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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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Mendon’s Heritage Schoolhouse demolished

An iconic building in Mendon was razed last week, as crews from Grand Rapids-based X-treme Demolition knocked down the Heritage Schoolhouse. The former Mendon High School was taken down after preservation efforts – which included a number of fundraising efforts – were thwarted by increasingly high costs to rehabilitate the multi-story building. In the end, the district’s board of education …

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Price increase for lunch in Sturgis Schools

The cost for hot lunch in Sturgis Public Schools is going up. Business manager Ray Sterling said the district is required to raise lunch prices due to the Federal Paid Lunch Equity Program. The district next year plans to raise prices the minimum amount required, which is 5 cents per lunch. That makes the price at the high school, middle …

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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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Early start date for White Pigeon Schools

White Pigeon Community Schools has been given a waiver to begin the school year a week before the traditional day-after-Labor Day start. Superintendent Jon Keyer said in addition to the state-mandated additional five days added to the 2016-17 school year, the desire to start Aug. 29 instead of Sept. 6 is to stay consistent with Glen Oaks Community College and …

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