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Kjolhede is the well-respected superintendent of the Ionia County Intermediate School District, which provides services and support for nine public schools, two charter schools and six non-public schools. The district spans 576 square miles and has more than 12,000 students. He is also president of the Michigan Association of School Administrators, Region IV.

His work in education has taken him from teaching and serving as a guidance counselor in several districts throughout Michigan to administrative positions for more than 20 years.

"I am truly humbled by being selected for this award," Kjolhede said. "Choosing to attend LSSC almost 40 years ago was the best decision I had made up to that point in my life. Through the LSSC guidance and influence of Paul Ripley, Bud Cooper, coaches Tom Ludwig and Ed Douma and many others, I was able grow and navigate my way to graduation.

"They and LSSC believed in me, giving me the knowledge, skills and confidence to get where I am today," Kjolhede continued. "I gladly support LSSU as repayment for their investment in me and for what they gave to me. The LSSU family has been instrumental in my life and invaluable for the lifelong connections we have made through the institution."

Kjolhede earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and minor in psychology from LSSU, as well as secondary certification in social studies before moving on to earn a master's degree in secondary guidance and counseling from Central Michigan University.

Kjolhede is married to the former Patti Ripley '77. The couple has two children, Kelly and Jamie.

Outstanding Alumnus Robert J. Kjolhede 76

School of Nursing

Suggested Course Pattern for BSN Nursing Curriculum

EFFECTIVE Fall 2014 semester

First Year Pre-Clinical or Pre-Requistes (Must earn a 'C' or better)
Semester 1
Semester 2
BIOL 121 Anatomy & Physiology I
4 BIOL 122 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
COMM 101 Human Communication
3 CHEM 108 Applied Chemistry 3
ENGL 110 First Year Composition I
3 ENGL 111 First Year Composition II 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
4 PSYC 155 Lifespan Development 3
3 SOCY 101 Introduction to Sociology 4

APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM by 2nd Tuesday of March or November

Second Year-Clinical Admission Required
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM 110 Applied Organic&Biochem
4 BIOL 223 Clinical Microbiology 3
HLTH 208 Nutrition
3 HLTH 235 Healthcare Informatics 2
HLTH 232 Pathophysiology
3 HLTH 209 Pharmacology 3
NURS 211 Intro to Professional Nursing
3 NURS 213 Fundamentals of Nursing 6
NURS 212 Health Appraisal
Third Year-Clinical Admission Required
Semester 1
Semester 2
MATH 207 Prin. of Statistical Methods
3 HUMN 251 Humanities 4
NURS 434 Nursing Research
HLTH 328 Multicultural Approach to Healthcare 3
NURS 327 Adult Nursing I
8 NURS 325 Nursing of Childbearing Families 5
  NURS 326 Parent/Child Nursing 5
Fourth Year-Clinical Admission Required
Semester 1
Semester 2
NURS 435 Nursing Management
4 NURS 433 Mental Health Nursing 5
NURS 431 Adult Nursing II
8 NURS 432 Nursing of Populations 5
3 NURS 436 Nursing Issues 2
    Humanities Elective 3-4

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