Northern Marianas College’s 13th Annual Foundation Opening was a great success. The event was held on Saturday, April 30, with over 90 participants raising $60,000 for Typhoon Soudelor repairs, as well as improving secondary education programs. Triple J Motors provided the hole-in-one prize of a brand new, 2016 Mazda 3 Hatchback, and Sandy Beach Homes, a Triple J real estate affiliate, donated $2,500 to the opening.
“NMC would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, and players for their help in making the 13th Annual Golf Open a major success. We would also like to thank the helpful staff at Laolao for always providing a world-class venue for golf, and Mr. Ben Babauta who continues to volunteer his time and services to help ensure the event runs smoothly every year,” said James Glenn, executive director of NMC stated after the event.
On Aug. 4, 2015, Typhoon Soudelor devastated the college, the only (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accredited school in the CNMI, causing millions of dollars in damage. “We are proud to help NMC recover from Soudelor. We want to provide amazing opportunities to our youth and education is the first step to a successful career,” Sophie Dela Cruz, manager of Sandy Beach Homes, remarked.
With many upcoming project launches, Triple J is dedicated to providing educational opportunities in order to keep professionals on island and fulfill a quickly growing need for a skilled workforce.