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New entrance sign coming to GOCC

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Eric Eishen, president of Sturgis Bank and Trust Company, and Dr. David Devier, president of Glen Oaks Community College.

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 design that features digital messaging along with a refreshed look.
Eric Eishen, president of Sturgis Bank and Trust, said the area is lucky to have accessible, quality education in St. Joseph County, not only for the benefit of the students who want to pursue their education, but also for the businesses and employers in the community who hire graduates and train their existing employees.
The sign will be nearly 12-feet wide and stand more than 18 feet high.
A seven-foot, stone-masonry base will house a limestone pre-case insert with the text in bronze reading: “Provided in Part By Sturgis Bank and Trust Company.”
Glen Oaks representatives worked with Kalamazoo-based Sign Art on development of the design for the new sign and structure.
Work began on the foundation for the base of the sign last week, and the entire project is expected to be completed by the end of July.

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