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Glen Oaks agriculture students get hands on experience

Area agriculture students will soon gain valuable experience by farming more than 65 acres of ground on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College. More than 60 people attended a dinner meeting in late March to hear about the new opportunity for students and to learn about two agriculture-related programs on campus. Reid Leaverton, Ag Equipment Technology instructor, said the campus …

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Glen Oaks receives advertising award

Glen Oaks Community College’s communications and marketing department recently received an award in the annual “Educational Advertising Awards.” The honor was in recognition of the school’s holiday card. A national panel of education industry specialists reviewed all entered pieces, presenting gold, silver, bronze and merit awards based on creativity, marketing execution and message impact. The cover of the gold-winning card …

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Softball cancelled at Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks Community College has announced the cancellation of its 2018 softball season. Low numbers and an abundance of injuries have decimated the roster, making it impossible to finish out the league season, according to athletic director Courtney Ivan. She said the Vikings did show signs of success during their nine-game spring trip in Florida. Ivan said the health and …

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Glen Oaks sees increase in enrollment

Glen Oaks Community College had a 7.3 percent increase in student headcount and a 10.1 percent increase in credit hours as enrollment numbers are finalized for the winter 2018 semester compared to a year ago. It represents an upward trend for the sixth straight semester. Glen Oaks president David Devier said the school’s overall enrollment is 1,232 students this semester. …

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Author will appear at next Glen Oaks guest speaker

Glen Oaks Community College has announced its next guest as part of the school’s 2017-18 Viking Speaker Series. Inge Auerbacher, author of the book, “I Am A Star – Child of the Holocaust,” will speak at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center. Auerbacher and her parents were one of the few families who …

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Glen Oaks – Concourse improvements

Glen Oaks Community College’s board of trustees voted last week to approve a concourse design and move forward with a USDA loan application for the improvements. Architect Andrew Lechner of Arkos Design gave a presentation on the project Thursday. He said changes will include moving the cafe, the addition of an art gallery and expanded restrooms. President David Devier told …

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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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