The Northwestern College Magazine
$30,000 IN PRIZES AWARDED FOR STUDENT VACCINATIONS
Two frontline adult learners got another boost toward their college goals last fall—a semester’s worth of tuition in NMC’s Big Win giveaway.
NMC awarded $30,000 in tuition, housing and bookstore gift certificates as an incentive to students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 900 students entered.
The winners of the top two prizes, tuition and fees for the spring 2022 semester up to $10,000 in value, are: Sarah Sergent, 37, of Traverse City, a first-year student in NMC’s Marine Technology bachelor’s degree program, and Kelley Nelson, 38, of Bellaire, a Computer Information Technology student.
Throughout the pandemic, NMC has prioritized student and employee safety while minimizing the disruption to learning.
NMC RECEIVES $90,000 FAA GRANT
NMC has received a $90,000 aviation workforce development grant to train 40 high school teachers in Unmanned Aerial Systems fundamentals, as well as equip each with a multi-rotor unit to use with their own students.
The grant is intended to address the need for operators and technicians in the growing UAS field. NMC has been a leader in UAS since 2010, with graduates currently working in all aspects of the industry. Teachers from around the state will be able to participate in the training, expected to occur this summer at NMC’s private airfield in Yuba, (pictured.)