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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, located beside Central Elementary School.

According to the publications, the 40-year-old White Pigeon High School was scheduled for demolition, acceding to Glen Oaks President David Devier. The proposed demolition was put on hold as college officials scrambled to put together a temporary location to house the Glen Oaks’ students and to start programming.

Records show 729 students were enrolled for the first semester.

Glen Oaks operated out of the facility during its inaugural 18 months while officials worked on plans and construction of the Shimmel Road campus.

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