GRCC in the News – 7/19/12

GRCC launching new tactic to raise money that doesn’t involve tuition
Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 9:17 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College is making a push to deepen its relationship with alumni, a move it hopes will strengthen ties to the community and boost fundraising. Administrators say they hope the strategy helps increase annual giving to the college from $600,000 to $800,000 in 2015 – donations primarily used for student scholarships and institutional improvements.  (More)

Rockford poet earns ‘honorable mention’ at national competition
Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:20 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

ROCKFORD, MI — Eric Greinke, a Rockford-based poet, earned an honorable mention at national poetry competition held in New Jersey. Greinke, a Grand Rapids Community College alumnus, was among more than 30 poets who earned an honorable mention at 2012 Allen Ginsberg Awards at the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Patterson, N.J.  (More)

New lieutenants bring experience to leadership role
July 19, 2012 | Rockford Squire

The following is biographical information of the four new lieutenants promoted during the Monday, July 9 Rockford City Council meeting (see related story, page 1). […] Lieutenant Mike Miller began his law enforcement career with the Ft. Morgan Police Department in Ft. Morgan, Colorado before coming to the Rockford Police Department in 1990. […] Miller graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with an associate degree in arts. During that time he attended and graduated from the police academy.  (More)

GRCC hosts U of M engineering summer program targeting 8th and 9th graders
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012 | Rapid Growth

U of M will bring a summer engineering program targeting 8th and 9th grade students to GRCC.  (More)

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