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Glen Oaks to hold 14th Annual Athletic Scholarship Golf Outing – Fri., June 23

The Glen Oaks Community College Athletic Department will hold its annual golf outing on Friday, June 23 at the Klinger Lake Country Club.

The event will begin with registration at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 […]

Swartz Scholarship awarded to GOCC’s Jeremy M. Gooch

Jeremy M. Gooch, of Sturgis, Michigan, has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics.

Gooch graduated with an Associate of General Studies degree during Glen Oaks graduation ceremony in early […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glen Oaks announces the promotion of Morgan Balcom to head coac

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glen Oaks seeks nominees for Distinguished Alumni, Fellows and E. J. Shaheen Teaching Excellence awards

Current and former Glen Oaks Community College students, staff and community members are invited to submit nominations for a number of awards presented annually at the college’s graduation ceremony on Friday, May 5. They […]

Glen Oaks seeks nominations to fill board vacancy left by Mary Lou Falkenstein

Glen Oaks Community College is seeking nominations to fill a board of trustee vacancy left by the resignation of Mary Lou Falkenstein, who announced she will resign effective March 20.

The board thanked Falkenstein at […]

Glen Oaks invites you to “Spring into Wellness” a free event – Sat., March 18, featuring area wellness, nutrition and fitness experts

The newly formed Glen Oaks Community College Alumni and Friends Association is kicking off its first event and it is free and open to the community. “Spring into Wellness” will be held on Saturday, […]

Glen Oaks to host MiCareerQuest for area ninth graders – Mar. 28; over 35 area businesses and organizations to participate in career exploration program

Glen Oaks Community College is proud to announce its participation in MiCareerQuest Southwest St. Joseph County to be held on Tuesday, Mar. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On this day over 750 […]

Glen Oaks Community College Awarded National Soft Skills Training Scholarship

Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB)February 22, 2017
Wonderlic, Inc. has announced that the Department of Business Outreach and Services and the Department of Academics at Glen Oaks Community College (GOCC), Centreville, MI, were selected from a […]

Glen Oaks is Making a Difference

As we proceed into the New Year at Glen Oaks there is much to be excited about.  Most county residents know that the college now enrolls significant numbers of high school students via Dual […]

New Glen Oaks Viking Speaker Series to feature: Rahaf Khatib, the first hijabi runner featured on cover of a fitness magazine in the US

Glen Oaks Community College will host Rahaf Khatib, the first hijabi runner prominently featured on the cover of a fitness, nutrition and lifestyle magazine in the United States on Monday, Mar. 6 at noon […]

Strang, Engle and Miller—to be inducted into Glen Oaks Athletic Hall of Fame, ceremony to take place Sat., Feb. 18, in new Ken Schuler Court

Glen Oaks Community College will induct three new members into this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Erin Strang, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Larry Engle and Mike Miller both of Colon, Michigan, will be honored […]

2017-18 Glen Oaks Community College Foundation Scholarship application now available

The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from new and returning Glen Oaks students for the 2017-18 academic year.

Through philanthropic efforts of the Foundation, charitable cash gifts have provided many students […]

Glen Oaks announces Fall 2016 scholars

Glen Oaks Community College announces its outstanding scholars for the Fall 2016 Semester. Students on the President’s Honor Roll achieved a grade point average of 3.75-4.0. Students on the Dean’s Honor Roll achieved a […]

Application open for 2017-18 Presidential and Dean Scholarships at Glen Oaks Community College

Glen Oaks Community College is now accepting applications for the Presidential and Dean Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be a 2017 graduate from a high school […]

Glen Oaks photo exhibit “Bold and Unadorned” celebrates Latvian architect Gunnar Birkerts and Glen Oaks architecture; “Greet and Learn” to be held Wed., Jan 25

Today, construction crews are working on a student housing project on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College, but it was 50 years ago that construction began on the campuses main building, under the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glen Oaks Board of Trustees approves USDA loan resolution for student housing project

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted at this morning’s board meeting to approve the USDA loan resolution on a $6.5 million campus housing project.

The college will be the first Michigan community […]

It’s College Night in St. Joseph County – Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Glen Oaks Community College Gymnasium Over 50 colleges and military organizations expected to participate

Area high school students, parents and members of the community are invited to visit Glen Oaks Community College on Tuesday, Oct. 11th for the 26th annual St. Joseph County College Night. Representatives from over […]

Glen Oaks Foundation to host Second Annual Gala “Diamonds, Donors and Dollars for Scholars” – Fri., Oct. 7

The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is busy planning for the Second Annual Gala “Diamonds, Donors and Dollars for Scholars,” to be held on Friday, Oct 7 at 6 p.m. on the concourse at […]

Glen Oaks announces Summer 2016 scholars

Glen Oaks announces Summer 2016 scholars

Centreville, MI — Glen Oaks Community College announces its outstanding scholars for the Summer 2016 Semester. Students on the President’s Honor Roll achieved a grade point average of 3.75-4.0. […]

Glen Oaks opens fall semester with enrollment increase

Classes at Glen Oaks Community College began this week with student enrollment up 16 percent.

Glen Oaks is only one of just five Michigan Community Colleges reporting enrollment increases (Alpena: 2.9 percent, Gogebic: .93 percent, […]

Vaupell Midwest molding donates electrical discharge machine to Glen Oaks

Students in the Glen Oaks Community College Machine Tool program will now be able to work and learn on a new piece of equipment, thanks to the generosity of Vaupell Midwest Molding, of Constantine, […]

Inaugural Early Middle College Class to kick off school year with three-day “EMC Bootcamp 2016”

Sixty students in the inaugural St. Joseph CountyEarly Middle College will participate in the first annual EMC Bootcamp, August 15 through 17, on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College.

 Since Early Middle College is […]

Glen Oaks to form Alumni and Friends Association

Glen Oaks Community College is looking for alumni and friends of the college who are interested in helping to establish an Alumni and Friends Association.

“We are looking to get people together who share a […]

Glen Oaks announces Winter 2016 scholars

Glen Oaks announces Winter 2016 scholars

Centreville, MI — Glen Oaks Community College announces its outstanding scholars for the Winter 2016 Semester. Students on the President’s Honor Roll achieved a grade point average of […]

Glen Oaks announces athletic academic awards

 
Twenty-one student-athletes from Glen Oaks Community College recently received Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) academic awards. Students who received MCCAA Academic All-Conference completed at least 24 […]

Chuck Frisbie joins Glen Oaks as Director of Institutional Innovation

Glen Oaks Community College has announced that Chuck Frisbie is the College’s new, part-time Director of Institutional Innovation.

Frisbie recently retired as the superintendent of Constantine Schools.  Prior to serving Constantine, he served as Superintendent […]

Sturgis Bank and Trust Company donates $45,000 to Glen Oaks Community College

Sturgis Bank and Trust Company has donated $45,000 to Glen Oaks Community College to be used toward the cost of a new high-tech digital entrance sign for the college.

“We are very appreciative of the […]

Glen Oaks Foundation Board has four new members

Centreville, MI – Four new directors have joined the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation Board and will begin their terms with the new academic year in July, 2016.

They are: Terry Conklin, superintendent, Burr Oak […]

Glen Oaks President Devier receives high marks from board evaluation

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees provided Dr. David Devier, Glen Oaks president, with his annual evaluation during an executive session of the College’s June 8 board meeting.  The trustees were unanimous […]

Community Colleges: The Open Door to the Bachelor’s Degree

Community Colleges: The Open Door to the Bachelor’s Degree

A new research report from the Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center entitled: “The Transfer Playbook: Essential Practices for Two and Four Year […]

Glen Oaks announces this year’s basketball summer camps

Glen Oaks announces this year’s basketball summer camps

Two camps will be ran in June. Camp One runs Monday, June 13 – Thursday, June 16 and Camp Two runs Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June […]

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

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 […]

Glen Oaks to hold 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Fri., May 6

Glen Oaks to hold 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Fri., May 6
 

Glen Oaks Community College will hold its 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in the Glen Oaks gymnasium. […]

Glen Oaks Board approves design and construction of on-campus student housing

Glen Oaks Board approves design and construction of on-campus student housing;
groundbreaking for 120-bed facility is expected in summer, pending USDA loan approval

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted to proceed with the […]

Glen Oaks Ben Fries honored nationally for PTK initiatives

Glen Oaks Ben Fries honored nationally for PTK initiatives

Glen Oaks advisor Ben Fries was one of fifteen Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) advisors honored with the Paragon Award for New Advisors, presented by PTK during […]

Over 50 employers to participate in St. Joseph County Job Fair – Thursday, April 21, at Glen Oaks

Over 50 employers to participate in St. Joseph County Job Fair – Thursday, April 21, at Glen Oaks

Over 50 area employers will participate in the largest job fair in St. Joseph County on Thursday, […]

Free training to enhance employable skills and address employer needs

Free Training to enhance employable skills and address employer needs

Three forces have joined together in St. Joseph County to offer a free two-week, career development training course designed to enhance a person’s skills for […]

  • Early Middle College
    Upwards of 60 students plan to participate in the new St. Joseph County Early Middle College program. From left at the SJC Early Middle College “Signing” night at Glen Oaks are Anita Lopez Schlabach, SJC EMC coordinator, Karin, Jakob, Hunter and Mark Zona. Jakob and Hunter are sophomores at Centreville High School who will be starting the program in which students attend an additional year (13th grade) to complete both high school and college program requirements simultaneously.

Early Middle College is officially launched in St. Joseph County

Early Middle College is officially launched in St. Joseph County 60 students to take advantage of new program offering free college credit

Whether one’s path is an associate degree, a certificate program, a career and […]

GOCC is authorized Pearson VUE test center

Glen Oaks Community College is authorized Pearson VUE test center

Glen Oaks Community College has a new option for those seeking a testing site for certification and professional licensure exams. The college is now an […]

Elayek and Ray are named 2016 Kristy’s Kids Memorial Scholarship recipients at Glen Oaks

Elayek and Ray are named 2016 Kristy’s Kids Memorial Scholarship recipients at Glen Oaks

Congratulations to Jennifer Elayek and Abby Ray on receiving the Kristy’s Kids Memorial Scholarship for Winter, 2016. The Kristy’s Kids Memorial […]

Cupp, Burger — named 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees; ceremony to tak place Saturday at Glen Oaks gymnasium

Cupp, Burger—Named 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees Ceremony to take place Saturday in Glen Oaks gymnasium

Phyllis Cupp, former Glen Oaks professor and director of the Fitness and Wellness Center, and Amie Burger, former […]

GOCC to host High School Options Information Sessions, Feb. 22 & 24

GOCC to host High School Options Information Sessions, Feb. 22 & 24

High School students and their parents or guardians are invited to learn about college credit options at one of two upcoming information sessions […]

Local grad is accepted in Cornell University honor society

Local graduate is accepted into Cornell University Honor Society

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 […]

GOCC and SJC Sherrif’s Office conduct joint disaster drill

Glen Oaks and SJC Sheriff’s Office conduct joint disaster drill

Representatives from Glen Oaks Community College and the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint emergency preparedness drill on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to provide […]

Glen Oaks announces Fall, 2015 scholars

Glen Oaks announces Fall 2015 scholars

Glen Oaks Community College announces its outstanding scholars for the Fall 2015 Semester. Students on the President’s Honor Roll achieved a grade point average of 3.75-4.0. Students on the […]

Glen Oaks reports enrollment increase for second straight semester

Glen Oaks reports enrollment increase for second straight semester

At a time when community colleges are facing enrollment declines nationwide, Glen Oaks Community College is reporting an enrollment increase for the second straight semester, representing […]

Glen Oaks Foundation seeks nominations for Teaching Excellence Award

Glen Oaks Foundation seeks nominations for Teaching Excellence Award

Current and former Glen Oaks Community College students, staff and community members are invited to nominate a full-time faculty member for the E. J. Shaheen Chair […]

Volleyball is returning to Glen Oaks

Volleyball is returning to Glen Oaks in the fall; Crofchick is selected as head coach
Tryouts to begin Saturday, Feb. 6

Glen Oaks Community College is adding women’s volleyball to its list of competitive sports where […]

Earn college credit for what you already know

Earn college credit for what you already know; prior learning assessment is new option at Glen Oaks

Beginning this semester, Glen Oaks Community College is offering students a new way to earn college credit based […]

Application open for 2016-17 Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships

Application open for 2016-2017 Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships at Glen Oaks Community College

Glen Oaks Community College is now accepting applications for the Presidential and Dean’s Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

To be eligible for […]

Start a career as a nurse aide

Start a career as a nurse aide, build skills, relationships and a career in healthcare

Glen Oaks Community College will be offering three Nurse Aide Training programs this semester to help meet the demand in […]

2016 – 17 Glen Oaks Community College Foundation Scholarship application now available

2016-17 Glen Oaks Community College Foundation Scholarship application now available

The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from new and returning Glen Oaks students for the 2016-17 academic year.

Through philanthropic efforts of […]

Glen Oaks Can Make a Difference

Glen Oaks can make a difference

The State of Michigan’s educational attainment levels and what to do about them is once again called to question by yet another report. This report titled: “Reaching for Opportunity: […]

Life Care donates ambulance to benefit Glen Oaks students in emergency medical training classes

Life Care donates ambulance to benefit Glen Oaks students in emergency medical training classes
Glen Oaks Community College now has an ambulance on site that will assist students in emergency training, thanks to a donation […]