GRCC in the News – 1/30/12

See where Grand Rapids Community College football players are moving onto after program’s demise
Published: Monday, January 30, 2012, 7:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – When Grand Rapids Community College made the decision to discontinue its football program earlier this month, it didn’t affect Carlin Landingham’s future.  (More)

Grand Rapids-area companies encourage employers to hire former prisoners
Published: Sunday, January 29, 2012, 6:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – When Jahaun McKinley landed a job earning $9 an hour making garbage containers, he considered himself lucky. […] Now, he’s halfway through an associate’s degree in business at Grand Rapids Community College and has been promoted to a supervisory role at Cascade.  (More)

The Giant of Giants crowned in Grand Rapids
10:10 AM, Jan 29, 2012 | WZZM 13

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-More than 700 people packed DeVos Place Saturday night to honor the African American leaders who have helped shape Grand Rapids. […] The proceeds will go to the Milo M. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund for Grand Rapids Community College students.  (More)

GRCC Honors Selfless Citizens with Giants Awards – Local African Americans are honored for their contributions to GR and inspiration
Darren Cunningham | FOX 17 Reporter | 11:02 p.m. EST, January 28, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- Grand Rapids Community College honored some of the city’s most generous citizens at the 30th annual Giants Awards. “This is an awesome event. It was started thirty years ago, to recognize African Americans in this community who had made significant contributions,” says Faye Richardson Green, with the planning and selection committee.  (More)

Grand Rapids State of the City: Who’s who from DeVos Place
Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 1:50 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Almost 500 people, many of them invited and others admitted at their own request, heard Mayor George Heartwell’s 9th-annual State of the City address this morning at DeVos Place. […] Bert Bleke, former Grand Rapids Public Schools superintendent and current Grand Rapids Community College trustee.  (More)

The Rev. Marvin Sapp receives 2012 Giant Among Giants Award in Grand Rapids (photos)
Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 11:05 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Many know the Rev. Marvin Sapp as an award-winning gospel singer or pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Southeast Grand Rapids. But longtime friend Derrick Franklin knows the 44-year-old minister in another light. […] It was Sapp’s inspiration that took center stage Saturday night when he received the Giant Among Giants award, the top honor at the 30th annual Giants Awards and Banquet, at the DeVos Place.  (More)

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