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Bill Furr

Bill’s Story
 

Bill Furr receives prestigious E. J. Shaheen Faculty award during 48th annual Glen Oaks commencement

Working as a business professor at a community college was probably not on Bill Furr’s radar early on in his career. In fact, his introduction to Glen Oaks was quite coincidental and came through a personal business venture.

Furr was […]

Jun 01, 2016|

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Terry Conklin

Terry’s Story
 

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Oct 29, 2015|

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Jesse Whitley

Jesse’s Story
 

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Oct 29, 2015|

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Pam Carrel

Pam’s Story
 

Glen Oaks names 2015 E. J. Shaheen recipient Pam Carrel, nursing instructor

When this year’s 2015-16 E. J. Shaheen recipient receives her award, one thing is certain, she has come full circle—as Glen Oaks is where it all began.

Pam Carrel, instructor of nursing, has been selected as the recipient of the 2015-16 E. J. […]

Oct 29, 2015|

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Michelle McNamara

Michelle’s Story
 

When this year’s E. J. Shaheen recipient took the stage – one thing is certain – she was no stranger to the podium. And she is no stranger to Glen Oaks.

Michelle McNamara, instructor of communications, was selected as the 2014-15 E. J. Shaheen Teaching Excellence Award recipient. The announcement of the 30th Shaheen […]

Oct 29, 2015|

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Jacob Wilkins 2014

Jacob’s Story
 

With a cumulative grade-point average of 3.965, positive classroom performance and great personality, Jacob Wilkins received the President’s Award at the Glen Oaks Community College 2014 commencement ceremony. Wilkins graduated (May 2, 2014) and earned an Associate of Science degree, with an emphasis in life science.

Not even knowing that the award existed, Wilkins […]

May 31, 2014|

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Megumi Bower 2014

Megumi’s Story
 

Glen Oaks and Centreville High School graduate Megumi Bower recently opened her mail from Baker Tower, her residence hall at Cornell University, to receive some really exciting news. Based on her academic achievements and standing, she had been accepted into the Cornell University Honor Society.

“Accepting this distinction connects you with like-minded high achievers […]

May 30, 2014|

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Zack Blair 2014

Zach’s Story
 

Zackary Blair has come a long way in discovering his goals for the future since he first came to Glen Oaks Community College two years ago. Blair admits he wasn’t sure how higher education worked when he first enrolled in classes, and that the school’s student support services have played a huge role […]

May 29, 2014|

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T.J. Reed 1999

T.J.’s Story
 

For many college graduates, there is a moment where they are able to look back, wherein their goals become clearer and some direction for the future is found. For T.J. Reed, that moment took place several years ago in a Glen Oaks Community College classroom. Reed, an attorney at Bird, Svendsen, Brothers and […]

May 29, 2014|

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Karvel Anderson 2009

Karvel’s Story
 

“I told him he can use his past as a crutch or to propel him into what he was meant to do… “In only a few words, GOCC Instructor Michelle McNamara aptly described the story of recent class of alumni Karvel Anderson ‘09.

If that name sounds familiar, it is for good reason. Anderson, […]

May 27, 2014|

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