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Glen Oaks – Concourse improvements

Glen Oaks Community College’s board of trustees voted last week to approve a concourse design and move forward with a USDA loan application for the improvements. Architect Andrew Lechner of Arkos Design gave a presentation on the project Thursday. He said changes will include moving the cafe, the addition of an art gallery and expanded restrooms. President David Devier told …

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Centreville Schools will seek business manager

Members of Centreville Public Schools Board of Education have voted to allow superintendent Stephanie Lemmer to post the position of a full-time business manager. The move will let Lemmer explore options for business office staffing after the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District employee who currently holds the position part-time leaves in January. Hiring decisions would come back to the board. Since …

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Area players named to All State team

A pair of Three Rivers High School football players was named honorable mention to the Associated Press All-State team. Junior quarterback Jalen Heivlin and senior lineman Tyler Moore were recognized in a vote amongst a state media panel for Division 3 and 4. Meanwhile, Mendon High School was well represented in the Division 7-8 All-State team. Senior tailback Wyatt Cool …

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Glen Oaks nursing pass rates higher than national average

Glen Oaks Community College continues to receive high marks in nursing pass rates, as graduates from both Level I and Level 2 programs pass the National Council for Licensing Exam at rates higher than the national average. Graduates from the one-year practical nursing program had a 100 percent pass rate, compared with a 92 percent Michigan pass rate and an …

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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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