Glen Oaks holds county-wide Summit on Dual Enrollment and Early Middle College

Over 50 school administrators from St. Joseph County public schools and Glen Oaks Community College met at Glen Oaks on Thursday, Jan. 19 for what is likely to be the first semi-annual High School Dual Enrollment/Early Middle College Summit.

Glen Oaks President David Devier kicked off the event reporting that 48 percent, or 549 students […]

Jan 20, 2017|

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Glen Oaks invites public to travel to Paris and the Chateaux for the annual study abroad trip

Students and members of the Glen Oaks Community College faculty and staff will be traveling abroad to Paris, France, as part of this year’s study abroad program and the public is invited to join them.

“Each year the college offers a study abroad trip,” said Michael Northrop, coordinator of the program at the college. “Last […]

Jan 09, 2017|

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Glen Oaks announces upcoming business offerings, also available for public: Project Management, Communications and Work Skills Success

Glen Oaks Community College has announced its Business and Industry course offerings for the first quarter. These courses are open to the public and available to businesses for employee development and training.

“In response to the requests of area businesses, we are offering a Work Skills: Steps to Success series, to help employees gain the […]

Jan 06, 2017|

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Glen Oaks Community College to hold “Day of Celebration” – Wed., Dec. 14 — groundbreaking for housing project; recognition for outgoing board members

Glen Oaks Community College will hold a special “Day of Celebration” on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Following the 8 a.m. Board of Trustee’s meeting, there will be a reception honoring retiring board members Dave Allen and Jim Moshier. At 11 a.m. there will be a groundbreaking ceremony and reception for the new student housing project […]

Dec 08, 2016|

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CTE graphic design students participate in panel review

Four graphic design students in the advanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) Graphic Design cohort and a panel of three outside judges participated in a branding and advertising design review in late November at Glen Oaks Community College. The basis of the review was a fictitious company developed by each student with their corresponding […]

Dec 08, 2016|

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Board approves contractor bid for student housing construction project; ceremonial groundbreaking to take place Wed., Dec. 14

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted at a special meeting Wednesday afternoon to approve a $5,327,359 bid submitted by Frederick Construction, Inc. to construct a new student resident hall on the college’s campus.  This bid includes all the desired alternative options including scheduled completion of the project by August 4, 2017.

Glen […]

Nov 30, 2016|

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The Other Big Issue with Michigan Colleges – Degree Completion

by Dr. David Devier
Glen Oaks Community College President

Michigan student loan debt is a serious problem facing college students, whether they are graduates or not; however, the other big concern is related to thousands of former Michigan students who have college work but no credentials, i.e., certificates or degrees to show for their efforts.

Taking this […]

Nov 11, 2016|

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Glen Oaks to name gymnasium in honor of former basketball coach – “Ken Schuler Court,” – dedication this Saturday, Nov. 12

When the Glen Oaks Viking Men’s basketball team takes the court this Saturday in its home opener, the team will play on the newly refurbished – “Ken Schuler Court.”

The hardwood gym floor was restored over the past summer to a shiny, smooth and colorful gloss thanks to a donation in the name of a […]

Nov 07, 2016|

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Horizon Bank donates $2,500 to Glen Oaks Community College

Jeff Gatton (center), president of Horizon Bank in Three Rivers, presented a check for $2,500 to the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation on Monday, Nov. 7. Also pictured from left are GOCC Foundation Director Pam Hughes and GOCC President, Dr. David Devier. “We are pleased to be able to support the community, said Gatton, […]

Nov 07, 2016|

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Study shows Glen Oaks Community College added $119.3 million in income to local economy

An economic impact study conducted for Glen Oaks Community College indicates that the college, its students, and regional alumni added $119.3 million in income to the local economy in 2015-16, approximately equal to four percent of the region’s total GRP.

Conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), of Moscow, Idaho, the study reports, “The value […]

Oct 14, 2016|

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