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Learn. Adapt. Change for the Better. TOGETHER!

West Shore Community College (WSCC) in Scottsville, MI

This Week @ Kirtland we’ve spent some time looking at the college’s direction and vision as we strive to deliver world class education to current – and future – students.  As an institution, we are focusing on WHAT our students need and HOW to meet these needs.  One of the tools in use is a master facility plan designed to take Kirtland into the next fifty … [Read more...]

Firebirds Prepare for Oppy Tournment

With the 2012-13 basketball season underway, the Firebirds are preparing for the annual Oppy Tournament hosted at the MAC Athletic Complex in Mio on November 23 and 24.  The tournament is held each year on Thanksgiving weekend and is established in memory of Kirtland counselor, music instructor and athletic director Steve Oppy, who passed away in March, … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks. Making Cool Stuff. Seeing Stars.

Kirtland-Chemistry-Day-Gak

They say education opens doors and creates opportunities.  This Week @ Kirtland, we’re finding this to be true in some special, fun – and way out there – ways! Kirtland kicked off a great week by recognizing veterans.  On Monday, several veterans from our local communities recognized and honored the sacrifices of America’s veterans – past and present – … [Read more...]

Lady Firebirds Win Season Opener

Crouse's points and assists contribute to win

The Lady Firebirds opened the 2012-13 basketball season at Rochester College by edging the Lady Warrior’s JV team by a score of 57-55.  The ‘Birds were led by Sladana (Sly) Radulovic’s (Serbia) with 25 points and Tasha Crouse’s (Central Lake) contributing 14 points. Crouse collected most of her points with her outside shooting, hitting 40% from … [Read more...]

Winter Registration @ Kirtland Now Open

Time to register for winter classes at Kirtland

More and more, it is hard to deny that education and career skills training is really important in order to prepare for – and obtain – a high-pay position in a high-demand profession.  At Kirtland Community College, we are committed to providing access to education not only in our four-county service area, but also to our neighboring counties. When you … [Read more...]

Kirtland’s Neumann First X-Country Woman to Qualify for National Meet

Neumann Advances to Nationals

Dana Neumann (Ellsworth) became the first Kirtland woman to qualify for the NJCAA National Cross-country Championships at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL on November 10.  Neumann finished 17th out of a field of 71 runners and the top 19 places qualify for the national finals.  Neumann’s time over the 5K course was 20:34.8. Other Lady Firebird finishers … [Read more...]

Kirtland Regional Police Academy Recognizes Fall 2012 Graduates

Front row (L to R): Michael O'Dell, Dana Mattice, Michael Patrick, Kyle Beaver, Daniel Menard.
Back row (L to R): Chase Smillie, Cory Walter, Chad Taylor, Fredric Gygi, Brett Hasty.

The Kirtland Regional Policy Academy (KRPA) recognized the Fall 2012 graduating class at a commencement ceremony on November 2.  The 10 academy cadets comprising Class 35 were joined by family, friends and staff at the Kirtland Center for Performing Arts to honor both group and individual accomplishments. Before receiving individual awards and diplomas, … [Read more...]

Kirtland Hosts ‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraising Auction

Hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls are on display at Kirtland Community College’s Student Center on the main campus near Roscommon where they will be auctioned off on to raise money for the River House shelter in Grayling, MI.  A silent auction and soup reception will be held on Wednesday, November 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. Through an ongoing partnership … [Read more...]

Kirtland Ranks #3 in National Technology Poll

Kirtland Achieves #3 Ranking in National Technology Poll

Congratulations Kirtland!  In the eighth annual Digital Community Colleges survey, Kirtland received national recognition, taking third place as an institution dedicated to implementing innovative uses of technology despite the increasing pressures of declining enrollment and limited budgets.  While Kirtland has impressively landed in the top 10 each year of … [Read more...]