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Outstanding Alumna Loses Courageous Battle

Allen addresses Kirtland’s 2012 graduating class after being selected as the college’s Outstanding Alumna for exceeding the selection criteria which includes additional education beyond the Kirtland experience, professional accomplishments, involvement in community activities, leadership and post-degree involvement with Kirtland or in the field of education.

Officials at Kirtland Community College announced the passing of 2012 Outstanding Alumna Carlene Cournyer Allen, following a nearly eight-year battle with breast cancer. Allen graduated from Kirtland Community College in 1986, after earning an Associate in Accounting degree. She then transferred to Ferris State University and graduated in 1988, with a … [Read more...]

Nursing and Surgical Technology’s Ever-Growing Job Outlook

The job outlook in health careers, including Nursing and Surgical Technology, is ever-growing. Kirtland has the programs you need to jump start your future.

The demand for nurses grows rapidly as our population lives longer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a 26% nursing job growth rate, rendering 526,000 new jobs. Consider an additional need for 525,000 nurses to replace those retiring or leaving the field, and the need for new nurses by 2022 exceeds a million. This promising job outlook … [Read more...]

Kirtland to Benefit from Skilled Trades Grant Award

This medical simulation trainer is presently used by nursing students to prepare for real life medical situations, such as administering proper treatment in a simulated Ebola outbreak. The CCSTEP grant provides funds for the addition of new, state-of-the-art training equipment for several skilled trades programs at Kirtland.

Governor Snyder announced Tuesday $50 million in awards to 18 community colleges across the state as part of the new Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Program (CCSTEP), an effort to build capacity and meet the training demand for good-paying jobs in skilled trades. The funding will enable the community colleges to purchase state-of-the-art equipment … [Read more...]

KRPA Recognizes 39th Graduating Class

Front row (L-R): Kendra Martin, C.J. Alward, Aleshia Vallance, James Scroggin, Kyle Dowland, Michael Paille, Blake Beehler, Ashley Grosberg, James Leedy. Back Row (L-R): Pat Collins, Brian Westphal, Benjamin Jurkovich, Michael Godfrey, Jan O’Bradovich, Todd Amborski, Dakota Darsow, Robert Snyder.

The Kirtland Regional Policy Academy (KRPA) recently recognized its 39th graduating class.  The 17 academy cadets 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, cadets and guests listened to speakers Tom Grace, KRPA … [Read more...]

Kirtland Offers Concealed Pistol Class

Kirtland will hold a concealed pistol license class on the Roscommon campus on Feb 27-28.

Kirtland Community College is offering a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) class on Feb. 27-28. The two-day training will be held on Kirtland’s main campus near Roscommon and costs $125/regular rate and $106/senior rate for people over age 60.  Registration forms must be submitted by Feb. 20 and fees are due at the first class.  There is a maximum enrollment of … [Read more...]

Kirtland Community Ed Desktop Publishing Class

Kirtland Community College’s Community Education Department and the Roscommon County Commission on Aging (RCCOA) are partnering to offer “Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Publisher 2013.” The two-part, six-hour course will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on March 2 and 4. The cost is $50 and includes a workbook. The desktop publishing course features hands-on … [Read more...]

Kirtland Offers $10 Computer Classes

Kirtland Community College’s Community Education Department and the Roscommon County Commission on Aging (RCCOA) will bring a series informational computer courses to community members in Roscommon and surrounding counties. The courses are being held at the RCCOA on 2625 South Townline Road in Houghton Lake and the cost for each is $10.  Classes are limited … [Read more...]

Kirtland Adds Bowling to Sports

2015 Kirtland Bowling Team

Kirtland Community College has added bowling to athletics, making the longtime pastime an intercollegiate sport. The team formed in January and hosted teams from Muskegon Community College, Schoolcraft College and Wayne County Community College at the team’s first home tournament at the Hi-Skore Lanes in West Branch on Feb. 6. "We're excited to be … [Read more...]

Kirtland Seeking Outstanding Alumnus Nominations

ROSCOMMON —The Kirtland Community College Alumni Committee is seeking nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.  The deadline for the submissions is April 10, 2015. Selection criteria include additional education beyond the Kirtland experience, professional accomplishments, involvement in community activities, leadership and post-degree … [Read more...]

Kirtland’s Julie Adams receives MARSP scholarship

MASRP's Carole Chilton awards scholarship to Julie Adams

Kirtland Community College student Julie Adams, an honor student from Grayling, was recently awarded a $600 scholarship from the Crawford-Oscoda chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP). Presented to Adams by Carole Chilton, the scholarship is for use during the Winter 2015 semester.  Adams, currently an LPN, is currently … [Read more...]