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“In every way, the Northwestern Michigan College is a people’s college. It was conceived in a regional desire for education and is being financed from the pockets of the poor and rich alike.”


These words were part of an “opening day” story about 新葡京线上娱乐 in the local newspaper — and they describe the whole mission and spirit of the institution, then and now. 新葡京线上娱乐 was established because the citizens of northwest Michigan wanted the benefits of higher education for their children and themselves.

Citizens’ commitment and involvement has distinguished 新葡京线上娱乐 from the beginning. “It’s a can-do college,” one of our trustees has said. “Always has been.” From the college’s earliest home in borrowed facilities at the local airport, 新葡京线上娱乐 moved in 1956 to a spacious 100-acre campus under the pines and today has facilities at four additional locations in the Grand Traverse area.

新葡京线上娱乐 has become a source of “education” in the largest sense, a source of meaningful new knowledge, skills and experiences. This is our mission, after all, to “provide lifelong learning opportunities to our communities.”

Under the Pines: The Third Twenty Years book coverThree volumes of 新葡京线上娱乐 history have been published (the links below are to PDF versions of the books):

A Colorful Cast book coverPublished in 2014, A Colorful Cast is a retrospective chronicling the rise of visual arts in the Grand Traverse region and the legacy and rich history of the 新葡京线上娱乐 Art Department. It is available for $29.95 in the Dennos Museum Store.

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新葡京线上娱乐 hymn

新葡京线上娱乐 music director Jeffrey Cobb recorded an instrumental version of a mysterious 新葡京线上娱乐 hymn. Other than its composer, L. Marguerite House, little is known about its origin and use.

Our northland home, we sing to thee,
Northwestern by the Bay

The scarlet of your sunset,
Against a sea of grey
We cheer your colors, let them wave,
And bring our college fame
Northwestern by the Bay,
All honor to thy name