Kalamazoo College, also known as K College or simply K, is a private liberal arts college in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Founded in 1833, the college is among the 100 oldest in the country. Today, it produces more Peace Corps volunteers per capita than any other U.S. academic institution. From 1997 to 2006 it ranked 21st among all baccalaureate institutions in the percentage of graduates who went on to earn doctorates. The school was founded by American Baptist ministers, but today maintains no religious affiliation.Kalamazoo College is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. It is listed in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives. In 2012, Forbes rated it 65th of America's Best Colleges, the highest ranked in Michigan as a private college. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of Michigan’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 48 four-year schools that made the list, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Technological University, Albion College, Calvin College and Alma College were the top five institutions. 27 two-year schools were also included, with Lansing Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, Henry Ford Community College and Kellogg Community College in the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “The job outlook in Michigan continues to be positive as the state’s economy improves, and that’s great news for students seeking a degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The schools on our list have established a commitment to student success, as demonstrated by their employment services and the average earnings of their alumni after graduation.” To be included on Michigan’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, career services offered, availability of financial aid and such additional metrics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Michigan” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Michigan for 2017 include: Aquinas College Baker College Center for Graduate Studies Baker College of Auburn Hills Baker College of Clinton Township Baker College of Flint Baker College of Muskegon Baker College of Port Huron Calvin College Central Michigan University Cleary University College for Creative Studies Concordia University-Ann Arbor Cornerstone University Davenport University Eastern Michigan University Ferris State University Finlandia University Grand Valley State University Great Lakes Christian College Hope College Kalamazoo College Kettering University Kuyper College Lake Superior State University Lawrence Technological University Madonna University Marygrove College Michigan State University Michigan Technological University Northern Michigan University Northwood University-Michigan Oakland University Olivet College Rochester College Saginaw Valley State University Siena Heights University Spring Arbor University University of Detroit Mercy University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Dearborn University of Michigan-Flint Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Wayne State University Western Michigan University Best Two-Year Colleges in Michigan for 2017 include: Alpena Community College Bay College Bay Mills Community College Delta College Glen Oaks Community College Gogebic Community College Grand Rapids Community College Henry Ford Community College Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kellogg Community College Kirtland Community College Lansing Community College Macomb Community College Michigan Career and Technical Institute Mid Michigan Community College Monroe County Community College Montcalm Community College Mott Community College Muskegon Community College North Central Michigan College Oakland Community College Schoolcraft College Southwestern Michigan College St Clair County Community College Washtenaw Community College Wayne County Community College District West Shore Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The April 7-8 Kalamazoo Foodways Symposium is a free community event held at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum and the Bronson Healthy Living Campus of Kalamazoo Valley Community College, offering programs and activities that provide historical, cultural, and practical insights into food and food systems in Southwest Michigan. It serves as a convening point for students, practitioners, and the community to come together to build a strong, vibrant local food system. Cooking demonstrations, children's activities, and a keynote address by food writer and community activist Toni Tipton-Martin, author of The Jemima Code, are all features of the weekend's events. “We’ve been working with a number of community groups over the past year to plan this event,” said Elspeth Inglis, event co-organizer and aAssistant dDirector for eEducation at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. “We all believe that it is important for the community to understand more about where our food comes from and about the social and political implications of a food system.” FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 Pancake breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. at the Havirmill Café in the Culinary and Allied Health Building, 418 E. WalnutThe Kalamazoo Valley Community College Foundation invites the public to a pancake breakfast to benefit student scholarships. $10 suggested donation. Prospective student information sessions, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Culinary and Allied Health Building. Learn about Kalamazoo Valley’s Culinary Arts and Sustainable Food Systems programs. Join faculty and staff to learn about course offerings and take a tour of the facilities. For more information, contact Megan Pauken, mpauken(at)kvcc.edu. Good Food Kalamazoo working groups, 9 - 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the Culinary and Allied Health Building. Join community organizations, students, and others to discuss current programs and opportunities in Kalamazoo’s food systems. Topics will include: ● Institution (school/hospital) food service ● Food business development ● Scaling up for small farms ● Campus farm programs ● Starting an incubator farm in our community ● Youth job/skills training programs Lunch at Bronson Hospital cafeteria, noon to 1 p.m. Executive Chef Jason McClellan has created a special local menu that features some of our favorite farms’ foods. Enjoy lunch in the hospital cafeteria (for purchase). Vegetarian/vegan options will be available. Good Food Kalamazoo Summit, 1:15 - 2:45 p.m., at the Culinary and Allied Health Building. Panel Discussion, 3 - 4:30 p.m. at the Culinary and Allied Health Building. The topic will be, “What can historical foodways teach us about how to create a sustainable and equitable food system for today and the future?” Panelists will be Toni Tipton-Martin, food writer and community activist, Punkin Shenanaquet from the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, and Roger Ulrich, co-founder of Lake Village Homestead. Art Hop reception, 5 - 7 p.m.at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 North Rose Street. Toni Tipton-Martin’s keynote address on food heritage and good health begins at 6 p.m. The reception features traditional African and African American foods, an art exhibit, "Food Not Food" photography by local artist Kristina Lechner, and seedling and recipe giveaways with youth from the Kalamazoo Empowering Youth (KEYS) program. Representatives from Kazoo Books will be on hand to sell copies of Ms. Tipton-Martin's book, The Jemima Code and she will be available to sign her book. SATURDAY, APRIL 8 Hands-On Kids Activities Join Kalamazoo Valley Museum staff and friends for hands-on activities including “Name the Veggie,” “MyPlate” decorating, and live farm animals, 1 - 4 p.m. at the Culinary and Allied Health Building Lobby/Cafe and Food Innovation Center. Hands-On Cooking Classes at the Culinary and Allied Health Building. Pre-registration is required. Contact Elizabeth Barker at 373-7965 to register. Try a free sampler version of one of our community cooking classes: Healthy Cooking in the Kitchen: Manage your blood sugar - a chef and a dietitian team up to share nutrition tips and real recipes for keeping your blood sugar in check and feeling great. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 3 p.m. at the Culinary and Allied Health Building. Families welcome. No children under 6; children ages 6-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Kids Cooking! This class is just for kids. Learn to make “Friendship Salsa” and other easy, healthy snacks, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Culinary and Allied Health Building’s community kitchen. Intended for children ages 8-13; no children under 6. SHOP, COOK, EAT: Farmers Market Tour + How to Cook Affordably and In-Season Join People’s Food Co-op Market Manager Gaby Gerken and MSU Extension Community Food Systems Educator Mariel Borgman for a morning of local food fun. Tour the Kalamazoo Winter Farmers Market and learn how to use SNAP and other food assistance benefits to affordably purchase food at farmers markets. Then gather in the Community Kitchen for a demonstration of techniques to cook easy, versatile, and affordable meals using whatever produce is in season. Families welcome. No children under 6; children ages 6-17 must be accompanied by an adult. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Meet at CAH lobby. Cooking Demonstrations, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Culinary and Allied Health Building. Toni Tipton-Martin will cook African heritage recipes in the Culinary Theater. There will be samples. Vegan Kalamazoo chefs will cook vegan recipes that are tasty, sustainable, and nutritious, 3 - 4 p.m. Community Conversations and Workshops, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (individual sessions will last 45-60 minutes) at the Culinary and Allied Health Building. Join community organizations and educators for short workshops on various topics of interest in the food system! Topics will include: Events are listed in order of start time, but also contain TOPIC KEYWORDS so you can seek out the events you are most interested in. CAH is the Culinary and Allied Health Building, 418 E Walnut St. FIC is the Food Innovation Center, 224 E Crosstown Parkway Workshop: Campus Farms Time: 10:45 a.m. - noon Location: CAH 207 Presenter/Facilitator: Mimi Strauss, marian.strauss13(at)kzoo.edu. Students and staff from Kalamazoo College, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Grand Valley State University, and University of Michigan will discuss their on-campus farms and how they enhance the educational experience for students at these schools, which aren’t traditionally agricultural schools. Topics: EDUCATION, FARMING, LOCAL INITIATIVES Info Session: Kalamazoo Valley’s Culinary Arts and Sustainable Food Systems Programs Time: 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Location: CAH 223 Presenter/Facilitator: John Korycki, Director for Culinary Education, jkorycki(at)kvcc.edu. Learn about Kalamazoo Valley’s newest degree program and take a building tour. Topics: EDUCATION, CULINARY ARTS, BUILDING TOUR Workshop: Are you ready to be a beekeeper? Time: 12-12:50 p.m. Location: FIC 113 Presenter: Shaana Way, Kalamazoo Bee Club Have you thought about keeping bees? Shaana will help you decide if it’s the right pastime for you, explaining what you’ll need to get started, in terms of costs, time, equipment, and expectations. This session is also great for beginning beekeepers, and includes a visit to Kalamazoo Valley’s apiary. Community Conversation: African American Food Traditions Time: 12:15-1:05 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Location: CAH 223 Presenter/Facilitator: Donna Odom, SHARE The Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE) will feature a display of vintage cookbooks and lead a conversation with local African American queens of cuisine. SHARE will be selling copies of recipes collected from local African American cooks. Topics: LOCAL INITIATIVES, HISTORY/CULTURE, FOOD JUSTICE, CUISINES Workshop: Veganism - the universal foodway Time: 12:15-1:05 p.m. Location: CAH 247 Presenter/Facilitator: Hillary Rettig, Vegan Kalamazoo, vegankalamazoo(at)gmail.com. All the world loves rice and beans! In this talk, Vegan Kalamazoo's Hillary Rettig takes us on a journey through the many vegan staples and foodways from around the world. We'll also time-travel back to humanity's mostly-vegan past, and forward to its ever-more-vegan future, so please join us for what promises to be a fascinating and far-reaching discussion. Topics: LOCAL INITIATIVES, HEALTH, CUISINES Workshop: Mushroom Cultivation Time 1-1:50 p.m. Location: FIC 113 Presenter/Facilitator: Lee Arbogast Curious about growing your own mushrooms? This mini-workshop is a preview of the upcoming eight-week Mushroom Cultivation course that starts on April 13 at the Food Innovation Center. Experienced farmer Lee Arbogast will take you through the basics of a few different types of mushroom production. Topics: GROW YOUR OWN Workshop: Do you have the GUTS to be healthy? Time: 1-1:50 p.m. Location: CAH 207 Presenter/Facilitator: Nancy Lee Bently, Wholistic Health Expert, fullcirclesc(at)gmail.com. Wholistic Health Expert, Nancy Lee Bentley calls it like-it-is about the state of our food and health today. With trademark wit and wisdom she counsels “It’s not hopeless, though we do have some challenges before us. But let’s face it, it literally take GUTS – a Healthy GI Tract, conscious lifestyle choices and like-minded community to really be healthy these days. Together, We can do it.” Nancy Lee Bentley is a dynamic Wholistic Health Expert, Local Foodsystems Specialist, speaker and author of Truly Cultured and Dr. Mercola’s Total Health Program. For over 35 years Nancy has been a pioneering champion for healthy food, local foodsystems and holistic health, including being UIUC’s first Foodsystems Development Specialist, organizing food coops and CSA’s, founding the Organic Trade Association, baking Prince’s purple-topped birthday cake and developing wheat-free recipes for celebrities like Cher. Topics: CUISINES, HEALTH Film Screening: Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret Time: 1:15-2:45 p.m. Location: CAH 247 Presenter/Facilitator: Hillary Rettig and Joe Smigiel, Vegan Kalamazoo, vegankalamazoo(at)gmail.com. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Community Conversation: Food Justice in Kalamazoo Time: 1:30-2:45 p.m. Location: CAH 223 Presenter/Facilitator: PFC Transformation Team, pfc-transformation-team(at)googlegroups.com The Transformation Team at PFC Natural Grocery and Deli has been working for several years to address racism and promote food justice in Kalamazoo. This participatory panel discussion will highlight successes and challenges and next steps for our community to take together. Workshop: Growing Hops in the Home Garden Time: 2-2:50 p.m. Location: FIC 113 Presenter: Bonnie Steinman, formerly HopHead Farms Hops are a versatile and useful plant in the home garden. Whether you are a homebrewer looking to grow some of your own ingredients, or just a gardener interested in attractive perennial plants, come learn the basics of cultivation from an experienced grower. Workshop: Starting a Spring Vegetable Garden Time: 3-3:50 p.m. Location: CAH 207 Presenter: Tammy March-Vispi, Kalamazoo County Master Gardener Volunteers Are you ready to try growing your own food? This session is for beginning vegetable gardeners. Learn the basics of starting your own garden and you’ll be eating your own delicious harvests this summer! Tammy March-Vispi is a Master Gardener Volunteer and farmer who operates a CSA in Allegan County. Community Conversation: Kalamazoo’s African-American Community Heritage Recipes Time: 12:15-1:05 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Location: CAH 223 Presenter/Facilitator: Donna Odom, SHARE The Society for History and Racial Equity (SHARE) will feature a display of vintage cookbooks and lead a conversation with local African American queens of cuisine. SHARE will be selling copies of recipes collected from local African American cooks. Topics: LOCAL INITIATIVES, HISTORY/CULTURE, FOOD JUSTICE, CUISINES Info Session: ValleyHub, Kalamazoo’s new regional Food Hub! Time: 3-3:45 p.m. Location: FIC 113 Presenter: Rachel Bair, Director for Sustainable and Innovative Food Systems, rbair(at)kvcc.edu. What’s going on at the Kalamazoo Valley Food Innovation Center, that crazy barn-like building with the greenhouse right near downtown? FIC Director Rachel Bair will explain what we’re up to - operating a farm and food hub right here in the city - and share ways that you can get involved. For an updated schedule, see the Kalamazoo Foodways Symposium web page at http://www.kalamazoomuseum.org/kalamazoofoodways.
News Article | April 27, 2017
LANSING, MI--(Marketwired - April 27, 2017) - Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) today announced that Meegan Holland will become vice president of communications and marketing for the 5,000-member business organization, the nation's largest state retail association. Holland comes to the association from the State of Michigan, where she worked at the Secretary of State's and Governor's offices, and most recently the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency as a senior policy advisor. Previously, she was statewide/capital editor in Lansing for MLive Media Group. She succeeds Tom Scott, senior vice president, who retires on July 5 after 24 years with the association. His retirement was announced in February. "We're excited Meegan is joining Michigan Retailers, because her talents, experience and personality are a great fit for our organization and the many audiences we communicate with on a daily basis," said MRA President and CEO James P. Hallan. "She is highly respected for her work as a print and online journalist as well as a state government policymaker and communicator," he said. "In addition, she is a former community business owner who is passionate about helping retailers and their communities adapt and succeed in today's rapidly changing retail environment." She begins her new post on June 1. A Kalamazoo College graduate, Holland was Booth Newspapers' Capitol News Service bureau chief from 1990-2007 and online editor of the Grand Rapids Press from 2007-2011. She helped launch and oversee MLive's first all-digital news hub in Lansing from 2012-14. She began working for state government in June 2015 at the Secretary of State's executive office and moved to the Governor's Office six months later. In August 2016 she transitioned to the troubled Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, where she was part of a workgroup of lawmakers, long-term health care experts and veterans advocates. Their recommendations turned into legislation creating an authority to oversee current and future veterans homes. In the early 2000s, she helped manage Creole Gallery, an art gallery and performance space, contributing to the revitalization of Lansing's historic Old Town. She was membership chair with the Old Town Commercial Association and currently is involved with the Lansing Economic Area Partnership's Placemaking Committee, East Lansing Arts Commission and the Capital Region Community Foundation. "I've been a part of community-building and placemaking efforts for 20 years," she said. "I've witnessed how retailers are instrumental in bringing back and stabilizing neighborhoods, so I'm thrilled to join the Michigan Retailers Association to help more Main Street businesses and encourage people to keep their shopping dollars in Michigan," Holland said. "Meegan brings valuable personal experience to Michigan Retailers' popular Buy Nearby campaign," said Scott. "She will oversee the campaign as part of her responsibilities and guide its growth in exciting new directions." Holland is a life-long Michigander who currently resides in East Lansing. Michigan Retailers Association represents more than 5,000 member businesses and their 15,000 stores and websites. MRA has been a trusted business resource for 77 years and provides cost-saving membership services, such as expert credit card processing, business and personal insurances, legislative advocacy, college scholarships and discounts on shipping, to all types of businesses. It created the Buy Nearby campaign in 2013 to benefit local retailers, their communities and Michigan's economy.
Suarez M.A.,Kalamazoo College
Pediatric Clinics of North America | Year: 2012
Children with autism experience many challenges that affect their ability to function. Sensory processing disorder and, specifically, sensory modulation disorder can compound dysfunction and further inhibit participation in productive activities. Through detection of and referral for sensory modulation disorders, treatment can be accessed. Emerging treatment evidence points to functional gains for autism and sensory modulation disorder that can ease the burden that this combination of symptoms has on the everyday life of children with autism. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
Hostetter A.B.,Kalamazoo College |
Alibali M.W.,University of Wisconsin - Madison
Journal of Memory and Language | Year: 2010
The Gesture as Simulated Action (GSA) framework (Hostetter & Alibali, 2008) holds that representational gestures are produced when actions are simulated as part of thinking and speaking. Accordingly, speakers should gesture more when describing images with which they have specific physical experience than when describing images that are less closely tied to action. Experiment 1 supported this hypothesis by showing that speakers produced more representational gestures when describing patterns they had physically made than when describing patterns they had only viewed. Experiment 2 replicated this finding and ruled out the possibility that the effect is due to decreased opportunity for verbal rehearsal when speakers physically made the patterns. Experiment 3 ruled out the possibility that the effect in Experiments 1 and 2 was due to motor priming from making the patterns. Taken together, these experiments support the central claim of the GSA framework by suggesting that speakers gesture when they express thoughts that involve simulations of actions. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 20.00K | Year: 2012
This award will provide support for a satellite workshop to the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), to be held in Dallas, TX on August 4-9, 2013. The goal of the workshop is to explore subfields in cognitive science that hold the most promise for increasing our understanding of neural networks and computational intelligence.
The IJCNN explores the theoretical and computational understanding of the brain in order to develop new and more effective forms of machine intelligence. Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind and mental processes. The workshop is intended to foster more effective integration between the two communities. The workshop will provide a venue in which neural network researchers and students can learn more about the state of the art in cognitive science and its interface with computational intelligence. The broader impacts of the workshop include fostering new collaborations between neural network researchers and those working in other areas of cognitive science. In addition, it provides for reduced registration for women and other scientists underrepresented in the field.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Continuing grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 608.55K | Year: 2014
The goal of the Kalamazoo Scholars Program is to improve the success of students who are traditionally-underrepresented in STEM and to increase the diversity of the scientific workforce. The program builds on Kalamazoo Colleges success in attracting and retaining students in the natural sciences and mathematics and seeks to increase the likelihood that first-generation and underrepresented minority students with financial need will pursue careers and advanced degrees in STEM. To achieve these objectives, Kalamazoo College will award scholarships and provide academic and professional development support to two cohorts of 12-13 students majoring in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, physics, or engineering. Students in the program will have academic experiences common to all Kalamazoo students: broad training in the liberal arts, international engagement, in-depth study in an academic major, and a capstone research experience. In addition, Kalamazoo Scholars will engage in research-based practices shown to increase the persistence and success of students in STEM, beginning with a pre-orientation program, a Science in the World first-year seminar cluster, and peer mentoring, and continuing with weekly mentoring lunches with faculty, STEM leadership activities, early research experiences, internships and other career and professional development activities. The leadership experiences embedded in the program will also influence other STEM students on campus and younger students, often underrepresented minorities, in the community.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: Chem Struct,Dynmcs&Mechansms A | Award Amount: 220.55K | Year: 2014
With this new award, the Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanism Program A (CSDM-A) of the Division of Chemistry supports Professor Jeffrey A. Bartz of Kalamazoo College in a project investigating the dynamics of photochemical bond breaking in a series of gaseous molecules. The studies will evaluate the influence of the shape of the starting molecules on the mechanics of their dissociation. This research, which will be carried out by undergraduate students who will receive training in chemical dynamics, vacuum techniques and laser technology, will contribute to our understanding of processes involved in atmospheric chemistry.
The project will involve photodissociation studies of NO and OH containing molecules in which velocity mapped ion imaging will be used to measure the dynamics and orientation of the NO and OH fragments. An important goal of the project is the elucidation of the role of the conformations of the starting molecules on the dynamics of photodissociation.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: IUSE | Award Amount: 48.48K | Year: 2015
Kalamazoo College has received an award through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources program to hold a conference entitled, Science and Social Justice Think Tank. The purpose of this working conference is to bring together (1) postsecondary STEM educators, (2) scholars, scientists, and public health professionals, and (3) higher education STEM thought leaders to consider, discuss, and plan for the inclusion of social justice issues in science. The conference includes several keynote addresses by leaders from various sectors who have expertise in science and social justice issues. These presentations are followed by small discussion groups composed of participants who have been working at the intersection of science and social justice. The participants will be tasked with articulating what science and social justice means, thinking about ways to extend and broaden the conversation, and developing a detailed plan for disseminating the products of the conference.
There has been significant attention to ethics in the natural sciences and considerable attention to the introduction of social justice topics in the undergraduate curricula in disciplines such as economics. However, there has been little consideration of issues of social justice, such as distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within society, in the practice of the natural sciences. By tackling such considerations and how they can be integrated into undergraduate STEM education, the conference will contribute to the preparation of future scientists, as well as the education of a STEM-literate citizenry, providing them with the ability to evaluate STEM research in the context of its impact on society. Results of the conference will be shared through the Science and Social Justice Praxis website hosted at Kalamazoo College.
News Article | December 23, 2016
US Sports Camps (USSC) is excited to announce Jay Daniels as the next camp director at it's Michigan Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College, July 30 to August 2. Outgoing camp director, Kathy Milliken, announced her resignation in July 2016 as Kalamazoo College's head men's and women's swimming and diving coach this past summer in order to spend more time with her young family. Jay Daniels took over in August 2016 as head coach for the 2016-17 season. "I am confident that Jay is ready to take this next step in leading the team," Milliken said. "He is passionate about the sport of swimming and diving and Kalamazoo College, having graduated from here in 2013. He is one of the bright stars of the sport's future." Daniels, a 2013 Kalamazoo College graduate and former swim team captain, assisted at nationally-competitive SUNY New Paltz for two seasons after graduation before returning to Kalamazoo in 2015. Kalamazoo College, located in scenic southwest Michigan, offers a beautiful hilltop campus, top-notch facilities and is a ideal location for a summer swim camp for competitive swimmers. Designed for competitive swimmers to improve and refine their stroke technique the Nike Swim Camp at Kalamazoo College will give you the edge and self-confidence you need to compete at the next level. Swimmers can choose to do the Pre-Season Training Emphasis, which is a higher intensity of training that is perfect for club swimmers, high school swimmers, and those that are interested in swimming in college. Campers receive advanced technical instruction in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Or swimmers can choose to do the Stroke Technique Emphasis, where swimmers will receive detailed instruction on technique in all four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. Registration for summer 2017 now open. Campers and parents can visit ww.ussportscamps.com or call 1-800-645-3226 for more information. US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is America's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.