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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...]