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Bay College Library Archives

A unique look into the history of Bay College.

History of Bay College

Bay de Noc Community College was founded in 1962 through the bequest of $100,000 by Catherine Bonifas in 1948 for the "establishment of a junior college in Escanaba". Through its beginnings at the old Escanaba High School to its 50th Anniversary in 2012, Bay College has become a cornerstone of education in the Upper Midwest by offering quality education at an affordable price. We are pleased to offer visitors to this site a brief, but captivating, look into the history of Bay College and the Delta County area. Thank you for visiting.