GRCC In the News, 4-19-13

“West Michigan Week”

April 12 and 14, 2013; WGVU

GRCC, the Project Management Office, and the Project Prioritization team was brought up during WGVU’s “West Michigan Week.”

The show was about “The Project” 2013, a competition in Project Planning amongst West Michigan educational institutions. During the last five minutes, GRCC was brought up in a discussion of project and strategic management. In addition to describing the Project Prioritization team as a strategic and required part of project management, it was also identified as a “cage fight,” in which the executives and deans look at the value of the projects and decide which are of the highest priority.

The program also mentioned GRCC’s achievement of reducing 173 project to 47 projects that would add value to the organization.

Statewide student group will gather downtown despite record flooding forecast on Grand River

April 18, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Despite forecasts of record flooding on the Grand River, a statewide education group called SkillsUSA is going ahead with its plans to conduct its 2013 State Leadership and Skills Conference at the DeVos Place and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel this weekend.

(Article doesn’t mention GRCC hosting competitions; it focuses on flooding issues.)

Ruben Juarez honored at Minority Business Awards

April 17, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Holland — Ruben Juarez, honored Wednesday at the eighth annual Minority Business Awards at the Midtown Center in Holland, recalled the promise he made to his mother to work hard, get a college degree and end up with a job where he’d wear a tie to the office.

(It’s not mentioned in the story, but Ruben Juarez is a former GRCC student and student employee.)

Govs’ defensive line dominant in spring

April 18, 2013;

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The long, difficult road to success for a beleaguered Austin Peay defense starts with a veteran defensive line.

… But the biggest change next fall may come with junior Malcolm Goines, who switched with Siliva to move from defensive end to tackle. Cannon expects Goines to be an effective pass rusher, and his confidence certainly isn’t lacking.

… The Grand Rapids Community College transfer learned a lot in his first season from Smith, and the former walk-on said Goines has made significant strides in his technique to make him a much more dangerous player.

Muskegon Community College update: Jayhawks post sweeps

April 18. 2013; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI – It was a doubleheader sweep Tuesday for the Muskegon Community baseball and softball teams.

… GOLF: The Jayhawks shot a 313 to place second Monday behind host Grand Rapids Community College in an invitational at Egypt Valley. Caleb Johnson led the Jayhawks with a 76 and tied for second. Other scores for MCC were Marcus Fry (77), Travis Clarke (79), Scott Belcourt (81), Dave Bonter (83) and Tyler Covell (88).


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