Meeting Needs Through Middle College
May 2, 2016; AACC 21st Century Center (American Association of Community Colleges publication)
Middle College programs, which allow qualified high school students to simultaneously work toward a diploma and a certificate or associate degree by completing a 13th year of high school, have been a big win for students, colleges and industry partners across the country.
That’s certainly been the case for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), in Michigan. GRCC is poised to launch its third Middle College program this fall, the first with a corporate collaborator.
Excellence in Education 5/3/16: Yamaka Bracey
May 3, 2016; FOX 47
The Michigan Lottery has played a big role in funding education in our state, which is why it has teamed up with MSU Men’s Basketball Coach, Tom Izzo, and FOX 47 News to recognize excellent educators state-wide.
Yamaka Bracey, a Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher at Campus Elementary School in Grand Rapids, is this week’s Michigan Lottery Excellence in Education award winner.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Yamaka Bracey is a GRCC alumna.)
Pregnancy forced his mom to skip her prom 18 years ago, so he asked her to his
May 4, 2016; MLive
MUSKEGON, MI — Joy Bridges couldn’t attend her senior prom.
… After taking a year off from school, he (Jah’Vontae Smith) plans to eventually take business and science classes at Grand Rapids Community College with the long-term goal of becoming a neurosurgeon.
Man arraigned for allegedly killing woman, dumping body on GRCC campus
May 3,2016; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Marcus Bivens, a 19-year-old accused of killing a woman and dragging her body into bushes next to a Grand Rapids Community College parking ramp, has been arraigned on an open murder charge.
8 games remain for GRCC baseball to earn Regional berth
May 3, 2016; MLive
Grand Rapids, Mich. — Ancilla College’s Chargers, 1-13 and 2-23, travel to Belknap Park today to take on the GRCC’s 10-8 baseball team at 2PM. GRCC has earned a 14-21 overall record this season having most recently split with Schoolcraft on May 1st.