Summer 2022 Issue

Summer 2022 Issue

Articles from the Summer 2022 issue of Nexus - The Northwestern Michigan College Magazine

SETTING A COURSE FOR COLLEGESETTING A COURSE FOR COLLEGE
SETTING A COURSE FOR COLLEGE

Fifth graders learn about potential career paths.

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
BEYOND THE EXHIBITIONSBEYOND THE EXHIBITIONS
BEYOND THE EXHIBITIONS

Dennos Museum Center shifts focus to collections preservation

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
NMC ESPORTSNMC ESPORTS
NMC ESPORTS

NMC'S varsity esports program is growing and is adding three new teams for 2022–23.

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
CALLING THE HERO IN EACH OF USCALLING THE HERO IN EACH OF US
CALLING THE HERO IN EACH OF US

Nick Nissley reflects on why being the president of Northwestern Michigan college is akin to being a superhero after participating in the Big Little Hero Race.

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
INSIDE MY BAGINSIDE MY BAG
INSIDE MY BAG

NMC and Michigan Reconnect transform adult learner’s college experience

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
BALANCING TRADE-OFFSBALANCING TRADE-OFFS
BALANCING TRADE-OFFS

What if the tradeoff you must make for your workday isn’t minor or temporary? Say you can’t find daycare for your kids. Or that your commute is an hour, because you can’t afford to live closer to your job. Maybe both. As our story “Solving the Workforce Puzzle” explains, northern Michigan residents confront these tradeoffs every day.

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
AVIATION INTENSIVEAVIATION INTENSIVE
AVIATION INTENSIVE

NMC aviation students and instructors flew eight aircraft from Traverse City to Florida for a two-week fight training

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
ARCHIE’S COMBINES STUDENT BROTHERS’ TALENTSARCHIE’S COMBINES STUDENT BROTHERS’ TALENTS
ARCHIE’S COMBINES STUDENT BROTHERS’ TALENTS

Since owning a restaurant was Jon Petrie’s lifelong ambition, it made sense for him to attend NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute. It made even more sense to earn a second NMC degree, in business administration.

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
DEEP WATER EXPLORERDEEP WATER EXPLORER
DEEP WATER EXPLORER

Adult student finds success after second plunge into college

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
ALUMNI NOTESALUMNI NOTES
ALUMNI NOTES

2022 Outstanding Alumni Named

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue
SOLVING THE WORKFORCE PUZZLESOLVING THE WORKFORCE PUZZLE
SOLVING THE WORKFORCE PUZZLE

NMC is working with other regional leaders to solve the workforce puzzle, but it’s proving tricky. Complex, interlocking factors including a skills gap, a lack of child care and attainable housing, transportation issues, broadband internet gaps and an aging population, all exacerbated by COVID-19, have created structural instability that threatens economic growth and quality of life.

Jul 6, 2022 Summer 2022 Issue