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Kirtland Community College seeks nominations for ‘Outstanding Alumnus’

The Kirtland Community College Alumni Committee is seeking nominations for the “2012 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year,” with the deadline for the submissions set for early April.

The alumnus selected will be recognized and speak briefly at the college’s upcoming 2011-12 commencement ceremony Friday, April 27. The name of the person honored will also be added to a plaque that hangs in the Administration Center on the college’s main campus near Roscommon.

Selection criteria include 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. The nominee must have graduated from Kirtland in 2002 or before, with a certificate of completion or associate degree.

Nominations should consist of the name of the nominee and information addressing the selection criteria to support the nomination. Candidates may nominate themselves or someone else. Former nominees who have not been selected previously are welcome to have their names resubmitted for consideration.

Deadline for written nominations is Thursday, April 5, and should be addressed to Kirtland Community College, Attention JoAnn Gave in Student Services, 10775 N. St. Helen Road, Roscommon, Mich. 48653. Or, e-mail nominations to Gave at joann.gave@kirtland.edu.

Annually, more than 3,000 students attend a variety of transfer degree, two-year degree and certificate programs at Kirtland’s three locations – near Roscommon, the M-TEC at Kirtland-Gaylord and West Branch – as well as a wide range of online programs, certificates and courses which can be complete from home.

Kirtland provides open access to education and cultural opportunities to enrich the lives of the people in Northern Michigan.  The faculty and staff of Kirtland 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.

For more information on Kirtland Community College, visit online at www.kirtland.edu or call 989-275-5000, extension 242.