GRCC in the News – 10/26/11

Juan Olivarez to be formally inaugurated today as Aquinas College’s seventh president in 125 years
Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 7:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Forty-four years ago, Juan Olivarez was a bright-eyed freshmen at Aquinas College, eager to start the next chapter of his life. […] Olivarez, 61, who succeeds Edward Balog, says he feels confident taking the reins after more than nine years leading Grand Rapids Community College and the past three years as president and CEO of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation  (More)

No. 2 Arizona Western Closing Gap on No. 1 Blinn in NJCAA Football Poll
National Junior College Athletic Association | October 25, 2011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following a wild week of upsets, the NJCAA Football Top 10 underwent some minor changes in the tenth poll of the 2011 season. […] Butler Community College (Kan.) remained No. 4 in the rankings, while No. 5 Grand Rapids Community College (Mich.) moved into the Top Five after beating Harper College (Ill.) 50-7.  (More)

Occupy Grand Rapids addresses City Commission, says it’s not going away
Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 7:43 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Members of Occupy Grand Rapids, at the request of Mayor George Heartwell, told city commissioners tonight that the group intends to continue protesting and camping out in a church parking lot until they see change in the community and the country. […] Since the group formed in Grand Rapids and stood together on Oct. 8, Grand Rapids Community College student Mandi Creveling has been impressed with its growth.  (More)

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