Spring Arbor University

Battle Creek

Our Battle Creek site offers a selection of our programs and serves students in the Battle Creek area looking to pursue a degree with Spring Arbor University.

Start Dates

View upcoming program start dates. For those applying to an associate or undergraduate program: all admissions must be submitted prior to the mandatory orientation. See orientation dates below.

= Our Virtual Classroom option combines online learning with face-to-face interaction. Study from home, like in an online program, while still engaging with your classmates face-to-face. If you would like more information about a program, or if the program that interests you is without a start date, please contact your admissions representative.

Degree Completion Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Contact Information

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Spring Arbor University
70 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 200
Battle Creek, MI 49017
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Phone:  800.968.0011, ext. 4050 |   269.965.2934
Email:  battlecreek@arbor.edu

Please send transcripts to Jonathan Kohns, Enrollment Specialist:

950 Trade Centre Way, Suite 300
Portage, MI 49002

Phone:  269.585.1160
Email: Jonathan.Kohns@arbor.edu


Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

Admissions Staff

Joyce Reynolds, Site Coordinator

Contact Joyce at Joyce.Reynolds@arbor.edu.

Hometown: Jackson, MI

Education: SAU, Bachelors of Science – Management and Organizational Development

What advice would you give someone looking to go back to school?

Reach out to speak with graduates about their educational experiences.  Review the faculty/student ratios to ensure the class sizes are right for you, and examine the program’s flexibility in order to have confidence that you can continue your employment and maintain your personal commitments as you complete your degree.

Why Spring Arbor University?

As a graduate of SAU, I had the opportunity to work with top-notch, dedicated faculty and staff who were supportive and cultivated a positive learning environment.  I continually gained knowledge as a student and developed lasting, professional relationships.  The best part of all was being able to complete my degree within a Christian environment.


Gregory Bentle, Admissions Representativephoto 1

Contact Greg at GBentle@arbor.edu.

One of my passions is to promote a “values driven” perspective to education and business; encouraging greater collaboration between the two industries. Effective education should be measured not just by acquiring knowledge and technical skills, but by imparting values as well. Education should result in life-change, the development of character, and making a positive impact on the world. I believe that a company’s success should be measured by a ‘triple bottom line’, (people, planet, and profit). Businesses should exist for a higher purpose than monetary profit alone, but should be driven by a desire to enrich the lives of people.

These passions are expressed in a variety of ways. I teach as an adjunct faculty member at Spring Arbor University (SAU) helping working adults (stranded learners) with an accelerated non-traditional approach to education so they can earn their bachelors or masters degree. My current position involves developing corporate education partnerships with marketplace employers who have a commitment to invest in the personal, academic and professional growth of their employees.

As a representative to the business community, it is my privilege to connect SAU with organizations seeking students for internships. Serving as an Ambassador for the A2Y Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Jackson Chamber of Commerce has also been an effective way to increase collaboration between higher education and the marketplace. I am also involved in teaching LEAN concepts to businesses as a Team Leader at the Lean Environmental Simulator in Jackson, MI. It is also a joy to teach business concepts to fifth grade students in public schools through Junior Achievement, many of whom will be the future leaders of tomorrow.

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