Kellogg Community College

Scholarships for KCC’s English Language Learning classes now available

Kellogg Community College introduced English Language Learning classes for the Fall 2018 semester, and now students interested in building their English skills while earning college credits can apply for a scholarship to help them do just that.

The KCC Foundation’s new English Language Learning Scholarship is available for the Spring 2019 semester and provides $500, enough to cover the cost of one ELL class; each four-credit class costs $491 at the tuition and fee rate for Battle Creek residents.

KCC English professor Elyse Jozlin, who teaches the classes, said the new ELL programming has met with success.

“We have students from all over the world that are in the class currently,” Jozlin said. “It’s really encouraging to see so much interest in these courses.”

So far, there are students from Peru, Japan, Yemen, Russia and Burma enrolled.

“The energy in the room is palpable and it’s contagious,” Jozlin said. “Everyone is just so excited to be there.”

ELL classes offered this semester include:

  • ELL 83: Intermediate Reading and Writing
  • ELL 84: Intermediate Grammar and Communication
  • ELL 85: Intermediate Speaking and Listening
  • ELL 93: Advanced Reading and Writing
  • ELL 94: Advanced Grammar and Communication
  • ELL 95: Advanced Speaking and Listening

By January, those classes will also be offered at the introductory level.

“If students are interested in taking classes in January of 2019, they should apply for the scholarship now so there is plenty of time to find out if the scholarship is awarded. Students can make more informed decisions based on that information,” Jozlin said. “Students can also come to KCC and take the ESL Accuplacer test now to see what classes they place into.”

Registration for the Spring 2019 semester begins Oct. 29 and classes begin Jan. 11.
For more information about KCC’s ELL program, visit ELL Scholarship applications are available online at

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KCC installs 10 outdoor sculptures on campus in Battle Creek

Kellogg Community College installed 10 new sculptures on the College’s North Avenue campus this summer courtesy of the KCC Foundation’s Art on Campus Initiative.

The employee Art on Campus Initiative, which exists to provide art experiences on KCC’s campuses, put out a call for sculpture submissions in January and selected the final sculptures from the submissions of 16 artists, who submitted up to five works each.

Selected artists were awarded a $750 stipend for general project expenses, and their sculptures will be displayed on campus for 24 months, until June 2020.

Sculptures installed this summer include:

  • “Teapot 52,” by Scott Garrard, installed June 6 outside the entrance to the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center. The painted steel work is 7 feet tall, 6 feet wide and 2 feet deep.
  • “Greetings Pilgrim, Your Search Is at an End,” by Doug DeLind, installed June 12 outside the southeast entrance to the Lane-Thomas Building. The bronze work is 7.5 feet tall, 6 inches wide and 1 inch thick.
  • “Love Above Ground,” by Molly Diana, installed June 19 outside the entrance to the Roll Health and Administration Building. The work consists of painted acrylic panels, approximately 8 feet tall at the highest point and approximately 4 feet wide at the widest point, sealed with heavy duty resin and standing upright in a concrete base.
  • “Copper Tree Sculpture,” by Jeff Schofield, installed June 21 outside between the Ohm Information Technology Center and the Schwarz Science Building. The work consists of three welded copper tubes, approximately 10 feet tall, designed to tarnish over time to a lovely green texture.
  • “Ashes IV,” by Sam Soet, installed June 21 outside between the Emory Morris Library and the Ohm Information Technology Center. The work, which consists of ash wood and concrete, is approximately 3 by 4 by 3 feet in size and weighs 550 pounds.
  • “Untitled,” by Tim Sykora, installed June 28 in the courtyard of the Roll Health and Administration Building. The work consists of welded mixed steel objects and measures 7 feet tall and 30 inches wide.
  • “Salute to Bertoia,” by Dozer, installed July 5 outside the northern entrance to the C Classroom Building. The steel work is 8 feet tall, 6 feet wide and 30 inches deep.
  • “Matisses’s Girls,” by Mike Sohikan, installed July 5 outside the southern entrance to the Schwarz Science Building. The work features two steel and concrete figures, one kneeling and the other standing approximately 6 feet tall.
  • “Destiny,” by Joseph J. Ovalle, installed July 10 outside on the hill on the north side of campus, overlooking Spring Lake. The approximately 500-pound work includes a foam interior and a sparkling exterior crafted out of Bondo putty, resin, iridescent film and layers of polyurethane. The work is 3 feet, 4 inches high and wide and 9 feet, 8 inches long.
  • “Sticks and Stones,” by Matthew Davey, installed Aug. 13 outside of the new Miller Physical Education Building. The bronze, steel, concrete and stone work is approximately 10.5 feet tall, with a 9- by 7-foot base.

An artist reception to celebrate the works will be scheduled this fall on a date to be determined.

The summer’s installations mark the third time in the past several years the Art on Campus Initiative issued a call for sculptures to beautify the College’s campus. The initiative’s committee also selected sculptures for installation on campus in 2014 and 2016.

Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation, which funds the Art on Campus Initiative, said the KCC Foundation is pleased to continue to support the work of the Art on Campus Initiative and its continuing sculpture project.

“We are extremely impressed with the selection of sculpture artists and the pieces that will grace our campus over the next two years,” Durham said.

High-resolution photographs of each sculpture are available for download from KCC’s “2018 Campus Sculptures” Flickr album online at

About the Art on Campus Initiative

The mission of the KCC Foundation’s Art on Campus Initiative is to provide art experiences on KCC campuses for students, faculty, staff and the community. The Art on Campus Initiative curates KCC’s permanent art collection, administers the College’s DeVries Lecture Series focused on the arts, and has funded the installation of several sculptures on campus. For more information, visit

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KCC seeks applicants for manufacturing job training program

Kellogg Community College is seeking applicants for a manufacturing job training program beginning next month, offered at no cost for Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines.

The College’s next Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly (KAMA) training program will run for four weeks beginning Sept. 17. Training will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Oct. 17 at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus, 405 Hill Brady Road, Battle Creek.

The accelerated KAMA job training program involves experience on a working manufacturing line that applies a variety of skills sets and production concepts. The program includes:

  • Foundational-skills and technical training in manufacturing
  • Career coaches to help with goal setting, academic advising, barrier removal and job placement
  • Financial literacy training
  • Built-in work-based learning activities
  • Exposure to industrial trades academic programs and careers
  • Industry recognized credentials
  • The option to enroll in paid work experience through Goodwill at training completion

Program graduates will be prepared for entry-level production operation or technician jobs in manufacturing environments and will have earned credentials including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour General Industry Certification and the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate.

By the end of the program, graduates will:

  • Understand an entry-level production operator or technician role in a manufacturing environment
  • Gain personal skills in professionalism, time management, teamwork and accountability
  • Learn industrial quality, performance and safety standards
  • Create a resume and learn effective interview and job-search strategies
  • Have earned 8.74 college credits

The KAMA Program is part of KCC’s expanding Innovative Accelerated Credentialed Training (iACT) initiative, which offers short, accelerated training programs to prepare today’s workforce for a variety of employment needs. The training beginning Sept. 17 is offered at no cost to Battle Creek residents who meet income guidelines.

For more information or to determine eligibility for the program, contact KCC’s Workforce Solutions Department at 269-565-2828. Information about the program is also available online at

Employers in need of entry-level and skilled workers are also encouraged to contact KCC.

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