GRCC in the News – 3/26/12

Jaguars make consolation final
BY CHAD DARE | Commercial-News | March 24, 2012

DANVILLE — A basketball team’s bench is kind of like a supporting cast in a movie.They are not expected to be the main characters, but their roles can be very valuable. And that has definitely been the case for the 2012 Danville Area Community College men’s basketball during its postseason run. On Friday afternoon, Nyree Robinson had a big part in the Jaguars 62-54 win over the Grand Rapids Community College Raiders in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament at the Mary Miller Gymnasium. (More)

Alma Men’s Tennis loses close match to GRCC but comes back to defeat Defiance 8-1 on Saturday
Posted: Sat, March 24th, 2012 at 10:54PM | Alma College News

The men’s tennis team split a double-header in Ohio on Saturday. The team opened with the day with a tight 5-4 to loss to Grand Rapids Community College before bouncing back with an 8-1 win over host Defiance.  (More)

Grand Rapids boxer becomes father, West Michigan Golden Gloves champion in the same week
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 11:04 PM | Grand Rapids Press

WYOMING – It was a week of big news for Kingdamon Antoine. On Monday, the 19-year-old Grand Rapids Community College freshman found out he was a father of a four-month-old son, Christian Scurry.  (More)

Poor shooting ends GRCC basketball team’s run in national tournament
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 6:28 PM | Grand Rapids Press

DANVILLE, IL. — The run ended for the Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team in the consolation bracket of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament.  (More)

Dark comedy ‘Ampersand’ debuts at Actors Theatre, raises questions of cloning, relationships (review)
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 1:15 PM | Grand Rapids Press

If you could clone your mate, and breed out their most striking flaws (as in, not the sort of cute, quirky little things), would you? And would you actually love them more without their darker aspects? Talk about ‘for better or for worse.’ The world premiere of “Ampersand,” a twisted yet often hilarious play, written by Seattle playwright Vincent Delaney, ponders these questions and more in a shining, visually compelling production by Actors’ Theatre, premiering Thursday night at Spectrum Theater.  (More)

Free college program for HS students – Wyoming Public Schools partnering with GRCC
Friday, 23 Mar 2012, 7:37 PM EDT | WOOD TV

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) – Wyoming Public Schools will announce their partnership with GRCC to offer a free middle college program for their students starting this fall. It’s a partnership that has been worked on for more than a year and will allow students enrolled in Wyoming Public Schools to either graduate with an associate arts degree or if they go for their fifth year, they can go into a specialized program at GRCC.  (More)

9/11 widow who created organization to help Afghan women to speak at GRCC on Monday
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 3:58 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Susan Retik’s grief was still fresh from losing her husband in the 9/11 terrorist attacks when she first had the idea. […] On Monday, Retik, 44, will share her story at the Spectrum Theater at Grand Rapids Community College. Her discussion, which runs from 7:30-9:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.  (More)

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