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Glen Oaks selected for NSF Project Vision program – one of 13 colleges nationwide

Glen Oaks Community College has been selected to participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF) program that will provide training and support to assist the college’s expertise in grant writing.

Glen Oaks is one of 13 two-year colleges nationally chosen to participate in this program in which Project Vision’s staff and its teams work with local faculty and staff to create a comfort level in writing grants. In addition, the program provides direction in generating innovative ideas that lead to award-worthy NSF proposals.

“This is great news for GOCC,” said Michael Goldin, vice president of academics. “The college has more recently stepped up its game on seeking funding from outside sources.  The Project Vision program will provide our staff with expertise to help submit innovative proposals to the NSF to tap into their Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program that focuses on helping community colleges partner with industry and economic development agencies to help prepare technicians for high-technology fields that drive our nation’s economy. These grants support activities such as creation of programs, professional development of instructors, collaboration with high school programs, and creation of instructional and career pathways in high-tech fields such as the agricultural equipment technology programs we offer at Glen Oaks.”

The program is designed to help two-year colleges that are small, diverse, and in rural areas. The 13-colleges selected are:

  • Arkansas State University – Newport
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Corning Community College
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Edgecombe Community College
  • Gallatin College – Montana State University
  • Glen Oaks Community College
  • Maysville Community Technical College
  • Miles Community College
  • Minnesota West Community College
  • Montcalm Community College
  • The College of Menominee Nation
  • Tompkins Cortland Community