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Meet Our Alumni

Jade Klingler

Jade Klingler

Step by step, Jade Couch Klingler kept moving forward, seeking to make the next right decision for her community. That path has now led her not only to the establishment of Revolution Health, PC clinics in Sturgis and Colon, but also to the Glen Oaks Community College graduation stage as 2022 Alumni of the Year. “It is such a huge honor,” she said of the award. “When I first learned about it, I was speechless.”

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Vi Schuler

From Dreams to Reality During a Lifetime of Accomplishment

For nine members of the Schuler family, Glen Oaks has greatly enriched their lives. The father, Kenneth Schuler, taught and coached at Glen Oaks for 28 years, while mother, Viola (Vi) Schuler achieved her dream of a college degree. Children: Craig Schuler, Ann Schuler, and Marria (Schuler) Crinion; their spouses Rebecca (Hagner) Schuler and Kevin Crinion; and granddaughters Rachel and Lauren Schuler each earned Associate Degrees. Granddaughter Stephenie also attended Glen Oaks for one year.

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1975 Grad’s Love of Biology Classes at GOCC Helps Propels Him to a Successful Medical Career

Glen Oaks Community College delivered for Dr. Scott C. Wetzel, providing him with financial savings, momentum to go on to Michigan State University, and an opportunity to mature as he entered his adult life. Still a practicing OB/GYN, now with 40 years’ experience, he recalls the path that led him there. Mrs. Gerow, his second-grade teacher, planted the educational seed by sending a letter to his parents –a factory worker and a nurse’s aide who

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Dianna Christensen

Twisting Path Leads to a Lifetime Dream of a College Degree

The moment Dianna Christiansen of Three Rivers turned in her last assignment at Glen Oaks Community College, “I felt like I had won the lottery,” she said. “I was giddy with joy.” When she walked across the stage on May 5, 2023 to receive her associate of business degree, summa cum laude, it was both the culmination of a lifelong dream and a stepping stone to further adventures. “Unlike my high school graduation, this had

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Lorenz sisters at graduation

Successful Careers Begin with Degrees from GOCC for the Three Rivers Lorenz Sisters

If Glen Oaks Community College’s 2018 commencement ceremony was a movie, it would be “Sister Act.” “People thought we were triplets,” said Rebecca Lorenz, who along with older sisters Alison and Sara coordinated walking up as the last three across the stage to receive their diplomas that evening. “It was such a cool night for us.” Rebecca described it as “truly luck” that she and her sisters, Three Rivers High School alumnae and daughters of

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