Susan Louis

Foundation Announces 2022 Recipient of E.J. Shaheen Award for Teaching Excellence

The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation announces that Susan Louis, professor of nursing, is the 2022 recipient of the prestigious E.J. Shaheen Award for Teaching Excellence.  She will be recognized during this year’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6.

Louis received her MSN and BSN from Western Michigan University, and completed her RN and LPN studies at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  Prior to joining the Glen Oaks faculty in August 2015, she worked over 29 years in medical surgical nursing developing an expertise in neuroscience nursing.  One of her nominators said “Mrs. Louis is dedicated and makes sure all of her students understand, she takes her time, gives great examples and goes into detail to help us connect the dots of nursing.”

Established in 1982, the E.J. Shaheen Award for Teaching Excellence was made possible with a generous donation from E.J. Shaheen, who was an original Board of Trustee member and led the Glen Oaks Foundation for many years.  He believed that education was a lifetime priority and promoted high quality education throughout his life.  Shaheen was a law professor at Notre Dame, and later in life owned Sutton Tool Company in Sturgis.

Anyone interested in knowing more about the Foundation, contact Vonda Marrow, executive director, (269) 294-4384 or