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GCC celebrates 85 years


October 17, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

THE LINDQUIST Student Center break room is packed with students, residents, and faculty enjoying a free bratwurst or hotdog, with a coke and bag of chips Monday at Gogebic Community College. GCC is celebrating 85 years in education this week with a host of events.


Ironwood - Gogebic Community College is celebrating 85 years in education this week in Ironwood.

On Monday, GCC rolled out the proverbial red carpet to the student body and community by providing free hotdogs, bratwursts, sodas and potato chips to people dropping in.

There was a spinning wheel outside the Lindquist Student Center for a free spin at a range of prizes. Jenna Thompson, a nursing student on campus, spun the wheel and took home a T-shirt of her choosing while Jacario Holt, basketball player from Watersmeet, won an insulated cooler to keep his lunches as cool as an autumn breeze.

Inside the Lindquist Student Center, a line formed for the free food and the tables were full of a varied swath of the community. On the edges of the room, GCC set up a historical display of the school from the 1930s to present, with old year books, photos and other paraphernalia to catch the eyes of local historians.

Today, GCC is hosting a selfie contest that runs through Friday at 4 p.m. Students have to locate five of eight locations around campus and take their pictures there and post them on social media using #GCC85. Posting the pictures enters the student into a contest to win multiple available prizes.

On Wednesday, in honor of National Chocolate Cupcake Day, the school is providing cupcakes for the student body across the CES center.

Thursday is the Samson Tri-3 challenge on the basketball court, where students, including local high school students, can try to make consecutive shots from the 3-point line, free throw line and a bunny near the basket. There's only one chance per student to make all three shots, with winners receiving a gift certificate to the book store.

On Friday, students can build their own ice cream sundaes with 85 toppings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lindquist Student Center.


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