Glen Oaks receives reaffirmation of accreditation

I am pleased to announce the College has received notice of reaffirmation of accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

This accomplishment validates the work our very talented faculty and staff have been doing in the area of continuous improvement. Glen Oaks continues to provide quality educational programs that meet the life-long learning needs of our students and the communities we

A special thanks to all faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication that played a critical role in achieving this accomplishment, and special recognition to Dr. Patricia Morgenstern, dean of academics and extended learning, and Tammy Russell, director of institutional effectiveness and research, for their efforts in pulling together our responses in this intense quality process.

Medical Assisting accreditation

In related news, we were notified this week by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs that we have received continuing accreditation on our Medical Assisting Certificate program.

The recent review conducted by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors recognizes the program’s compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards. The next comprehensive evaluation of the program is scheduled to
occur no later than 2024.

Congratulations to Brenda Luczek, professor of allied health and program chair, and the Medical Assisting faculty and staff for their successful accreditation visit conducted on-campus earlier this year.

Nursing program self-study

And last, but not least, the Michigan Board of Nursing has approved (as submitted) an eight-year self-study. A special thanks to Bill Lederman, interim director of nursing, and the faculty and staff from the Nursing program for doing all of the preparation for the study.

– Dr. David Devier
President, Glen Oaks Community College


Newsbriefs …

Welcome new employees

Linda Walker has been hired as the new graphics design instructor; Larry Diekman has been hired as a maintenance assistant. Adrienne Skinner has been hired as an admission representative, and Pam Hughes is the new executive director of the Glen Oaks Foundation.

In other personnel news, congratulations to Lori Hatfield, professor of English, and Michelle McNamara, professor of communications, on receiving tenure just prior to the start of the semester.

The College wishes to congratulate Larry Hass, accounting professor, and Judy Slone, nursing professor, on their recent retirements. Hass has been with the College since 1987 and Slone since 2003. A special thanks to both of these individuals for their many years of time and service to the college.


Tuition waiver for senior citizens

The Glen Oaks Board of Trustees recently approved a change that provides residents of St. Joseph County, who are 62 years of age or older, waived tuition for a maximum of 18 credit hours per year.


New half-semester courses

It’s not too late to register for fall. The College is offering 20 half-semester, late start classes that begin in mid-October. Click on the “It’s not too late” link on the top right of the Glen Oaks home page at to see the list of course offerings.


CNA program to run at Thurston Woods

The College has received approval from the State of Michigan to run the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. Dr. Patricia Morgenstern, dean of academics and extended learning, and Pam Carrel, instructor of nursing, will continue to work with Thurston Woods on this project, which is a highly regulated program.


Trio’s Deli arrives on the concourse

Glen Oaks welcomes Trio’s Deli, of Sturgis, to the concourse as the new food service provider. The change is in response to student requests for healthier options, more variety and extended hours.


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