Glen Oaks Community College is hoping that the success they saw in 2016 carries over into 2017.
One of the highlights of 2016 was the approval of and ground breaking for a residence hall on the campus. The three story, 108 bed facility will include two and four person suite units that will share kitchen and living areas and two bathrooms. The project will cost $6.5 million.
Glen Oaks President Dr. David Devier says the residence hall opens up several options for the school in creating niche programs that attract students from longer distances.
The residence hall will be located on the north side of the main parking lot, just to the west of the main building. Construction crews have been doing excavating and leveling of the area. They hope to pour cement sometime next week.
Devier says the facility will be open in August for the Fall 2017 Semester.