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Glen Oaks nurses pass at highest rate in the nation

Glen Oaks Community College practical nursing graduates are passing the National Council for Licensing Exam at a rate highest in the nation, according to The Mountain Measurement firm, an assessment firm that serves the K-12, licensure and certification sectors of the testing industry. Out of all the first-year Practical Nursing programs in the firm’s jurisdiction, Glen Oaks graduates had a …

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Dedication ceremony celebrates GOCC anniversary

Glen Oaks Community College’s 50th anniversary celebration came to a close earlier this month with a final event. Faculty and staff gathered at the site of the new flag plaza for a dedication ceremony that included placement of a 50-year anniversary time capsule in the brick plaza. The capsule contains an array of items from throughout the year, including the …

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Plan continues for Glen Oaks dorms

Glen Oaks Community College is another step closer to getting dormitories. Members of the board of trustees voted last week to allow the company Student Suites to move forward with a fully developed plan for dormitories at the college. The vote followed a presentation by Dick Davis and Kimberly Christianson of Missouri-based Student Suites. Davis and Christianson shared details about …

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Glen Oaks professor named outstanding educator

Ren Hartung, professor of science at Glen Oaks Community College, has received the Trends in Occupational Studies Outstanding Educator award. College officials said Hartung was nominated for his work and excellence within the classroom, professional achievements and service to the college. He recently accepted the award at the annual Trends Conference in Traverse City. Hartung is said to be engaged …

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Glen Oaks receives Title III grant

Glen Oaks Community College is the recipient of a Title III grant totaling $2.25 million over a five-year period from the U. S. Department of Education. The award, $450,000 per year through 2020, was effective beginning Oct. 1 and is part of a federal Strengthening Institutions Program grant under the Higher Education Act of 1965. The focus is to improve …

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Agricultural Operations information session at GOCC

Representatives from Glen Oaks Community College and Michigan State University will be on hand for a special Agricultural Operations information session 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday next week at Glen Oaks Community College’s Dresser Business Development Center. A presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. The college recently entered into a partnership with Michigan State University’s Institute of Agricultural Technology …

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