Location of college’s Cheboygan Center to shift effective August 1
North Central Michigan College announced today that it will relocate its Cheboygan County operations to Cheboygan Area High School (CAHS) effective August 1, a move that will provide CAHS students with direct access to North Central courses and college advising.
The move will be a homecoming of sorts, as the college offered classes out of CAHS from the early 1970s until it opened the Straits Area Education Center on Division Street in late 2012.
North Central President David Roland Finley said the college’s return to CAHS makes sense through both an instructional and a facilities lens.
“The partnership between North Central and Cheboygan Area Schools will make CAHS the hub for secondary and collegiate education in Cheboygan County,” Finley said. “There are also innumerable benefits to giving prospective students a direct connection to college advising and support services while they’re still in high school.”
CAHS Principal Nancy Spray described the move as a win-win for the high school and the college.
“All of us at Cheboygan Area High School are excited to have North Central onsite once again, and we look forward to the opportunities it will provide for our students,” she said.
Michele Andrews, North Central’s dean of business and adjunct faculty, will have an office located in the counseling suite. Five classrooms, including a science lab, have been designated for North Central’s classes in the evenings.
“The college’s move back to CAHS will enhance our ability to provide onsite advising and support services to both our incoming and current students,” Andrews said. “The partnership opportunities presented by this move will be a benefit to the entire Cheboygan community.”
Academic Advisor Kim Dickinson will begin meeting with students in the new space beginning August 1. She will meet with students via phone or Zoom until then.
A ribbon-cutting marking the opening of the new Cheboygan Center, located at 801 West Lincoln Avenue, is scheduled for Wednesday, August 4, at 10 a.m.
North Central will offer more than 20 classes in Cheboygan when the Fall 2021 semester begins on September 7.
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 exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education of and for the community.
North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Silver by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.
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