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Glen Oaks approves residence hall

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted this week to approve a $5.3 million bid to build a student residence hall on the Glen Oaks campus. The bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, includes all desired alternative options, according to school president David Devier. The three-story, student-housing unit is to include two- and four-suite units that share kitchen …

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Glen Oaks unveils new gym floor

Glen Oaks Community College last weekend unveiled “Ken Schuler Court” prior to the school’s 2016-17 basketball home opener. The hardwood gym floor was restored over the past summer thanks to a donation in the name of the Glen Oaks basketball icon. Sturgis resident and Ken Schuler’s widow, Vi Schuler, funded the refurbishing of the floor where her late husband spent …

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Study shows financial impact of GOCC

An economic-impact study conducted for Glen Oaks Community College indicates the college, its students and regional alumni added more than $119 million in income to the local economy in the school’s 2015-16 fiscal year. The figure is approximately equal to 4 percent of the area’s Gross Regional Product. Idaho-based Economics Modeling Specialists International conducted the study. Its report concluded the …

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Enrollment has increased at Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks Community College is reporting an increase in student enrollment based on its first-week numbers last week. School officials said enrollment is up 16 percent compared to the start of the 2015-16 academic year 12 months ago. Glen Oaks is one of five Michigan Community Colleges reporting enrollment increases, while most of Michigan’s community colleges are reporting continued declines …

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GOCC Machine Shop receives new equipment

Students in the Glen Oaks Community College’s machine-tool program will now be able to work and learn on a new piece of equipment, thanks to Vaupell Midwest Molding of Constantine. Vaupell has donated an electrical-discharge machine to be housed in the newly renovated Machine Shop at the college. The donation means Vaupell is able to assist in helping educate Glen …

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Glen Oaks to apply for student housing loan

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees last week voted to move forward with an application for a $ 6.5 million loan through the USDA for a proposed student-housing project. Approval followed a public hearing during which no one addressed the board about the matter. Glen Oaks President David Devier said Glen Oaks is the first community college in Michigan …

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