Events

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, September 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 September 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!

2017 Bruin Open Sponsors shows a listing of our 2017 sponsors and supporters. We are deeply grateful for their continued support of our students!

Donor-Scholar Celebration

When: October 25, 2017
Where: Battle Creek Country Club
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.

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 Jeans Day Fridays, wine pull, and games adds to the excitement of the event. The 2017 Bid a Brighter Future: Tropical Paradise was held on January 5 and over $10,600 was raised. Many thanks to the KCC employees and community who donated items or served on the committee. Click List of Donors and Volunteers BABF 2017 to see a list of donors and committee members.

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.

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.