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My Town: Culinary Institute of Michigan indulges in sweet victory at chocolate competition

My Town: Culinary Institute of Michigan indulges in sweet victory at chocolate competition

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Chocolatiers from Baker College of Muskegon Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) carved up the competition at the 26th annual Michigan State University Museum Chocolate Party Benefit. Faculty members and students representing CIM Muskegon earned 12 awards, including the top two—Pastry Chef of the Year and Student Team of the Year.

The competition, sponsored by Great Lakes Gourmet, was part of the annual fundraising event for the MSU Museum that generated approximately $15,000 for the care and preservation of the museum's science and culture collections.

Competitors were asked to create chocolate masterpieces inspired by the feature film, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.” The CIM Muskegon had a strong presence in every category of the competition:

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My Town: MAISD administrator among top 'Leaders to Learn From' in nation

My Town: MAISD administrator among top 'Leaders to Learn From' in nation

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WASHINGTON--  In more than 14,000 school districts across the country, education leaders are tackling the critical task of preparing students for success during and beyond their K-12 years. Amid scarce resources, shifting demographics, and competing education providers, district-level administrators tirelessly work to improve the school systems in their communities. After reviewing hundreds of nominations, Education Week‘s annual Leaders To Learn From report, released today in print and online at edweek.org/leaders, recognizes 16 forward-thinking district leaders who are working to enact, and inspire, change in our nation’s public schools.

My Town: Career Tech Center chefs bring home gold

My Town: Career Tech Center chefs bring home gold

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On Feb. 20, 2015, the Baker College of Muskegon Culinary Institute of Michigan hosted 63 hospitality students from seven career tech centers in Northwestern Michigan for the 2015 SkillsUSA Regional Competition. These students competed in four areas: Culinary Arts, Commercial Baking, Food & Beverage Service, and Team Banquet. Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students earned gold medals in all three events.

Team Banquet members Chef McCayla Dixon (Oakridge), Sous Chef Kaley Billman (Oakridge), Prep Cook Leah Stokes (Montague), Pastry Chef Samantha Wilson (Whitehall), and Server Kathy Allen (Whitehall) prepared and served a four-course “Taste of the Caribbean” menu. This gold medal winner included coconut lentil soup, watercress pineapple salad, Jamaican jerk pork tenderloin with black bean stew and rice, and finished with Cuban coffee custard.

My Town: Muskegon-area students advance to HOSA state conference

My Town: Muskegon-area students advance to HOSA state conference

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More than 400 high school students went head-to-head at the Feb. 6 Region 6 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference, with 152 students earning medals and 330 students qualifying to advance to the Michigan HOSA State Leadership Conference. It is set for April 16-17, at the Grand Traverse Resort, Williamsburg.

The regional conference was held at the new Health Science Center at Baker College of Muskegon. Approximately 40 faculty, staff and students from the Baker College health sciences programs judged the 39 HOSA skills and knowledge events in the areas of health professions and emergency preparedness. The top 10 students in each event qualified to participate in the state conference.

AQUINAS COLLEGE AGREEMENT WITH MCC OFFERS STUDENTS CREDIT TRANSFER OPTIONS

AQUINAS COLLEGE AGREEMENT WITH MCC OFFERS STUDENTS CREDIT TRANSFER OPTIONS

 

 

AQUINAS COLLEGE AGREEMENT WITH MCC OFFERS STUDENTS CREDIT TRANSFER OPTIONS

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 11, 2015 – On Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, Aquinas College and Muskegon Community College (MCC) signed an agreement that gives students more options for transferring course credits.

 

An articulation agreement between the two institutions allows students who have earned an Associate in Science and Arts degree from MCC, with a minimum 2.0 GPA in all transferrable courses, to transfer up to 64 credits to Aquinas College toward a bachelor’s degree. Students must meet other transfer course requirements, as outlined in the agreement.

 

Aquinas President Juan Olivarez, Aquinas Provost Gilda Gely, MCC President Dale Nesbary and MCC Vice President for Academic Affairs and Finance Teresa A. Sturrus were on hand to sign the agreement at MCC’s campus.

My Town: Optimists recognize top students; offer cash prizes for contests

My Town: Optimists recognize top students; offer cash prizes for contests

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On January 28 and February 4, 2015, Mona Shores Optimist Club members celebrated the successes of area high school students with a recognition luncheon at Baker College. Two students from each of the 14 Muskegon Area high schools were honored for their academic success and for best reflecting the Optimist Creed. The creed charges members to expect only the best, wear a cheerful countenance, forget the mistakes of the past, and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

The students briefly shared their accomplishments and plans for the future, followed by a speech from Baker College President Lee Coggin on January 28, and Baker College Business Department Chair Tim Stein on February 4. At the close of the luncheon, each student was awarded a gold keychain and certificate.

My Town Muskegon: Crews prepare for worst during mock incident

My Town Muskegon: Crews prepare for worst during mock incident

MUSKEGON, Mich.--  On Jan. 31, the patrons of Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts and Smash Wine Bar & Bristo walked into what looked like the scene of an emergency.

The facility hosted mock incident training organized by the Muskegon Citizen Corps and Region 6 Healthcare Coalition. Students of the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center’s (MACTC) Criminal Justice class and area first responders took part in the session. Participants included paramedics, nurses, firefighters, social workers, pharmacists and physicians, as well as Dr. Jerry A. Evans of Mercy Health Muskegon. Students wore badges explaining their role and acted as bombing victims.