January 2012 Archive

Baker College of Clinton Township Celebrates Black History Month

January 30, 2012

In recognition of Black History Month, Baker College of Clinton Township will present several open-to-the-public events throughout February, including the unveiling of The Awakening – Walk to Freedom, an exhibit that demonstrates the trials, challenges and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King. A special unveiling ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 1, at 2:30 p.m., in the hallway of Baker's Clinton Township main campus, 34950 Little Mack Ave., Clinton Township. Featured guest speaker is Earl Hood, Jr. The 90-year-old was a member of the Montford Point Marines, the first black Marine unit to serve in the Pacific in World War II. Hood's speech is titled "And Still We Rise." The February 1 event also features remarks by Donald R. Torline, Baker College of Clinton Township president, a Dr. King video clip, and music and song by pianist Pauline Kelly and soloist Loren Harper. More»

Baker College Of Flint Celebrates Black History Month

January 30, 2012

In recognition of Black History Month, Baker College of Flint will present several open-to-the-public events throughout February, including a Gospel Concert Night to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint. The concert will be held on Saturday, February 4, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., in the auditorium, 1050 West Bristol Road, Flint. Tickets cost $5 for the general public and $3 for students with a college ID. A variety of talent from local churches and Baker College of Flint students, faculty and staff will perform. Gospel Concert Night is sponsored by the African-American Heritage 2012 Committee and the African-American Students for Advancement. For more information, contact Nora Gillespie at 810.766.4115 or Brenda Brown at 810.766.4282. More»

Baker College Names Beth Nuccio as System Director of Career Services

January 19, 2012

Baker College has appointed Beth Nuccio as Baker College System director of career services. She serves as a liaison between career services and all other Baker College System departments to provide feedback on the employment viability of new and existing programs. She is responsible for establishing and ensuring the early and comprehensive integration of career services into each student's academic experience. Nuccio also oversees marketing and branding for Baker College career services and HireQualified is a free employee recruiting service that connects employers with Baker College graduates and students. More»

Baker College Online Reports More Students Choosing Online as Education Option

January 13, 2012

Upward trend attributed to various factors
Baker College Online officials report an upward trend of new students choosing online as a continuing education option. For fall 2011 quarter, new student enrollment at Baker College Online increased by 7.3 percent compared to the same period in 2010. The College also recorded a 6.5 percent increase in new student enrollment for summer 2011 quarter compared to 2010. According to Dr. Julia Teahen, Baker College Online president, this positive direction is attributed to various factors. More»

Baker College of Allen Park Acquires “Rusty”

January 11, 2012

Baker College of Allen Park has acquired a large piece of art in support of a local artist and art in public places. Weighing in at approximately 3,000 pounds, "Rusty" is a larger-than-life dog that now adorns a green space on Baker's Allen Park campus, standing between classroom buildings and Outer Drive. More»

Baker College of Cadillac To Host Business Survival Class

January 09, 2012

Baker College of Cadillac, in partnership with the Business Training Alliance (BTA) and the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC), will host a free business class on Tuesday, January 31, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in the Baker College of Cadillac student center, 9600 E. 13th. St., Cadillac. Titled "Survival for the Up North Business," the class will cover best practices, enhancing relationships and boosting bottom lines. Registration is required. More»

Baker College of Allen Park Introduces “SMART” Lab

January 09, 2012

Area focuses on interactive instruction for business students
Baker College of Allen Park has opened SMART Lab, a 1,056-square-foot area on campus dedicated to interactive instruction for business students. Developed by Baker College, SMART is an acronym for Securities, Marketing, Accounting, Research and Technology. More»

MSU Economist To Speak At Baker College of Flint

January 06, 2012

Charles Ballard will present 2012 economic forecast
Charles Ballard, a Michigan State University economics instructor since 1983, will present his 2012 economic forecast at Baker College of Flint on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., in Baker's auditorium, 1050 W. Bristol Road, Flint. Titled "Michigan's Economy: Past, Present and Future," the presentation is free, and open to the public and the media. No RSVP is required. More»

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