GRCC in the News: 9/1/10

Terra trustees approve hiring of 10 new faculty members
Port Clinton News Herald | September 1, 2010

The Terra Board of Trustees approved the hiring of 10 new instructors at its Aug. 25 meeting. […] Benjamin Randolph, dean of business, engineering technologies and workforce development.  Experience: Visiting professor of accounting for Galen University in Belize, associate dean for Grand Rapids Community College, accounting department chair/associate professor for West Virginia University at Parkersburg, and owner of Group 1 Accounting.  (More)

Volleyball: Skippers aim to stay on top
By JOSEPH HAYES | Times Herald | September 1, 2010

The St. Clair County Community College women’s volleyball team is in a much different position this year as it prepares to open a new season.  […] Like every team, SC4 does have question marks. Kelsey Cox, arguably the top hitter last year, left to play at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

College enrollment by the numbers
By STEPHEN KLOOSTERMAN | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Sep 01, 2010 @ 05:30 AM

Holland, MI –  A stalled economy and fewer entry level jobs may be driving more young adults to college. Nationwide, the popularity of community colleges is on the rise. The percentage of full-time students attending two-year institutions jumped from 24 to 26 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. […]  17,806 GRCC students.  GRCC counted 17,806 students as doors opened on Monday, said Diane Patrick, the college’s interim registrar. “I think the state of the state and local economy is a reason people are turning to community college,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity.”  (More)

Harper looks for big bounce-back season
By Jonathan Cregier | Daily Herald Staff

A inexperienced Harper College football team looks to bounce back from a 2-7 finish last season when it travels to College of DuPage at 6 p.m. Saturday in Glen Ellyn. […] On Oct. 2, the Hawks travel to Iowa Falls, Iowa to face No. 9 ranked Ellsworth Community College. They end the regular season on Oct. 30 when they host No. 10 Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Muskegon Community College to rent textbooks
Jessica Puchala |  Posted: 8/31/2010 5:17:08 PM

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM)- Grand Rapids Community College and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids also offer students the opportunity to rent instead of purchase.   Some college bookstores are trying to compete with websites offering college students the option to rent textbooks instead of purchasing them.   (More)

GRCC composites class seeking workers
Ryan Jeltema | News Editor | 8/28/2010 6:31:00 AM | The Daily News

HOLLAND –  If you’re looking for a job in a fast-growing industry with good pay and benefits, Grand Rapids Community College may have a place for you.  The college is looking for 40 students to fill a four-week composites manufacturing training program that begins on Sept. 13. Graduates from the program are eligible for jobs in the rapidly-expanding composite materials industry at companies such as Energetx in Holland.  (More)

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