Planning for the future; Gogebic Community College looks into expanding student programs

The search for a new program to put into the school’s Lindquist Student and Conference Center is underway.
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Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 7:48 PM EDT
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IRONWOOD, Mich. (WLUC) - It’s been a year of low enrollment numbers at Gogebic Community College (GCC), President Dr. George McNulty said, but the GCC community is hopeful for the future.

“We certainly believe that we are ready for a strong Fall 2021 enrollment and we look forward to a successful start to a new academic year.”

And planning a successful year begins with changes. The search for a new program to put into the school’s Lindquist Student and Conference Center is underway.

“The development of the Lindquist Center is definitely a priority. This will help us to advance student recruitment and retention, and it will also help us to fill that space.”

Right now, a physical therapy assistant, occupational assistant, and outdoor education programs are being discussed to utilize that space.

And Dr. McNulty said this addition is only going to enhance the campus community.

“I see this as an advancement of the programming that we already have and so that in itself is exciting.”

Dr. McNulty hopes to have a new program by the fall of 2023, but in the meantime, moving forward means celebrating those who have accomplished so much.

2021 grads will have a virtual graduation this year, and both 2020 and 2021 grads will be able to walk the stage next year.

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