GRCC In the News, 8-9-13

Rockford Garden Club awards scholarship

August 8, 2013; The Rockford Squire

The Rockford Garden Club is pleased to announce our 2013 Scholarship recipient. Emily Sjuerdsma, along with her parents, attended the May meeting to receive her $1,000 scholarship.

…Emily will attend GRCC to study plant biology. She was a student at KCTC, volunteers at Meijer Gardens, FAA Nursery and works in garden sales at Knapp Valley Gardens. She would like to discover medicines and general uses of plants to benefit mankind.


Rockford athlete claims national titles in gymnastics

August 8, 2013; The Rockford Squire

Rockford has seen it’s fair share of athletes achieve national prominence over the last decade or so.

…Showers has the inherent advantage of coming from an extremely athletic family. She is the fourth of five children of Scot and Nancy Showers of Belmont. Her siblings include Karliane, who played softball at Grand Rapids Community College, Shain, who just finished his freshman season as the starting shortstop for the University of Evansville, Brent, who will be a senior at Rockford and is an All-Stater in both football and baseball, and youngest brother Kahle, who also is a multiple sport standout but has a bit to go before leaving his mark at RHS.


Primary election in Grand Rapids: See who funded Senita Lenear, Michael Tuffelmire campaigns

8/8/13 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Michael Tuffelmire’s campaign raised and spent more money than Third Ward Commissioner-elect Senita Lenear, according to campaign finance reports filed in late July, two weeks before the Tuesday, Aug. 6, primary election.

…Here’s a partial list of the donors to Lenear’s campaign:

•Steven Ender, Grand Rapids Community College president – $100


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