On April 13, 2021, Norman (Duke) Zuidema passed away peacefully at home, less than a year after his beloved, Beverly.
Glen Oaks Community College will hold its 52nd and 53rd Annual Commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 7, in Ken Schuler Court (Glen Oaks gymnasium). The Nursing Pinning ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. and the Allied Health pinning ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 8 at 2 p.m. with both pinning ceremonies also taking place in the gym.
Bronson high school senior Victor McBride is knocking off a couple years of college classes before he even graduates from high school thanks to the Early Middle College program at Glen Oaks Community College.
Glen Oaks Community College has announced that Kevin Conner, professor of information technology, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious E. J. Shaheen Teaching Excellence award. He will be recognized during the year’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 7.
Glen Oaks graduate and Three Rivers resident Judah Kay has been awarded the Western Michigan University Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Scholarship in the amount of $10,000.
Helen McCauslin writes, “Our newspapers are filled these days with the news of the surge in Coronavirus cases requiring hospitalizations in local Michigan institutions. Three Rivers Health, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, and pharmacies are working daily to test and vaccinate against this evolving virus. Just a little over 100 years ago we faced a similar challenge in the Flu Epidemic of 1918. How prepared were we to care for the sick then?”
Glen Oaks Community College has named three new head coaches for men’s basketball, softball, and bowling.
Soon the roar of motorcycles will be heard across the campus of Glen Oaks Community College, the new regional host site for the State Motorcycle Safety Training course.
Helen McCauslin recognizes former members of the Three Rivers Woman’s Club “who worked to see women recognized as equal contributors to American society.”
Registration is now under way for summer and fall classes at Glen Oaks Community College, and students can take advantage of an increase in on-campus classes.
James Pedersen of Cassopolis expresses his concerns over what he calls “outrageous, appalling, sexist and violent comments” recently made by Michigan GOP Chair and University of Michigan Regent Ron Weiser.
Glen Oaks Community College announced Monday that women’s head basketball coach Morgan Balcom is stepping down after accepting a new job out of state. Coach Balcom made the announcement after last Tuesday’s game.
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
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.
In honor of Sunshine Week, Julie Stafford, president of the Michigan Press Association (MPA) Board of Directors and publisher of the Greenville Daily News, writes about why the idiom “No news is good news” is rarely true, and why good journalism is critical to democracy and a functioning society.
The Three Rivers Promise (TRP) Board announced a public campaign Monday to fund an endowment to support graduates of Three Rivers High School in furthering their education. The goal of the Promise is to provide every graduate of Three Rivers High School with a scholarship toward tuition and mandatory fees for post-secondary education at Michigan public colleges and vocational schools.
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 St. Joseph County Commission on Aging will begin offering in-person activities, such as group exercise classes and Bingo, at both its enrichment centers on Monday, March 15, 2021.