KCC in the news: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Blaze the mascot reads a recent edition of the Bruin student newspaper.

Here are some of the latest mentions of Kellogg Community College in online media. Click through the links to view the full posts.

  • “KCC baseball overview: High expectations for young Bruins; KCC looks to maintain winning tradition”(Battle Creek Enquirer): “The Kellogg Community College baseball program has produced 13 All-Americans, eight conference championships and five World Series appearances.  So it came as little surprise that the Bruins opened the season as the No. 10 team in NJCAA Division II, given their past success and the respect nationally for the program.”
  • “KCC softball overview: Lady Bruins begin new era under Brown; New skipper brings high expectations to KCC”(Battle Creek Enquirer): “The Kellogg Community College softball program has yet to win a championship in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association West Division and hasn’t reached the postseason since 2009. But with a new head coach in the fold along with some talented ball players, the Lady Bruins hope to build towards putting an end to both streaks.”
  • “Firefighters get real-life training for plane fire”(AZFamily): “Kellogg Community College in Michigan built the mobile simulator. By having it in the Valley, the city of Phoenix saves an estimated $200,000 because the firefighters won’t have to leave town to train.”
  • “Bulletproof vests donated to criminal justice students”(Coldwater Daily Reporter): “Program director Jerry Frederick said the vests are necessary during the ‘ride-a-long’ intern program for Kellogg Community College credit ‘to keep our students as safe as possible.'”
  • “Nonprofits and race: Leaders in African American community discuss racial equity, leadership and trust”(Battle Creek Enquirer): “The foundation has been generous with investments in its hometown, funding several initiatives, including the recently announced Kellogg Community College Center for Diversity and Innovation, funded by a three-year, $2.1 million Kellogg Foundation grant.”
  • “Kalamazoo quietly emerging as a literary hot spot”(Detroit Free Press and Battle Creek Enquirer): “Poet Elizabeth Kerlikowske describes the literary culture of Kalamazoo as ‘alive, thriving, morphing, and both deep and rich.’ Kerlikowske, who has a doctorate from WMU, is the longtime president of Friends of Poetry, a community group with the mission to ‘enhance the enjoyment of the reading and writing of poetry.'” (KCC Daily editor’s note: Kerlikowske is an English professor at KCC.)
  • “Young people of color say even with success prejudice still exists”(Battle Creek Enquirer): “Roderick Simmons is an African-American male. The manager of recruitment and student outreach at Kellogg Community College, Simmons said he attributes his success to his family and local support system.”
  • “Racial disparities endure in public school discipline”(Battle Creek Enquirer): “District leaders have said that experience inspired their current work, and the Allies labs now will be institutionalized in Battle Creek as part of the new Kellogg Community College Center for Diversity and Innovation.”

For more news about Kellogg Community College, view our latest press releases online at daily.kellogg.edu/category/press-releases.