GRCC in the News: 3/16/10

Striking season for Ionia’s Burrows
By Andrew Roberts | Sentinel-Standard sports editor | New! Thu Mar 25, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

Ionia senior Mac Burrow loves living on the lanes, and this season he has been a big part of the Bulldog boys bowling team’s success.  […] After graduation in May, Burrows is planning on attending either Grand Rapids Community College or Montcalm Community College for two years before transferring and, of course, he plans to continue bowling.  (More)

Women’s Resource Center Huntington Pillar Awards honor workplaces that value women
By Kaitlin Shawgo | The Grand Rapids Press | March 08, 2010, 7:53AM

GRAND RAPIDS — As Paula Montes-Garcia helped an elderly man move and stretch his legs, he gave her a compliment that made her realize she’d found her calling.  “You have a very good touch, thank you,” he said. […] Montes-Garcia, 21, now owns a car and is working to get into the Grand Rapids Community College nursing program. She’s thinking about training to be a physical therapist.   (More)

Family of homeless woman killed in 1991 thrilled police say case is solved
By John Tunison | The Grand Rapids Press | March 25, 2010, 2:36PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Ruth Wilson always thought police would solve the 1991 brutal slaying of her aunt, 77-year-old Muriel Stoepker, a woman locals knew as the “bag lady.”  […] State police today said evolving DNA technology, allowing them to successfully test smaller crime samples, helped them link Stoepker’s killing near a Grand Rapids Community College parking ramp to a man already on death row for a Texas murder.  (More)

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