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Kirtland Hosts College Night October 10th

Kirtland Community College will host a college night on Wednesday, October 10 from 6-7:30 p.m.  Representatives from approximately 40 colleges and universities will be on-hand to provide information to people interested in attending college next fall. 

High school students, parents and others are encouraged to attend this annual event being held in the Student Center on Kirtland’s main campus near Roscommon.  College Night 2012 offers students and parents the opportunity to talk to college representatives and collect information needed to make informed choices.  “We encourage families, not just high school students, to attend and get involved in education decisions,” says Ryan Madis, student recruitment specialist at Kirtland.

In addition to Kirtland Community College, representatives from colleges and universities across the state are scheduled to attend, including:  Central Michigan University, Ferris State University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan State University, Oakland University, Saginaw Valley State University and the University of Michigan.  Representatives from several military branches are also scheduled to be in attendance.  This collaborative event provides an opportunity for prospective students learn more about a variety of school and career opportunities available both locally and across the state. Kirtland Community College academic and financial aid advisors will be on-site to provide valuable college planning assistance as well.

 “Kirtland’s College Night is a great opportunity for our local communities to visit our campus and talk to Kirtland representatives about our programs firsthand.  Kirtland has the lowest in-district tuition rates in northern Michigan,” says Madis.  “Students and their parents don’t always realize that all of the general ed requirements can be completed at Kirtland at a fraction of the cost.  You can save money whether you’re pursuing a college degree to secure better employment or preparing to transfer to a four year college for additional study.”

Kirtland provides open access to education and cultural opportunities to enrich the lives of the people in northern Michigan.  The faculty and staff seek to offer higher education in a student-focused environment, providing transfer and career technical programs; developmental studies; workforce development; personal enrichment and cultural opportunities.  Annually, more than 3,000 students attend a variety of occupational, skilled trades, two-year and transfer degree programs at Kirtland’s three locations – near Roscommon, Kirtland-Gaylord and Kirtland-West Branch.  Kirtland also offers a wide range of online courses and degrees, all of which can be completed from home.

For more information on Kirtland’s College Night 2012, or to learn more about the programs, advising, testing, financial aid and other services available to students, contact Ryan at 989-275-5000, extension 258, or visit online at