Kellogg Community College will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 1,000 candidates for graduation during its 65th commencement ceremony this month in Battle Creek.
The commencement program will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Kellogg Arena, 36 W. Hamblin Ave., Battle Creek, and will include addresses from KCC staff and trustees as well as remarks from KCC President Dr. Paul R. Watson II and 2023 candidate for graduation and student commencement speaker Jaelyn Hampton.
The commencement ceremony, in which approximately 312 candidates for graduation have signed up to participate, is open to graduates, candidates and their guests; no tickets are required. Arena doors will open to guests at 6 p.m.
Commencement speaker Hampton, of Jackson, is a 2020 graduate of Napoleon High School and a KCC Foundation Gold Key Scholar graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design degree from KCC.
Hampton was also a women’s basketball and volleyball player at KCC, earning postseason Michigan Community College Athletic Association Academic All-Conference and Academic All-MCCAA honors for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 volleyball seasons. She plans to transfer to Olivet College this fall, where she’ll continue playing volleyball while pursuing further studies in graphic design.
KCC’s 2023 commencement ceremony will celebrate the accomplishments of 1,046 graduation candidates from four semesters at KCC, including Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023. The Class of 2023 is the 65th graduating class at KCC, which was founded in 1956.
Questions about commencement may be directed to the KCC Registrar’s Office at 269-565-2612.
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