Gogebic Community College
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|Dean||Ken Trzaska, Erik Guenard, Jeanne Graham|
|Location||Ironwood, Michigan, United States|
|Colors||Green and white|
|Affiliations||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and Michigan Community College Association|
Gogebic Community College is a public two-year college located in Ironwood, Michigan, United States, and was founded as Ironwood Junior College in 1932. The college has a main campus in Ironwood and a site in Houghton, Michigan to serve Houghton County and the surrounding area.
The college offers two-year associate's degrees, a variety of certification programs, occupational training, and other learning opportunities for the surrounding community. For the 2013-2014 academic year, the school had 1097 students, of which 18% were from outside Michigan and 6% were from minority groups. Estimated costs for the freshman year are $15,328 for Michigan residents and $16,486 for non-Michigan residents. The college operates on a semester schedule.
Ironwood, Michigan Campus (main campus)
The main campus is located in Ironwood, MI and has three principle classroom buildings: the Rutger Erickson Academic Building, the Carl Kleimola Technical Center, and the Jacob Solin Center for Business Education. It is also the home of Mount Zion Recreational Complex, which is owned and operated by the college, and run by students, staff, and faculty from the school’s Ski Area Management program.
The David G. Lindquist Student Center includes the gymnasium and home court of the Samson and Lady Samson basketball teams and Lady Samson Volleyball team, a six-lane competitive swimming pool, indoor cushioned walking track, aerobics area, weight rooms, student lounge and game area, Student Organization offices, snack bar/concessions, and Courtside Dining.
Houghton, Michigan Campus
Gogebic Community College provides courses throughout the day and evening at the Copper Country Center located in the Copper Country Mall in Houghton, Michigan.
Online courses are offered.
There are several student groups on campus including Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Campus Crusade for Christ, ADAPT (Alcohol, Drug Awareness and Prevention Team), The Chieftain, and Cheerleading, Creative Arts and Performance Club and Intercollegiate Athletics.
The student newspaper for Gogebic Community College, The Chieftain, is published by the students several times throughout the year.
The GCC Athletic Program fields five intercollegiate teams. The Gogebic Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region XIII. The Samsons compete against teams in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota in running, women's volleyball, and men and women's basketball. Intramural sports include football, basketball, softball, tennis, golf, and bowling.
- Jay W. Johnson, former member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin (1997–1999) and 36th Director of the United States Mint.
- Steven E. Day, Coast Guard Rear Admiral (Lower Half) currently serving as Deputy Commander for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, Coast Guard Atlantic Area.
- Richard A. Sofio, Michigan state representative and educator
- "GCC Systems Portfolio" (PDF). GCC 2009 Systems Portfolio.
- "2010 Enrollment Report" (PDF). 2010 GCC Enrollment Report.
- "Gogebic Community College Michigan Postsecondary Handbook Profile Page" (PDF). State of Michigan Department of the Treasury. 2014.
- "About the Chieftain". Chieftain.
- "Athletics". GCC Athletics.
- Ryman, Richard (2009-10-18). "Jay Johnson dies at 66; was congressman, Green Bay TV anchor". The Post Crescent. Retrieved 2009-10-19.[dead link]
- "Official USCG Bio (Steven E. Day)". Official USCG Bio (Steven E. Day).
- 'Richard A. Sofio-obituary,' Ironwood Daily Globe, March 4, 2009, pg. 8