Glen Oaks to hold 49th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Fri., May 5; Nursing and Allied Health pinning ceremonies – Sat., May 6

Glen Oaks Community College will hold its 49th Annual Commencement Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5, in Ken Shuler Court (Glen Oaks gymnasium). The Nursing Pinning ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in Ken Schuler Court and the Allied Health Pinning ceremony will be held on Saturday, […]

May 05, 2017|

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Glen Oaks to launch new program in Agricultural Equipment Technology this fall—only program of its kind in the state

Glen Oaks Community College is pleased to announce a new associate and certificate program in Agricultural Equipment Technology that will launch this fall.

The two-year, daytime associate degree program will train students to diagnose, service, repair, maintain and overhaul farm equipment. Students will receive state-of-the-art technical training on the latest major brand equipment through a […]

May 05, 2017|

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Simmons receives prestigious E. J. Shaheen award during 49th annual Glen Oaks commencement – the chemistry was right for teaching after all

Growing up in the small town of Scotts, Michigan, Sarah Simmons was that person who “loved to learn” in school.  She graduated from Climax-Scotts High School and enrolled at Albion College as a pre-med major but after taking her first chemistry class, she quickly discovered her new love for the subject.

“Chemistry opened up an […]

May 05, 2017|

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Glen Oaks Community College establishes Epsilon Pi Tau, honorary society for professions in technology; inducts 18 inaugural members

Glen Oaks Community College held its first ever induction ceremony, inducting 18 members into the newly established Delta Rho Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology.

Epsilon Pi Tau is 81 years old and promotes excellence in academics, service, and research.

“As with all honor societies, EPT is dedicated to […]

May 03, 2017|

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Glen Oaks announces the promotion of Morgan Balcom to head coach

Morgan Balcom takes the reigns as the new head women’s basketball coach after Michael Mosley stepped down from the position in early February. Balcom has fielded the head coaching responsibilities in an interim role since that time and has held the ship steady during a trying time.

“Morgan has done an exceptional job since being […]

Apr 28, 2017|

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Glen Oaks board names new residence hall for the Deviers

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously at the April board meeting to name its new student housing residence: David H. and Patricia A. Devier Student Suites, in honor of President David Devier.

“This project is one that Dr. Devier conceived from the start in suggesting that we do the feasibility study, […]

Apr 18, 2017|

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St. Joseph County Job Fair to host over 50 employers – Thurs., April 20

Over 50 area employers will participate in the largest job fair in St. Joseph County on Thursday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Glen Oaks Community College. Those seeking jobs will have the opportunity to meet employer representatives to learn about and apply for positions that are currently open.

“Over 50 employers […]

Apr 13, 2017|

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Glen Oaks’ PTK honor society inducts 52 new members

The Glen Oaks chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society inducted 52 new members Friday, March 31 at a ceremony inside the Nora Hagen Theatre. Professor of Business William “Bill” Furr was chosen and inducted as an honorary member of the organization based on his dedication to student success, his background in education and […]

Apr 11, 2017|

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Public invited to experience distracted driving simulator at GOCC – Monday, Mar. 27; event designed to show dangers of text messaging

Driver distraction is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents. One of the fastest growing and most problematic of driver distractions is text messaging. Accidents involving distracted driving are 100 percent preventable.

To help drive the message among students and the general public, the Glen Oaks Community College Campus Activity Board will host […]

Mar 17, 2017|

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Glen Oaks to host Fifth Annual Variety Show – Thurs., Mar. 23

Chords in the Community, the Glen Oaks Music Club, will host the fifth annual Variety Show on Thursday, Mar. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Nora Hagen Theatre on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College. The show is free and open to the public.

“There are mostly musical acts this year,” said Gerald Barkley, […]

Mar 15, 2017|

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