Barbecue-funded Projects

2016 Projects

Project

Amount Funded

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

Total

$41,720.11

Read more about the 2016 Barbecue-funded projects »

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

2015 projects

  • NMC Traditional Pow-wow – For educational materials, facility rental, etc for the first ever NMC Pow-wow: $3,500 Matching
  • Multi-Parameter Water Quality Sonde – Purchase of the sonde and 3 sensors to monitor/measure water quality in Great Lakes Water Studies Institute classes: $10,000
  • Student Success Center Workspace – Purchase of 10–12 portable white boards to create a more dynamic workspace which encourages collaborative work space: $3,000
  • Lean Champion Flipped Classroom – Purchase of 15 iPads to be used for off-site training for class members of the Lean Champion Manufacturing and Office programs: $9,500
  • College for Kids Scholarships – This will help fund scholarships for need-based students wishing to enroll in College for Kids programs: $2,000
  • Library Laptop Loan Program – This will add 5 new laptops including chargers and carrying cases to the fleet of laptops currently in the loan program to retire laptops that are beyond repair. This gives students without a home computer the opportunity to access one for schoolwork: $2,700
  • ROV Student Design Team-Tether – Covers the cost for 300 feet of tether for the commercial quality inspection ROV for research on water-related issues on the Great Lakes and infrastructure inspection on inland lakes and waterways: $3,600
  • Scholarship Open Sponsorship – Sponsorship includes $3,000 to fund scholarships at NMC: $3,000
  • Side Scan Sonar for Nautical Archaeology Students – This advanced piece of maritime equipment uses sound waves to map the lakebed and underwater features such as shipwrecks, docks and piers by Nautical Archaeology classes: $3,000
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