Tanks to hundreds o generousdonors, the NMC Foundation is proudto award more scholarship dollars tomore students than any community college in Michigan.In the 2008-09 school year, the Foun-dation will achieve several momentousmilestones:• Awarding $1 million in scholarshipdollars to students in all 60 NMCprogram areas.• Awarding the rst scholarships romthe Margaret Furney estate. A retiredteacher who believed wholeheartedly in the value o higher education, Mrs.Furney passed away in 2007, leaving NMC a $1.1 million estate to be usedor scholarships or single parents.• Awarding a two-year ull tuition schol-arship in celebration o the 500,000thguest at the NMC Barbecue May 18.Te benet picnic will mark its 53rdyear this year.
Call (231) 995-1020 for tickets.
Scholarship giving draws donors rom all walks o lie. NMC scholarships comerom the amous – singer Gordon Light-oot established scholarships or GreatLakes Maritime cadets back in 1976– to the not-so-amous, including many memorial scholarships honoring ormerNMC instructors andstudents.
See p. 5 for twoof the newest.
A major source o schol-arship unding is NMC’s Annual Campaign, whichthis year reached its larg-est goal ever – $330,000– and attracted morethan 70 new donors. Another dedicatedsource is the annual NMC ScholarshipOpen, this year scheduled or August 7 atCrystal Mountain. Sponsors and playersare needed or this annual event, whichraised more than $76,000 or scholar-ships last year.
Call (231) 995-1021 for more information.
Grateul recipients o NMC scholarships lenda hand at the 2007 NMC Scholarship Open,which raised more than $76,000. Sponsors andplayers are wanted or this year’s tournament –call (231) 995-1021.
Whatever the origin, however, all scholar-ships mean the same thing to the grateulstudent recipients: A chance to ocuson their uture.“For many, scholar-ships may be therst expression thatsomeone believesin their potential,”said Chris Studenka,NMC’s Director o Development. For others, scholarshipseliminate the need or part-time jobs,allowing them to concentrate exclusively on their studies.
To fnd out more about giving to the NMCFoundation, whether through scholarships,a planned git, gol tournament participationor annual und contributions, contact theOfce o Institutional Advancement at(231) 995-1021.
In response to requests rom area employers, NMC will add a programin insurance studies this all.Te new business program will oerthree certicates, with a concentrationin each o these areas:• Personal Insurance• Lie and Health Insurance• Commercial Insurance“Careers in the insurance industry oercompetitive entry-level positions that willreward people who aspire to positions with almost unlimited earning potential,”said Mark Priskorn o the Fawcett Dopke Agency, adding that the industry hashad a shortage o high quality youngeremployees in recent years.Te three certicates are designed tobuild on one another. Te program alsois designed as an area o concentrationor students seeking an Associate’s Degreein Business Administration.Several area insurance agencies worked with business aculty member Mary AnnLinsell to develop the curriculum. Tey also have committed more than $4,500in scholarships to assist students entering the program.
For details, visit www.nmc.edu/businessor call (231) 995-1169.
NMC’s Extended Education division isnow registering kids 4-17 summer classeson topics including art,music, dance, science,technology and outdoor adventures.Schedules are online atwww.nmc.edu/ees or call (231) 995-1700.Meanwhile, “Learnor Lie” noncreditadult summer classes beginJune 9. Print andonline scheduleswill be availableMay 22.