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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

2015-04-13 Clothesline Project on Display at North Central NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – April 13, 2015

CLOTHESLINE PROJECT ON DISPLAY AT NORTH CENTRAL

The WRCNM Clothesline Project will be displayed in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey from April 15 through April 30. The exhibit will be on display from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the lobby of the main administration building.

The shirts, created by WRCNM clients are an impactful, creative way for survivors to explore the power of their unique voices, to tell their stories and for the community to bear witness to this extraordinary, enlightening and empowering process.

North Central, in partnership with the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, is making the display available to the public. For details, visit www.wrcnm.org.

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 Communications
231-348-6839
2015-04-07 North Central Offers Spring Workshops in Petoskey and Cheboygan NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – April 8, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS SPRING WORKSHOPS IN PETOSKEY AND CHEBOYGAN

North Central Michigan College’s Corporate and Community Education department is offering a wide variety of spring workshops in Petoskey and Cheboygan – from genealogy and lifelong learning to seed saving, beekeeping and yoga.

New this spring is a Life Long Learning Series. North Central and the Petoskey District Library are partnering to bring intellectual adventures and great conversations led by North Central instructors. On Mondays, April 20, April 27 and May 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., explore three of the world’s most influential art movements: classical and Hellenistic Greek art, Gothic cathedrals and 14th century art and American Modernism. North Central instructor Anne Morningstar will lead the discussion on how and why these styles have influenced who we are today. Cost for the series is $30. On Tuesday, May 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Angele Larson will share her experiences as a woman in the Middle East in her lecture entitled Living in Jerusalem: Beyond the Visible and Invisible Walls. This lecture is $10. Both Life Long Learning Lectures will be at the Petoskey District Library in the lower level conference room.

Genealogy workshops will be held on Wednesdays from May 6 through June 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Genealogist and North Central instructor Kim Simpson will help you explore and document your family stories. Cost is $15/week or $80 for the 6-week series and includes reference materials and family history workbook. This workshop will be held in Room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey campus.

The Food, Wine, Farms and Gardens series continues with the following workshops held in room 536 of the SCRC:

Wednesday, April 22, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Seed Saving and Seed Swap. This is a free workshops. Bring seeds to swap.

Beekeeper Don Snoeyink will show participants the basics of beekeeping in the first year on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop is $60 per person or $80 for a farm family of up to 4 people.

Steve Fouch will show participants how to restore old or abandoned apple trees on Wednesday, April 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, he will show pruning and fertilizing techniques. Both workshops are $20 per person.

Finally, Dr. Gustav Uhlich and landscaper Richard Hoffman will talk about the Dawn Redwood tree and its return to Michigan. This free lecture will be on Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m. in the Library Conference Room on the Petoskey campus.

There will be a series of great yoga workshops beginning on April 20. Gentle Yoga will be offered on Mondays from April 20 through May 18 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in room 550 in the Student and Community Resource Center in Petoskey. Cost is $50 for the series with a 20 percent discount for seniors and students.

Enjoy laughter yoga on Friday, May 1, June 5 and August 7 at 1 p.m. These workshops are free and offered in room 550 in the SCRC.

Healing Breathwork will be held on Friday June 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Yoga for Youth will be offered on Friday, June 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost of each workshop is $30 and both will be in room 550 in the SCRC.

CCE will also host two activities in Cheboygan. On Thursday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Straits Area Education Center, MSU’s Wendy Wieland and Michelle Jarvie will discuss Cottage Food Law – how to market your kitchen and farm products at farm markets. Cost for this workshop is $20 On Thursday, May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Cheboygan Public Library, Dr. Larry Dyer will demonstrate seed saving techniques. This workshop is free of charge. Both Cheboygan workshops require preregistration.

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:
Carol Laenen
Director of College Communications
231-348-6839