- The following local graduating seniors were named Kiwanis Club of Traverse City Students of the Month: Tyler Christian Floering and Autumn Zywicki, both of Grand Traverse Academy, Ariela Bohrod, Robyn Haynes, Ryan Krofta and Eoin Robinson, all of Interlochen Arts Academy, Maddy Almquist and Kasey Hayes, both of Kingsley High School, Collette Anderson, of St. Francis High School, Kalvis Hornburg and Nonie Tompkins, both of TC Central High School, Will Andre and Josiah Wermuth, both of Traverse City Christian School, Lauren Ellison, Sabrina Floros, Max Jenner, Joseph Kiessling and Kascha Louise Sanor, all of TC West Senior High.
- The following area students were named on Western Michigan University’s fall 2012 graduation list: Tristin Ann Caswell, of Carp Lake, Emily E. Yager, of Charlevoix, Elisabeth Cate Spinniken and Brian Bradley Zaryczny, of Lake Leelanau, Kendra Marie Bathrick and Matthew A. Kubacki, of Manistee, Travis Daniel Mattson, of Petoskey, Bryan Joseph Currie, Claire J. Garner, Amiann Fikes, Joshua Andrew White, Jonathan C. Chimner, Jessica Marie Williams, Susan B. Britten, Kristen M. Jansens, Sean Mason Hammontree and Noah Allen Emerson, of Traverse City.
- A partnership between Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) will bring advanced career opportunities for nurses in northern Michigan. SVSU announced recently they will offer the RN-BSN nursing degree as a hybrid program through Kirtland beginning Fall 2013.
Through SVSU’s RN-BSN program, nurses will be able to pursue a BSN degree in courses offered one day a week, either on Kirtland’s Roscommon campus or in a hybrid format.