PETOSKEY – North Central Michigan College has announced that it has received a $ 20,000 gift for its “Building Tomorrow Together” campaign from Citizens National Bank.
The Citizens National Bank donation provides funding to advance the college’s initiatives in several key areas, including:
• Creation of adaptable learning and collaboration spaces for students in the new Borra Learning Center, including seven new high-tech classrooms and a 3,000 square foot Student Commons
• Establish a “first stop” near the college’s busiest classrooms to provide centralized access to support services, including counseling, guidance and career services.
• Increase STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and entrepreneurship across the curriculum
• Expand access to scholarship opportunities and support for student success
National Citizens Bank President and CEO Matthew Keene said the bank is excited to partner with the college on its “Building Together Tomorrow” campaign.
“Education is one of the pillars of Citizens National Bank,” Keene said. “We have witnessed the growth of North Central in Emmet and Cheboygan Counties, and we are proud to contribute to the future of the college in both of our communities.
In addition to helping fund the construction of the college’s new $ 7.4 million Borra Learning Center, the $ 20,000 donation will directly support scholarships for students living in Cheboygan County.
Scholarship funds will be available for eligible students from the 2022-2023 academic year.
NCMC President David Roland Finley said all donations to the “Building Tomorrow Together” campaign support the college’s vision to be the first choice for higher education, enabling everyone to achieve more than they do. believe it is possible.
“North Central is grateful for this partnership with Citizens National Bank, an organization that shares our commitment to providing students with the tools to succeed in a vibrant and interconnected global economy,” said Finley.
“Together, we are shaping the future of higher education in northern Michigan.
North Central’s Borra Learning Center opened on August 19, and its new Cheboygan Center, located inside Cheboygan Area High School, opened on August 1.