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eMacomb - Redevelopment News, Spring 2011

Oakland University Opens in Macomb County

OU Expands in Macomb County with New Anton/Frankel Center in Mt. Clemens

Excitement is building as students, staff and community members anticipate Oakland University’s continued expansion in Macomb County.  Oakland University’s Division of Outreach is proud to announce that the new Anton/Frankel Center located at 20 South Main Street in downtown Mount Clemens will open its doors this fall.

This center, donated to the university in 2010 by two prominent community leaders, Gebran Anton and Stuart Frankel, is the third Oakland University educational site in the County.   "This generous donation has enabled the university to further its commitment to increase educational opportunities for residents in the region," said Mary Otto, OU's vice president for outreach.

Formerly an office plaza, this building is being repurposed with the help of a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The approximately 25,000 square feet will be divided among classrooms, faculty offices, student support and administrative spaces.

With more than 30 percent of OU enrolled students residing in Macomb County, this new location will be an added convenience to commuters.   Students enrolled at the new Anton/Frankel site will enjoy a small campus in a downtown environment with several excellent restaurants close by for students to grab a quick bite between classes.

A fall schedule of classes has been published and students can enroll in courses on various subjects including: music, dance, psychology, sociology and political science, writing, communications and many more, bringing a nationally recognized Oakland University education close to home.   There are classes appropriate for students beginning their university education as well as classes for students returning to college.   The schedule will grow in future semesters.  Outstanding faculty, including some department chairs, are excited to bring challenging and rewarding academic opportunities to the people of Macomb County.

For more information about the Anton/Frankel Center and related events, please visit

Oakland UniversityAnton/Frankel Center

20 S. Main St.

Mount Clemens, MI 48043