8th Annual Family Matters Event 2/20/10

Family Matters at GRCCOn February 20, 2010, GRCC will hold its 8th annual “Family Matters @ GRCC” event, providing fun and resources for children and families from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  in the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse.  The event is free, and will be hosted by WOOD/WOTV’s Laura Velasquez.  In addition to learning from over 50 exhibitors about the resources and support organizations available for families in Grand Rapids, the event will feature a wide variety of fun, interactive activities for children including:

  • DJ Hero Rock N Roll
  • Heavy Hitter Band-O-Rama
  • Rock Band PopNoggins
  • Obstacle Course – Run Thru Soft Play
  • Giant Slide Face Painting
  • Balloon Sculpting Big Red Chair Photo’s
  • Castle Moonwalk Sandy Candy
  • Gator Hide ‘n Slide
  • Child fingerprinting kits

GRCC in the News: 2/4/10

Star quarterback hangs back as Grand Rapids Community College sends eight players on to four-year colleges
By Gary Bond | The Grand Rapids Press | February 04, 2010, 9:30AM

GRAND RAPIDS — Receiver Demonte Collins hopes to sign a letter of intent with a Division II football program by the middle of the month.  Quarterback Casey Therriault likely won’t sign with anyone until after spring practice, which ends in April or early May.  (More)

White, Woods get late recruitment offers
Bill Broderick • The Enquirer • February 4, 2010

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.  A few months ago, former Battle Creek Central standout Rashad White and Marshall High’s Garrett Woods were not necessarily a sure thing to be sitting at a table signing National Letters of Intent. […] Hulkow said Jamar Wimberly, the school-record holder in most rushing categories, and his brother James Wimberly, one of the top defensive ends in the area, will most likely play football at Grand Rapids Community College next season.  (More)

Local teen, mentor meet president: ‘Epic’ adventure for teen
By PETER DAINING | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jan 22, 2010 @ 09:00 AM

Holland, MI – Standing on a stage Wednesday in the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama, mentor Andrew Knight looked over at his mentee, Ryan Brott.  “Did you think a year ago we’d be doing this?” he asked. “A year ago we were barely even on speaking terms, because we had just met.”  […] Knight says he got into some trouble as a kid as well, but is now studying criminal justice at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

GRCC Students Raise over $2,000 for Haiti Relief

GRCC students responded to the relief efforts for the earthquake victims in Haiti raising a total of $2,019 for the American Red Cross’s Haiti operations.  The breakdown of where the money was raised is as follows:
  • $438.20 from the dental, OTA, and Rad tech students from their fruit sale.
  • $317.00 from Actors’ Theatre for final dress rehearsal of Mr. Marmalade.
  • $478.00 from culinary arts for one night of tips at the heritage restaurant.
  • $736.00 in Student Life.
GRCC Student Congress President Jeremy Christiansen praised the effort: “Great job fellow students for all your donations and fundraisers for this cause.”