NMC Commencement 2016

Commencement ceremonies for Northwestern Michigan College's Class of 2016 were held Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at the Traverse City Central High School gymnasium. About 200 graduates took part 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 was Edris Fana, president of the NMC Student Government Association. Jerry Dobek, math and astronomy instructor and director of Rogers Observatory, gave the Commencement address as the 2015 Imogene Wise Faculty Excellence Award recipient. The Northwestern Michigan College Concert Band performed during the ceremony, and the national anthem was performed by NMC music student Annalisa Wiesner.

2016 Outstanding Alumni award recipients Korvyn Hansen (85–87), Therese Renis (77–78), Michelle Witkop (NMC '77), Capt. Dean Hobbs (NMC '76, awarded posthumously) were during the ceremony, as well as 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 awarded degrees as well.