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GOCC Foundation starts the new year with changes to the board of directors

The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supports educational
programs and services at the college, has a new board president—Mike Doe, vice president of sales and
public relations at LTI Printing, Sturgis, Mich. He is a graduate of Northwood University and a lifelong resident
of Sturgis. Doe serves on the Sturgis Hospital Foundation Board and the Sturgis Foundation Grant Review
Committee.

“I’m honored to be elected to this position and will work hard to maintain the ongoing success the foundation
has provided to the GOCC student body since 1979. The foundation continues to provide over 55 scholarships
per year to help students fund their education.” Doe said he would like to recognize Jim Riley who is retiring
from this position after serving as president since 2002. “Jim has been an integral member of the foundation
board for over 13 years and his time and effort provided during this period is truly appreciated by everyone.
Ruth Perry will continue as the vice president along with Dr. Gary Wheeler as the secretary and treasurer”.

Other changes to board of directors is the addition of Mary Kay Schultz, vice president of human resources,
Sturgis Hospital; John Dresser, attorney, Dresser, Dresser, Haas and Caywood, PC; and Joni Smith,
accountant, finance director, St. Joseph County.

Continuing members of the board are: Julie Andrews, vice president trust officer, Century Bank & Trust;
Andrew Boyd, human resources manager, Burr Oak Tool, Inc.; David Casterline, corporate director of
communications, Armstrong International, Inc.; Jeffrey Gatton, president, Peoples Federal Bank; Phillip
Hoffine, president, P & P Transportation; Ruth Perry, retired CEO Perry Personnel, Inc.; Taylor Snow, retired
vice president, FNB Financial; Dr. Philip Ward, retired president, Glen Oaks Community College; and Dr. Gary
Wheeler, president, Glen Oaks Community College.

The Glen Oaks Community College Foundation offers ideas and arrangements for donors to establish funds
that will provide scholarship assistance to students, support college programs, award grants to purchase
equipment, maintain facilities, recognize faculty and provide professional development programs to staff. The
GOCC Foundation welcomes any monetary gift. To learn more, contact Janene Breneman, executive director
of the GOCC foundation, at 269-294-4384.

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