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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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GOCC student receives grant

The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund recently awarded its first grant: a skilled-trades scholarship for Glen Oaks Community College student Jasmine McClish. The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund was established with a gift from the sale proceeds of the Paul H. Casault Senior Center building. The purpose of the fund is to support the Manufacturing and …

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Glen Oaks to create alumni association

Glen Oaks Community College is looking for alumni and friends interested in helping to establish an “Alumni and Friends Association.” Pam Hughes, director of Glen Oaks Community College Foundation, said it is looking to get people together who share appreciation for the college as a common bond. She explained that the idea is for the group to gather for local …

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Frisbie accepts position at GOCC

Glen Oaks Community College has announced that Chuck Frisbie has accepted the position as the college’s part-time director of institutional innovation. In the newly created position, Frisbie will work with all units of the college to help with special and developing initiatives in areas such as grants, partnerships, program development, K-12 engagement and others, according to David Devier, Glen Oaks …

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New entrance sign coming to GOCC

Sturgis Bank and Trust Company has donated $45,000 to Glen Oaks Community College to be used toward the cost of a new high-tech digital entrance sign for the college. College president David Devier said the existing sign has been in place since the early 1990s, and that the school has been working with a vendor to create an entrance sign …

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GOCC Foundation Board welcomes 4 directors

  Four new directors have joined the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation Board. Members of the quartet will begin their terms with the new academic year in July 2016, according to college president David Devier. The new members are: Terry Conklin, superintendent of Burr Oak Schools; Murray Malinoski, a Three Rivers-area dentist; Anita Sholl, staff accountant at Burr Oak Tool; …

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