GRCC in the News – 4/16/12

Scott Merlo on Eric Zapata: ‘When somebody is running toward the gunfire, that’s a hero.’
Published: Monday, April 16, 2012, 7:30 AM Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012, 8:54 AM

KALAMAZOO, MI – As he sped to Kalamazoo from home along Stadium Drive, all Scott Merlo knew was that an officer from the agency he had served for more than 20 years had been shot. […] “I said, ‘Mike, who was it?’ and he said it was Eric Zapata,” Merlo said of that night last April 18. “I said, ‘How bad?’ […] Merlo retired in March and is working now as a lieutenant with the police department at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Grand Rapids native settles down after rough start for Lansing; Whitecaps drop series finale with another one-run loss
Published: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 5:12 PM | Grand Rapids Press

COMSTOCK PARK, MI – Lansing Lugnuts starting pitcher Jesse Hernandez walked slowly off the mound after the sixth inning to a raucous standing ovation from his cheering section. […] “I heard them, and it was great,” said Hernandez, who went to high school at Kelloggsville and Grandville and played college ball at Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan.  (More)

Grand Rapids native finally getting big turnout as he pitches against West Michigan Whitecaps
Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 7:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press

COMSTOCK PARK, MI – Jesse Hernandez remembers pitching at Fifth Third Ballpark twice when he was in high school in front of sparse crowds. It will be a completely different atmosphere this weekend as the Grand Rapids native and former Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan standout prepares to takes the mound in his return.  (More)

Mayor says fundraising goal is $3,000 per student to increase involvement in pre-college programs
Published: Friday, April 13, 2012, 2:05 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Mayor George Heartwell said the team working to increase the number of low-income students able to attend local pre-college programs recently met and determined the per pupil fundraising goal is $3,000. […] Heartwell said he recently met with the directors of Upward Bound programs at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Grand Valley State University (GVSU).  (More)

Join the conversation: What questions do you have about GRCC’s $98.6 million bond proposal?
Published: Friday, April 13, 2012, 10:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College President Steven Ender will participate in a live chat at 9 a.m. Monday with MLive readers. And we want you to participate.  (More)

Nothing suspicious found after GRCC evacuated building Thursday night
Published: Friday, April 13, 2012, 1:15 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Nothing dangerous was found Thursday night when Grand Rapids Community College evacuated its Applied Technology Center after authorities were alerted of a suspicious item, according to the college.  (More)

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