GRCC in the News: 9/25/10-9/27/10

Rob Bliss brings joy, hate to Grand Rapids – Promoter noted for quirky events that draw folks to city
Francis X. Donnelly | September 25, 2010 | The Detroit News

Rob Bliss organizes quirky community events that have brought tens of thousands of people to downtown Grand Rapids. It takes all his free time. He doesn’t make a penny. He’s only 21. […] He attended Grand Rapids Community College to study piano and voice. He dropped out earlier this year after getting a job with a local TV station, where he runs its Facebook page.  (More)

GRCC football team bounces back from first loss, beats third-ranked Ellsworth
Published: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 8:00 PM | Dean Holzwarth | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Although it is only the end of September, the Grand Rapids Community College football team viewed Saturday’s game as a defining moment in the season after suffering its first loss a week ago. The Raiders bounced back with an emphatic first-half display and upset third-ranked Ellsworth Community College 49-28 at Houseman Field.  (More)

‘Ned’ Fenlon, lawmaker who helped build Mackinac Bridge, dies at age 106
Published: Friday, September 24, 2010, 8:43 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — At 106, Edward “Ned” Fenlon could claim to be the oldest alumnus of both Grand Rapids Community College and the University of Notre Dame. But Mr. Fenlon, who died Sunday, likely will be better remembered for his role in crafting legislation leading to the creation of the Mackinac Bridge — and several other of the state’s largest spans.  (More)

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