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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 sciences training center on Interstate 75 between Roscommon and Grayling.

“The demand for qualified health care professionals continues to grow, especially in our region where the population is aging,” said Quinn.  “Acquiring this property from the DNR allows Kirtland to expand our commitment to providing essential health care training in a variety of high-demand health career fields.

“The location on I-75 offers regional convenience and accessibility to residents in not only our service areas, but also to a wider range of neighboring communities, all of whom are seeking high quality, affordable educational opportunities.”

Kirtland currently offers health career training in nursing, cardiac sonography, certified nursing assistant, emergency medical services, health information technology, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician, surgical technology and vascular sonography.

Kirtland also has a concurrent Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) agreement in place with Saginaw Valley State University and a variety of partnership programs with Davenport University, Ferris State University, Franklin University and Mid Michigan Community College.

For more information, please contact Sarah Madonna, Director of Public Information, at 989-275-5000, ext. 242 or sarah.madonna@kirtland.edu.