In support of Northern Marianas College’s commitment to the health and safety of its campus community, the College has announced that beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, the COVID-19 vaccination would be part of the health clearance requirements for students who are enrolled in face-to-face or in-person classes.

The vaccination requirement allows NMC to offer a fuller range of in-person campus experiences in the fall, including co-curricular activities and events. Additionally, vaccination remains the most effective way to protect those who are not able to receive vaccination (children under age 12 and those who are medically exempted) and to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. Further, the vaccine requirement furthers the CNMI’s goal of reaching herd immunity against the COVID-19 virus.




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Academic Council

Charge/Mission

The Academic Council assists the Dean of Academic Programs and Services on all matters related to instructional programs and academic regulations. It reviews and offers advice on the quality of and continued need for various instructional programs, and, as appropriate, offers advice on the deletion of academic programs. It facilitates assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at the course level, and works closely with PROAC on all assessment and program review activities.

Academic Council Members:

Charge/Mission

The Academic Council assists the Dean of Academic Programs and Services on all matters related to instructional programs and academic regulations. It reviews and offers advice on the quality of and continued need for various instructional programs, and, as appropriate, offers advice on the deletion of academic programs. It facilitates assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at the course level, and works closely with PROAC on all assessment and program review activities.

Academic Council Members:

Voting Members

Voting Members

  • Mr. Ajani Burrell - Academic Council Chair (Assistant Professor, Language and Humanities)
  • Mr. William Hunter - Academic Council Vice Chair (Coordinator, Distance Learning Education)
  • Dr. Beylul Solomon - Academic Council Secretary (Associate Professor, School Of Education)
  • Johnny Aldan - Instructor, Nursing
  • Jesse Pangelinan - Instructor, Rehabilitation and Human Services, School of Education
  • Dr. Alfredo De Torres - Department Chair, Natural Resources Management
  • Ms. Barbara Hunter - Assistant Professor, School of Business
  • Ms. Christine Inos - Director - Learning Support Services
  • Mr. Jesse Pangelinan - Assistant Professor, School of Education
  • Ms. Kathleen Winkfield - Assistant Professor, Science, Math, Health and Athletics
  • Ms. Lisa Lunde - Assistant Professor, Science, Math, Health and Athletics
  • Ms. Marji Tarope - Registrar
  • Dr. James Kline - Professor, Social Science and Fine Arts
  • Ms. Velma Deleon Guerrero - Program Coordinator, Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Zerlyn Taimanao - Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice

Non-Voting Members

Non-Voting Members

  • Mr. Manny Castro - Director, Office of Enrollment Services
  • Mr. Martin Mendiola - Program Coordinator, NMC Rota Site
  • Ms. Maria Aguon - Program Coordinator, NMC Tinia Site
  • Mr. Adrian Atalig - Director, Information Technology
  • Mr. Kenneth Gabrido - President, ASNMC
  • Ms. Patricia Coleman - Program Leader and Extension Agent, CREES