Michigan funeral home to be turned into college campus

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 11:11:23-05

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan community college plans to hold classes in the fall at a renovated funeral home.

The Grand Haven Tribune reports that Muskegon Community College purchased the Clock Life Story Funeral Home building for $378,000.

The college's Grand Haven campus is currently located at the Grand Haven Community Center. College President Dale K. Nesbary says the college pays nearly $8,000 a month to lease part of the facility. The campus opened in 2012 and serves about 1,000 students each year.

Nesbary says officials searched for more than six months for a building the college could own and invest in. He says there will likely be about $300,000 in renovations before classes begin in August.

Nesbary says the new location's proximity to the Grand Haven High School may lead to an increase in early college enrollment.