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Since Northwestern Michigan College opened in 1951, thousands of students have attended and met their individual educational goals. Whether you took one class or have multiple degrees or certificates, we are here to help you connect with NMC, our current students, and each other.

Together, we will celebrate our college and alumni, and provide opportunity for you to get involved and support NMC.

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Nominations are always open for the NMC Outstanding Alumni awards! Do you know an NMC alum who should recognized for their achievements? Nominate them today!

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NMC Alumni named as TCBN 40 under 40

Congratulations to all of this year's Traverse City Business News' 40 under 40! We've got a special cheer for the 14 NMC alums honored...Max Anderson, Jess L. Ashmore, Katy Bertodatto, Jessica Brutzman, Nate Crane, Tyler Glaze, Raul Gomez, Matt Hodges, Courtney Lorenz, Abagail McKiernan, Tiffany McQueer, Sally Smarsty, Gina Thornbury, and Jonathan Timm...thanks for everything you do for our community!

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Pizza with the President

Join President Nick Nissley for a casual evening of engaging conversation and tasty pizza on Wednesday, September 21 from 6-8 p.m. in the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center. Hear more about what’s happening at your community college, ask questions, and see friends from the NMC community. Space is limited so RSVP today! We’ll see you there!

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Experiential Learning = Y-O-U

Be involved with one of NMC’s most exciting courses! You can support students in NMC’s Professional Communications course, as they undertake the 9th annual Food for Thought Thanks-for-Giving project. You'll provide students with real world experience as they prepare letters and talking points to ask for support of the Food for Thought program. Through this program, students raise funds for Thanksgiving meal boxes that include a turkey and all the sides to feed a family of six. Working in cooperation with Big Brothers Big Sisters, this program provided holiday dinners for 134 families in 2021! Play an important role, mentoring students and providing feedback about their presentation and communication. Want to get involved? Send an email and tell us you’re interested!

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Once a Hawk Owl, Always a Hawk Owl!

Have you ever thought about returning to NMC, this time as an employee? There are a variety of positions available now — Math Tutor, Adjunct Instructor, Mechanic, Director of Annual Giving, and more. Something might be a great fit for you or someone you know. You can learn more about working at NMC and review the current openings with the link below.

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2022 Outstanding Alumni Announced

Since 1988, Northwestern Michigan College’s Outstanding Alumni award has recognized graduates and past students for significant professional achievements and/or exemplary leadership in the local or global community. Northwestern Michigan College is proud to announce the 2022 recipients of the college’s Outstanding Alumni Award, Richard Gray, Dr. Annie Kritcher, and Bob Sutherland.

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Keep on Learning!

Whether it's a class for you or a family member, NMC's Extended Educational Services (EES) has something for everyone, from pre-schoolers to retirees! Maybe it's something just for fun, like knitting, woodworking, or birding, or maybe it's something to further your career development; either way, EES classes cover a broad spectrum of topics and opportunities. Learn more about College for Kids, Lifelong Learning, and all the other great EES offerings and stay connected with NMC!

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Experience the Dennos Museum Center

Building community, sparking conversation, and inspiring change for audiences of all ages, the Dennos Museum Center is a cultural cornerstone of the region. Through its exhibitions, programs, and the collection and preservation of art, the Dennos Museum brings patrons of all ages together. With a broad variety of classes, camps, lectures, films, concerts, and of course, amazing exhibits, you'll be challenged and energized. There's something for everyone!

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Gain a Global Perspective

Since its founding in 1994, the International Affairs Forum at NMC has brought season after season of renowned speakers — diplomats, ambassadors, economists, military leaders, journalists, educators and other great minds — to Traverse City to challenge us to think critically about issues of local and global significance. Through the years, thousands of patrons, members, students and community members have participated in and benefited from IAF's programming. Check out the current IAF schedule and consider becoming a member today!

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What Will You Make Possible?

You can ensure that higher education is available to everyone in our region and that great community programming, like the Dennos Museum, Extended Education, and the International Affairs Forum, stay vibrant into the future. Give a gift to The Fund for NMC to support the greatest needs of students and the college today.

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