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Ground breaking for student housing project

Glen Oaks Community College officials this week staged a ceremonial ground breaking for a 108-bed student housing project. Wednesday’s ceremony followed a vote by the college’s board of trustees to approve a $5.3 million bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, to build the new dormitory on the school’s campus. Construction is expected begin in coming weeks, weather permitting, with …

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Glen Oaks names softball coach

Glen Oaks Community College has announced Grace Muller is taking over the softball program as head coach. Athletic director Courtney Ivan said Glen Oaks is in a talented area and the school needs to capitalize on that talent. The Vikings since 2009 have totaled only 18 wins. Ivan said Muller may hold the key to turn the program around, as …

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Glen Oaks approves residence hall

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted this week to approve a $5.3 million bid to build a student residence hall on the Glen Oaks campus. The bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, includes all desired alternative options, according to school president David Devier. The three-story, student-housing unit is to include two- and four-suite units that share kitchen …

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Glen Oaks unveils new gym floor

Glen Oaks Community College last weekend unveiled “Ken Schuler Court” prior to the school’s 2016-17 basketball home opener. The hardwood gym floor was restored over the past summer thanks to a donation in the name of the Glen Oaks basketball icon. Sturgis resident and Ken Schuler’s widow, Vi Schuler, funded the refurbishing of the floor where her late husband spent …

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Study shows financial impact of GOCC

An economic-impact study conducted for Glen Oaks Community College indicates the college, its students and regional alumni added more than $119 million in income to the local economy in the school’s 2015-16 fiscal year. The figure is approximately equal to 4 percent of the area’s Gross Regional Product. Idaho-based Economics Modeling Specialists International conducted the study. Its report concluded the …

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Enrollment has increased at Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks Community College is reporting an increase in student enrollment based on its first-week numbers last week. School officials said enrollment is up 16 percent compared to the start of the 2015-16 academic year 12 months ago. Glen Oaks is one of five Michigan Community Colleges reporting enrollment increases, while most of Michigan’s community colleges are reporting continued declines …

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GOCC Machine Shop receives new equipment

Students in the Glen Oaks Community College’s machine-tool program will now be able to work and learn on a new piece of equipment, thanks to Vaupell Midwest Molding of Constantine. Vaupell has donated an electrical-discharge machine to be housed in the newly renovated Machine Shop at the college. The donation means Vaupell is able to assist in helping educate Glen …

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Glen Oaks to apply for student housing loan

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees last week voted to move forward with an application for a $ 6.5 million loan through the USDA for a proposed student-housing project. Approval followed a public hearing during which no one addressed the board about the matter. Glen Oaks President David Devier said Glen Oaks is the first community college in Michigan …

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GOCC student receives grant

The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund recently awarded its first grant: a skilled-trades scholarship for Glen Oaks Community College student Jasmine McClish. The Paul H. Casault Senior Center Memorial Fund was established with a gift from the sale proceeds of the Paul H. Casault Senior Center building. The purpose of the fund is to support the Manufacturing and …

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Glen Oaks to create alumni association

Glen Oaks Community College is looking for alumni and friends interested in helping to establish an “Alumni and Friends Association.” Pam Hughes, director of Glen Oaks Community College Foundation, said it is looking to get people together who share appreciation for the college as a common bond. She explained that the idea is for the group to gather for local …

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