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2015-07-27 North Central Offers Fall Workshops in Petoskey NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – July 27, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS FALL WORKSHOPS IN PETOSKEY

North Central Michigan College’s Corporate and Community Education department is offering a wide variety of Fall workshops in Petoskey – from fungi to canning, media messaging to a cool lifelong learning series.

Preservation Station, a canning trailer on wheels, will be available on August 12 and September 23 starting at 5:30 p.m. to offer canning workshops with dilly beans ($35) and kimchi ($30). Space is limited, so sign up early.

Interested in mushrooms? Learn more about mycology with Marilynn Smith on Tuesday, September 8, 15 and 22 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. An expert mycologist, Marilynn will teach participants how to identify local edible and poisonous mushrooms in both classroom and foraging sessions. Cost is $45 for series of three evening and three weekend classes.

North Central’s farming and gardening series continues with informative workshops on a variety of subjects. On Wednesday, September 16 at 6 p.m., learn more about saving seeds, harvesting and storing your heirloom seeds for next spring.

One of the best ways to improve your soil is to keep living roots in the soil and add organic matter with cover crops. Learn more on Wednesday September 30 at 6 p.m. Learn which herbs to harvest, prepare and have on hand to boost your health during the cold winter months on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 p.m. All workshops are in room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center and cost $20 including materials.

Learn the do’s and don’ts of getting your messages out in print, broadcast and the Internet in the workshop “Care and Feeding of the Media.” Learn how to organize, target and write your media messages from Ken Winter, North Central instructor on Thursday, October 1 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Cost for the workshop is $20.

In partnership with the Petoskey District Library, North Central will offer a series designed for learners of all ages. Enjoy intellectual adventures and great conversations led by North Central instructors and hosted by the library. Sessions include:

Arabic Language and Literature, Fridays, September 18-25 at noon in the lower level conference room at the library. North Central instructor Angele Larson was born and raised in East Jerusalem. She’ll share her language and love of the literature in these two sessions. Cost is $10 per class.

Yoga for Everyone, Mondays, September 14 through October 19, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in room 550 in the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey campus. Practice basic poses and breathing techniques with Beccy Stevenson, nurse and graduate of Yoga Alliance. Cost is $10/class or $50 for the series.

Genealogy: Discovering Your Family Roots is a six-week series on Mondays, September 21-October 19, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Explore and record your family stories with genealogist and North Central instructor Kim Simpson. These classes will be on North Centrals’ Petoskey campus in room 536 in the SCRC. Cost is $80/series or $15/week.

Join North Central instructor and pastor Toby Jones for a great discussion of the major religions, their underlying ideas and impact on history and today’s events on Fridays, October 2-23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library. $40 for the series or $12/class.

All workshops will be held on the Petoskey campus unless otherwise indicated. Please register for workshops in advance to guarantee enough students and materials. For more information or to register, visit www.ncmich.edu/cce2 or call 231-348-6705. CCE also offers customized workshops at your business. We’ll tailor the content, materials, and schedule to your needs. To learn more, please call 231-348-6613.

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:
Kathy Bardins
Communications and Events Specialist
231-439-6399
2015-07-23 Businesses, Students and Families Celebrate Success of CNC Completion Camp NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – July 23, 2015

BUSINESSES, STUDENTS AND FAMILIES CELEBRATE SUCCESS OF CNC COMPLETION CAMP

North Central Michigan College celebrated the success of the students who participated in the inaugural CNC Completion Camp (C3) on Tuesday, July 21 at the Government Center for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. More than 60 individuals, including parents, representatives from North Central, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, MiWorks, Industrial Magnetics, Inc., Central Industrial Manufacturing, Precision Edge and the LTBB, were present to honor the nine students who have now completed a full year of training and will be eligible to receive their CNC Machinist certificate of development from North Central.

Developed in partnership with state agencies, tribal government, regional economic alliances, local industry and area high school partners, the C3 Camp was conceived by North Central to accelerate student completion and entry into the workforce in response to local demand for skilled workers. This program is unique in the state of Michigan and perhaps also in the country, and we believe is a model that others will follow.

The Completion Camp would not have been possible without the vision of the Manufacturing Advisory Team (MAT) and the $1.5 million SEEDS grant secured by LTBB.

During the July 21 event, students presented some of their work and networked with the industry partners.

For more information on the SEEDS Grant, contact Shiloh Guarisco, SEEDS Project Director at 231-242-1579 or sguarisco@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov. North Central is currently registering students for the fall semester of classes in the Fab Lab. Courses will also be taught in the new stationery lab, currently under construction, in North Central’s Technology Building on the Petoskey campus.

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:
Kathy Bardins
Marketing
231-439-6399

2015-06-29 Nine Students Completing CNC Certificate in Fab Lab NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – June 29, 2015

NINE STUDENTS COMPLETING CNC CERTIFICATE IN FAB LAB

Nine students are currently enrolled in the CNC Completion Camp (C3) in the Fab Lab at North Central Michigan College. There were a total of 45 dual-enrolled and traditional college students enrolled in the CNC training program during the Fall 2014/Winter 2015. The Completion Camp was specifically designed for these students to complete their degree in one year and be available for employment. The Camp was funded by the $1.5 million ANA SEEDS grant received by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

The Completion Camp is currently running until Friday, July 17. Hours in the Fab Lab begin at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday. End times vary between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at noon on Fridays.

For more information on the CNC Completion Camp, contact SEEDS Coordinator, Shiloh Guarisco at 231-242-1579.

If you are interested in visiting the Completion Camp and seeing the students in action, please contact Kathy Bardins at 231-439-6399 or kbardins@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:
Kathy Bardins
Marketing
231-439-6399

2015-05-04 North Central Celebrates Commencement Week NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – May 4, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL CELEBRATES COMMENCEMENT WEEK

North Central Michigan College celebrates the successful end of the 2014-2015 academic year with graduation ceremonies this week.
The Nurse Pinning Ceremony will be on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium. The college will be graduating 34 nursing students this year. The guest speaker will be David Moody, parent of one of the graduating nurses and a nurse himself for 35 years.

Commencement will be held on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Jennifer Maginnis, North Central graduate and full-time instructor. The college will graduate 322 students with 357 total degrees, of which 295 are associate degrees, 37 certificates of development and 25 certificates. There are 68 students graduating with Distinction, 42 with High Distinction and 22 with Highest Distinction.

Prior to this week’s festivities, North Central recognized 122 honors graduates at its annual luncheon on April 24. On April 29, North Central honored members of our college community at a Recognition Tea. Fifteen employees were recognized for their anniversaries spanning 10-40 years. The Employees of the Year for 2014-2015 were announced. They are Julie Weaver for full-time professional staff, Alex Maier for full-time support staff and Mary Margaret Hornbaker for part-time staff. On Saturday, April 18, 37 students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for two-year college students. To be inducted into PTK, a student must have completed at least 12 credits at North Central and have a 3.5 grade point average.

North Central’s Writing Center held an essay contest this spring. The winners were selected on April 17. They are: Cari Griffin of Boyne City, First Place; Christopher James Benzing of Pellston, Second Place; and Becky Ryan of Alanson, Third Place. The three recipients received cash prizes, and Cari and James will read their essays at commencement on May 8. All three wrote on their North Central experience.

Summer hours will begin on Monday, May 11 and run through Friday, August 21. North Central administrative and business offices, including student services, are open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. until noon. These hours are in effect until Monday, August 24, when regular business hours resume.

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
2015-05-21 Golfers Scramble for Scholarships at NCMC Foundation Golf Event NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – May 21, 2015

GOLFERS SCRAMBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
AT NCMC FOUNDATION GOLF EVENT

Golfers are invited to participate in the North Central Michigan College Foundation’s 19th annual Scramble for Scholarships golf outing, Thursday, June 11, at the Little Traverse Bay Golf Club. Fifth Third Bank is the event sponsor for this year’s outing, and all proceeds from the event go to the Foundation Scholarship Fund to benefit students.

Registered teams of four players will enjoy a day of golf, lunch and dinner. There are various competitions with prizes and awards, and each golfer will receive a great door prize sponsored by Tim Bondy Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy and Wellness Centers. Other sponsors include Ferris State University, Colorphonic, Inc. and Harbor/Brenn Agencies.

There are openings for teams as well as hole sponsorships and prize donations. For more information, contact the Foundation at 231-439-6218 or e-mail sdulaney@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:
Kathy Bardins
Marketing
231-439-6399

2015-04-27 North Central Hosting 4th Annual Wine Tasting NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – April 27, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL HOSTING FOURTH ANNUAL
WINE TASTING AND FUNDRAISER

The NCMC Foundation will celebrate northern Michigan wines at the 4th annual Winning Wines of Northern Michigan Wine Tasting and Competition on Wednesday, May 13. The tasting and competition will be held in the Iron Horse Café in the Student Center on North Central’s Petoskey campus and will raise awareness of our area wines, wineries and viticulture programs. The event will also raise money for North Central’s Student Emergency Fund established to help students deal with financial challenges that impede their ability to complete their coursework.

There will be a Wine Competition from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Local vintners, amateur and professional, are invited to submit their best wines to be reviewed by qualified members of the local viticulture community. Wines will be judged based on quality within their category. Best of Show, double gold, gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for each wine category and for professional and student winemakers. Judges include sommeliers, wine industry specialists, wine writers and restaurateurs. These awards highlight the quality of our area wines and the viticulture program offered at North Central.

From 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to the Winning Wines of Northern Michigan Wine Tasting. Area wineries will host tasting tables. Food will be provided by the College’s Iron Horse Café. The judges will award prizes to the winning vintners. Entertainment will be provided by Chris Koury, and there will be a silent auction of unique gifts. This event is proudly sponsored by Heritage Broadcasting and the BrewVine Passport, Odawa Casino and the Bay View Wine Trail.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, call Sharmon Dulaney in the Foundation office at 231-439-6218. To enter your wines in the competition, please call 231-348-6613 or 231-348-6705.

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

2015-04-27 North Central Lecture Looks at What's New in School NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – April 27, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL LUNCHEON LECTURE LOOKS AT
WHAT’S NEW AT SCHOOL

North Central Michigan College will hear from John Scholten about what’s new in school at the Luncheon Lecture on Friday, May 1. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation starting at noon in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus. This will be the last luncheon lecture for the 2015 winter/spring semester.

Enrollment at the Public Schools of Petoskey is holding steady and voters have approved a major bond issue to build new athletic facilities. Meanwhile, public school funding remains a long-term challenge statewide. Superintendent Scholten will provide an overview of the state of public education in our community. 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