GRCC Police Recruit Ryan Myers Receives Award From GRPD

GRCC Police Academy Recruit Ryan Myers received an award from Chief Kevin Belk from the Grand Rapids Police Department for assistance he rendered to the GRPD Fugitive Response Team. Recruit Myers apprehended a fleeing felon after witnessing the felon being chased by Police Officers. Myers gave chase to the felon and secured him while the response team responded to his aid.

GRCC Police Recruit Ryan Myers Receives Award From Grand Rapids Police Department Chief Kevin Belk

GRCC Police Recruit Ryan Myers Receives Award From Grand Rapids Police Department Chief Kevin Belk

GRCC in the News – 7/31/12

Ivy Tech leadership position ‘critical’ to ECI – Hiring a new chancellor is an important decision
6:32 PM, Jul. 30, 2012 | The Star Press

MUNCIE — Andrew Bowne, one of three finalists to become the next chancellor of the East Central region of Ivy Tech Community College, knows how to teach, train the workforce and raise money. “That gives a nice blend for me,” he told community leaders during a breakfast meeting on Monday. But can he raise graduation rates? That’s one of the questions the audience asked the associate vice president of college advancement at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).  (More)

Grand Rapids school board and staff brainstorm about the future
Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 8:14 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Monica Scott

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Grand Rapids school board, Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal and members of her staff Monday night held a brainstorming session focused on the future of district. […] Eric Williams, director of community affairs for Grand Rapids Community College, who has a background in visioning and strategic planning, was brought in as a neutral party to help the group grapple with how they want to shape the district in the future.  (More)

Medendorp Benefits from a ‘Top-Notch Education’ Enjoyed at Ferris
Ferris State University

When Tom Medendorp received his Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Education during spring commencement ceremonies at Ferris, it was with his son by his side. […] Medendorp worked for 20 years as an electrician before becoming an electrical apprenticeship instructor on the adjunct staff at Grand Rapids Community College and later at Careerline Tech Center in Holland, Mich., where he has been for the past nine years.  (More)