February 4, 1969 photo of new Glen Oaks Community College campus.

Glen Oaks to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Centreville Campus Monday, Feb. 4; College invites alumni from the late 60’s to share memories from those first days in the new building

Monday, Feb. 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the Centreville Campus of Glen Oaks Community College. To commemorate the event, college representatives are hoping to gather those who were on campus during that time to share stories and memories of the excitement of moving into the new building. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held on the concourse.

Classes were being held in the old White Pigeon High School when the College opened its doors for the first time to students in the fall of 1967.

“We welcome and encourage anyone to attend,” said Dr. David H. Devier, Glen Oaks president. “In particular, we are seeking out those who were students, faculty or staff at the time to gather for cookies, punch, camaraderie and most importantly – the sharing of the excitement during that time.

“In addition to the commemoration, our guests will be able to preview the newly renovated grand concourse, and learn about our vision for success now that we have a capital outlay funding match from the state,” said Devier.

“To sum it up, we are ‘Cherishing the Past, Celebrating the Present and Creating the Future,” said Devier, of the event.

The College is asking the public to share information about this event with those who were attending Glen Oaks during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.

(Note: The Grand Opening of the renovated grand concourse is expected to take place upon completion of the project in the spring. Stay tuned.)

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