GRCC in the News: 12/17/10

Griffins equipment manager Brad Thompson bonds with players while sharpening their skates
Published: Friday, December 17, 2010, 7:00 AM | Michael Zuidema | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — If dog is man’s best friend, then it only is appropriate that “Dogg” is the Grand Rapids Griffins’ best friend. […] Thompson, a Wyoming Park graduate, was studying criminal justice at Grand Rapids Community College and working parttime at Michigan National Ice Center (now the Patterson Ice Center) when he was hired by the Griffins in 1996.  (More)

Friends say Lowell High School grad killed in crash was ‘bubbly, happy’ teen
Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 8:06 PM | John Tunison | The Grand Rapids Press

LOWELL TOWNSHIP — After just starting her first year of college, Caitlin Baker hadn’t yet settled on a career path. But friends of the 19-year-old Ada woman, killed in a head-on car crash Wednesday on M-21, say she would have succeeded at many things given her irrepressible spirit and outgoing personality. […] Baker was a full-time student at Grand Rapids Community College and had talked about going into zoology, but had not made a decision on a course of study. She excelled at tennis, made the OK White all-conference girls tennis team earlier this year and was considering playing for GRCC.  (More)

Grand Rapids college students share ways to deal with stress and form good study habits
The Rapdian | by Karlye Byrnes (byrneska) on Thursday Dec 16th, 2010

Amanda Clark, a senior student at Grand Valley State University, said, “I have a capstone presentation that’s due tomorrow and my capstone project due the day of the final. I have self-assessments to do for two classes. A take-home exam, research poster to do, follow-up paperwork.”  (More)

Ferris State University pharmacy program looking for space on Medical Mile
Published: Friday, December 17, 2010, 6:00 AM | Rick Wilson | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — The Ferris State University’s pharmacy program could be the newest addition to the city’s Medical Mile. Ferris trustees were expected to vote today on acquiring space for part of the school’s doctor of pharmacy program in an undisclosed building here. A university spokesman said Ferris currently offers undergraduate pharmacy classes in Grand Rapids and has had a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College’s Applied Technology Center for more than a decade.  (More)

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