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Kirtland to Pursue Regional Health Sciences Center Expansion

Kirtland Community College will assess the feasibility to construct a regional health sciences education center located on the I-75 corridor between Roscommon and Grayling following the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ approval of an agreement to transfer more than 120 acres of state land to the college. Dr. Thomas Quinn, president of Kirtland, … [Read more...]

Kirtland officials to learn DNR decision on State land transfer

Kirtland Community College officials will attend the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Natural Resources Commission meeting on Jan. 9 to learn the outcome of a proposal to transfer approximately 120+ acres of state-owned land to the college.  Kirtland president, Dr. Thomas Quinn, says the land will be used for the development of a new health … [Read more...]

Kirtland Hires Vick to Lead Firebirds Basketball

Kirtland Community College has named Mark Vick to coach both the men’s and women’s basketball teams for the remainder of the Firebirds’ 2013-14 season.  Vick is originally from Saint Helen, attended Houghton Lake High School and currently lives in West Branch, Mich. “I have long been interested in coaching at Kirtland,” says Vick.  “Being from the … [Read more...]

Kirtland Announces Fall 2013 President’s, Dean’s Lists Honorees

Officials at Kirtland Community College recently recognized students for their academic achievements during the 2013-14 fall semester which earned them placement on the college’s dean’s and president’s lists. To qualify for the president’s list, candidates must be full-time students who earn a grade-point average between 3.8 and 4.0. Dean’s list … [Read more...]

Kirtland Announces Resignation of Firebirds Basketball Coach

Kirtland Community College is announcing the resignation of men's and women's basketball coach Ty McGregor.  McGregor began coaching Firebirds mens basketball in January, 2007, and began coaching both the men's and women's teams in 2012-13.  The resignation is effective immediately. Athletic Director Don Haskin has canceled all remaining pre-conference … [Read more...]

Kirtland Announces Retirement of Associate Dean

Retiring Associate Dean Nick Holton proudly shows 2012 Michigan Campus Compact 2012 Campus-Community Partnership Award, which generated national recognition for Kirtland as an exemplary model of college/community partnerships.

Kirtland Community College is announcing the retirement of Associate Dean Nicholas Holton following more than thirty years of service.  During his tenure, Holton has served the institution in a multitude of capacities to impact the lives of thousands of college students, faculty and staff, and innumerable community partners and professional … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Thinking About College? Let’s Get Busy!

Kirtland's experts will prepare you for success as a college student.

At Kirtland, there’s a lot of things we want you to BE. Be SKILLED. Be HANDS ON. Be IN HIGH DEMAND. Be SMART WITH YOUR MONEY. Are you thinking about college and preparing for your future?  This Week @ Kirtland, we're here to start you on your path to success.  As a new student, the first thing you need to do grab an OAR.  At Kirtland, an OAR is … [Read more...]

Kirtland Hosting Public Food Distribution November 19

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is supplying the food for the public distribution.

Kirtland Community College, Kirtland’s Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Omicron Gamma Chapter Honor Society and the C.O.O.R. ISD are holding a free public food distribution at the college’s Roscommon campus Student Center on Tuesday, November 19.  The event is open to students, members of the Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon county communities, and anyone else in … [Read more...]

A Kirtland Vet’s Journey: Julie Lavender

Julie Lavender, Vice President of Instructional Services at Kirtland Community College, enlisted in the Army after high school because of a desire to serve her country.  Following three years as combat medic, she went through nursing school/ROTC and three more years of active duty as a nurse serving on bases including Ft. Sam Houston (TX) and Ft. Hood … [Read more...]

Honoring Veterans Day: A Kirtland Vet’s Journey.

Lavender's extensive coin collection represents years of service and accomplishment while in the U.S. Army

As Americans, we’ve been honoring veterans since November 1919, when President Wilson commemorated the official end of World War I, saying "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service..."  By Act of Congress, Veterans Day became a legal holiday in 1938, deeming … [Read more...]