KCC announces 16 Gold Key Scholars

Portraits of the KCC Foundation's 16 2017-18 Gold Key Scholars.

Kellogg Community College is proud to announce 16 recipients of the KCC Foundation’s Gold Key Scholarship, the College’s most prestigious scholarship.

Gold Key Scholarships are awarded to full-time freshmen to recognize and encourage outstanding academic and personal achievement. Recipients are awarded $4,500 each year for up to two academic years to use toward tuition, fees and books.

Applicants for the Gold Key Scholarships must be current high school graduates entering KCC as full-time freshmen, have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and an ACT score of 22 or higher or SAT of 1030 or higher. They must also demonstrate leadership experience, community and service activity and involvement in school activities.

“These students have demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership and service to their community,” said Teresa Durham, executive director of the KCC Foundation. “We welcome them this fall to KCC, where we are confident they will be successful in their educational pursuits.”

The KCC Foundation’s 2017-18 Gold Key Scholars include:

  • Lydia AcMoody, of Coldwater, a senior at Coldwater High School. AcMoody has a 3.89 GPA and plans to study business. She was awarded the Leonard W. and Dorotha C. Dott Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Nicholas Barnes, of Bellevue, a senior at Olivet High School. Barnes, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, has a 3.86 GPA and plans to study the medical field. He was awarded the Ethel Groos Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Kaylee Case, of Battle Creek, a senior at Harper Creek High School. Case, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, has a 3.83 GPA and plans to study criminal justice. She was awarded the Kim R. Cortright Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Brandan Cross, of Union City, a senior at Union City High School. Cross, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC and Glen Oaks Community College, has a 3.86 GPA and plans to study electrical engineering. He was awarded the Lela M. Karcher Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Hannah Delmotte, of Marshall, a senior at Marshall High School. Delmotte has a 3.92 GPA and plans to study pre-medicine. She was awarded the Virginia M. Hensley Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Kelsey Harmon, of Coldwater, a senior at Quincy High School. Harmon, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, has a 3.69 GPA and plans to study animal nutrition. She was awarded the Robert L. and Lois H. Brenner Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Hunter Hayes, of Bellevue, a senior at Olivet High School. Hayes, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC and the Calhoun Area Career Center, has a 3.72 GPA and plans to study flight science. He was awarded the Bertha M. Smith Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Skyler Herman, of Union City, a senior at Union City High School. Herman, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC and Glen Oaks Community College, has a 3.8 GPA and plans to study English, journalism and psychology. She was awarded the Arthur J. and Lucille B. Finley Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Isaac Lake, of Battle Creek, a home-schooled student. Lake, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, has a 3.99 GPA and plans to study nursing. He was awarded the Hugh McPherson Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Haley McIntosh, of Union City, a senior at Union City High School. McIntosh, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC and Glen Oaks Community College, has a 3.97 GPA and plans to study business or art and communication. She was awarded the Lindsay B. Draime Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Dawson Morgan, of Bellevue, a senior at Bellevue High School. Morgan, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center and the Calhoun Area Career Center, has a 3.88 GPA and plans to study aviation. He was awarded the Mildred E. Hoover Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Ian Mullis, of Battle Creek, a senior at St. Philip Catholic Central High School. Mullis, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center and the Calhoun Area Career Center, has a 3.5 GPA and plans to study engineering. He was awarded the Melvin H., Doris A. and Fovette E. Dush Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Chandler Schmaltz, of Battle Creek, a Harper Creek High School senior. Schmaltz has a 4.0 GPA and plans to study English and language arts. She was awarded the Elizabeth H. Binda Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Autumn Thornton, of Athens, a senior at Athens Jr./Sr. High School. Thornton, who is a dual-enrollee at the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, has a 3.92 GPA and plans to study animal science/pre-veterinary studies. She was awarded the Edward P. and Kathryn M. Bellas Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Brodi Tobolski, of Tekonsha, a senior at Coldwater High School. Tobolski, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC and the Branch Area Careers Center, has a 3.79 GPA and plans to study nursing. She was awarded the Edward P. and Kathryn M. Bellas Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Kaylynn White, of Quincy, a senior at Marshall High School. White, who is a dual-enrollee at the Calhoun Area Career Center, has a 3.50 GPA and plans to study secondary English education. She was awarded the Franke Family Gold Key Scholarship.

High-resolution photos of each scholarship recipient are available for download for use by the media from KCC’s 2017-18 KCC Foundation Gold Key Scholars Flickr album online at www.flickr.com/photos/kelloggcommunitycollege/albums/72157680437449594.

For more information about the KCC Foundation or Gold Key Scholarships or to contribute to scholarships, please contact KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham at 269-965-4161 or visit www.kellogg.edu/foundation.

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