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Glen Oaks and Trine form partnership to grant bachelor and master degrees on Glen Oaks campus

Trine University is partnering with Glen Oaks Community College to offer adult and
traditional learners a new path to earning a bachelor or master degree from Trine. A press conference is
scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26, in the entryway of Glen Oaks campus. In case of inclement
weather the press conference will take place in the Glen Oaks concourse.

Glen Oaks and Trine University’s partnership creates a pathway from an associate degree to a bachelor
or master degree. Glen Oaks, in Centreville, Mich., and Trine, in Angola, Ind., have also agreed to jointly
develop programs to be offered on the Glen Oaks campus.

The 2+2 Pathway allows students to take their first two years at Glen Oaks and their second two years at
Trine.

The route students take to a bachelor’s degree from Trine, known for its rigorous academics and hands-
on learning, would depend largely on the academic program in which they are interested. Trine grants
bachelor and master degrees in more than 35 areas of study.

“Trine University is pleased to partner with Glen Oaks to offer a new way for students to earn a valuable
Trine degree,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president. “It’s exciting to know a new group of
students can experience Trine’s reputation for producing work-ready graduates and the region can
benefit from such an arrangement.”

Ninety seven percent (sixty three percent is the national average) of Trine’s 2013 graduates were
employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. Trine is nationally ranked by U.S. News
and World Report as being one of the best colleges in the Midwest for students graduating with the
least amount of debt. Also, Trine is ranked among Regional Colleges in U.S News and World Report’s
2013 edition of Best Colleges. Trine University is implementing a scholarship incentive for Glen Oaks graduates maintaining a 3.0 or
better grade point average.

“Our new partnership with Trine offers students new pathways to achieve their goals,” said David
Devier, Ph.D., Glen Oaks president. “Students will have greater access to classes toward their bachelor
degrees with the convenience of academic program offerings right here on our campus. It is our desire
to continue to serve the students with new opportunities such as this.”

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