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Glen Oaks presents E.J. Shaheen Award

Reid Leaverton is this year’s recipient of the E.J. Shaheen Award, which was presented during Friday’s Glen Oaks Community College commencement. Leaverton teaches classes and oversees the new agricultural equipment technology program at the college. Born and raised in San Diego, Leaverton served as president of his high school’s FFA Chapter. Glen Oaks hired Leaverton in 2017, and in his two short …

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Glen Oaks celebrates new grand concourse

After a year and a half of planning and eight months of construction, Glen Oaks Community College is staging the reveal of its new, $2.2 million grand concourse. The day-long celebration starts at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Later, the school will offer lunch to its students to showcase some of the new menu options now available through the GO Café. Then, …

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Glen Oaks nursing students scoring high on exams

Nursing school graduates at Glen Oaks Community College are setting the pace in scores for the National Nursing Board Examinations, according to statistics reported by the National Council State Board of Nursing. According to William Lederman, Glen Oaks director of nursing, test scores for 2018 show that licensed practical nurses from Glen Oaks scored a 96.42 percent average on their …

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Glen Oaks to raise tuition

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted last week to increase tuition and fees for the 2019-20 year Bruce Zakrzewski, dean of finance, said a 3 percent tuition increase and a $1 increase on the student activity fee will be imposed beginning in the fall. There will be some changes to course fees, particularly in nursing, he added. With …

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TrineOnline offers enhanced path to degrees for students

Trine University is enhancing and expanding its online degree programs with the launch of TrineOnline, a new approach designed to be convenient and cost-effective for students seeking to complete an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree. The launch comes a month after Trine was recognized by US News and World Report in its annual listing of Best Online Programs. TrineOnline will …

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Award for Glen Oaks project

A project at Glen Oaks Community College has turned into an award-winning undertaking. College president David Devier said Jones and Henry Engineers, Frederick Construction, and Glen Oaks Community College received the “Public Works Project of the Year — Environmental” award by the American Public Works Association, Southwestern Michigan Branch. Supplying and treating water for the new Devier Student Suites became …

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Glen Oaks opens Career Closet

Glen Oaks students wanting to dress their professional best now have an option through the college’s Career Closet. Operated by Glen Oaks employees, the Career Closet provides currently enrolled students with free professional attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, classroom presentations and the workplace. The project was funded in part through a $500 grant from Meemic Foundation, coordinated through the …

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Glen Oaks millage request narrowly defeated

Glen Oaks Community College will have to consider its options after a half-mill increase request was defeated Tuesday by a margin of 51 to 49 percent. College officials said security improvements, energy-efficiency upgrades, renovations of classrooms and laboratories, and other capital-improvement projects were planned for the seven-year life of the proposed millage. The half mill would have generated about $970,000 …

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Glen Oaks accepting scholarship applications

The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from new and returning Glen Oaks students for the 2019-20 academic year. Through philanthropic efforts of the Foundation, charitable cash gifts have provided many students the opportunity of an education that will in turn help change their lives. The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation reported that for the 2018-19 academic …

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Update – Glen Oaks millage study

Members of the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees recently received an update on results of a recent millage study. Paul Hanley, of George K. Baum & Company, discussed conclusions of a mail survey, while Jim Hobart, of Public Opinion Strategies, provided results of a telephone survey. Hanley said nearly 21,000 registered-voter households within the college district received a …

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