Baker College of Cadillac awards $2,500 Ed Kurtz Scholarship
Cadillac, MI
05/25/2016 02:42 PM

CADILLAC, Mich. – Baker College of Cadillac officials have announced Dylan Rodenbaugh, of McBain, is the recipient of the 2016 Ed Kurtz Leadership Scholarship award.

The $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Baker College of Cadillac student who demonstrates academic achievement and either a commitment to community service or a successful balance of work, family and school obligations.

“We are pleased to acknowledge the hard work and high standards of Dylan Rodenbaugh with this Ed Kurtz Scholarship,” said Kelly Smith, Baker College of Cadillac president. “Dylan is setting a great example for his fellow college classmates. He also inspires the respect and cooperation of students and staff at McBain Rural Agricultural School where he has already achieved the position of technology director.” 

Rodenbaugh is married, attends college full time and is working toward a bachelor’s degree in information technology and security. He plans to graduate December 2016. 

He began at the McBain school district by volunteering in the technology department while in high school and accepted the full-time position after he graduated. He was instrumental in the implementation of a one-on-one initiative that allows all of the 1,100 students to have an iPad or MacBook laptop. His team is also responsible for the technology needs of administration and faculty.

In addition to his education and full-time job, Rodenbaugh spends time each weekend forecasting the weather at MI News 26, a local television station he helped to start. The station broadcasts to more than 100,000 people. For the past four years, Rodenbaugh has also broadcasted the weather on local radio station 107.9 CDY, where he is known as “the weather guy from MI News 26.”

For more information about Baker College of Cadillac, contact Cheri Sprik in the admissions office at 231.876.3119 or, or visit

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Baker College grants certificates and associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in diverse academic fields, including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services. Every Baker College graduate receives Lifetime Employment Assistance—free and forever. Baker College is a pioneer in distance education and offers students the option of completing a degree 100 percent online, without ever visiting a campus. For information, visit or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook,

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Cheri Sprik
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