Annual Education Seminar to be held Oct. 24 at KCC

Kellogg Community College¬†will host its annual Education Seminar from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the auditorium of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center on the college’s North Avenue campus.

Dawn Larsen (pictured above), director of Early Childhood Education at KCC, said the event is designed to provide information to anyone interested in working in education or working with educators in traditional or nontraditional settings.

“People will say, ‘I want to be a teacher, I want to teach third grade,'” Larsen said. “But what does that mean? How do you get a job?”

The Education Seminar will answer such questions and will allow participants to attend their choice of two of four breakout sessions covering elementary education, special education/early childhood education, middle school education or high school education.

Participants will also hear an educational address from keynote speaker Michael Hoffner, director and principal of the Branch Area Careers Center.

“Michael works in occupational education but he also supports general education, so he represents the best of both worlds,” Larsen said. “All of his programs are very cognizant of producing high-skilled graduates that are going to be proficient with the most up-to-date standards in the industry.”

The event will include free refreshments, door prizes and a “Bruins Sharing for Success” raffle through which participants who donate school supplies can enter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Bruin Bookstore.

The Education Seminar is free and open to the public, but space is limited and participants must pre-register by emailing For more information about the event, contact KCC’s Early Childhood Education Director Dawn Larsen at or at 269-965-3931 ext. 2399.