KCC announces first Agricultural Operations Program graduates

Pictured after their MSU graduation last month are KCC's first Agricultural Operations Program graduates, in the front row, from left to right, Kelsey Harmon, Crystal Raynes, Kaycee Klaren and Benjamin Geibig. In the back row, from left to right, are Breanne Marske, Ean Johnson, Jacob Shilling and Dwight Devenney. Photo courtesy of Kaite Fraser.

Kellogg Community College is proud to announce the first eight graduates of the College’s Agricultural Operations Program.

The program, which launched in partnership with Michigan State University in the Fall 2017 semester, offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate in General Studies degree at KCC while simultaneously earning an Agricultural Operations Certificate through MSU, with all coursework completed entirely at KCC.

An option to earn an Associate in Agricultural Science at KCC through the program will be available beginning this fall.

The first Agricultural Operations Program graduates, who completed their studies this spring, include:

  • Dwight Devenney, of Tekonsha
  • Benjamin Geibig, of Battle Creek
  • Kelsey Harmon, of Coldwater
  • Ean Johnson, of Battle Creek
  • Kaycee Klaren, of Battle Creek
  • Breanne Marske, of Tekonsha
  • Crystal Raynes, of Battle Creek
  • Jacob Shilling, of Reading

All eight students walked as part of MSU’s 125th graduating class at the university’s Wharton Center in East Lansing on March 31. The students were also honored during a Graduate Recognition Ceremony at KCC this month on campus in Battle Creek.

“I am incredibly proud of all these students,” Agricultural Operations Program Coordinator Kaite Fraser said. “They have worked so hard both inside the classroom and outside at their internship locations. It’s exciting to see them take what they’ve learned and apply it as they become the young leaders in agriculture for our area.”

The application deadline for students who want to enroll in KCC’s Agricultural Operations Program this fall is Friday, Aug. 9. Applications are available online at www.kellogg.edu/agriculture.

For more information about the program, contact Agricultural Operations Program Coordinator Kaite Fraser at 269-565-2092 or kfraser@msu.edu.

Pictured in the above photo after their MSU graduation last month are, in the front row, from left to right, Kelsey Harmon, Crystal Raynes, Kaycee Klaren and Benjamin Geibig. In the back row, from left to right, are Breanne Marske, Ean Johnson, Jacob Shilling and Dwight Devenney. Photo courtesy of Kaite Fraser.

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