GRCC In The News – 4/13/2012

Report of Suspicious Item Evacuates Floor at GRCC Building – Text Alert sent to students, situation cleared
William Frederick  | FOX 17 News Producer | 9:25 p.m. EDT, April 12, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Police at Grand Rapids Community College evacuated a floor of the ATC building Thursday evening after a report of a suspicious item.  Campus police were alerted around 6:40 p.m. and evacuated one floor.  A text alert was sent to students as a precaution.,0,7568779.story

Former coach of Grand Rapids Rampage resurfaces with Ferris State
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 5:17 PM | Muskegon Chronicle

BIG RAPIDS, MI. – Sparky McEwen, the former coach of the now-defunct Grand Rapids Rampage in the Arena Football League, will coach receivers at Ferris State, the university announced Thursday.  The hiring of McEwen, a Creston graduate, completes the staff of first-year coach Tony Annese, who came from Grand Rapids Community College. McEwen will also be involved in alumni relations with the program.

Summer enrollment down 16 percent at Grand Rapids Community College
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 3:21 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Fewer students are expected to take classes this summer at Grand Rapids Community College – and administrators say a reduction in funding for training displaced workers may be partially to blame.

Question of the Day: Should Muskegon Community College have a football team?
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:05 AM | Muskegon Chronicle

This question was suggested by a Chronicle reader responding to a post about what it would take to get Muskegon pulling together. […] I think MCC should have a football team. GRCC just ended its program and I think we need something to fill that vacuum. We have a lot of talented kids/teams in Muskegon County and only a few go on to college and play.

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