Barbecue-funded Projects

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NMC faculty and staff are invited to request funding support from the NMC Barbecue for an NMC special project. Funding deadlines for the 2019 event will be announced in fall 2018. 

2018 Projects

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

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. 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 

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

Read more about the 2016 Barbecue-funded projects »

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