GRCC In the News, 4-22-13

Hundreds of high school students to gather at GRCC for skilled trades competition

April 19, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – High school and college students from throughout the region will gather this weekend at Grand Rapids Community College for a skilled trades competition.

How KVCC’s graduation, transfer rates compare to other Michigan community colleges

April 22, 2013; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — Of Michigan’s 28 community colleges, Kalamazoo Valley Community College had the fourth-lowest graduation rate in the state, tied with Oakland Community College, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

… Like KVCC, those are all urban community colleges with more than 10,000 students enrolled. Grand Rapids Community College and Lansing Community College, both of which are larger than KVCC, graduate 15.5 percent and 14.8 percent of their students, respectively.

GVSU Walk/Run Held Saturday

April 22, 2013; WIN 98.5

KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) — Despite some unseasonably frosty weather, hundreds of runners turned out to participate in the 2nd Annual EZ Memorial Run, staged at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College campus Saturday morning.

The event is held to honor the memory of slain Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata. Proceeds from the 5-Kilometer walk/run go to the EZ Memorial Foundation to provide scholarships for students in the Law Enforcement programs at K.V.C.C. and Grand Rapids Community College.

Music of Johann Sebastian Bach is the special guest for Grand Rapids Bach Festival opening today

April 21, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Bach is back in town.

… Young Keyboard Artists Competition Winners Recital is at 2 p.m. today, April, 21, in the Grand Rapids Community College Music Center Auditorium, Ransom Avenue at Lyon Street, Room 200. Free admission.

Perfecting the little things key to Three Rivers’ diamond success

April 22, 2013; Three Rivers Commercial News

THREE RIVERS — An ability to execute little things efficiently out on the diamond should determine how far the Three Rivers Wildcat baseball team goes this spring.

… Kane, who played the game in college at Grand Rapids Community College and Austin Peay State University, is excited about the Wildcats’ capabilities.

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