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Barbecue-funded Projects

Proceeds from the NMC Barbecue have been used to fund a range of projects at the college over the years. For 2019, the Barbecue Board dedicated proceeds to the West Hall Innovation Center project and NMC's Commitment Scholarship Program.

2018 Projects

The NMC Barbecue Board approved projects totaling more than $13,000 for 2018.

College employees submitted project proposals for program and equipment needs. A subcommittee reviewed the proposals and made recommendations to the Barbecue Board, a group of NMC employees and community volunteers. The approved projects were:

  • NMC Scholarship Open- $5,000
  • Media Center for the Smith Wing of Inuit Art (Dennos Museum Center)- $3,000
  • Hawk owl mascot costume- $2,000
  • Neutr-Owl (carbon neutral education booth for NMC BBQ)- $1,000
  • NMC food pantry freezer and food for fall semester- $2,400

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, stage curtains
  • 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, news gathering equipment
  • Water Studies Institute water quality monitoring equipment