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Senate confirms two NMC board nominees

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THE Senate  has confirmed the nominations of Irene T. Torres and Michelle L. Sablan to the Northern Marianas College Board of Regents.

“Ms. Sablan, a local entrepreneur who has owned and operated local businesses, brings years of private sector experience and  a passion for developing young leaders,” NMC Interim President Frankie Eliptico said. “Her insight and experience are important as NMC continues its growth and its workforce development efforts.”

Sablan, he added, is actively involved and contributes to the NMI Girl Scouts, Stellar Marianas and other organizations.

It is the second reappointment for Torres as an NMC regent. She has been a board member since 2016.

“Ms. Torres has years of experience and is a great advocate of higher education and expanding student programs and services,” Eliptico said. “She has also worked as a staff member of NMC in the past, so she has in-depth knowledge of the college’s operations and students’ needs for their educational growth.”

 

 

The Senate has confirmed the nominations of Michelle Sablan, left, and Irene Torres to the NMC Board of Regents. Contributed photo

Torres has volunteered for the Marianas March Against Cancer, the Lady Diann Torres Foundation and other organizations.

Both Sablan and Torres are NMC alumnae,  Eliptico said, adding that  he is confident that both will bring first-hand student experience to the decision-making role of the board.

“The NMC Board of Regents plays a very critical role as it sets the policies that guide all employees and students and also leads the strategic direction of the institution,” Eliptico added.

The other NMC regents are chairman Charles Cepeda, Elaine Orilla, Michaela Sanchez, Zenie Mafnas and Jesse Tudela.

Fall 2020

In other news, Eliptico said  NMC is ready to welcome more than 1,200 students in the fall 2020 semester, which will start Monday, Aug. 17.

For the current semester, Eliptico said NMC offers 247 classes of which 90% will be taught online, while 10% of the classes will be in a face-to-face or hybrid format.

Eliptico said a maximum of 10 people — nine students and an instructor — will be allowed in a classroom at a given time in a face-to-face format.

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