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NMC 2020 Drive-Thru Celebration

2020 NMC graduates were invited to NMC Drive-thru Celebration Days July 30–31 from 2–7 p.m. Family and friends joined in for the celebration.

View a gallery of images from the Drive-Thru Celebration below

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NMC President Nick Nissley, Ed.D. delivers a virtual address to the graduates of NMC's Class of 2020, congratulating them on their graduation and commending them for their hard work and perseverance.

Despite an unprecedented worldwide health crisis that disrupted nearly all aspects of daily life, about 600 students graduated in Northwestern Michigan College's Class of 2020.

They earned degrees and certificates including the Associate in Nursing, Associate in Science and Arts, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in General Studies and Certificate of Practical Nursing, as well as Bachelor of Science degrees in Maritime Technology and Marine Technology.

NMC President Nick Nissley praised both students and college faculty and staff for their rapid pivot. Face-to-face classes and all student services, including advising, financial aid and personal counseling were transitioned to remote operation over the course of about a week.

“I’ve seen our NMC community overcome challenges we couldn’t have imagined three months ago,” Nissley said. “While we have to postpone the traditional pomp and circumstance of a commencement ceremony this spring, the accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff are even more worthy of recognition.”

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View a list of 2020 graduates and their honors here

Congratulations, Graduates!

The Class of 2020 shared their graduation stories with the hashtag #NMCgrad on social media.

See more graduation stories on NMC's Facebook page and the NMC Student Success Center Facebook page!

Congrats Class of 2020! Congrats Allison! Congrats Carly! Congrats Charlie! Congrats Deven! Congrats Isabel! Congrats Kaylee! Congrats Kendra and Kailey! Congrats Kylea! Congrats Laine! Congrats Maddy! Congrats Meg! Congats Megan! Congrats Olivia! Congrats Rachel! Congrats Shelly! Congrats Tyler!

Drive-Thru Celebration Photo Gallery

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