Kellogg Community College

KCC offers Nurse Aide Certification Testing, scholarships for CNA students

Nurse Aide students who need to take their certification test to become Certified Nursing Assistants can now do so on Kellogg Community College’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek.

For eligible CNA students who have graduated from KCC’s program within 60 days of testing, a new scholarship offered through the KCC and Battle Creek Community foundations also is available to cover the testing fees.

Students who have completed their Nurse Aide training and would like to sign up for certification testing at KCC may do so through the Prometric testing service website at

Students who have completed their Nurse Aide training at KCC and would like to apply for the KCC Nurse Aide Training Certification Testing Scholarship can download and complete the application on KCC’s website at

Nursing assistants provide basic care services under the direction of nursing staff, including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming and moving patients. Graduates who test for and receive their CNA designation often work in nursing care facilities, assisted living centers or as home health care aides.

KCC’s Nurse Aide Training Program is the perfect fit for students who are interested in a career in health care and want to start working in the field as soon as possible. The program introduces students to the health care field and qualifies graduates to test for their CNA certification to pursue employment opportunities in as little as three weeks.

KCC offers the program throughout the year on campuses in Battle Creek, Albion and Coldwater in expedited three-week or full-semester options for students with varying schedules. Students interested in signing up for a future Nurse Aide class should contact a KCC Academic Advisor at 269-965-4124 for more information.

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KCC Foundation’s Bruin Open raises record $95,000 for student scholarships

A record amount of $95,000 in scholarship money was raised for Kellogg Community College students during the KCC Foundation’s annual Bruin Scholarship Open in September.

The annual event – held Sept. 11 at Binder Park Golf Course in Battle Creek – is the largest fundraising event of the year for the Foundation and has raised more than $800,000 over the past 18 years.

A full roster of 60 teams participated and more than 120 sponsors were represented in the Bruin Open this year, which included an 18-hole scramble, prize raffle, 50-50 raffle, special hole contests including a Money on the Green Putting Contest, live music, lunch and dinner. The event was coordinated by more than 50 members of KCC’s staff and more than three dozen KCC student-athlete and honor student volunteers.

Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation, said this year’s event was a great success.

“The Bruin Scholarship Open has been and continues to be a key contributor to the educational enrichment of this community,” Durham said. “The many golfers, sponsors and dedicated volunteers who help to make this event a growing success each year demonstrate time and again the Battle Creek area’s commitment to education and student success in the classroom, and we’re grateful for such strong community support.”

Funds raised at the event this year will pay for approximately 30 student scholarships.

This is the second consecutive year the Bruin Open event has raised record funds for student scholarships; the previous fundraising record for the event was $93,245, which was raised through the event in 2014.

Team event winners, listed by division, are as follows.

Men’s division winners representing Team Eisele include:

  • Kevin Buckner
  • Brian Coon
  • Rick Eisele
  • Tom Shaw

Mixed division winners representing Bendzinski and Co. include:

  • Bob Bendzinski,
  • Kathy-Sue Dunn
  • Kelly Scott
  • Rick Scott

Women’s division winners representing ConAgra include:

  • Michelle Hull
  • Tresa Johnson
  • Sue Norrod
  • Sandy Palmer

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KCC employees raise $19,402 for United Way

Two significant last-minute donations from Kellogg Community College employees last week raised the College’s pledge to the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region to at least $19,402 over the coming year.

The last-minute funds raise KCC’s total commitment to nearly $1,200 above the $18,232 initially reported following the College’s fall United Way campaign, which officially ended Oct. 15. The total also ends the KCC campaign approximately 5 percent higher than the campaign goal of raising $18,500.

KCC has participated annually in United Way fundraising for more than 25 years. The College’s annual donations are due to the generosity of scores of employee donors, many of whom give to the United Way via payroll deductions.

Financial gifts from KCC employees will combine with others from across the region as the United Way helps with efforts to educate children, enable good health for families and sustain good-paying jobs for workers.

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