2015 Commencement

TRAVERSE CITY — Commencement ceremonies for Northwestern Michigan College's Class of 2016 will be held Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at the Traverse City Central High School gymnasium.

Ceremonies will be streamed live starting at 2 p.m. online at nmc.edu/video and NMC's YouTube channel.

About 200 graduates are expected to participate in the ceremony. More than 700 students earned degrees this academic year including the Associate in Nursing, Associate in Science and Arts, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in General Studies, Certificate of Practical Nursing, Certificate of Achievement and the Bachelor of Science in Maritime Technology.

This year’s student speaker is Edris Fana, president of the NMC Student Government Association. Jerry Dobek, math and astronomy instructor and director of Rogers Observatory, will give the Commencement address as the 2015 Imogene Wise Faculty Excellence Award recipient.

The Northwestern Michigan College Concert Band will perform during the ceremony, and the national anthem will be performed by NMC music student Annalisa Wiesner.

The 2016 Outstanding Alumni award recipients will be named during the ceremony, as will this year’s winners of the Imogene Wise Faculty Excellence Award and the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award.

NMC University Center partners Ferris State University and Michigan State University will award degrees as well.

A reception will follow the ceremony in the small gym.

Release date: April 25, 2016

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
(231) 995-1019


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