Richard & Diana Milock named NMC Fellows

TRAVERSE CITY — Richard and Diana Milock have been named the 2014 recipients of NMC's highest honor, the NMC Fellow award.

Through both personal contributions and their Begonia Charitable Foundation, the couple have supported many programs and endeavors at NMC for several years. They combine their philanthropy with volunteerism. Diana Milock has been a member of the NMC Foundation Board since 2011 and serves on its major gifts committee. For her, the ultimate measurement of philanthropy is personal and internal.

“It’s satisfying for me to know that I can do it, and I act on it,” she said.

"Diana is remarkable. She always bring ideas and is as enthusiastic as she is thorough in terms of planning and executing them," said Rebecca Teahen, executive director of the NMC Foundation. "If she cannot make a meeting, she requests to meet with me one-on-one to ensure she is fulfilling Board expectations."

Early on, the Milocks' giving included the Commitment Scholarship program and the Adopt a Student Scholarships. More recently, their support has focused primarily on the Dennos Museum Center and the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, including the Tasters Guild Auction. The couple are "dedicated foodies," Diana Milock said.

Their support of a new sound system for the Millken Auditorium was given with the purpose of also supporting NMC's Audio Technology program, making Milliken a classroom lab for concert sound instruction.

NMC has named Fellows each year since 1964 as a way of recognizing and thanking those individuals who have made special contributions to the college. A dinner in their honor will be held later this year.

See a list of prior recipients »

Release date: May 21, 2014

For more information

Rebecca Teahen
NMC Foundation
(231) 995-1855