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Glen Oaks honors supporters of college

Glen Oaks President David Devier has recognized two individuals with long-time ties to the college during the 2017 annual Glen Oaks Community College Foundation gala. He named the Raymond H. Jr. & Gretchen M. Dresser Business Development Center in honor of the Sturgis couple for their dedication to the college. Next, the campus student services wing was named the Philip …

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Glen Oaks Board approves audit

Members of the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees recently approved an audit of the college. The audit, presented by Lisa VanDeWeert of Rehman Group, featured a series of reports, including federal awards that were expended by the college for fiscal year 2017 and the communication for those charged with governance. In the end, VanDeWeert issued an unmodified or …

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Dual enrollment discussed in Lansing

State Rep. Aaron Miller was joined last week by two intermediate school district superintendents in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee in support of legislation to expand the scope of eligible institutions for post-secondary education for dual enrollment purposes. Miller said lawmakers’ commitment to high school dual enrollments should not be dictated by a state’s boundaries where it makes …

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Western Michigan University to replace 12 residence halls

Western Michigan University is planning to replace 12 residence halls on campus. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that university officials sought input from students and faculty Thursday on what to include in the new residence halls. The forum was the first of three meetings the project’s design and planning team will hold. Students asked for amenities such as recreational rooms, computer …

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Glen Oaks plans historical marker

Glen Oaks Community College later this month will unveil a historical marker that identifies the site of the college’s beginnings 50 years ago. The site was the former White Pigeon High School, at 201 S. Lincoln St. The college will recognize the significance of those early beginnings during a ceremony Sept. 18 at 10 a.m., at the site of the marker, …

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Local schools to receive funding increase

State Rep. Aaron Miller said all local K-12 school districts in communities he serves will receive the maximum increase of state funding in the new school budget. Miller said every K-12 school district in the state is in line for an increase per student under the 2017-18 school-aid budget. The schools in the communities he serves will all receive the …

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Glen Oaks opens student housing

Glen Oaks Community College entered a new chapter in its history last week. School officials, students and faculty gathered Friday to celebrate the grand opening of the David H. and Patricia A. Devier Student Suites. A team of speakers who addressed the audience included Mary Judnich, from the office of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow; Chris Maxwell, program director for USDA …

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Three Rivers beats Plainwell

Three Rivers’ varsity football team beat Plainwell for the first time in seven years Thursday. The Wildcats trailed early, but scored all its points in the second half as they picked up the 35-15 win. Quarterback Jalen Heivilin threw for 288 yards and two scores. He also held on for three quarterback keepers that found the end zone, as well. …

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Vacancy on Three Rivers School Board

Three Rivers Community Schools is seeking applications for a vacant position on the board of education. The seat will expire Dec. 31, 2018. Prospective applicants should submit a letter of interest and qualifications by noon Sept. 1. Potential candidates may drop off their information to the superintendent’s office at 851 Sixth Ave. The district’s board of education will conduct interviews …

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School begins in Burr Oak

The first of St. Joseph County’s nine school districts returned to school Tuesday, while four others will begin classes Monday. Burr Oak Community Schools started its academic year Tuesday to stay consistent with the calendar followed by the Branch Area Careers Center. Meanwhile, students in Colon, Constantine, Mendon and White Pigeon will head back to classrooms Monday next week. The …

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