Veterans Day commemoration

TRAVERSE CITY — NMC invites the public to attend Veterans Day ceremonies on campus Monday, Nov. 12, to offer special recognition to student, faculty, and staff veterans. The schedule includes:

  • 8:30-9 a.m. -- Breakfast for veterans in NMC's Dennos Museum
  • 9 a.m. -- Campus community gathers along the sidewalk from the Dennos Museum to the flagpoles west of the Tanis Building for the Walk of Honor
  • 9:05 a.m. -- Walk of Honor
  • 9:10 a.m. -- Flag ceremony by VFW, Taps and the three-volley salute, remarks from U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman
  • 10 a.m. -- Cake and coffee, Tanis Atrium

Serving those who have served the nation is a year-round priority at NMC. Last month NMC was ranked as the No. 2 community college in the country for veterans by Military Times magazine in its 2019 Best for Vets list, rising from third place this year. Most recently, NMC's services to veterans have been augmented by a $10,000 gift to the NMC Foundation to offer unrestricted assistance to student veterans.

To be awarded by a committee, the  "Got Your 6" funds are intended to help student veterans overcome obstacles -- such as medical emergencies or unexpected home expenses -- that might deter their persistence toward a degree. Funds were donated by Veterans in Crisis, a northern Michigan organization dedicated to veterans, founded by NMC alumnus and veteran David Mikowski 

"It's incredible to have a dedicated fund to tap when unexpected situations arise," said Scott Herzberg, POC, Military and Veteran Affairs. "The support of our community will allow our veterans to keep their focus on school, as well as the other things in life that really matter." 


Release date: November 8, 2018

For more information:

Scott Herzberg
POC, Military and Veterans Affairs
(231) 995-2526 


Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.