GRCC in the News – 4/21/11

GRCC Budget Scenarios Take In Possible State Funding Cuts
WOOD Radio | Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Governor proposed flat appropriation for 2 year schools, Senate Committee called for 3.4% cut Wednesday. Executive team member says various models are being developed to implement when final concensus is reached.  (More)

Community College Cuts
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | WOOD Radio | Paul Cicchini WOOD Radio News Team

A Michigan Senate committee recommends cutting community college funding by about 3.4 percent. The Republican-led Senate Appropriations Committee approved the $10 million cut Wednesday by an 11-5 vote along party lines.  (More)

Editorial: Press’ picks for the Grand Rapids Public School Board in the May 3 election
Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 7:00 AM | The Grand Rapids Press Editorial Board

Some may see the upcoming election as a matter solely for parents with children in public schools. That attitude could explain the traditionally dismal voter turnout for school elections. […] Raynard Ross is a former police officer and juvenile justice professional who runs the pre-college Upward Bound program at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Holland’s Nicole TenBrink cracks Northwood tennis’ international mold
By DAN D’ADDONA | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Apr 21, 2011 @ 05:00 AM

Holland, MI — Everything in Nicole TenBrink’s tennis career has been a battle. […] It wasn’t easy. After graduating from Holland, TenBrink joined the team at Grand Rapids Community College, then transferred to Northwood as a junior to major in business and fashion.  (More)

Raider Salute to Participants and Supporters of Earth Day Service Event

Academic Service Learning Earth Day Clean-up Event

This salute comes from the Academic Service Learning Department:

“The Academic Service Learning Center would like to send a HUGE thank you to the participants and supporters of Friday’s Earth Day Service Event. This event brought together 135 GRCC participants, 84 participants from Godfrey Lee and 124 from Kelloggsville. These 3 groups intermingled and were spread out between 14 different service projects spanning the cities of Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming. The participants of the day made huge strides in the beautification of Greater Grand Rapids and came together over lunch to reflect on the meaning behind Earth Day.

An extra special thank you to following individuals, among others, who contributed in a very vital way to the success of our event.

Facilities: Rick VanderVeen (and his amazing staff) and Becky Yoder for the use, set-up and tear-down of equipment for this large event.
Food Services: Aaron Chew and his helpful staff for providing us with the hot drinks necessary to energize our participants for a day of service.
IT: Duane David for making sure we could communicate our message loud and clear to our nearly 350 participants.
Media Technologies and Communications: Kelly Armbruster, Klaas Kwant and Derek DeVries for continuing to do an amazing job documenting the greatness of GRCC students, staff, and faculty.

You can find additional photos from the event here. If you’d like to join us for upcoming events, please “like” us on our Facebook page or visit to stay updated!