The KCC Foundation hosts several events each year supporting our scholarship students and thanking our generous donors and members of the KCC community. Check back often for upcoming event dates and times or contact us for more information.

Bruin Scholarship Open

When: Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
Where: Binder Park Golf Course, Battle Creek
This annual signature event raises funds for the KCC Foundation General Scholarship Program. Since 1998, the Bruin Open has raised over $1 million from generous sponsors, donors and golfers. At the 20th annual event on Sept. 8, 2017, 240 golfers, 140 sponsors and over 100 staff and volunteers helped raise $105,000 for student scholarships. At each Bruin Scholarship Open, we offer “start from your cart” service assisted by our dynamic athletic teams, super scramble golf, lunch, dinner, gift bags, raffles, game holes, putting contest and more. Watch for the 2018 Bruin Scholarship Open Sponsorship & Registration Form on this webpage in early 2018. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged!

Celebration of Donors & Scholars

When: Oct. 2018 (date to be determined)
Where: KCC Campus
Over 200 scholarship recipients, donors, KCC Board of Trustees, KCC Foundation Board Members and KCC staff come together to express gratitude, honor the generosity of donors, and to meet student awardees.
Student speakers at the Oct. 2017 event were Karaleen Cottman, Virginia Ontita, Isaac Lake, Elizabeth Miller-Carlsen, Kameron Haley and Alex Walton.

Bid a Brighter Future

This annual KCC employee auction and raffle began in 2004 and nearly $120,000 has been contributed by KCC staff, faculty and administrators for the benefit of KCC student scholarship awards. Special activities such as a wine pull and games adds to the excitement of the event. The 2018 Bid a Brighter Future: It’s All in the Magic was held on Jan. 4 and over $10,200 was raised. Many thanks to the KCC employees and community who donated items or served on the committee.

Starfish Awards

The Starfish Award honors and recognizes faculty and staff of Kellogg Community College for excellence in education. Nominations for the award are submitted by graduating KCC students in the spring and recipients are announced at the college’s annual commencement breakfast. Nomination forms will be available at the KCC Foundation office or by using 2018 Starfish Nomination Form. This form has fillable fields. To enable fields, right click on the form, save the form, then open it. Complete the form and return to the KCC Foundation according to the instructions on the form.

In 2017, the KCC Foundation received 28 submissions and presented a Starfish Award to 5 individuals. To see the list of nominees, nominators and submission descriptions, go to 2017 Starfish Awards submissions.

Below are the five Starfish Award winners.

2017 Starfish Award Winners

  • Mathematics Professor Marcus Anderson, nominated by student Rebecca Swarthout.
  • English Professor Elyse Jozlin, nominated by student Thiang Kuk.
  • Financial Aid Technician Lola Long, nominated by student Diana Campbell.
  • Dental Hygiene Professor Stacey Schramm, nominated by student Heather Morse.
  • Student Success Strategies Manager Amy Shreve, nominated by student Micheal Bartok.