KCC Journalism Camp: Simon Thalmann likes to write, teach journalism

A portrait of KCC Journalism and News Writing instructor Simon Thalmann shot by camper Steven Maske.

Editor’s note: The following profile was written by 10-year-old Harper Creek Middle School fifth grader Steven Maske as part of Kellogg Community College’s Journalism and News Writing Camp, running July 23 through 26 on the College’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek. Maske also shot the above portrait of his profile subject Simon Thalmann during the camp.

By Steven Maske

Simon Thalmann likes journalism.

Thamann, 36, has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in marketing from Eastern Michigan University. This week he is teaching a journalism camp at Kellogg Community College.

“I wanted to teach a journalism camp for youth to help them learn about journalism and news writing,” Thalmann said. “It’s fun and exciting.”

Thalmann has a wife named Alexis, an 8-year-old daughter named Avonlea, a dog name Alice and a cat named Fred.

Thalmann likes to write, take pictures, read and run.

For more information about youth summer camps at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/youth.