GRCC in the News: 12/23/09

Teen hero rushes to rescue at Santa Parade
December 23, 2009 | Rockford Squire

Alex Kilvington joined the Michigan State Police Explorers because he’d like to someday have a career helping others. Apparently he’s ready to start doing that right now.  Kilvington was working in his role with the youth Michigan State Police Explorer program at the Santa Parade on Saturday, Dec. 5, when he realized something was wrong. One of the Rockford High School band members was having trouble seeing and breathing. Kilvington said he asked if the boy had eaten. When he found out he hadn’t, Kilvington suspected a diabetic reaction. […] The Rockford senior is headed off to Grand Rapids Community College next year and plans to go into law enforcement.  (More)

Growing community colleges need leadership; Ferris State aims to fill need with doctoral program
By Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press | December 23, 2009, 7:21AM

GRAND RAPIDS — Community college enrollment is hitting record levels in Grand Rapids and elsewhere, and Ferris State University leaders say there’s a growing need for people to lead those schools as they grow.  Ferris trustees last week approved creating a doctoral program for community college administrators, planning to focus on the special needs at two-year institutions. […] Ferris has partnerships with Grand Rapids Community College and 16 other of Michigan’s 28 community colleges.  (More)