Northwestern Michigan College Announces Largest Fundraising Campaign in its History

Northwestern Michigan College is growing.

Wednesday, the college launched their Be What’s Possible campaign, their most ambitious fundraising effort in history.

NMC has a goal of raising $35 million to fund cutting-edge facilities, programming for students and lifelong learners, scholarships and more.

The college has already received $28 million through leadership gifts.

Now, they’re turning to the public for support so they do not have to increase tuition.

Monies will help deserving students get a local education, and will fund flexible learning spaces like the West Hall Innovation Center. The building is currently under construction and will feature a multi-story library, classrooms and more.

NMC President Tim Nelson says the college is an asset for the entire region.

“Northwestern Michigan College is the learning hub for this region,” said President Nelson. “We are the connector.”

The college has multiple programs and four baccalaureate degrees available, and it can serve as a pivoting point for students to move into careers, four year universities, and more.

President Nelson says his students are ready to change the world and the region.

“They want to help people, change people’s lives, [we] prepare them so they can be economically and socially mobile. And more importantly, prepare them for a world that is in constant change,” said President Nelson.

To give to the college, click here.