The Kellogg Community College Foundation is pleased to announce Kirby Frodge as the 2019 recipient of the Foundation’s prestigious Virginia M. Hensley Education or Health Care Two-Year Transfer Scholarship for the Highest Achieving Kellogg Community College Graduates.
Frodge is the ninth recipient to receive the annual scholarship, which is awarded for up to two years to a graduating KCC student transferring to a select university in Michigan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the education or health field.
The 2019-20 scholarship award is approximately $13,000 and can be renewed a second year if the recipient maintains scholarship eligibility.
Frodge, of Battle Creek, is a 2017 graduate of Calhoun Christian School and dual-enrolled at KCC while still in high school. She was a 2017 recipient of the KCC Foundation’s Board of Trustees Scholarship and graduated from KCC this spring with Associate in Arts and Associate in General Studies degrees.
Also a KCC volleyball player, Frodge earned 3rd Team National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Award honors and Michigan Community College Athletic Association Honorable Mention All-Conference honors for her 2018 season and MCCAA Academic All-Conference and Academic All-MCCAA honors for her 2017 and 2018 seasons. She also was awarded KCC’s Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award at the College’s annual Outstanding Bruin Awards ceremony in April.
Frodge plans on attending WMU this fall to study psychology.
The Virginia M. Hensley Transfer Scholarship was established in November 2011 by Virginia Hensley. Hensley attended kindergarten through eighth grade at an elementary school located on the campus of Central Michigan University, attended high school locally and then returned to CMU for a degree in education. Hensley retired in 1983 after a distinguished, 38-year teaching career at McKinley Elementary School in Battle Creek, where she mostly taught third grade. Hensley also taught for two years at Battle Creek’s Lincoln Elementary School.
Hensley has a passion for education and feels that whenever possible high-achieving students should be afforded every opportunity to continue their studies.
For more information about the Virginia M. Hensley Education or Health Care Two-Year Transfer Scholarship for the Highest Achieving Kellogg Community College Graduates or other KCC Foundation scholarships, please contact KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham at 269-965-4161 or visit www.kellogg.edu/foundation.
Pictured in the above photo, in the front row, from left to right, are KCC Foundation Program and Events Coordinator Alex Carlson; KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham; Kirby Frodge; KCC Dean of Arts and Sciences Tonya Forbes; KCC Foundation Scholarship Technician Jackie Hallahan; and KCC Board of Trustees member Patrick O’Donnell. In the back row, from left to right, are Head KCC Volleyball Coach Tom VanWienen; KCC President Mark O’Connell; Barry Frodge (father); Kathy Carter-Frodge (mother); KCC Board of Trustees Chair Steve Claywell; and KCC Vice President for Instruction Dr. Paul Watson.
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