NMC Remembers U.S. Senator Carl Levin

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College joins many others around the state and nation in expressing our condolences on the passing of U.S. Senator Carl Levin.

Senator Levin’s legacy can be seen throughout the state and region. He was a tireless advocate for NMC working to secure the T/S State of Michigan as the training vessel of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy by making available $3.7 million dollars to have the ship converted from cold war era surveillance duty to the highly capable teaching ship that it is today. He was also instrumental in securing support and funding from the federal government for the renovation and expansion of the Great Lakes Campus Harbor, a critical component of many unique NMC programs such as the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, and the Marine Center.

In addition to these very specific projects that continue to benefit our learners today, Senator Levin also made it a priority to visit campus often, speaking with faculty, staff and students and learning about their work and goals. These visits helped to shape Senator Levin’s work in Washington where he was a champion for expanded Pell funding and support for other training and technical support for community colleges, including NMC.

We send our condolences to the family and wish them peace during this difficult time.

Nick Nissley, Ed.D., President


Release date: JUly 30, 2021

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Diana Fairbanks
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