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Kirtland Hosts ‘Empty Bowls’ Fundraising Auction

Hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls are on display at Kirtland Community College’s Student Center on the main campus near Roscommon where they will be auctioned off on to raise money for the River House shelter in Grayling, MI.  A silent auction and soup reception will be held on Wednesday, November 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. Through an ongoing partnership … [Read more...]

Kirtland raises awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence

Kirtland’s Service Learning department, in conjunction with long-term community partner The River House, who provides safety and empowerment to survivors of domestic and sexual vi­olence and homelessness, have a variety of events planned to raise awareness about Sexual Assault Awareness Month. April's Sexual Assault Awareness campaign kicked off with a … [Read more...]

KCC Supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Kirtland Community College (Kirtland) is partnering with River House Inc. (RHI) to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.  Kirtland students, staff and concerned community members will join RHI representatives to remember victims in the state of Michigan who lost their lives to domestic violence in the last year.  The balloon launch will … [Read more...]

‘Empty Bowls’ event raises funds, awareness

By Jerry Nunn ROSCOMMON – From the traditional to the abstract, ranging in colors from earth tone to vibrant, the 270 ceramic bowls displayed at the Kirtland House conference center on Kirtland Community College’s main campus near Roscommon were as diverse and varied as the artistic imaginations that inspired them. Yet for all their differences, the … [Read more...]

Kirtland reaches out with Service Learning trip

ROSCOMMON – Students at Kirtland Community College are being given the opportunity to see a different part of the world, lend a helping hand to people in need and get class credit through the college's Service Learning and Global Awareness programs. Kirtland officials have organized a seven-day trip for students to Guatemala, where they visit with other … [Read more...]

KCC puts ‘community’ into community college

ROSCOMMON – Officials at Kirtland Community College are making sure that the “community” in community college is even more meaningful by reaching out to help those in need through a variety of recent efforts. College officials, with assistance from its AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Monica Martinez, have already held several events this fall to create … [Read more...]

Balloon launch honors domestic violence victims

ROSCOMMON – Officials for Kirtland Community College and River House Inc. helped honor victims of domestic violence with a balloon launch ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the college’s main campus near Roscommon. Students, staff, faculty members and others gathered outside the college’s Student Center and released 51 balloons during the ceremony, each tagged … [Read more...]

Kirtland Community College Students seek to Change the World, One Bowl at a Time

ROSCOMMON – The skilled hands of Joe Donna’s Kirtland Community College ceramics class, along with those of COOR-area potters, made and donated 270 bowls for the first annual Empty Bowls Art Show and Silent Auction to take a stand for ending poverty in America. The event, by way of its 100 plus attendees, raised $2,000 (and counting)! All left-over bowls are … [Read more...]

VISTA member, KCC seek to build new bonds

Monica Martinez, Americorps Vista Volunteer

ROSCOMMON – In the upcoming weeks and months, a 22-year-old woman from a small town in Texas is hoping to build new and lasting bonds here in northern Michigan between Kirtland Community College and community agencies, such as River House Inc., a non-profit agency based in Grayling that serves victims of domestic abuse in Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw and … [Read more...]