We are honored and excited to be the Chairs of North Central Michigan College's Building Tomorrow Together Campaign. This will be an opportunity to strengthen and grow a long-standing community institution that is unique to Northern Michigan and greatly enhances the quality of life for everyone.
The College offers an affordable, high quality educational experience that prepares students to join a skilled workforce that adds value to the local economy, as well as preparing them to move on to baccalaureate degree colleges and universities. These graduates work in the fields of health care, manufacturing, technology, and hospitality, to name a few. For example, over the past four years, 55% of Mclaren Northern Michigan's new Registered Nurse hires were graduates of North Central.
This $9.9 million campaign provides $7.4 million for a building renovation featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, a student-centered space for academic and career advising services, and a spectacular new Student Commons. In addition, the campaign will fund $1 million in new classroom technology, equipment, and professional development, as well as $1.5 million for an enhanced scholarship program to allow students to pursue their career and life goals.
This all contributes to attracting students and preparing them with skills and talents to address important needs in our community. Many of the social and economic challenges we face as a society must be understood and resolved on local and regional levels. This workforce will support families and contribute to those solutions.
The opportunity is now, and we urge you to participate with your gifts.
Join us in supporting our community's college.
Together, we can build an even brighter tomorrow.
Pier C. and Renee Borra