GRCC In the News, 7-11-13

WCCC president Daniel Obara to retire after 4 years

July 11, 2013; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Westmoreland County Community College board will soon begin a nationwide search to replace its president, Daniel Obara, 70, who will step down next June.

… Mr. Obara joined the college in 1996 as vice president for academic affairs and became president four years ago after Steven Ender left the position.

A-Rod struck out twice by Grand Rapids-area pitcher in minor league game

July 10, 2013; MLive

Former Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan standout Jesse Hernandez has racked up 64 strikeouts this season for the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

Alive and kicking Allen continues to work on his dream

7/10/13 Tri-County Times (Fenton, Mich.)

Nothing has come easy for Jimmy Allen.

… Allen flourished with the Fenton High School football program, and had desires to play collegiate football at a D1 school. However, he started his career at Grand Rapids Community College as a strong punter for the squad. He left Grand Rapids JC looking for a DI position, but ended up going to Rochester Community and Technical College to play his sophomore season. Instead, he was unable to play because of a transcript dispute with some of his classes he took at Mott Community College.

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