KCC announces 14 Board of Trustees Scholars

Thirteen of the 14 KCC Foundation's 2017 Board of Trustees Scholars.

The Kellogg Community College Foundation is proud to announce 14 recipients of the KCC Board of Trustees Scholarship.

The scholarship awards up to $3,500 toward in-district tuition and fees each year for up to two years at KCC and is open to graduating high school seniors within the College’s service district. Qualifying applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher and must demonstrate leadership experience, community and service activity and involvement in school activities, in addition to committing to participate in the KCC Honors Program.

Applications are reviewed by a KCC Foundation Scholarship Committee, which selects and recommends one student from each area high school/district for the award.

“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.”

KCC’s 2017 Board of Trustees Scholars are:

  • Shalia Atchison, of Battle Creek, a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Atchison had a 3.20 GPA and plans to study general studies at KCC.
  • Tluang Dim, of Battle Creek, a graduate of Lakeview High School. Dim had a 3.66 GPA and plans to study nursing at KCC.
  • Laura Dunkelberger, of Battle Creek, a graduate of Pennfield High School and dual-enrollee at KCC who also attended the Calhoun Area Career Center. Dunkelberger had a 3.62 GPA and plans to study education at KCC.
  • Kirby Frodge, of Battle Creek, a graduate of Calhoun Christian School and dual-enrollee at KCC. Frodge had a 3.43 GPA and plans to study general studies/psychology at KCC.
  • Chamellia Goodman, of Tekonsha, a graduate of Tekonsha High School. Goodman had a 3.94 GPA and plans to study nursing at KCC.
  • Shadrach Grentz, of Delton, a graduate of Battle Creek Academy. Grentz had a 3.74 GPA and plans to study sports management/physical education at KCC.
  • Grant Hallacy, of Battle Creek, a graduate of St. Philip Catholic Central High School. Hallacy had a 3.30 GPA and plans to study chemistry at KCC.
  • Sara Parks, of Marshall, a graduate of Marshall High School. Parks had a 4.05 GPA and plans to study graphic design at KCC.
  • Kaitlynne Platteborze, of Athens, a graduate of Athens Jr./Sr. High School and dual-enrollee at KCC who also attended the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center. Platteborze had a 3.85 GPA and plans to study radiology/psychology at KCC.
  • Nicole Robilliard, of Albion, a graduate of Marshall High School. Robilliard had a 3.84 GPA and plans to study business/early childhood education at KCC.
  • Blaire Robinson, of Homer, a graduate of Homer High School. Robinson had a 3.68 GPA and plans to study dental hygiene at KCC.
  • Robert Stanley, of Marshall, a graduate of Marshall Academy and dual-enrollee at Albion College. Stanley had a 3.70 GPA and plans to study mechanical engineering at KCC.
  • Cassie Thorpe, of Union City, a graduate of Union City High School and dual-enrollee at KCC and Glen Oaks Community College. Thorpe had a 3.86 GPA and plans to study physical therapy at KCC.
  • Emily Vahs, of Ceresco, a graduate of Harper Creek High School and dual-enrollee at KCC. Vahs had a 4.07 GPA and plans to study English/literature at KCC.

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

High-resolution images of each scholarship recipient for use by the media may be downloaded from KCC’s “2017-18 KCC Foundation Board of Trustee Scholars” Flickr album online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelloggcommunitycollege/sets/72157685361900395. Not pictured is Robert Stanley.

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