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NMC’s Charter Day Today

To help celebrate student achievement, employee contributions, and the founding of the institution, the Northern Marianas College will be celebrating its Charter Day today May 3rd, 2013, and the community is invited.

The theme of this year’s Charter Day is “32 Years of Making Dreams Happen,” which speaks to the Colleges role in helping thousands of students realize their dreams through higher education.

“Charter Day is an important celebration because it’s the one time of the year where all the community is invited to As Terlaje to join NMC students and employees commemorate the establishment of the College,” said NMC President Dr. Sharon Hart. “The College has positively impacted so many people in the community for the past 32 years, and we are extremely happy with the support we have received from the community members, including many local companies.”

The event will kick off at 4:00pm with the presentation of the annual PROA Awards, which include Student of the Year, Instructional Faculty of the Year, Non-Instructional Faculty of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, and Alumnus of the Year. These awards recognize the contributions of students and employees, and the recipients of the award will get prizes, including their own reserved parking stall at NMC for one full year.

The evening portion (5:00pm to 10:00pm) of the event will feature the Marianas Idol Singing Competition, the Battle of the Bands, and the Clash of the Crews Dance Competition, and the Hilux Truck & Sport Compact Car Show Competition. Scheduled performers include PROA Music Society, Glenn Mesina, the Inatuas, Latte Vibes and others.

Delicious food, drinks and games will also be offered for sale by numerous vendors, including Creative Garlik, Buttercups, Blue Sea Diner, Auntie Mag’s, Tropical Chill, Local Mexican Grill, Shirley’s, Poon’s, Super Frosty, Matty’s, Hula Girl, Jolog’s Barbeque, Peleliu Athlete’s Club, PCC Corp., U2 Gifts, and other vendors. Informational booths will also be hosted by the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation, the College Access Challenge Grant Program, Area Health Education Center, Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (SROTC), and other organizations.

Because the event will be streamed live online, anyone off island or anyone not able to attend the Charter Day festivities can still watch the program by visiting the following site:

Sponsors of the event include, Microl Toyota, IT&E, NMC-CREES, Pacific Trading Company (PTC), DFS, MARPAC, PIC, KKMP, and Power 99. For more information about NMC or Charter Day, visit

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