Foundation & Donations

Greetings from Gogebic!

For more than 75 years Gogebic Community College has been changing lives for the better.

Attending GCC as a non-traditional student gave me, and many others, the opportunity to advance our education and seek professional careers. With additional responsibilities of spouses, children and home, GCC staff worked with us to enroll in the necessary credits which enabled us to go on for our 4 year degrees.

I think back to the instructors who worked with us; arranging class times, enriching our studies, encouraging attainment of our goals, and the economical benefits of attending a quality college in our own 'back yard'.

GCC's commitment to quality education and meeting the needs of its students continues. Students make the transition from classroom in the high school to the beautiful campus at the 'foot' of Mount Zion - which continues to be a centerpiece of our community. The GCC Foundation, created in 1977 to provide funding to enhance the academic excellence at the college, has mirrored the growth of the college.

The ongoing support by alumni and friends of GCC has been an instrumental element in the continuing growth. Restricted budgets, increasing costs, demands of maintenance and keeping up with technology continue to challenge GCC and the Foundation. Working hand in hand with the College, the Foundation will meet these challenges- with the help and support of alumni and friends.

As a proud alumnae of Gogebic, it is not surprising to see the willingness of alumni and friends who continue to support the Foundation and the College. The most important way to help maintain and increase the strength of GCC is to support the Foundation's annual fund drive.

Every gift, whether large or small, helps advance the mission of the College and helps the Foundation support projects such as student scholarships, building needs, computer and technological advances on & off campus, student activities and arts and culture, to name just a few.

Every gift is greatly appreciated and will make a difference in the lives of our students and the tradition of excellence in education in GCC. My hope is that you too will remember the 'boost' Gogebic gave you in your educational advance.

Charlene Newhouse
President, GCC Foundation