GRCC In the News, 7-31-13

GRCC announces closing of men’s and women’s tennis programs

July 30, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids — Grand Rapids Community College will close its men’s and women’s tennis programs due to low participation.

Local siblings part of new CW7 show

July 30, 2013; WWMT

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) The popular Hunger Games books have inspired a new cut-throat reality show and a brother and sister from West Michigan are right in the thick of it.

… Brother and sister James and Rebecca Wallington of Grand Rapids are one of those teams.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but James Wallington is a GRCC alumnus.)

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2013 unveils 30-plus cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon

July 30, 2013; MLive

What’s dinner without a cocktail or two? Or 30?

… I was part of a judging crew at the Secchia Institute at Grand Rapids Community College that sampled finalists in two categories: “Best Manhattan” cocktail and “Best Creative” cocktail.

Paddling Grand Rapids: So much water, so many choices

July 30, 2013;

Jeff Neumann likes to take the guesswork out of paddling by eliminating complications that can muddy waters for some, particularly if they are new to the sport. Finding still-water bays full of turtles and ducks, or swift-water riffles for a little excitement, are just part and parcel of what he does for a living.

… “We’ve met some really interesting people,” said (Jeff) Neumann, who launched his venture this spring after retiring from a 25-year teaching position at Grand Rapids Community College. “People like knowing we are picking them up and dropping them off at their door.”

COLUMN: Could redshirt freshman QB Cooper Rush be the guy?

July 31, 2013; Central Michigan Life

It was a simple question, one trying to separate the three possible candidates for starting quarterback into two categories.

… Keep in mind, (Cody) Kater has been around the CMU program for a while now. Recruited by Butch Jones in 2009, he was redshirted his freshman season. Then Jones left for Cincinnati and Kater willingly followed, much to his detriment (he later admitted he went to Cincy for all the wrong reasons). Since then, he’s started at Grand Rapids Community College and served as backup to Ryan Radcliff.

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