KCC in the news: Aug. 13, 2012

Here are some of the latest mentions of Kellogg Community College in online media. To view the original posts, click through the links in the organizations’ titles.

  • Albion College announced the recipients of the inaugural Distinguished Albion College-Community College Transfer Scholarships, which include Kellogg Community College graduate Christina Khim (pictured above accepting an award at this year’s Awards Banquet in April). According to the Albion College post, “A refugee from Burma, Khim was plunged into a radically unfamiliar environment upon entering Kellogg Community College in 2010. ‘American students were very brave to ask the teacher questions,’ she recalled. ‘I struggled a lot until I got the rhythm of the ways American students learn and study.’ At Albion, Khim has been accepted into the Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and plans to live on campus.” Congratulations Christina!
  • A Battle Creek Enquirer article about local baseball highlights former Kellogg Community College pitcher and current Battle Creek Bomber Chad Jasman, who the article says “has appeared in over 200 games in his three seasons with the Battle Creek Bombers. In Thursday night’s rain-shortened 6-6 tie with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, Jasman stepped to the plate and slapped a single on the first pitch he saw. Jasman went 1-for-4 in the game while starting in right field. It was his first career hit as a Bomber.”
  • The Battle Creek Enquirer posted a brief in their Class Notes section about the Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees holding its Wednesday meeting at the Grahl Center in Coldwater instead of its usual meeting place in Battle Creek. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the center, 125 Seeley St., Coldwater. Click here for more information about the meeting from a post on this blog.
  • The Battle Creek Enquirer posted an article about the 20th Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) World Hot Air Balloon Championship, which the article says begins in Battle Creek with formal practice flights on Friday and Saturday and the first competitive flight on Sunday. According to the article, “The free event becomes a festival between 3 and 10 p.m. on Aug. 24 and 25. Organizers plan fiesta balloon launches and fly-ins on a field on the northeast corner of the Kellogg Community College campus. Food vendors, children’s games, car shows, live music and balloon glows are scheduled each night.”
  • The Midland Daily News posted an article titled “Mayle pitches brilliantly as Berryhill tops Ohio, 1-0” that highlights the recent performance of Kellogg Community College pitcher Chad Mayle while playing for Berryhill Post 165’s baseball team. “Chad Mayle has waited three years to be ‘the dude’ for Midland Berryhill Post 165’s baseball team,” the article says. “Saturday’s performance was certainly worth the wait. Mayle pitched a one-hit shutout to lead Berryhill to a 1-0 win over Pickerington (Ohio) in a winners’ bracket semifinal at the American Legion Baseball Great Lakes Regional at Northwood University.” Among Mayle’s quotes in the article: “One of the things that our coach at Kellogg (Community College) taught us was that there’s always a way out (of a jam). You try different things — you try a pickoff here or there, try (having the catcher) throwing behind the runner — and there’s always a way out. I went in with that mindset and figured I had to find some way to get out of the jams.”

For more news about Kellogg Community College, view our press releases online at kellogg.edu/news/press.html.