agreements that allow engineering students to complete their first two years of study at NMC and then transfer to Michigan Tech with junior status.
It also demonstrates Michigan Tech’s continued commitment to the Grand Traverse region. In March 2019, the university announced a three-year MOU designed to explore collaborative opportunities in the Grand Traverse area.