GRCC In the News, 7-19-13

Grand Rapids Press columnist Tom Rademacher honored as country’s best for third time in 5 years

July 18, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — In a culture of instant reactions and 140-character commentary, is there still a place for thoughtful storytelling? Longtime Grand Rapids Press columnist Tom Rademacher believes there is and he’s got the credentials to back him.

(The article doesn’t mention it, but Tom Rademacher was one of GRCC’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni recipients.)

Is Michigan Tech for Me? Community College Students Get an Inside Look at University

July 18, 2013;

July 18, 2013 — Rolando Bocanegra never pictured himself attending a four-year university. “There was always a fear factor when it came to thinking about a major college,” he said. As a current student at Grand Rapids Community College, “thinking bigger just made me feel overwhelmed.”

District 9 Big League baseball team headed to World Series

July 18, 2013; MLive

WYOMING — It is a good thing George Rosinski didn’t book any place to go for vacation this summer.

… Buurstra struck out seven batters in six innings to earn one of the all-tournament berths for pitchers. Others from District 9 named to the team were Husted, Corey Murphy (West Catholic/Davenport), Jake Ellis (Forest Hills Eastern), Derek Lewis (West Catholic/GRCC) and Cody Ritsema (Kenowa Hills).

Enrollment event draws 126 students

The Admissions & Enrollment Center hosted an event Wednesday to help students complete their admission to GRCC for the fall semester. Along with staff from Counseling, College Success and Financial Aid, we saw 126 students along with their parents, spouses, siblings, etc. Of those students, 57 took the Accuplacer test, 103 met with a counselor and/or college success coach and 69 met with a financial aid representative. Many did all three! They were also able to turn in transcripts or test scores, set up their technology accounts, sign up for New Student Orientation and have many of their questions answered. Thanks to advance communications with these students, the Enrollment Center also saw an increase in the number of students who came in this week to take the Accuplacer prior to the event.

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