Michigan funeral home to turned into college campus

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.


Information from: Grand Haven Tribune, http://www.grandhaventribune.com