Six area Glen Oaks Community College students were recently recognized by the school’s Friends and Alumni of Nursing.
Monetary awards to help offset school expenses and licensing test fees were presented to Abigail Adamski of Burr Oak, Sturgis residents Casey Boggs, Haley Schrader and Lynn Harter, Three Rivers resident Erica Vazquez, and Shawn Dunafin, from LaGrange County.
The awards are earned based on Excellence in Nursing recognition by the Friends and Alumni of Nursing and presented at its annual conference.
Glen Oaks Community College has announced title changes for a number of its employees.
President Gary Wheeler said the changes better and more clearly describe office functions associated with the employee’s duties.
Ana Gaillat formerly dean of the college, is now dean of teaching and learning; Patricia Morganstern, previously associate dean of instruction, now works under the title associate dean of extended learning and workforce development; Marilyn Wieschowski, CPA, is now dean of finance and administrative services; Beverly Andrews, formerly assistant dean of enrollment services, is now assistant dean of enrollment services and registrar; and Kathy Hicks, previously administrative assistant to the dean, is now director of academic services.
The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation has announced its 2011-12 scholarship award recipients.
This year’s collective award equaled nearly $57,000 to a total of 56 students chosen by a committee for their academic achievements.
In addition, the athletic program received a $25,000 grant to award scholarships to student athletes participating in at least one of the school’s six sports.
Glen Oaks Community College reports that its inaugural Haunted Forest event last week drew more than 1,400 people over its three-night run.
The free event included a haunted trail and several other Halloween-themed events at a nearby barn. Organizers asked participants to bring a canned good in lieu of a cost for admission. The drive netted a collection of hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food to be donated to area food pantries.
Based on the success of the 2011 event, organizers said they are confident a follow-up program will take place in 2012.
A pair of Glen Oaks Community College student-athletes was named recipients of the Jim Bishop Athletic Scholarship.
Three Rivers resident Jessica Mathews and Constantine’s Jake Bower were awarded the one-year scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. Mathews, a member of the Lady Vikings basketball team, and Bower, who plays for the men’s basketball squad, were chosen based on their academic standing and leadership on their respective teams.
The scholarship was created in memory of Jim Bishop, a member of the school’s inaugural basketball team and later an assistant coach in the 1970s. He died in a car accident and the scholarship fund was formed by his family in 1980.
Glen Oaks Community College’s Haunted Forest event begins its three-night run tonight.
The all-ages event will include participation from different campus organizations and local agencies. Organizers are suggesting children 12 and under be accompanied by an adult as they make their way through the forest.
In addition to a trail through the haunted woods, scary movies and a barn full of fun, food and games will take place.
The activities take place 6 to 10 p.m. through Saturday.
There is no charge for any of the events, but organizers ask that at least one non-perishable item be donated. All donated items will be turned over to area food banks