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Scholarship awarded

Sturgis resident Adam Parker has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. Parker recently graduated from Glen Oaks Community College with an Associate of Business degree and plans to begin classes at Grand Valley State University in the fall to complete his bachelor’s degree in accounting. The $ 1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Glen …

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Award for teacher

Centreville-area resident was presented the E. J. Shaheen award at Glen Oaks Community College’s graduation Friday. Michelle McNamara was the 2014 recipient of the award. It is presented annually to a member of the faculty who is nominated by students, alumni, fellow faculty, staff and members of the community for innovation and quality instruction. McNamara’s association with Glen Oaks Community …

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Nominations for award

Glen Oaks Community College is seeking nominations for the E. J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence award for 2014. Current and former students, staff and community members are invited to nominate a full- time faculty member at Glen Oaks Community College for the award, presented annually to an outstanding faculty member. The recipient is announced in May. Nominees should exemplify …

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Winners of Dancing with the St. Joe County Stars

Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus and his wife, Cheryl, were crowned the winners of the inaugural Dancing With the St. Joseph County Stars event Friday. Staged at Glen Oaks Community College’s Nora Hagen Theater, the fundraiser featured six teams. The couples and their respective coaches volunteered their time as part of the fundraiser to benefit the St. Joseph County …

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GOCC Expo ’14

Glen Oaks Community College has announced details of Expo ’14, an inaugural event where the community is invited to visit the campus, meet and talk with faculty members, and experience the college through hands-on activities. The free, three-hour event starts at 10 a.m. March 8. Tonya Howden, GOCC director of admissions, said officials with the Centreville-area school hope to raise …

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Faculty & staff honored

Twenty- four faculty and staff members were recently honored by Glen Oaks Community College. Totaling a combined 330 years of service to the school, the employees were recognized at the Winter Semester All-College meeting. Thirty-five-year recipients were James McNeil and Robin Weekly. Kathleen Patrick was honored for her 25-year milestone. Honored for 20 years of employment were Ed Chobot, Barbara …

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Citizen Corps Coordinator of the Year

A Sturgis resident has been awarded the honor of Citizen Corps Coordinator of the Year. Sturgis Police Deputy Chief David Ives said Jim Cook, a retired CAD instructor from Glen Oaks Community College, was selected from nominations across the state. He was presented a plaque during a recent meeting of the 5th District Homeland Security in Kalamazoo. Cook heads the …

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Contract for new GOCC president

Glen Oaks Community College’s Board of Trustees has reached an agreement with a new president. During a special meeting Monday, the board and David Devier (agreed to a two-year contract. Terms of the contract include a $150,000 annual salary, plus an allowance for a car and phone. He begins the job Monday. Chosen from a group of three finalists, the …

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New president for Glen Oaks Foundation

Mike Doe has been named president of the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports educational services and programs at the Centreville-area school. Doe, vice president of sales and public relations at LTI Printing of Sturgis, will oversee the board responsible for providing more than 55 scholarships annually to Glen Oaks students. Doe replaces …

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GOCC gets new President

A successor to President Gary Wheeler at Glen Oaks Community College has been identified. The school’s board of trustees on Tuesday announced it would begin negotiations with David Devier  after the new year. Devier retired in October as vice president of academic and student affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio. Devier was one of three finalists for …

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