NMC Professor Receives Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters

A Northwestern Michigan College professor just received the “big difference” award from Big Brothers Big Sisters.

For five years, Kristy McDonald has been teaching through a method called experiential learning, all hands-on and real life experience.

Every spring semester, her class does a project partnering with Bigs.

Through events like their Big Little Hero Race, McDonald and her students have raised more than $80,000 for the organization.

“It really goes to the students,” said McDonald. “For me the awards meaningful because I kind of get to turn around and say to them, look this is really for all of you who have really given 100%.”

McDonald says this partnership helps the littles, her students and the entire community.