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Induction ceremony at Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks Community College recently held a ceremony to celebrate a national observance honoring academically sound students who are first-generation college students. A Tri-Alpha induction ceremony was held in the Dresser Business Development Center. The chapter is an honorary society for first-generation college students who have a 3.2 grade-point average or higher and have completed at least 30 college credits. …

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Renovation project at Glen Oaks

Members of Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees received an update Thursday regarding the college’s southside campus renovation project. Jeremiah Hatfield, of Fort Wayne-based Design Collaborative, reviewed a plan that includes renovation of the gymnasium entry, locker rooms, weight room, Nora Hagen Theater and allied health. Hatfield said the goal is to transform outdated environments into functional, accessible and welcoming spaces, …

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Student-satisfaction survey at Glen Oaks

Results of a student-satisfaction survey were recently reviewed by the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees. Tammy Russell, executive director of institutional planning, assessment and research for the college, presented the findings. About 25 percent of Glen Oaks students participated in the survey. Russell explained approximately 59,000 students across the nation participated in the Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, …

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Glen Oaks – $7.3 million project approved

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees has approved a capital-outlay project three years in the making. The board’s vote earlier this month was the final step to set the project in motion. The college’s $7.3 million capital outlay project includes renovation to the north side of campus, including E.J. Shaheen Library, the art studio, classrooms, restrooms and foyer. Also …

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Welding lab renovation at Glen Oaks

The generosity of several area entities has resulted in the renovation of the welding technology lab at Glen Oaks Community College. Work is nearing completion on the $350,000 project, with $87,500 coming through donations to fund the cost of 20 new welding booths, complete with vacuum systems. President David Devier acknowledged Platinum-level sponsors TH Plastics Inc., Morgan Olson and Mike Elliott, …

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Bruce Swinburne, 88

Bruce Ryan Swinburne passed away peacefully on May 22, 2021. He was born at home in Delhi, Iowa, on Children’s Day, June 12, 1932 while his two older brothers sat on the porch steps waiting to go to Sunday School! He graduated from Delhi High School and Northern Iowa University, formerly Iowa State Teachers College. He attended Marine Corps Advanced …

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Grants for Glen Oaks students

Nearly 370 students attending Glen Oaks Community College this semester will receive federal emergency grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. While the process of awarding grants is almost complete for this semester, any remaining funds will be available to assist students enrolled over the summer as well. …

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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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