Kellogg Community College


KCC designated a StormReady campus by the National Weather Service

July 21, 2014

Kellogg Community College is the first community college in Michigan to be designated a StormReady Community by the National Weather Service.

The designation was awarded in recognition of KCC’s readiness to keep people safe during extreme weather events and was formally presented to the College’s Board of Trustees by representatives from the NWS during the July 16 board meeting.

According to the NWS, “StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.”

For more information about the StormReady program, visit www.stormready.noaa.gov.

KCC baseball has 10th highest baseball team GPA in the NJCAA

July 10, 2014

Kellogg Community College’s baseball team finished the 2013-14 season tied for the 10th highest GPA out of more than 400 National Junior College Athletic Association baseball teams in the nation.

KCC’s team was named a Michigan Community College Athletic Association All-Academic Team and NJCAA All-Academic Team when the academic award winners for both organizations were announced in June. To qualify for the awards, a team must have a team GPA average higher than 3.0; the Bruins had a team GPA of 3.28.

Sixteen individual KCC student-athletes were also awarded academic honors for their work in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic year. Individual student-athletes honored include:

  • KCC baseball freshman Chad Carson (Attica/Lapeer East High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC baseball sophomore Max Drenth (Decatur/Decatur High School) was awarded the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Achievement and earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC softball freshman Mary Emington (Cadillac/Cadillac High School) was awarded the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement and earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC softball freshman Emily Greene (Burr Oak/Burr Oak High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC baseball sophomore Kameron Joostberns (Battle Creek/Harper Creek High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC baseball sophomore Tyler Kirkland (Sault Ste. Marie/Sault Area High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC women’s volleyball sophomore Cortney Pipher (Battle Creek/Lakeview High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award.
  • KCC baseball sophomore Steve Remesnik (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC women’s soccer freshman Katherine Romeo (Hartford/Hartford High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC baseball sophomore Dayne San Miguel (Wheeler/Breckenridge High School) was awarded the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement and earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC softball freshman Anorah Seita (Battle Creek/Galesburg High School) was awarded the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement and earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC baseball freshman Scott Snow (Otsego/Otsego High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC baseball sophomore Ben Spieldenner (Vicksburg/Vicksburg High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC women’s soccer sophomore Taylor Underhill (Paw Paw/Paw Paw High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.
  • KCC women’s volleyball sophomore Tara VanDenberg (Battle Creek/Pennfield High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award.
  • KCC women’s volleyball sophomore Jessica Woods (Marshall/Marshall High School) earned the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award and Academic All-MCCAA honors.

To qualify for the NJCAA Pinnacle Award, a student-athlete must have at least 45 credits with a 4.0 GPA. To qualify for the NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement award, a student-athlete must have at least 45 credits and a GPA between 3.6 and 3.79.

According to the NJCAA, just 3.08 percent of 58,446 NJCAA student-athletes – or 1,799 – were recognized with academic awards for their achievements in the classroom this year; just 171 student-athletes were recognized with Pinnacle awards.

To qualify for the MCCAA Academic All-Conference Award, a student-athlete must have at least 36 credits with a 3.0 GPA or higher. To qualify for the MCCAA Academic All-MCCAA honors, a student-athlete must have at least 36 credits with a 3.2 GPA or higher.

Tom Shaw, director of Athletics and Physical Education at KCC, said the College takes prides itself in seeing student-athletes achieve excellence in the classroom.

“Our student-athlete award winners are what the Bruins are all about – athletic opportunity and academic excellence,” Shaw said. “KCC continues to provide our service area with excellent educated future leaders.”

For more information about athletics at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics.

For more news about Kellogg Community College, view our latest news releases online at daily.kellogg.edu/category/news-releases.

Adjunct instructors sought to teach college courses at KCC

Do you have expertise in your field and a passion for teaching at the college level? If so, you may be the right fit as an adjunct instructor at Kellogg Community College, where talented people from diverse fields draw on their experiences as professionals to teach others.

KCC hires adjunct instructors on a continual basis as course offerings evolve to meet the needs of today’s students. If you have the gifts of talent and experience and a drive to educate others, we’d love for you to extend those gifts to our eager KCC students. Help them blaze their own trails to success.

Currently, KCC is looking for qualified adjunct instructors to teach:

  • Freshman Composition (ENGL 151 and ENGL 152). Successful candidates will have a master’s degree in English and experience teaching composition, preferably in a community college environment.
  • Transitional Studies English and Reading. Successful candidates will have at least a bachelor’s degree in English, reading or a related field and experience teaching in a community college environment.

Positions start as early as September 2014!

To learn more about being an adjunct instructor at KCC or to submit an application, contact Barbara Sudeikis, Chair of Arts and Communication at KCC, at sudeikisb@kellogg.edu or 269-565-7976.

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