Bay College Welcomes New Community Events and Marketing Coordinator


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Melissa VanBrocklin, Bay College’s new Community Events and Marketing Coordinator

Bay College welcomes Melissa VanBrocklin aboard as the new Community Events & Marketing Coordinator on the Escanaba campus. Melissa is no stranger to Bay College or the community. She is a Bay College alumni, completing both an Associate of Arts Degree in Business and an Accounting Certificate. Melissa also completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through the LSSU Regional Center at Bay College. Melissa comes with great work experience, working at the M-TEC at Bay College for 4 years and 3 years with the Bay Middle College program. She replaces Debbie Stiglitz who retired after 22 years of service to the college. Melissa resides in Gladstone with her husband Joe and children; Calixt, Chloe, and Natalee.

Melissa’s primary responsibility is to coordinate and manage all internal and external community events on campus. This includes all requests for the use of the Bay College facilities for conferences, meetings and events, including event management and catering coordination.

“I am so excited for this wonderful opportunity to continue to learn and grow with Bay College. We have a great team here and so much to offer the community from conference rooms, breakout/training rooms, computer labs, executive board rooms, to a state-of-the-art Besse Center Theater. I look forward to helping the community with their facility needs,” said VanBrocklin.

Bay College is available for conferences, teleconferences, training sessions, work meetings, product demonstrations, and industry expos. The facility includes meeting space for large and small groups, advanced telecommunications technology throughout, flexible furniture configurations, on-site catering services, and the Besse Center Theater with 268 theater style seats.

“Whatever professional event or activity you are planning Bay College elevates it to a new level of enjoyment and productivity. Working with Melissa you will be able to plan an activity that makes the most of the facility’s features and amenities.  You will also be connected to other campus facilities, services, and resources that add value to your event.  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.” Explained Kim Carne, VP of College Advancement.

Bay College also offers the community a virtual Online Event Scheduling System to reserve space or book your event online. This comprehensive system can provide you with one place to go for all your scheduling needs. Check it out at

Contact Melissa today via e-mail at or call (906) 217.4040 for all your facility needs. Bay College is the premier higher education and workforce training facility in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 
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