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Glen Oaks moves more classes online

In an effort to safeguard its campus from COVID-19 for winter semester, Glen Oaks Community College is moving a larger percentage of its in-seat classes to online or hybrid formats. The college’s coronavirus task force made the decision recently following an uptick in COVID-19 cases in St. Joseph County. There is potential for an increase in positive cases and additional …

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Glen Oaks revises nursing program

With the goal of attaining accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Glen Oaks Community College has revised its associate of applied science in nursing program to align with the requirements of Michigan Board of Nursing. Effective with the fall 2020 semester, Glen Oaks will launch new nursing program requirements to prepare students to test for the NCLEX- RN …

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Glen Oaks continues focus on renovations

Glen Oaks Community College President David Devier said it’s imperative that the school continues to focus on planned renovations to its technology lab, library and art studio. The work collectively totals about $2.1 million. During last week’s board of trustees meeting, Devier said the college will continue to work with Kalamazoo-based architect firm TowerPinkster in order to keep renovation plans …

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Glen Oaks remains close indefinitely

Glen Oaks Community College officials said the school’s closure remains indefinite until more information about the coronavirus situation is known. College officials said there are no suspected cases of COVID-19 on the campus, but the college continues to take precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of the virus, officials said. Agricultural equipment technology classes at Burnips in Three Rivers also …

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Voters defeat Glen Oaks millage request

A millage request by Glen Oaks Community College was defeated Tuesday. By a margin of about 55 percent opposed to 45 percent in favor, the college failed in its request to secure half a mill increase over a five-year period. The request was seeking what amounted to $1 million a year and would have addressed maintenance, technology, safety and infrastructure …

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Glen Oaks approves millage proposal language

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees recently approved ballot language for a millage proposal it plans to put before voters March 10. The college is asking for approval of one-half a mill for a five-year period. If approved, the increase would be used for improvements related to safety and security; energy efficiency and technology infrastructure; renovation of instructional …

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Glen Oaks – Former board members honored

Eight people will be honored today (Friday) as part of a special program organized by Glen Oaks Community College. The “Trustee Tribute,” a luncheon event this afternoon at the Centreville-area campus, will recognize a group of former board members. The recipients are: Gretchen Dresser, Jim Mosher, Barry Mumby, Dave Lovey, Taylor Snow, Richard Maurer, Pat Haas and Norm Haas. Members …

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GOCC will request millage vote

The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees has voted to notify the county that it intends to go to voters with a millage request in March. The motion was made by Carol Higgins, who questioned the board whether members might seek a millage in the future. The board had agreed not to pursue a millage until after the recently …

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Glen Oaks receives Special Project Award

Glen Oaks Community College is a recent recipient of the Special Project Award for its agricultural equipment technology program. Presented by Michigan Association of Continuing Education and Training, the award recognizes an outstanding educational service project that advances continuing development of the profession. Reid Leaverton, instructor for the ag equipment tech program, accepted the award Oct. 24 at the TRENDS …

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Glen Oaks receives two awards

Glen Oaks Community College’s communications and marketing department is the recipient of two recent awards. For the second straight year, Glen Oaks received a Gold in the 34th Annual Educational Advertising Awards for the 2018 Glen Oaks holiday card titled “Winter Watercolor.” The cover of the card depicted a snowy evening scene on the main campus entrance. A national panel …

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