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Baker College’s Charity Fundraiser During “Cruise the Pits”

July 28, 2017

Baker College staff members will attach a flatbed with railings and steps to this iconic 1987 Peterbuilt for the college’s Cruising the Pits fundraising event Friday, July 28. The fundraiser benefits the Child Advocacy Center.

OWOSSO, Mich. – Baker College’s Owosso campus is offering a unique pit stop for those enjoying the long-awaited return of Cruise the Pits: a fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Center on the flatbed of an iconic Peterbuilt truck.

“Enjoying camaraderie, having a prime location for reviewing the Friday evening slo-mo action of Cruise the Pits, and supporting a Shiawassee County charity are reasons to attend this fun event,” said Aaron J. Maike, Ph.D., Baker College of Owosso president.

The fundraiser is 5-10 p.m., Friday, July 28, at the corner of Park and Exchange streets. The truck will be stationed in the parking lot of Hi-Quality Glass, 216 E. Exchange St.

A $25 ticket – $20 in advance – will gain admittance for those age 21 and up to the flatbed party and three beer tickets. All ticket sales will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center, the same charity designated by Cruise the Pits. Baker College is also the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Cruise the Pits cruise and car show.

“In helping plan the return of this beloved Owosso tradition, we saw an opportunity to raise additional money for the Child Advocacy Center while building community among attendees,” Maike said.

Individual and blocks of tickets are available at Baker College’s Welcome Center, 1309 S. M-52, Owosso, and Hi-Quality Glass, and by contacting Voula Erfourth, Baker College of Owosso director of academic affairs at 989.729.3406 or [email protected].

The truck is part of Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute collection. The 43,000-square-foot Auto/Diesel Institute is located on Baker College’s Owosso campus and offers diesel and automotive technology programs. The diesel service technology program is the only such program in Michigan that is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

The Child Advocacy Center, 1216 W. Main St., Owosso, is a program of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Shiawassee County. The center provides a safe place for child-friendly forensic interviews, counseling and other support services free of charge to children and families who have been victims of abuse in order to provide hope and healing.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including applied technology, business, education, engineering, health science, information technology and social science. Baker College has on-ground campuses throughout Michigan and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege.

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

     

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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Baker College’s Charity Fundraiser During “Cruise the Pits”

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Baker College’s Charity Fundraiser During “Cruise the Pits”

July 28, 2017

Baker College staff members will attach a flatbed with railings and steps to this iconic 1987 Peterbuilt for the college’s Cruising the Pits fundraising event Friday, July 28. The fundraiser benefits the Child Advocacy Center.

OWOSSO, Mich. – Baker College’s Owosso campus is offering a unique pit stop for those enjoying the long-awaited return of Cruise the Pits: a fundraiser for the Child Advocacy Center on the flatbed of an iconic Peterbuilt truck.

“Enjoying camaraderie, having a prime location for reviewing the Friday evening slo-mo action of Cruise the Pits, and supporting a Shiawassee County charity are reasons to attend this fun event,” said Aaron J. Maike, Ph.D., Baker College of Owosso president.

The fundraiser is 5-10 p.m., Friday, July 28, at the corner of Park and Exchange streets. The truck will be stationed in the parking lot of Hi-Quality Glass, 216 E. Exchange St.

A $25 ticket – $20 in advance – will gain admittance for those age 21 and up to the flatbed party and three beer tickets. All ticket sales will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center, the same charity designated by Cruise the Pits. Baker College is also the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Cruise the Pits cruise and car show.

“In helping plan the return of this beloved Owosso tradition, we saw an opportunity to raise additional money for the Child Advocacy Center while building community among attendees,” Maike said.

Individual and blocks of tickets are available at Baker College’s Welcome Center, 1309 S. M-52, Owosso, and Hi-Quality Glass, and by contacting Voula Erfourth, Baker College of Owosso director of academic affairs at 989.729.3406 or [email protected].

The truck is part of Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute collection. The 43,000-square-foot Auto/Diesel Institute is located on Baker College’s Owosso campus and offers diesel and automotive technology programs. The diesel service technology program is the only such program in Michigan that is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

The Child Advocacy Center, 1216 W. Main St., Owosso, is a program of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Shiawassee County. The center provides a safe place for child-friendly forensic interviews, counseling and other support services free of charge to children and families who have been victims of abuse in order to provide hope and healing.

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including applied technology, business, education, engineering, health science, information technology and social science. Baker College has on-ground campuses throughout Michigan and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege.

 

 

 

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FAQ's

  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

     

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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Wherever I reached out for help, it was there; it was easy.

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