Second annual Experiential Learning Institute Learning Symposium May 1–4

TRAVERSE CITY — The second annual Northwestern Michigan College Experiential Learning Institute Learning Symposium will celebrate learning from May 1–4 at the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center (TJNIC) on NMC’s main campus.

This symposium is a celebration of learning, with a variety of engaging activities and events for attendees to participate in. Throughout the event, attendees can browse poster displays and artifacts showcasing the innovative and high-impact projects that students have been working on across all academic areas at NMC. The schedule also includes:

Monday, May 1:

  • Noon: Jim Bensley’s Study Abroad student panel (TJNIC Rooms 104/105)
  • 1 p.m.: Brady Corcoran and Audio Technology reflections (TJNIC Rooms 104/105)

Tuesday, May 2:

  • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Reflective Table Talks, where attendees can stop by tables and have small group discussions with students and staff around subjects including manufacturing projects, cyber safety, Jobs for Michigan Graduates, Student Success Ambassador events, audio technology events, Home Builders Association series, and more (TJNIC Hallways)
  • 1 p.m.: Caroline Schaefer-Hill’s Visual Communications reflections on Visiting the Van Gogh exhibit and How it Impacted their Projects (TJNIC Rooms 106/107)

Wednesday, May 3:

  • 11 a.m.: Tony Sauerbrey’s Uncrewed Aerial System demo and presentation (TJNIC Rooms 106/107 and outside)
  • 1 p.m.: Brandon Everest’s SOC 201 Modern Social Problems final presentations (TJNIC Rooms 104/105)
  • 3 p.m.: Kristy McDonald’s BUS 231 Big Little Hero Race reflection (TJNIC Rooms 106/107)

Thursday, May 4:

  • 10 a.m.: Rick Mathis’ Welding student presentations (TJNIC Room 103)
  • May 4, 1 p.m.: Kamsang Riddelll and the NMC Motorsports Club “Gearheads” presentation (TJNIC Rooms 106/107)

For a complete schedule of events, visit These events are open to everyone. Anyone who is interested in experiential learning or high-impact learning is encouraged to attend.

Release date: April 12, 2023

For more information:

Tracy Welch
Experiential Learning Institute Office Manager
(231) 995-1170


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