2013 projects

  • Chassis and Suspension Trainer: $6,170
  • College for Kids Scholarships: $4,000
  • Creating an Active Learning Classroom: $7,350
  • Elkay Bottle Filling Stations: $5,200
  • Engineering Club Baja Competition: $3,500
  • NMC Nickname Logo Design: $2,500
  • NMC Scholarship Open Sponsorship: $5,800
  • Simulcast Capability: $5,000

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Barbecue-funded Projects

2014 Projects



Alumni Art Show– This fund will reimburse the expense of the "Three Decades of Art at NMC" Alumni Art Show held March-May.


Calculus, the Musical! – Covers the performance cost so that students can see the event for free. Student audience will include area high school students as well as NMC students. This also covers the cost of travel, sound tech support and reimbursement to the math department for a deposit on the performance.


Computer Application Stations for Admissions – This will build two more computer stations (computer hardware not included) for the admissions office so they can allow multiple students to submit their applications at the same time. (This will increase the number of stations to three including the existing one.)


Health Occupations Simulation Lab – This pays for equipment needed for the simulation lab including a newborn infant dummy, demonstration tables and stools, thermometers, pulse oximeteres, shelving units for storage and a MaMa Natalie or Prompt dummy.


NMC Scholarship Open Sponsorship – This sponsorship includes $5,000 to fund scholarships at NMC, broken into five $1,000 scholarships. The BBQ will be a major sponsor of the Scholarship Open event with recognition at the Scholarship Luncheon, hole sponsorship, advertising and signage. 


STEM Robotics and College for Kids Scholarships – $5,000 of this will buy VEQ Robotics kits for a new STEM program related to robotics. This is a program used in College for Kids programming for grades 5-8 and 9, 9 & 10. The other $5,000 will fund scholarships for need-based students wishing to enroll in College for Kids programs.


Wireless Microphones for Milliken Auditorium – This will pay for additional wireless microphones for the Milliken to use especially in situations where they need sound on the stage, but also need microphones in the audience for questions. (Needed for events such as TEDx, IAF, etc.)


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

  • Adult Student Center
  • Ash Tree Replacement
  • Automotive Equipment Upgrade
  • Automotive Lifts
  • Aviation GPS/MFD Training Aid
  • Beautification of the Technical Center Buildings & Grounds
  • Business Department Learning Lab
  • Cafeteria Equipment
  • Career Exploration software
  • Chemistry Lab Equipment
  • Circulatory System Model
  • Computer-based Automotive Diagnostic Equipment
  • Computers for White Pine Press
  • Culinary Institute BBQ Smoker
  • Darkroom Equipment for Photography Department
  • Dental X-ray Equipment
  • Digital Radiography Equipment
  • Discovery Gallery
  • Drafting Lab Renovation
  • Duct Blaster, tool for energy efficiency training
  • Dutmers Theater Projection System Upgrade
  • Electronic Photography
  • Equipment for Biology Department
  • Equipment for Chemistry Department
  • Equipment for Hard of Hearing Students
  • Equipment for Health Occupations Division
  • Equipment for Machine Tool Department
  • Equipment for Medical & Dental Assisting Programs
  • Equipment for New Fine Arts Building
  • Equipment for Physical Education Facility
  • Equipment for Physics Department
  • Equipment for Visual Arts
  • Equipment for WNMC-FM
  • Film Drying Cabinet
  • First & Second Language Education for Adult Immigrants
  • Furnishings & Equipment for Science Building Lecture Room
  • 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 Camera
  • Milliken Auditorium Projection System Upgrade
  • Milliken Auditorium Stage Lighting
  • Milliken Auditorium Stage Lighting Update
  • Multi-Media Projection
  • Musician Chairs for Fine Arts
  • New Equipment for Welding Program
  • NMC Child Care Center Scholarships
  • NMC Film Series
  • NMC University Center
  • NMC Writing & Reading Center Hardware
  • Nursing Program Simulation
  • Object Alaris 3D printer
  • Observatory Construction
  • Outdoor Sculpture
  • Pharmacology Materials for Health Occupations Division
  • Photobiography Project for English classes
  • Pottery Wheel Replacement
  • Renovation of Student Center
  • Student Engagement Incubator Fund
  • 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
  • Watershed Science Class
  • Wireless Community for Osterlin Library
  • WNMC Transmitter
  • Writing & Reading Center Computers