Condolences to the Family of Nina Sleet

Nina Sleet (who did a tremendous amount of work on the annual GIANTS Awards) passed away Wednesday. Her daughter Kim said she hopes to have the funeral at St. Phillips on Monday and the Obituary should be in the paper on Sunday. In Lieu of Flowers the family is suggesting donations to the NAACP.  Here’s Kim’s contact info if you want to send a card.

Kim Sleet
423 Coldbrook NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

More details will be provided as they are available.

Photos: GRCC Honors Reception

In partnership with the Honors Program, the Admissions Office hosted a reception for incoming students who qualify for GRCC’s Honors Program. Twenty-nine students attended with their parents. Dr. Kate Byerwalter, Mursalata Muhammad, and two current GRCC students presented. Fourteen students submitted applications to the GRCC Honors Program at the event.  All the students who attended will be attending GRCC in the Fall.

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Photos: GRCC TRiO Recognizes Students

GRCC TRiO Student Support Services recognizes their Graduates, Transfer students, and Academic Service Learning participants at their annual Recognition Banquet.  Featured in  photos are SSSP staff Anna Maria Clark, Jennifer Keesen, Whitney Johnson, Linda Vanderwaal, and Delicia Wilondja and  SSSP Peer Mentors Jessica Austin, Mallory Patterson, and Katie Poulisse.

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GRCC in the News: 4/23/10

Grand Rapids schools address online courses rumor: Colleges will accept credits
By Kym Reinstadler | The Grand Rapids Press | April 22, 2010, 7:05AM

GRAND RAPIDS — There are many questions about Grand Rapids Public Schools’ planned shift to predominantly online education in its high schools next fall, but whether area colleges will accept credits being earned via computer isn’t one of them. […] Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Ferris State University and Wayne State University all told The Press online courses are considered no different than traditional courses when weighing admissions decisions.  It’s the same story at Grand Rapids Community College, Calvin College, Hope College, Aquinas College and Cornerstone University.  (More)

State prepaid tutiton program introduces new mascot
WZZM 13 ONLINE  Jessica Puchala  | Updated:4/22/2010 5:12:41 PM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- The state’s prepaid tuition program hopes a new mascot can draw awareness to the need of saving for college.  The Michigan Education Trust (MET) introduced the mascot, an owl, at and event Thursday morning at Grand Rapids Community College. (More)