GOCC to host “The Road to Andersonville” film—Dec. 5

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the College will host the award winning film “The Road to Andersonville” — the first film to document the story of Michigan’s Native Americans in the Civil War who served in Company K of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters.

The presentation will be held on Thur., December 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Nora Hagen Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Michigan historian and author Chris Czopek will be there in person to introduce the film and answer questions.

It was Czopek’s book, “Who was Who in Company K,” that the producer turned to in producing the film. The book was the first ever written about Company K.

Company K, a regiment of sharpshooters, was recruited to fight for the Union, since Michigan’s Native.Americans were famous as skilled hunters.

Nearly 140 men volunteered for Company K and they are known to have served in many of the major battles in the war. Fifteen men were captured and sent to the infamous and horrific Andersonville prison. In all, one fourth of the men of Company K were either killed or wounded in battle.

We invite you to join us for this special film to learn more about the Native American Indians in Company K.

– Dr. Gary Wheeler
President, Glen Oaks Community College


GOCC Activities

  • Mark your calendars for Sat., March 8 for Glen Oaks EXPO ‘14—a Day of Discovery at the College. The event is the first of its kind and promises to be filled with hands-on learning experiences mixed with fun, while showcasing our faculty and programs. More details will be forthcoming on this special event.
  • The Board of Trustees approved the hiring of part-time faculty through EduStaff, an educational staffing firm, as a way to reduce costs, primarily costs in retirement contributions. The College has 40 part-time faculty members. The move will also serve as a resolution in meeting the requirements of the Affordable Health Care Act. The College will work with adjunct faculty, who are nearing vestiture in the current retirement program, to determine the best option for them.
  • The College is pleased to announce the addition of a Medical Coding focus to the current Medical Administrative Specialist certificate program to help meet the demand for medical coders. The new option prepares students for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS-P) exam.
  • The Spring Arbor Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management program, which is offered on the Glen Oaks campus, has been rescheduled and will start on Wed., February 12, 2014.
  • Registration for Winter 2014 classes is under way. Classes begin on January 6., 2014.


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