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Glen Oaks nursing pass rates higher than national average

Glen Oaks Community College continues to receive high marks in nursing pass rates, as graduates from both Level I and Level 2 programs pass the National Council for Licensing Exam at rates higher than the national average. Graduates from the one-year practical nursing program had a 100 percent pass rate, compared with a 92 percent Michigan pass rate and an …

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Glen Oaks honors supporters of college

Glen Oaks President David Devier has recognized two individuals with long-time ties to the college during the 2017 annual Glen Oaks Community College Foundation gala. He named the Raymond H. Jr. & Gretchen M. Dresser Business Development Center in honor of the Sturgis couple for their dedication to the college. Next, the campus student services wing was named the Philip …

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Glen Oaks Board approves audit

Members of the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees recently approved an audit of the college. The audit, presented by Lisa VanDeWeert of Rehman Group, featured a series of reports, including federal awards that were expended by the college for fiscal year 2017 and the communication for those charged with governance. In the end, VanDeWeert issued an unmodified or …

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Glen Oaks plans historical marker

Glen Oaks Community College later this month will unveil a historical marker that identifies the site of the college’s beginnings 50 years ago. The site was the former White Pigeon High School, at 201 S. Lincoln St. The college will recognize the significance of those early beginnings during a ceremony Sept. 18 at 10 a.m., at the site of the marker, …

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Glen Oaks opens student housing

Glen Oaks Community College entered a new chapter in its history last week. School officials, students and faculty gathered Friday to celebrate the grand opening of the David H. and Patricia A. Devier Student Suites. A team of speakers who addressed the audience included Mary Judnich, from the office of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow; Chris Maxwell, program director for USDA …

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School begins in Burr Oak

The first of St. Joseph County’s nine school districts returned to school Tuesday, while four others will begin classes Monday. Burr Oak Community Schools started its academic year Tuesday to stay consistent with the calendar followed by the Branch Area Careers Center. Meanwhile, students in Colon, Constantine, Mendon and White Pigeon will head back to classrooms Monday next week. The …

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New ag program at Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks Community College has announced a new associate and certificate program in Agricultural Equipment Technology that will launch this fall. The two-year, daytime associate degree program will train students to diagnose, service, repair, maintain and overhaul farm equipment. Students will receive state-of-the-art technical training on the latest major brand equipment through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory activities …

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The Good Work of Glen Oaks

I have reported in the recent past about some of the successes of Glen Oaks Community College in serving our region’s students and communities. Here I will provide greater detail concerning the breadth and depth of the good work being carried out. The previous reports outlined the significant numbers of dual enrollment and early middle students the college is serving.  …

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Glen Oaks names math scholarship recipient

Jeremy Gooch has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Glen Oaks student with an outstanding record in mathematics courses. Gooch was recommended for the scholarship by Glen Oaks mathematics instructors. Gooch, a Sturgis resident, graduated this month from Glen Oaks with an Associate of General Studies. He …

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Glen Oaks establishes new Honor Society chapter

Glen Oaks Community College last week held its inaugural ceremony inducting 18 members into the newly established Delta Rho Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology. Epsilon Pi Tau is 81 years old and promotes excellence in academics, service, and research. As with all honor societies, EPT is dedicated to honoring high academic performance, …

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