Bay College Associate in Arts Graduate Jesse Goudreau

Jesse Goudreau began his journey at Bay College in fall of 2014 and graduated in spring 2016 with his Associate in Arts (AA) degree. At Bay, he developed a passion for art and was able to challenge himself to become a better artist and expand his creativity. “You’re able to get on a personal level with the instructors at Bay,” says Goudreau on his experience there. “When I was struggling...

Success Story…Zackery Christianson

Zackery Christianson is a graduate of the Corrections Officer Certificate Program at Bay College and is currently employed with the Michigan Department of Corrections, Marquette Branch Prison. Zack was hired right out of Bay’s first ever Corrections Academy, and he got to choose the prison he wanted to work in. Zack was an exceptional student and cadet, and was nominated by his peers to...

Applied Technology Success Story…Traci Hallman

Traci Hallmann did not always want to be a welder. Before moving to the Upper Peninsula with her husband, she worked in plastic injection manufacturing. Once they had moved, she realized there were few job opportunities for that method of manufacturing in the area. At the time, Traci’s husband was enrolled in Bay College’s welding program. One day, she saw her husband welding out in the...

Success Story…Amber La Casse, Business Program Graduate

Amber La Casse, an Escanaba, MI native, began her journey at Bay College in fall of 2013. She graduated in spring 2016 with two Associate in Applied Science Degrees in both Marketing and Business, along with a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Small Business. Before graduation, Amber got a job offer to work with Fastenal, the largest fastener distributor in North America. She made the big move to...

Success Story… Senior Network Administrator at mBank Ryan Valiquette

Ryan Valiquette graduated from Bay College in 2007 with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Computer Systems Technology and was named the Outstanding Graduate for the Technology Division. He continued his education through Lake Superior State University in the 3 + 1 transfer program, where he completed 3 years at Bay and transferred 84 credits to LSSU. Ryan obtained his Bachelor of...

Student Success Story… Brayden Whitman

“Bay College gave me the ability to propel my career reinvention!” Brayden Whitman was a business owner in Oregon for many years. When he moved to the U.P. he was faced with the challenge of reinventing his life – and his career. He saw Bay College as an opportunity to start down a new path, and began classes shortly after. In May 2016, Brayden graduated with both his Licensed Practical...