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KCC Foundation awards Hill nursing scholarship

ROSCOMMON – The Kirtland Community College Foundation recently announced that Katie Rankin of Roscommon will receive $500 for the 2010-11 academic year, awarded through the Patricia Hill Nursing Scholarship fund. Rankin is a student in Kirtland’s Level II (RN) nursing program.

The scholarship fund was created in honor of the late Patricia Hill of Grayling, who worked for more than 30 years at Grayling Mercy Hospital in Grayling and then several more years at the West Branch Regional Medical Center in West Branch. She passed away in November 2008 due to complications resulting from a reaction to a flu shot.

The Kirtland Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of helping to provide educational benefits, such as scholarship programs, to the college district and its students.

Annually, about 3,200 students attend a variety of certificate and two-year degree programs at Kirtland’s four locations – the main campus near Roscommon and the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Gaylord, as well as in Grayling and West Branch – with the college’s service area including all or parts of Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Otsego, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Gladwin and Alcona counties, and the surrounding areas.

For more information on this or other scholarship opportunities at Kirtland, individuals may contact the college’s Financial Aid department via e-mail at or call 989-275-5000, extension 257. Or, for details on the Kirtland Foundation or to learn how to contribute to a scholarship fund, go online to or call the president’s office at 275-5000, extension 253.