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GCC announces initial accreditation status for the Medical Assistant Certificate program

Gogebic Community College Medical Assistant students, (L-R), Kaitlyn Olson of Pence, WI and Devon Morby of Bergland, MI, assist at the blood drive held recently at Aspirus Grand View Health System.


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The Annual Governor's Education Summit took place on Thursday, April 24 at the Kellogg Conference Center at Michigan State University. Gogebic Community College's Entrepreneurial Center for Innovation and Development was selected as an award recipient and took home the "Connect" award for their innovative work through the center. Established in 2009, the Entrepreneurial Center for Innovation and Development, a shared vision of Gogebic Community College and local business and industry, provides college students, local businesses, and regional higher education institutions opportunities to connect around entrepreneurship. For example, students interested in entrepreneurship participate in an annual Idea Bounce and connect with an industry mentor. Since inception, the center, working with a regional advisory committee, has offered various training and development programs including an annual national speaker and student Idea Bounce event, and has connected 100s of students, industry leaders and local and regional entrepreneurs. Cofounders, Ken Trzaska, GCC Dean of Instruction and Beth Steiger, GCC Business Faculty member, pose with award.


GCC offers new two-year program in Forestry Technology


For the second time, Gogebic Community College has been named as one of the top ten percent of the community colleges in the United States by the Aspen Institute and the US Department of Education.


The Gogebic Community College Basketball program experienced a very successful 2012-13 season. The Lady Samsons finished second in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Region 13 tournament with a 20-4 season record. The Samsons finished 23-5 and captured the Division II Region 13 Men’s Championship before falling to Central Community College of Columbus, Nebraska in the District play-in game for a berth in the NJCAA Division II National Championship. Dennis Mackey, Coach of the Men’s Basketball team and Athletic Director at GCC was named Coach of the Year for Region 13.
  “Having 43 wins between the two teams has made for an awesome year of GCC Basketball,” said Coach Mackey. “This is the first time in the history of our program that both teams won at least 20 games in a season! We’re extremely proud of the accomplishments by both our teams – women & men,” said Mackey.


GCC President Jim Lorenson with President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Narayana Kocherlakota.

GCC President Jim Lorenson with Govenor Richard Snyder, Representative Tom Casperson, Representative Matt Huuki and Congressman Dan Benishek

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