News – 2021

  • Balcom steps down as women’s head basketball coach at Glen Oaks

    March 29, 2021Balcom steps down as women’s head basketball coach at Glen Oaks
    Glen Oaks Community College has announced that women’s head basketball coach Morgan Balcom is stepping down after accepting a new job out of state. Coach Balcom’s made the announcement after last Tuesday’s game. “These last five years at Glen Oaks have been truly a blessing,” said Balcom. “Once being a player for the program and then ...
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  • Frontliners program is helping students achieve career goals

    March 24, 2021Frontliners program is helping students achieve career goals
    After 25 years, Rebecca McKee is back in the classroom, although this time it is virtual, and her tuition and mandatory fees are now covered through the Futures for Frontliners program put into place by the State of Michigan last year. “It’s so different,” said McKee. “All my classes through Glen Oaks Community College are online, ...
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  • Federal funds help GOCC students

    March 24, 2021Federal funds help GOCC students
    For students receiving federal grants at GOCC, it is about to get even better—as additional funding is on the way for support through 2022 Over 369 students attending Glen Oaks Community College this semester will receive federal emergency grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief ...
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  • Glen Oaks announces in-person commencement plans without guests; event to be live-streamed to public

    March 11, 2021Glen Oaks announces in-person commencement plans without guests; event to be live-streamed to public
    Glen Oaks Community College has announced plans to hold an in-person commencement ceremony to include both 2020 and 2021 graduates. The event will be live-streamed and an edited video will be made available following the event and hosted on the college’s social media sites for others to view. The ceremony will be held at Ken Schuler ...
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  • It is time to return: Michigan’s community college tuition support programs

    March 9, 2021It is time to return: Michigan’s community college tuition support programs
    For those who have not heard, the state of Michigan has created and funded two tuition support programs to help individuals garner college certificates and degrees. These programs entitled, Futures for Frontliners and Project Reconnect, were recently signed into law by the Governor. The Futures for Frontliners program applications are closed for this budget year, but ...
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  • David Victor steps down as head basketball coach at Glen Oaks

    March 1, 2021David Victor steps down as head basketball coach at Glen Oaks
    Glen Oaks Community College has announced that men’s head basketball coach David Victor is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. “I would like to thank President Dr. David Devier, Athletic Director Matt Brawley, former Athletic Director Courtney Ivan, and all my current and former players over the last six seasons, for giving me the opportunity to ...
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  • Glen Oaks seeks nominations for Distinguished Alumni, Fellows and E. J. Shaheen Teaching Excellence Awards

    February 10, 2021Glen Oaks seeks nominations for Distinguished Alumni, Fellows and E. J. Shaheen Teaching Excellence Awards
    Glen Oaks Community College is asking the community’s help in seeking individuals for three awards that are presented annually during the college’s graduation ceremony, which is scheduled for Friday, May 7. They are the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Fellows Award, and the E. J. Shaheen Teaching Excellence Award. Graduation planning is currently in progress and ...
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  • Application deadline for GOCC President’s and Dean’s Scholarships is Mar. 1

    February 3, 2021Application deadline for GOCC President's and Dean's Scholarships is Mar. 1
    Area high school students are reminded that the deadline to apply for the Glen Oaks President’s and Dean’s scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year is March 1. To be eligible students must be a 2021 graduate from a public or private high school in St. Joseph County or a public high school within the Glen Oaks ...
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  • GOCC’s Ryan to compete in state agricultural competition

    February 3, 2021GOCC's Ryan to compete in state agricultural competition
    Congratulations to Sophia Ryan. Ryan is a sophomore at Glen Oaks and Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology majoring in Agricultural Operations. In December, she competed in the Michigan Farm Bureau Collegiate Young Farmers Discussion Meet. To compete, she video-taped a 10-minute response to an agricultural related question. She was selected as a top ...
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  • CTE graphic design students present branding design projects to judges

    February 3, 2021CTE graphic design students present branding design projects to judges
    Twelve students in the advanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) Graphic Design cohort at Glen Oaks Community College recently presented their branding and advertising projects to a panel of outside judges. As part of the project, students developed a fictitious company and created corresponding logo designs, print materials, design spec sheets and website homepage mock-ups. ...
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