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2015-08-31 Look Out for the Cookout on September 13 NEWS RELEASE –August 31, 2015

LOOK OUT FOR THE COOKOUT ON SEPTEMBER 13

The public is invited to North Central Michigan College’s 18th annual cookout on Sunday, September 13 from noon to 3:00 p.m. on the Petoskey campus. The cookout is a fundraising event for the North Central Michigan College Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Attendees will enjoy a picnic-style lunch of pulled pork, hot dogs, corn on the cob, marinated bean salad, potatoes/peppers/parmesan casserole and cookie bars. The children’s area has been expanded to a Kidz Zone, complete with four bouncy houses, carnival games, ping pong, pickleball, tumbling mats for toddlers and other activities. There will also be a big screen with the football game for parents. Outside, enjoy a living checkerboard game, loopy ball, a live radio remote with Fish from Lite 96 and tours of the Fab Lab. There will also be a silent auction of unique items.

Cookout tickets are available on the Petoskey campus in Student Services or the fitness center, the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce and Oleson’s Market. Ticket prices are $8 per person. Children five and under eat free. For more information, call 231-439-6399.

Visit www.ncmich.edu and click on the Cookout billboard. Major sponsors for the Cookout are Meijer, Inc., Petoskey News-Review, Northern Trust, 9and10 News, American Spoon and Odawa Casino.

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

2015-08-25 North Central Celebrates New Stationary CNC Lab with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – August 24, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL CELEBRATES NEW STATIONARY CNC LAB WITH RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

North Central Michigan College and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will celebrate the opening of the new stationary CNC lab with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, September 2 at 4 p.m. in the Technology building on the Petoskey campus. The lab has state-of-the-art Computer Numeric Control and computer assisted manufacturing equipment, paid for through the $1.5 million ANA SEEDS (Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies) grant received by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in September, 2014.

The SEEDS grant also allowed the College to offer a CNC Completion Camp this summer and funding to hire additional staff and instructors. Joining Kevin Glines, the director and trainer of the Fab Lab, are:

Angie Ross, CNC Career Specialist. Angie is a certified Business Solutions Professional with many years of experience in workforce development. She will link employers with students in the program by setting up work experiences and aiding with recruitment and hiring/job placement.

Jeffrey Montgomery, CNC instructor. Jeffrey brings 18 years of experience designing and manufacturing products for the automotive racing industry, most recently working as a CNC machinist in Charlevoix.

Grant Gardner, CNC driver/instructor aide. Grant will be driving the mobile Fab Lab to high schools for dual credit instruction and to industry locations for on-the-job training. He has more than 20 years of experience as both a machinist and a commercial truck driver.

Classes for the CNC Machinist program will be held in both the Fab Lab and the new stationary lab beginning this fall. For more information on the program, contact Angie Ross at 231-439-5265 or aross@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
Communications and Events Specialist
231-439-6399

2015-08-21 Fall Hours at North Central NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – August 21, 2015

FALL HOURS FOR NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE

North Central Michigan College announces fall semester hours for the accounting and administrative offices, Student Services, library, fitness center, gym and book store.
Effective August 24:

Administrative, accounting offices, Learning Support Services and Student Services
Monday – Friday…………… 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Library will remain closed until August 31. At that time, the Library hours will be:
Monday-Thursday......8:15 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday ..............8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Student and Community Resource Center – gym and fitness center:
Starting August 24:
Monday – Friday…………6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Closed Labor Day, September 7.
Closed Friday, September 11 for Cookout set up.

The gym will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays until October.

The College Store hours are:
Week of August 24:
Monday - Thursday............8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday.......................8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Week of August 31:
Monday - Friday..............8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Week of September 8:
Monday - Thursday............8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday.......................8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

With the start of classes, Tuesday, September 8:

Student Services and Financial Aid Advising
Hours are:
Tuesday - Thurs September 8-10...8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, September 11 - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, September 14 – 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Starting September 15 - December 18:
Monday – Friday......8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Learning Support Services:
Hours are:
Monday - Friday.......8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Later testing by appointment.

Math Lab software access is:
Monday - Friday......8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lead Math Tutor hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.......11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday...........12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Writing Center:
Hours are:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.....................10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday...................10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The Iron Horse Cafe will reopen on Tuesday, September 8.
Hours are:
Monday - Thursday..........8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday.....................8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday...................11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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
2015-08-18 Gaylord High School Early College Cohort, Summer, 2015 NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – August 18, 2015

GAYLORD EARLY COLLEGE COHORT SUMMER, 2015

A group of 52 students from Gaylord High School began their Early College experience this summer with a three week student success course. In the fall, they will begin their other college courses at Gaylord High School to graduate from the Early College and high school in 2018. Gaylord Community Schools made special provisions to run two classes this summer so these sophomores would not miss the opportunity of Early College. Applications for the incoming sophomore class at Gaylord for the next Early College cohort will be available this fall. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. at Gaylord High School.

The agreement will allow Gaylord High School students to complete an associate degree and a high school diploma at the same time, resulting in substantial savings in time spent earning a bachelor’s degree and a significant reduction in student debt.

For more information about Early College, contact Wendy Fought, director of student outreach and engagement, at 231-439-6349 or wfought@ncmich.edu or visit www.ncmich.edu/pdfs/early_college.pdf.

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 Communication
231-348-6839

2015-08-12 North Central Receives Superb Commendation for Veteran-Centric Services and Programs NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – August 11, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL RECEIVES SUPERB COMMENDATION FOR VETERAN-CENTRIC SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

North Central Michigan College and Melissa Colby, the College’s veteran resource representative, recently received a superb commendation from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. The VA has a new system for ranking schools that are “Veteran-Friendly,” and North Central has received the highest ranking.

The Michigan Veteran-Friendly School program is designed to formally recognize academic institutions of higher learning committed to supporting the needs of student veterans and their dependents. The program promotes best practices by awarding gold-, silver- and bronze-level status to institutions that offer veteran-centric services and programs.

Being awarded gold-level status means that North Central has met at least six of the following criteria:
• On-campus veteran's coordinator and/or staffed veterans center
• Active student-operated veteran club/association
• Established process for the identification of current student veterans
• Evaluation and awarding of credit for military training and experience
• Veteran-specific website/portal
• Monitoring and evaluation of student veteran academic retention, completion and graduation rates
• Monitoring and evaluation of student veteran job placement rates

“We are very proud of Melissa and applaud her commitment to our student veterans. This is an excellent achievement,” states Dr. Cameron Brunet-Koch, president of North Central.

For more information on North Central’s programs for veterans, contact Melissa Colby, Veteran Resource Representative at 231-348-6820 or 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:
Kathy Bardins
Communications and Events Specialist
231-439-6399

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