GRCC in the News – 5/23/11

Patrick Doyle, Nick Marcinkowski came to Muskegon Community College and stayed there because of sports
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 1:00 PM | Tom Kendra | The Muskegon Chronicle

Patrick Doyle and Nick Marcinkowski are two athletes whose lives were changed for the better when Muskegon Community College bucked the trend and added sports programs during a lean financial period. […] He worked in a shop and spent a few semesters attending Grand Rapids Community College. But he said he had too many friends at GRCC and wasn’t performing as well as he could.  (More)

Forum on Michigan’s schools system
WWMT | May 23, 2011 8:17 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Today the State Board of Education will be in Kent County to hear any ideas or concerns you may have about Michigan’s schools system.  It’s the first of several forums across the state where board members will get input from the public.  The forum runs from 4:00 to 7:00 tonight at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

GRCC trustee: Aquinas presidential candidate Juan Olivarez ‘brings out the best in everybody’
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2011, 8:58 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College leaders said Juan Olivarez did a wonderful job leading their school, but they knew he always had a soft spot in his heart for Aquinas College.  (More)

Harper’s frugal, but is Ender? As tuition climbs, president spends freely
Daily Herald | By Kerry Lester | Politics Projects Writer

Harper College President Kenneth Ender took office in July 2009, just as the economy was hitting rock bottom. […] Also in October, Ender hosted his twin brother, Steven, president of Grand Rapids Community College, at Harper for a “twin bowl” football game between the two brothers’ schools. Ender hosted a party afterward at his home.  (More)

College admissions experts hope 2011 high school graduates will be better prepared academically
Published: Monday, May 23, 2011, 6:42 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Tom Dupuie pushed himself as a Kenowa Hills High School student, taking tougher classes, like higher mathematics and science. […] About half of Grand Rapids Community College’s new enrollees are asked to take a placement test if they fall short on grade point average or ACT college entrance cores.   (More)

Former Grand Rapids Community College President Juan Olivarez leading candidate to head Aquinas College
Published: Friday, May 20, 2011, 4:49 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Juan Olivarez once said attending Aquinas College changed his life. Now the former Grand Rapids Community College president is poised to become his alma mater’s new leader.  (More)

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