“This is the first time we’ve hosted an event like this,” said Tonya Howden, GOCC director of admissions. “We hope to raise an awareness of the programs, services and opportunities that we provide.”
“We invite the public to join us, as we have activities for guests of all ages,” said Howden. “Glen Oaks has a lot of successful alumni who live and work in the community, and we encourage them to come back and visit with us as well as perspective students and the general public.”
“More than just an open house … Expo ’14 is where the faculty will be showcasing their areas,” said Howden. “Participants can critique the latest Super Bowl ads with the Business Department, meet Meti-Man, the state-of-the-art nursing simulation mannequin, to learn how to care for patients, or visit the Art Department where they can re-create their own Mona Lisa.”
Guided tours of campus will take place every half hour. Students will be performing demonstrations in many of the labs—these include Automotive, Welding, Electrical Technologies and the Science labs.
Support staff will be on hand to answer questions about associate and certificate degree programs, admissions, registration, financial aid, dual enrollment and student support services. Guests will also be able to explore career options through the Focus 2 Online Career and Educational Planning system.
The event is free and open to the public. The Glen Oaks Music Club will entertain guests and light refreshments will be provided. Handicap parking is available behind the gymnasium. The college is located at 62249 Shimmel Rd., Centreville, Mich. Parking is free.