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 OpenMelges 1 2015

When: Friday, September 9, 2016
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 close to $800,000 from generous sponsors, donors and golfers. On September 11, 2015, over 240 golfers, 120 sponsors and contributors and over 60 staff and volunteers helped raise $95,000. To reserve a foursome spot or consider a sponsorship for the 2016 Bruin Open, contact the KCC Foundation at 269-965-4161. Team registration and sponsorship form will be on this page shortly.

Scholarship EventMcKee 1

When: Fall
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 $100,000 has been contributed by KCC staff, faculty and administrators for the benefit of KCC student scholarship awards. Special activities such as Jeans Day Fridays, Fun Fines, and entertainment adds to the excitement of the event. The 2016 Bid a Brighter Future will be held on January 13.

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. The Starfish Award is presented at the annual Commencement Breakfast.

The KCC Foundation received 36 submissions for 31 KCC employees for the 2016 award. To see the list of nominees, nominators and submission descriptions, go to 2016 Starfish Nomination Submissions Final

2016 Starfish Award Winners

  • Early Childhood Education Professor Jamie Bishop, nominated by student Emma Gochanour.
  • Mathematics Professor Anna Cox, nominated by student Hunter Mauk.
  • Student Life Manager Drew Hutchinson, nominated by students Dionna Eggleston and Karlee Hancock.
  • Support Services Staff Assistant Cindy Lingbeek, nominated by students Laura Breed and Casey Kinney.
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Program Coordinator and Professor Julie Roberts, nominated by student Donald Goodnough.
  • Registrar Colleen Wright, nominated by student Michael Whitlock.