“We are looking to get people together who share a common bond — appreciation for the college,” said Pam Hughes, director of the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation. “The idea is for the group to gather for local or regional events three to four times a year. Suggestions for activities could range from having speakers at coffee shops to offering daytrips to regional points of interest or sporting events, attending signature events such as ArtPrize, in Grand Rapids, or traveling to Chicago for sight-seeing, discovering museums or holiday shopping. The possibilities are endless.”
“As a community college, we are somewhat different in how we define alumni,” said Hughes. “Taxpayer dollars are vital to the college and we consider alumni as anyone who has taken one or more courses. We look forward to working with alumni and friends of the college of all ages. Once we have a planning committee together, their ideas will guide the direction for the group,” said Hughes.
Alumni and friends interested in sharing their ideas and providing direction for the group should plan to attend one of two planning gatherings scheduled for Tuesday, August 23 at 5 p.m. at Great Lakes Chocolate and Coffee in Sturgis, or on Wednesday, August 24 at 5 p.m. at L.A.’s Coffee Cafe in Three Rivers, or you may contact Hughes at (269) 294-4384.