Barbecue-funded Projects

2017 Projects

The NMC Barbecue Board approved six projects totaling $38,595 in NMC Barbecue funds in 2017.

College employees submit project proposals for program and equipment needs. A subcommittee reviews the proposals and makes recommendations to the Barbecue Board, a group of NMC employees and community volunteers. This year’s approved projects are:

  • Engineering Club NexGen 3D printer, $2,100
  • GLWSI water quality monitoring sonde upgrade, $3,695
  • NMC Scholarship Open sponsorship, $6,000
  • Milliken Auditorium stage curtains, $13,800
  • WNMC news gathering equipment, $3,000
  • NMC Foundation scholarship endowment funding, $10,000

Here is just a sampling of the scores of projects made possible by the NMC Barbecue since it began in 1956:

  • Adult Student Center
  • Alumni Art Show
  • Automotive Equipment Upgrade
  • Aviation GPS/MFD Training Aid
  • Beautification of the Technical Center Buildings & Grounds
  • Business Department Learning Lab
  • Career Exploration software
  • Chemistry Lab Equipment
  • Circulatory System Model
  • Computer Application Stations for Admissions
  • Computers for White Pine Press
  • Culinary Institute BBQ Smoker
  • Dental X-ray Equipment
  • Digital Radiography Equipment
  • Discovery Gallery
  • Dutmers Theater Projection System Upgrade
  • Electronic Photography
  • Equipment for Biology Department
  • Equipment for Hard of Hearing Students
  • Equipment for Medical & Dental Assisting Programs
  • Equipment for New Fine Arts Building
  • Equipment for Physical Education Facility
  • Equipment for Visual Arts
  • First & Second Language Education for Adult Immigrants
  • Furnishings for New Library
  • Great Lakes Campus Redevelopment
  • GLMA Ship Simulator
  • Handicap Shelter
  • Honors Program
  • Instruments for Music Department
  • Internet Access for Residence Halls
  • Launching of Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program
  • Launching the Great Lakes Maritime Academy
  • Law Enforcement Equipment
  • Library Computer Network
  • Lobdell's Technology Update
  • Maritime Navigation Lab Sound System
  • Mathematics Software
  • Milliken Auditorium Projection System Upgrade
  • Multi-Media Projection
  • Musician Chairs for Fine Arts
  • NMC Child Care Center Scholarships
  • NMC Film Series
  • NMC University Center
  • Observatory Construction
  • Outdoor Sculpture
  • Renovation of Student Center
  • STEM Robotics and College for Kids Scholarships
  • Support for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Telescope & Accessories for Astronomy Classes
  • Tennis Courts & Facilities for Recreational Activities
  • Two 15-Passenger Vans for Field Trip Transportation
  • WNMC Transmitter

2016 projects

  • G1000 Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD), $7,490
  • Apartment and Daycare Center Playground Equipment, $5,000
  • Surgical Technology Program Equipment and Library Resources, $3,230.11
  • Dennos Art Banner Project, $3,500
  • NMC Scholarship Open Sponsorship, $5,000
  • NMC Observatory Telescope Drive Replacement and Upgrade, $15,000
  • Shipwreck Research in Northport Harbor (Nautical Archaeology students), $2,500

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