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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

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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...]

21 Students Awarded for Fall Scholarships

Joanne Smith

The beginning of a new school year means the scholarship committee comes out of hibernation to award the fall scholarship winners.  This round of scholarships, 21 students received an award from the Foundation for a total of $16,850;  15 of the scholarships received were a General Scholarship.  Congratulations to the following scholarship winners... we are proud of you! Scott Woutersz, Will Schultz, Jessica Fultz, Dennis Erickson, George Major, Joanne Smith, Sara Bassett, Blake Beehler, Ann Zettel, Cody Johnston, Annette Whitcomb, Mindy Barber-Thompson, Becky Deline, Brian Kinyon, Theresa Andrews, Karen Bertetto, Amber Kotalik, Shawna Reeves, Kayla Carroll, Sarah Shear and Victoria Pearson. … [Read more...]