Luncheon event covering KCC history to be held Sept. 15 in Battle Creek

A collage of black and white archival photos of KCC students and staff.

The Lifelong Learning Department at Kellogg Community College will host local author and historian Liz Neumeyer for an educational luncheon event focused on the history of KCC this month in Battle Creek.

The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Kool Family Community Center, 200 W. Michigan Ave. Registration is $15 and includes lunch.

During the event, Neumeyer, a long-time KCC instructor, will share information from her soon-to-be-released book that chronicles the history of Kellogg Community College from the early 1990s until the present day. A previous volume covering KCC’s history from its founding in 1956 through 1991, written by Neva A. Bartel, was published by the College in the 1990s.

Through numerous interviews with past and present KCC staff, students and community members, an extensive review of KCC historical documents and recently unearthed campus time capsule documents, Neumeyer has collected an array of interesting facts and anecdotes about the College. Stories will be shared about KCC’s origins, programming, connections to the community and the cast of characters that have graced its halls over the course of that past several decades.

Lunch will be provided by Paula Tucker Catering and will include a choice of a main entree, two sides, a salad, rolls, dessert and drinks.

Individuals interested in attending the event must RSVP by calling KCC’s Lifelong Learning Department at 269-965-4134 or by registering online at by Monday, Sept. 11.

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