KCC Foundation announces 18 Gold Key Scholars

The KCC Foundation's 2018-19 class of Gold Key Scholars.

Kellogg Community College is proud to announce 18 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 2018-19 Gold Key Scholars include:

  • Seth Allred, of Battle Creek, a senior at Calhoun Christian High School. Allred, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC and the Calhoun Area Career Center, has a 3.85 GPA and plans to study elementary education. He was awarded the Virginia M. Hensley Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Logan Bateman, of Climax, a senior at Battle Creek Academy. Bateman, who is a dual-enrollee at the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center and the CACC, has a 3.97 GPA and plans to study computer programming. He was awarded the Melvin H., Doris A. and Fovette E. Dush Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Emma Berning, of Battle Creek, a senior at Harper Creek High School. Berning has a 4.06 GPA and plans to study general studies. She was awarded the Kim R. Cortwright Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Abigail Boyer, of Battle Creek, a senior at Lakeview High School. Boyer has a 4.25 GPA and plans to study chemistry and biology. She was awarded the Dr. Paul R. and Sharon A. Ohm Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Kaitlyn Czajkowski, of Bronson, a senior at Bronson High School. Czajkowski, a dual-enrollee at Glen Oaks Community College, has a 4.0 GPA and plans to study the health field. She was awarded the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Ashton DeLong, of Marshall, a senior at Marshall High School. DeLong has a 3.6 GPA and plans to study pre-pharmacy. He was awarded the Edward P. and Kathryn M. Bellas Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Danh Do, of Battle Creek, a senior at Lakeview High School. Do has a 3.9 GPA and plans to study mechanical engineering. He was awarded the Leonard W. and Dorotha C. Dott Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Cacey Hirleman, of Battle Creek, a senior at Harper Creek High School. Hirleman, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, has a 3.93 GPA and plans to study veterinary medicine. She was awarded the Hugh McPherson Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Gabriel Keese, of Colon, a senior at Athens High School. Keese, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, has a 3.86 GPA and plans to study Western history and political science. He was awarded the Arthur J. and Lucille B. Finley Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Matthew Martin, of Nashville, a senior at Maple Valley High School. Martin has a 3.57 GPA and plans to study computer programming. He was awarded the Lela M. Karcher Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Tristen Rivera, of Athens, a senior at Athens Jr./Sr. High School. Rivera, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, has a 3.97 GPA and plans to study criminal justice/law enforcement. He was awarded the Bertha M. Smith Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Mackenzie Ryder, of Battle Creek, a senior at Lakeview High School. Ryder, who is a dual-enrollee at the CACC, has a 3.85 GPA and plans to study education. She was awarded the Robert L. and Lois H. Brenner Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Baileigh Schrader, of Charlotte, a senior at Maple Valley High School. Schrader, who is a dual-enrollee at Davenport University, has a 3.7 GPA and plans to study business administration. She was awarded the Mildred E. Hoover Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Andrea Smith, of Battle Creek, a home-schooled senior. Smith has a 3.94 GPA and plans to study business management. She was awarded the Lindsay B. Draime Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Hannah Stevens, of Battle Creek, a senior at St. Philip Catholic Central High School. Stevens has a 3.95 GPA and plans to study elementary education. She was awarded the Elizabeth H. Binda Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Taylor Veitch, of Lake Odessa, a senior at Lakewood High School. Veitch, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, has a 3.74 GPA and plans to study nursing. She was awarded the Lela M. Karcher Memorial Scholarship.
  • Molly Walker, of Hastings, a senior at Maple Valley High School. Walker, who is a dual-enrollee at KCC, has a 3.8 GPA and plans to study speech pathology. She was awarded the Ethel Groos Gold Key Scholarship.
  • Kaitlyn Warsop, of Tekonsha, a senior at Marshall High School. Warsop has a 3.67 GPA and plans to study biology. She was awarded the Edward P. and Kathryn M. Bellas Gold Key Scholarship.

High-resolution photos of each scholarship recipient are available for download for use by the media from KCC’s 2018-19 KCC Foundation Gold Key Scholars Flickr album online at www.flickr.com/photos/kelloggcommunitycollege/albums/72157691086754240.

This is the largest class of Gold Key Scholars announced by the KCC Foundation for the last several years. There were 16 Gold Key Scholars selected in 2014 and 2017, and 15 selected in 2015 and 2016.

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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