KCC to dedicate state historical marker April 28

Workers prepare the area flagpole area on KCC's North Avenue campus for the new historical marker.

Workers prepare the flagpole area on KCC’s North Avenue campus for the new state historical marker.

In celebration of its 57-year history and ongoing educational and economic impact in the communities it serves, Kellogg Community College will dedicate a Michigan historical marker April 28 on the North Avenue campus in Battle Creek.

The public is invited to the dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. April 28 at KCC’s Binda Theatre, 450 North Ave., as a variety of notable guests join in the unveiling of the marker.

Speakers and special guests include:

  • Will Kellogg III, the great-grandson of Kellogg Co. founder W.K. Kellogg
  • Jim McHale, vice president of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Mike Nofs, a state senator and KCC alumnus
  • Alice Marie Jacobs, president of Danville Area Community College and a former dean at KCC

The ceremony also will feature remarks by KCC President Dennis Bona and Battle Creek Mayor Susan Baldwin and live performances by the KCC Choral Union and Kinetic Affect. A reception with light refreshments will follow the ceremony in the newly renovated Student Center adjacent to the Binda Theatre.

“We’ve been making history at KCC for the past 57 years and we are proud to install a marker that will stand in celebration of that history for generations to come,” Bona said. “When we see the marker on campus, we’ll appreciate our relatively short history as a college and understand that the story of KCC, an institution with tremendous achievement and potential, is far from over.”

The engraved marker, authorized by the Michigan Historical Commission, commemorates KCC’s origin in a building on College Street in Battle Creek and later expansion, thanks to a gift from the Kellogg Foundation, onto the North Avenue campus. It will be installed in a prominent location near the Circle Drive in the center of campus.

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