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GOCC celebrates graduation

Glen Oaks Community College celebrated its 48th graduation ceremony Friday, when nearly 200 certificates or degrees were awarded to 175 students. College officials said 113 people took part in the ceremony. According to data compiled by the college, the average graduate is 26 1/2 years old, with the youngest graduate 18 years of age and the oldest, 66. The average …

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GOCC voted to proceed with housing facility

Glen Oaks Community College’s Board of Trustees voted this week to proceed with the bidding, design and construction of a $6.5 million, 120-bed student housing facility. Subject to final approval on a USDA low-interest loan, the proposed four-story building would begin with a groundbreaking expected to take place in early summer with plans for the facility to open with the …

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Glen Oaks to host job fair

More than 50 area employers will participate later this month in what is considered the largest job fair in St. Joseph County. Glen Oaks Community College will host the event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21. Jobseekers will have the opportunity to meet employer representatives to learn about and apply for positions that are currently open. The event is …

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Changes coming for county employees seeking tuition reimbursement

Reimbursement for college tuition will become an easier process for county employees, pending action taken by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. A matter discussed during this week’s county commission executive committee centered on making the process of applying for reimbursement an easier procedure, Pat Yoder, county administrator, said a few of the likely changes include a provision that …

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Glen Oaks sees increase in enrollment

Officials from Glen Oaks Community College said the school experienced an enrollment increase for the second straight semester, representing a 16.8 percent jump over the 2015 winter semester, and an actual increase over the 2015 fall semester. President David Devier said the student increase is a testament to the hard work faculty and staff have put into the college’s marketing …

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Glen Oaks receives ambulance for training

Glen Oaks Community College is the recipient of an ambulance that will assist students in emergency training, thanks to a donation from LifeCare Ambulance Service of Battle Creek. Glen Oaks President David Devier said the college recently partnered with Michiana Healthcare to offer Medical First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician courses. The ambulance, he said, will provide these students with …

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