Traverse City Record-Eagle

Education

October 11, 2011

Education Newsmakers: 10/11/2011

-- — • Baker College of Cadillac officials have appointed Audrey L. Charmoli as director of admissions. She is responsible for new student enrollment, marketing efforts of Baker's Cadillac campus, and leading the admissions department to successful recruitment results every quarter. Charmoli joined Baker College of Cadillac in 2008 as an admissions adviser and was named interim director in 2010. Before that, she taught a high school health class at Manton Consolidated Schools for five years.

• Arlene Cuthrell, of Traverse City, is a member of the Bemidji Choir at Bemidji State University (Minn.) The junior, with a major in mass communication, is an alto. The Bemidji Choir has represented the United States five times at The Europa Cantat, an international choir festival, and has performed in a number of other countries including Israel, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. The choir also has performed at numerous national and regional conventions across the United States.

• Traverse Heights Elementary School, Blair Elementary School, and Suttons Bay Elementary School (whose food service operation is run by Traverse City Area Public Schools' Food and Nutrition Services Department) have been awarded approval for participation in the State of Michigan Community Eligibility Option (CEO) for the next four years. CEO provides schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and participate in, or are initiating, a school breakfast program with an alternative method for providing meals to students. This award will allow students at these schools to receive free breakfast and lunch daily, at school. Traverse Heights and Blair are also participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant, which provides free snacks during the school day, consisting of either a fresh fruit or vegetable.

• Janice Elmore, a student at Baker College of Cadillac, is the recipient of a 2011 Outstanding Tutor Award from the College Reading and Learning Association. As part of the award, Elmore received $250 and a plaque. Elmore has been part of the Baker tutoring staff through its work-study program since March 2008. At the present time, she is the only tutor in the Baker College system to carry the Master Tutor, or Level III CRLA designation. Elmore tutors composition, English review and college reading, and assists students with their class assignments. Currently carrying a 3.72 GPA, she is working toward a bachelor's degree in education and expects to graduate June 2012.

• Kaleb Spencer, 11, of Kalkaska, is the 2011 season champion in the Junior Sportsman I Class of go-cart racing at Houghton Lake Kart Speedway. Spencer is in his third year of racing.

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