GRCC in the News – 3/6/12

More than 700 teens expected for GRCC’s annual Latino Youth Conference
Published: Monday, March 05, 2012, 4:32 PM Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 4:58 PM

GRAND RAPIDS – An expected 717 eighth graders will hit the campus of Grand Rapids Community College Tuesday for the 13th annual Latino Youth Conference, created to increase Hispanics’ college attendance. […] “We want the students to experience the college atmosphere while learning new skills and recognizing their own potential to shape their futures,” said Chris Arnold, conference chair and director of GRCC’s Diversity Learning Center.  (More)

College transfers on the rise: More students attending more than one institution
Published: Monday, March 05, 2012, 2:55 PM | Grand Rapids Press

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP — When students enroll at Grand Valley State University, they’re more likely now than a decade ago to take a class or two at another institution – typically a community college – as they pursue their degree. […] Tina Hoxie, dean of Student Affairs at Grand Rapids Community College, said there are lots of reasons why students would reverse transfer to a community college. (More)

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