Kellogg Community College

Earn your associate degree from KCC even after you transfer

August 26, 2014

Did you know you can earn your associate degree from Kellogg Community College even after you transfer to a university?

When students transfer from KCC to a university, they can still obtain an associate degree even after they’ve begun their studies at a new college.  KCC has reverse transfer agreements in place with Western Michigan University, Grand Valley State University and others so our Bruins can earn an associate degree with the help of credits earned at their university.

It’s one more way KCC looks out for our students and makes sure they receive credit when credit’s due.

For more information, contact the KCC Registrar’s office at 269-965-5522 or visit

Opera/Musical Theatre auditions to be held Sept. 3-4

Open auditions for Kellogg Community College’s Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop Ensemble will be held the first week of September.

The auditions – which are open to community members and students alike – will be for roles in the ensemble’s December production of “Menotti’s Christmas Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors.” They will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

Audition slots must be scheduled in advance with ensemble director Dr. Gerald Blanchard by sending an email request with the selected audition date and time to

Auditions will be held for the following principal roles:

  • Mother (soprano)
  • Amahl (soprano role for a boy between the ages of 9 and 14)
  • King Kaspar (tenor)
  • King Melchior (baritone)
  • King Balthazar (bass)
  • The Page (tenor)

Audition participants are encouraged to prepare a selection from the opera, though another selection sung in English that will best showcase the participant’s voice will be allowed. While participants are also encouraged to bring their own accompanist, a staff pianist is available if a request is submitted 48 hours in advance of the audition.

Those selected for the opera must commit to rehearsals beginning mid-September from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on select Wednesday evenings as well as performances at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and 3 p.m. Dec. 7.

For more information about music and performance offerings at KCC, visit

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KCC offering trip to Cuba in February 2015

Kellogg Community College is offering students, staff and community members the unique opportunity to travel to Cuba as part of the College’s International Studies Program during the Spring 2015 semester.

The trip will run from Friday, Feb. 13, through Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, and is open to all who register for the three-credit INTL 210: Cuba course for the Spring 2015 semester. Participants will visit locations including Old Havana, the Viñales Valley and the Santo Tomas Cavern in addition to having an opportunity to experience authentic Cuban cultural art and music firsthand.

The total cost for the trip will be approximately $3,650, with a nonrefundable $600 deposit due Oct. 24. The remainder of fees for the course will be assessed on enrollment.

The cost of the trip covers airfare, double-occupancy accommodations, in-country guides and transportation, tips for guides and drivers, travel health insurance, some meals, and entrance fees for scheduled events. The cost does not include tuition, spending money, passport application fees or course materials.

Pre-trip meeting dates for the INTL 210 participants will be held on Fridays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30 and Feb. 6, 2015. There will also be post-trip meeting dates held on Fridays to be announced.

KCC is offering the trip through the Cuba Educational Exchange, a program of the Explorica educational travel and student tours company.

For more information, contact KCC history professor Michelle Wright at 269-965-3931 ext. 2217 or

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