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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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Glen Oaks holds commencement ceremony

Glen Oaks Community College staged its 49th commencement ceremony Friday. In all, 112 of the college’s 152 graduates took part in Friday’s ceremony. College officials said the youngest graduate was 18, the oldest 58 and average age of graduates was 24 1/2. Three dual-enrollment students and one Early Middle College student were a part of the ceremony. Glen Oaks President …

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Glen Oaks names new basketball coach

Glen Oaks Community College has announced the promotion of Morgan Balcom to head women’s basketball coach. Balcom takes the reins after Michael Mosley stepped down from the position in early February. Balcom has fielded the head-coaching responsibilities in an interim role since that time. “Morgan has done an exceptional job since being put in a tough position in February,” according …

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Glen Oaks honors scholarship recipients

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees last week honored the college’s 2017 Presidential Scholarship recipients. They are Carly Kyle of Burr Oak, Robert Frederick of Centreville, Daniel Alva of Colon, Brooke VanZoest of Mendon, Nathan Moore of Sturgis, Jonathan Knautz of White Pigeon, Emmalee Overmyer of Elkhart Christian, and Leora Schwartz of Hoosier Academy Virtual. In unrelated action trustees …

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Glen Oaks – Renovation planning continues

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees members voted recently to move forward with a preliminary USDA loan application for renovations to the campus. The vote followed a presentation by Eduardo LeBlanc of TMP Architecture, who presented a summary of work the firm has been conducting over the last eight weeks. During that time, four vision planning sessions were held, …

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Falkenstein resigns from GOCC board

Mary Lou Falkenstein, citing health reasons, tendered her resignation from the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees. Her resignation will take effect March 20. Falkenstein served on the board for 4 1/2 years. Thursday, a $500 scholarship was announced to be awarded to a Glen Oaks student during the 2017-18 school year in her honor. GOCC is looking to …

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Glen Oaks names new Hall of Fame members

The Glen Oaks Community College Athletic Hall of Fame will add three new members this weekend. Athletic director Courtney Ivan said Colon residents Mike Miller and Larry Engle will be joined by Mt. Pleasant resident Erin Strang during induction ceremonies this weekend. Miller has manned the school’s basketball scorer’s table for 22 years. Meanwhile, Engle also has worked the scorer’s …

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Glen Oaks – Dual enrollment and CTE are successful

Dual enrollment and Career Technical Education classes at Glen Oaks Community College are having an impact on the number of high school seniors enrolling in post-secondary education. Glen Oaks Board of Trustees last month learned that within the past four academic years, 1,007 St. Joseph County high school seniors have attended Glen Oaks as a dual enrollment or CTE student. …

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Ground breaking for student housing project

Glen Oaks Community College officials this week staged a ceremonial ground breaking for a 108-bed student housing project. Wednesday’s ceremony followed a vote by the college’s board of trustees to approve a $5.3 million bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, to build the new dormitory on the school’s campus. Construction is expected begin in coming weeks, weather permitting, with …

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