GRCC in the News, 7-25-13

Hunger Games-inspired reality show, ‘Capture,’ debuts with Grand Rapids team on CW

July 24 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Hunger Games comes to life is what CW promises on its new game show “Capture.”

… James Wallington, who received an associate degree in arts from Grand Rapids Community College in 2009, and his sister, Rebecca Wallington, a student at Michigan State University, are the Lime Team on the reality show, which also is inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy of books.

Representative Rob VerHeulen Says Transit Will Move West Michigan Forward

July 24, 2013;

State Representative Rob VerHeulen is a lifelong Michigan resident. He has worked as an attorney for Meijer, Inc. and the Meijer Foundation, served as mayor of the City of Walker, and currently represents the 74th district as a Republican in Lansing. And he says, as chair of the transportation subcommittee, that the time is right for serious investments in Michigan’s transit systems.

… VerHeulen graduated from Grand Rapids Creston High School and attended Grand Rapids Community College while working part-time before earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University. Unsurprisingly, then, he’s also passionate about the importance of quality public education in Michigan. “It’s critically important that we provide a quality education for all of our young people,” he says.


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