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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




2015-01-23 North Central Offers Free International Lectures NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – January 23, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS FREE INTERNATIONAL LECTURES THIS WINTER

North Central Michigan College is offering free lectures of international interest this winter on the Petoskey campus. The lectures will be at 1 p.m. in the Library Conference Center.

On Wednesday, January 28, Bruce Finlayson will speak about doing business in China. Improved international relations, government reforms, an expanding economy and the large population base are what make China very attractive to U.S. businesses. Successful U.S.-Chinese business ventures require a knowledge of the business culture, etiquette, meeting protocols and more. Learn how to approach Chinese business people and officials, what to expect, what to do and what to avoid. Finlayson, former executive with AT&T and Lucent Technologies, currently with consulting firm ICP BizSolutions, has extensive international experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Finlayson will discuss his recent experiences doing business with China’s doctors, including traditional Chinese medicine practices.

Enjoy a visually stunning presentation on Thursday, February 12, about the Lake Superior Water Trail with Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Canadian wilderness ambassadors, adventurers, authors, photojournalists and conservationists. The McGuffins have shared their experiences of long-distance voyages through national radio serials, television documentaries, national newspaper and magazine features, photographic exhibitions and their many books. They are founders of the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy, an international nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Lake Superior Watershed. Book signing immediately following presentation. Books available for purchase. Presented in partnership with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.

On Wednesday, March 11, Eric Hemenway will speak about Waganakising Leadership 1830-1994: The leaders and their impact for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. In 1994, the LTBB of Odawa Indians had their status as a federally recognized Indian tribe reaffirmed by congress. This remarkable story is one of perseverance, dedication to home and leadership. The actions of the Odawa leaders are felt locally and nationally to this day. Eric Hemenway is the director of Repatriation, Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Harbor Springs, Michigan.

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



2015-01-19 Support North Central's Used Book Sale NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – January 19, 2015

SUPPORT NORTH CENTRAL’S USED BOOK SALE

Looking for some great reading this winter? Check out the North Central Michigan College Used Book Sale, Tuesday through Thursday, January 27-29, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The book sale will be in the lobby of the main administration building on the Petoskey campus.

The sale includes fiction and non-fiction, self-help, poetry, cookbooks, coffee table books and paperbacks. Proceeds from the Used Book Sale go to North Central’s Student Emergency Fund, established to help students deal with financial challenges that impede their ability to complete their coursework.

For more information on the book sale or to donate books, contact the NCMC Foundation at 231-439-6218.

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

2015-01-16 North Central Offers Nursing and Allied Health Information Sessions NEWS RELEASE – January 16, 2015


NORTH CENTRAL OFFERS NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH INFORMATION SESSIONS

North Central Michigan College’s nursing and allied health faculty will hold monthly information sessions on Thursdays starting in January at 4 p.m. to explain the process for admission into the college’s highly competitive nursing and allied health career programs.

The sessions will be in Room 347 of the college’s Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus.
• Thursday, January 22
• Thursday, February 19
• Thursday, March 19 and
• Thursday, April 23

Anyone planning to apply for the nursing or allied health programs is strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational sessions. The information on prerequisites will be particularly important for those applying for the fall 2015 program.

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

2015-01-15 Luncheon Lecture Looks at Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

NEWS RELEASE – January 15, 2015

NORTH CENTRAL LUNCHEON LECTURE LOOKS AT THUNDER BAY MARINE SANCTUARY

North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture on Friday, January 30, will look at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation starting at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus.

A 4,300-square-mile area in Lake Huron contains one of America's best-preserved and nationally significant collections of shipwrecks dating back to 1844. Russ Green, deputy superintendent and research coordinator, will give an overview of this federal sanctuary headquartered in Alpena and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Green has worked on maritime archeology projects along the east coast, the Great Lakes, Bermuda and Micronesia. He has worked on the Civil War Ironclad U.S.S. Monitor off North Carolina and assisted with the documentation of World War II shipwrecks at North Carolina’s “Graveyard of the Atlantic.”

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

2015-01-12 Scholarhip will send North Central student to Ireland NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770



NEWS RELEASE – January 12, 2015


SCHOLARSHIP WILL SEND NORTH CENTRAL STUDENT TO IRELAND

North Central Michigan College and the Robert Emmet Society seek entries for a scholarship contest that will send a North Central student to Ireland this fall for a semester of study.
This is the only scholarship awarded by the College that sends a student abroad for study. The competition is based on an essay contest, academic achievement, student activities and an interview with college and society representatives.

Entrants must be enrolled in an academic program at North Central Michigan College for the 2014-2015 school year and must be prepared to submit an essay on the topic, “How do the political values of Robert Emmet, Irish patriot and namesake of Emmet County, relate to our world and our lives today?”

Those wishing to enter the competition should contact Dr. Sara Glasgow, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts at North Central at 231-348-6604 or sglasgow@ncmich.edu by February 15, 2015. Essays must be submitted by March 7, 2015 to her at North Central Michigan College, 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey, MI 49770. The winner will be announced before the end of the school year. Details are available at http://www.ncmich.edu/finaid/ireland.html.

The winner of this competition will receive a scholarship for Fall 2015 at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in Galway, Ireland. The scholarship covers round-trip air fare from Detroit or Chicago and tuition, room and books at GMIT.

The Society was founded in the early 1990’s to honor Robert Emmet, the namesake of Emmet County, Michigan, and to make area residents more aware of Emmet's brief but courageous life and his enduring legacy as a champion of freedom and democracy. The Society works closely with North Central in awarding the scholarship that is named after Joseph W. McCarthy, a local businessman, and Dr. William McCullough, a Petoskey physician, both active members of the society since its founding. The Robert Emmet Society and the Blissfest Music Organization raise funds for the scholarship through donations and annual music events.

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