Calling All Student Leaders…

Eleanor SLS

The Foundation is currently seeking applicants for the prestigious Student Leadership Scholarship. If interested, please fill out an application before: April 10, 2015. Get more information about this scholarship   … [Read more...]

Foundation Softball Fundraiser August 29th & 30th

Sign up to play or come out to enjoy the competition & support the Foundation!

The Kirtland Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual Labor Day weekend coed softball tournament.  Chemical Bank is sponsoring the event, that will take place on both the Lupton and Rose City fields August 29th and 30th.  Call Katie to sign up your team or for questions.  989-275-5000 ext 388.   PLAY BALL!! … [Read more...]

Searching for Kirtland Alumni


The Foundation is looking for YOU... Kirtland alumni!  Our website now has an alumni page where past Kirtland grads can leave their contact information for exciting Kirtland events and updates.  There is also a form that we strongly encourage you to fill out and share your experience as a Firebird.... tell us, why do you love Kirtland?  We are also interested in getting you involved in projects around campus and engaging you in whatever ways you'd like.  Tell your fellow classmates! … [Read more...]

Ms. Club Amish Quilt Raffle

Homemade Amish Quilt

The Kirtland Ms Club will be holding a drawing on December 6, 2014 for this beautiful, homemade, Trip Around the World, queen size, amish quilt.  This raffle will help raise funds for the Ms Club, which provides no-interest emergency loans to currently enrolled students.  They operate under the Foundation; in order to donate using your credit card please go to: kirtlandfoundation.org and Donate Now to the Ms. Club. Tickets are only  $1 each / 6 or $5.  Ticket sellers on campus are JoAnn Gave, Renae Klee, Lynne Ruden, Evelyn Schenk and Jane Lange. Please make checks payable to the Kirtland Foundation with Ms Club in the memo. … [Read more...]

Big News for Grayling

Big News for Grayling

News Release Grayling           … [Read more...]

Ruth Retires from Foundation Board

Lynne Ruden, Bill Curnalia, Ruth Ferguson,  Dr. Tom Quinn

Ruth Ferguson has an energy and a laugh that you just don’t forget.  The Foundation was lucky to have her as a board member since 2002; a full 12 years of service to Kirtland! Back in the day, Ruth started out as a Kirtland student and eventually went on to Saginaw Valley State University to finish up her teaching degree.  She always felt a strong connection to Kirtland and when Pat McGinnis asked her to join the foundation board, she had no hesitation.  At that time she was teaching 3rd grade at Surline Elementary School in West Branch and wanted to do her part in helping the community.  Ruth went on to teach for 22 years after having her 5 children. In Ruth’s 12 years on the board her biggest passion fell with the Scholarship … [Read more...]

9 Top Notch Students Awarded Winter Scholarships

Patricia Hill Nursing Scholarship recipient.  Congratulations Sarah!

Winter scholarship recipients were awarded on Monday December 2nd.  Funds from Kirtland's recent employee campaign provided 5 students a General Scholarship along with 6 additional scholarships awarded.  A total of $5,340 was given amongst the following students...  Congratulations to: Krysta Golnick, Ashley Jensen, Tamara Balyo, Dennis Erickson, Noreen Fournier, Cody Johnston, Sarah Shear, Seth Heaton and Jessica Finnegan. … [Read more...]

Jail Employee Campaign 2013: Success!

Our college "jailbirds" collecting donations to get themselves out of jail!

The Foundation kicked off their 2013 Employee Campaign on November 20th.  A jail cell (kindly donated from the Houghton Lake Chamber) was set up in the Student Center that held President Dr. Quinn, CFO Jason Broge, Dean of Instruction Julie Lavender, Instructor Chuck Hinman and Resource Development Manager Lynne Ruden.  Each prisoner was able to reach their $500 goal and then some by soliciting donations from employees and the community! The total giving from Kirtland employees:  $4,750 (and an additional $962 from the community!) A huge thank you to the employees/board members that took time out of their day to participate by making a donation that will assist our amazing students through scholarships!   Kevin … [Read more...]

Foundation Grants Awarded to Great Projects

MiFair ACHIEVES program in Oscoda County

The Foundation is excited to announce that in November 2013 we proudly gave $16,750 in grants to support Kirtland College and its communities.  Below are the initiatives that the Foundation will help support in the upcoming year… Kirtland Library & Math Department 5 new graphing calculators for the Math Department.  $450 Kirtland's Transitional Studies & Math Department National Association of Developmental Educators Conference.  $700 Kirtland Service Learning Break Away's Alternative Break's Citizenship.  $600 Kirtland Public Safety Kirtland Shooting Range improvements.  $1,500 Kirtland Health Sciences  Sterile IV Compounding training.  $3,000 Kirtland Facilities & Wellness Committee KCC community garden. … [Read more...]

Kirtland’s Annual Retiree Luncheon

9-4-13 Retiree Picnic 009

September 4, 2013 was a great day to hold the Annual Retirees Luncheon.  The light sprinkles didn't stop some of Kirtland's finest retirees from joining the picnic lunch under the tent.  The luncheon is always the perfect time for past employees to catch up with each other, many only see their fellow retirees once a year on this day.  The guests enjoyed a great meal and headed to the library to browse through some pictures from the past and helped to identify many faces for the endless photo albums.  See you all next year, same place... same time!   … [Read more...]