GRCC in the News: 2/17/10 [Updated]

GRCC reports applications are up 65 percent in record-enrollment year (Front Page)
By Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press | February 17, 2010, 12:04PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Already experiencing record enrollment, Grand Rapids Community College leaders say they’re seeing a 65 percent increase in the number of students applying for admission to the fall semester.  Administrators said simplifying the application process and not charging potential students to apply might account for some of the increase. But the continued boost in interest has leaders looking to the fall and trying to find places to add new students.  (More)

Ad Fair 2010 begins next week in Grand Rapids
By Shandra Martinez | The Grand Rapids Press | February 17, 2010, 7:49AM

GRAND RAPIDS — More than four decades in the advertising business has given Frank Blossom an appreciation for the next generation of creative talent. […] Blossom has been a visiting professor in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University since 2006, teaching advertising and public relations classes. He previously taught at Grand Rapids Community College, Davenport University and Kendall College of Art & Design.  (More)

Talking Points: “Enhancing Security Through Peacebuilding”
By ANDREA GOODELL | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Feb 17, 2010 @ 09:23 AM

Holland, MI – […] Professor Keith St. Clair teaches international relations and political science at Grand Rapids Community College. A GRCC foundation grant sent him to Iran in October. St. Clair’s specialty is Middle East politics, and he has also traveled to Turkey, Israel and Oman in the past year. He spoke Feb. 10 on “Enhancing Security Through Peacebuilding.”  (More)

Sexton junior running back draws Big Ten interest
Geoff Kimmerly | Lansing Stqate Journal | February 16, 2010

Sexton junior running back Onaje Miller is quickly becoming one of the state’s most sought-after football prospects for the class of 2011, with the state’s Big Ten programs among those who have recently offered scholarships.  […] Sexton quarterback Taurean Jackson has signed with Grand Rapids Community College. A two-year starter, Jackson threw for 1,015 yards and 12 touchdowns last season in earning a Class B all-area honorable mention.  (More)

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