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2015-03-03 Spend an Afternoon in Japan with North Central and Crooked Tree NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – March 3, 2015

SPEND AN AFTERNOON IN JAPAN WITH NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE AND CROOKED TREE ARTS CENTER

North Central Michigan College and Crooked Tree Arts Center is offering an “afternoon in Japan” on Wednesday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a Japanese luncheon in North Central’s Iron Horse Café. The public is invited to come early to purchase lunch and reserve seating for the noon presentation. No reservations are required. At noon, there will be a presentation on Petoskey and Japan’s goodwill exchange program – 45 years later. Petoskey and its sister city in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, have been exchanging delegates, culture and art since 1968. Agnes and Art Shaw, Petoskey’s First Exchange leaders, and Meredith Richter, today’s Exchange Program organizer, will share some of the memorable relationships and cultural exchanges between the two cities. This program will adjourn at 1 p.m.

Participants will then drive to Crooked Tree Arts Center for a special gallery tour beginning at 1:30 p.m. This will be a private tour of the Gallery Terakoya collection by Visual Arts director and Gallery Curator Gail DeMeyre. Gallery Terakoya, located in Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture in Japan, has loaned its collection of traditional and contemporary art. View kimonos, some 150-years-old, as part of the country’s traditional artwork and see how traditional handworks relate to the contemporary lacquerware and ceramic vessels also on display.

Each semester, North Central’s International Committee, in partnership with the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium, brings international events to campus. Students and community members are welcome to attend all international events. These events are free and no RSVP is required. Call 231-348-6613 or 231-348-6705 for more information.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839



2015-02-16 Luncheon Lectures Addresses the Preservation of Native Families NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – February 16, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL LUNCHEON LECTURE ADDRESSES THE PRESERVATION OF NATIVE FAMILIES

North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture on Friday, February 27, will address the preservation of native families. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation starting at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus.

Chief Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians was part of a group that drafted the recently enacted Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act and produced a book to help judges comply with the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. Judge Maldonado will explain the importance of those laws in protecting native children and preserving tribal families.

Cost for the event is $10 and includes lunch. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839

2015-02-16 North Central Artists to Exhibit at Crooked Tree NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – February 16, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT AT CROOKED TREE

Eight North Central student artists will be exhibiting their work at Crooked Tree Arts Center starting Thursday, February 26. The exhibit, entitled “Branching Out: North Central Michigan College Emerging Artists 2015,” will feature the work of Helen Beemon, Scott Campbell, Jozlynne Cross, Christopher Dean, Ariella Duran, Miranda Hendrickson, Kelly Keller and Chasity Wood.

The exhibit will feature a broad range of media to reflect the classes offered at North Central. Included are animation, ceramics, drawing, glass, jewelry, painting and textiles.
The public is invited to celebrate these artists as they branch out into their own artistic endeavors. A reception will be held on Friday, February 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crooked Tree Arts Center in downtown Petoskey. The exhibit will run February 26 through March 20.

For more information about the exhibit or Crooked Tree Arts Center, visit www.crookedtree.org. For information about North Central’s art programs, visit www.ncmich.edu or contact Shanna Robinson at srobinson@ncmich.edu.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839
2015-02-13 Presidential Scholarship Offered for Graduating Home School Senior NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – February 13, 2015

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERED FOR GRADUATING HOME SCHOOL SENIOR

North Central Michigan College provides a Presidential Scholarship to one graduating senior from a home school within our service area. Presidential Scholarships are offered for full tuition (up to 20 contact hours per semester) and mandatory fees for four consecutive semesters (fall and winter only). Field study fees are not included. Scholarship recipients must register for the fall semester immediately following their spring high school graduation. This is a competitive scholarship.

To be considered, a student shall:
• Complete an online Application for Admission to North Central by March 27, 2015
• Have a minimum 3.5 overall high school grade point average (include a high school transcript complete through the nominee’s seventh semester)
• Submit ACT/ SAT scores (the test scores as of the deadline date will be used to determine placement)
• Submit a recommendation letter that addresses their academic potential and leadership qualities
• Submit a statement that addresses academic and career goals and how North Central will help to meet those goals

All documentation must be received no later than March 27. For more information, contact Naomi DeWinter, vice president of student affairs, at 231-348-6618.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839
2015-02-02 North Central Offers New Scholarship NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – FEBRUARY 2, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS NEW SCHOLARSHIP

The estate of life-long Harbor Springs resident, Alford LaCount, has established a new scholarship in the North Central Michigan College Foundation. Beginning the fall of 2015, North Central Michigan College will offer the Alford LaCount Memorial Scholarship for students who reside in the Harbor Springs school district, are registered full-time at North Central and demonstrate need as define by the FAFSA (The Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

This scholarship is for full annual tuition for the student. The application is available at http://www.ncmich.edu/pdfs/NCMC_Scholarship.pdf.

The deadline for application is May 15. Each application will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. It is also highly recommended that students also complete the FAFSA. The Michigan deadline for filing is March 1.

For more information on scholarships at North Central, visit http://www.ncmich.edu/finaid/scholarship.html.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839
2015-01-29 Black History Month Presentation at North Centrla NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE –January 29, 2015

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION AT NORTH CENTRAL

Dr. Andre Fields, noted psychologist and advocate for diversity, will speak at North Central Michigan College on Wednesday, February 11, as part of the College’s Black History Month programs. The lecture will be at noon in the cafeteria on the Petoskey campus.

A husband and father of three children, Dr. Fields received his Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. Dr. Fields currently serves as a psychologist and assistant professor at Grand Rapids Community College. As an advocate for diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity, Dr. Fields purposefully merges theory, science and practice to capture and explain the insidious impact of racism, stigma and discrimination on the psychological functioning of African American males. Dr. Fields presents lectures that are strategically designed to empower and guide educational systems that are seeking consultation for building tangible solutions to the profound epidemic of underachievement on the part of African American males.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The cost for the optional lunch is $10 per person. The lecture will begin at noon and is free of charge. Reservations are appreciated. Call 231-439-6399 to make a reservation and specify if having lunch. This program is co-sponsored by the Northern Michigan Society of Human Resource Managers.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.



For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839
2015-01-28 North Central Offers Veterans On-Campus Support Through New Program NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – January 28, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS VETERANS ON-CAMPUS SUPPORT THROUGH NEW PROGRAM

Veterans at North Central Michigan College will be better able to transition from military to college life and connect with available benefits, state and local resources and one-on-one support thanks to an innovative program launched by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) and the Michigan College Access Network.

The program, known as the Michigan Veteran Education Initiative, places a veteran resource representative (VRR) on college campuses throughout Michigan, where they will work to ensure student veterans and their dependents succeed as they pursue an education.

At North Central Michigan College, Melissa Colby will serve as the school’s VRR.

“I have had the pleasure of working with our student veteran population as the Veteran Affairs School Certifying Official since 2010,” Colby said. “My new role on campus as the VRR will allow me to connect veterans and their families with additional benefits they are entitled to receive in the areas of education, employment, healthcare and quality of life. North Central has approximately 100 students that utilize veteran educational benefits each year, and I am excited to connect these students to the additional benefits they are entitled to receive as they work toward completing their college goals.”
VRRs will be present on 14 college campuses in Michigan, helping veterans resolve problems that could interfere with their educational and employment goals. VRRs are trained to provide support and answer questions from veterans, faculty and staff about admissions, financial aid and other topics.

“About 40,000 veterans will leave the military and transition to Michigan in the next five years, seeking educational opportunities and jobs in our state,” MVAA Director Jeff Barnes said. “We want to attract and retain the military’s top talent, and having VRRs available to these transitioning veterans sends the message that Michigan is committed to seeing veterans thrive as they pursue their dreams.”

Veterans can contact Melissa Colby by calling (231) 348-6820 or emailing mcolby@ncmich.edu.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

For more information:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839