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GOCC hires director of communications and marketing

Glen Oaks Community College has hired Valorie Juergens as director of communications and marketing. Juergens is responsible for integrating the College’s marketing communications program, which includes media relations, advertising, publications and social media.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to share the success stories of GOCC students, faculty and alumni,” says Juergens. “GOCC is a one of St. Joseph County’s gems, and we are fortunate to have this county resource available to us. We will be working to elevate the brand identity around the strengths of the College and clarify who we are both internally and to the outside world.”

Juergens joins the College from Western Michigan University, where she worked in communications at the Haworth College of Business. Prior to joining WMU, she held positions in admissions and recruitment at The University of Toledo and Eastern Michigan University. She began her career in public relations at Sunoco MidAmerica, an oil refiner/marketer in east Toledo.

Juergens received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Toledo. She resides in White Pigeon, Mich., and is originally from Elmore, Ohio. Lon Huffman, who retired in June, previously held the position of manager of public relations and marketing.