GRCC In the News, 5-24-13

See how Michigan’s community colleges fare under state’s budget plan

May 23, 2013; MLive

LANSING, MI – Michigan’s community colleges remain in line for an average 2 percent increase in state support for the next fiscal year.

… Grand Rapids: $17.5 million, up 1.9 percent

GRCC considers project to renovate Belknap Park ballfields

May 22, 2013; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College is considering a $315,000 project to renovate the Belknap Park ballfields.

Ionia County Sheriff’s Office welcomes two new deputies

May 23, 2013; Sentinel-Standard (Ionia County)

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. — Two new deputies have joined the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office.

… When Baarda finished high school, he was not sure what career path to pursue. He talked with his school liaison officer about the Metro High School Police Academy, a week-long mini-academy that was held at Grandville High School.

“After doing that, I really enjoyed it, and decided I wanted to go further into it,” Baarda said. “I started taking criminal justice classes at Grand Rapids Community College, and then joined the police academy there.”

Baarda has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from GRCC, and is a 2007 graduate of its police academy.

20th Annual Bee Dazzling Spellebration

May 22, 2013; MLive

(Photo of Ric Underhile and Patti Trepkowski competing in the Literacy Center of West Michigan’s spelling bee.)

Grand Rapids Community College: A Case Study in Longevity

May 23, 2013; carlwalker.com (Carl Walker Inc. company newsletter)

The Bostwick Parking Structure at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) was at a crossroads in 1987.

NJCAA Division II World Series opens in Enid

May 23, 2013; enidnews.com

ENID, Okla. — It’s that time of year again. For the fifth-straight year, Enid will serve as the host city for the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II World Series with 10 district championship baseball teams from around the nation converging on David Allen Memorial Ballpark. The World Series runs through June 1.

… Seven teams are making return trips to the Series, with three newcomers (Murray State, Brunswick, North Iowa) joining the party. Three of the seven returning teams account for 12 previous World Series titles with Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College leading the way with five titles, followed by LSU-Eunice with four and Madison (Wis.) College with three. The other returning contenders are Heartland (Ill.) Community College, UConn-Avery Point, Lackawana and Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College.

Delta’s Schoof, Gurnee earn honors in baseball

May 23, 2013; Midland Daily News

Two area baseball players were among award winners for Delta College recently.

Merrill’s Jimmy Schoof, a pitcher for the Pioneers, was named to the Region XII All-Tournament Team, while Bay City Western’s Tyler Gurnee, who plays first base for Delta, received Michigan Community College Athletic Association Third Team honors.

Delta finished its season 31-20 and finished runner-up to Grand Rapids Community College at the Region XII tournament.

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