GRCC In the News, 8-19-13

East Grand Rapids graduate killed in crash remembered as dedicated teammate

Aug. 18, 2013; MLive

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Keeland Johns wanted more than anything to be on the East Grand Rapids High School hockey team.

… Johns prepared to attend Grand Rapids Community College in the fall. He also looked forward to being an assistant coach for the hockey team. Jennette said Johns offered to help on a volunteer basis, and that was a testament to who he was.

Students Mourn East Grand Rapids Graduate Killed in Detroit Crash

Aug. 18, 2013; FOX 17

East Grand Rapids, Mich.- Sunday, a memorial was held at East Grand Rapids High School where students and recent graduates shared memories and released lanterns as they mourn the loss of Keeland Johns.

… Jannette says Keeland planned to attend Grand Rapids Community College in the fall and to come back and help coach the East Grand Rapids High School Hockey Team this upcoming season.

Looking forward to increased sales during Restaurant Week

Aug. 19, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Last year Restaurant Week was moved to August after being held in November its first two years. The results: strong, according to Sally Littlefair Zarafonetis, Experience Grand Rapids project manager for the event. Strong enough that 2013 Restaurant Week is being held in August once again, kicking off last Wednesday and running until Aug. 24.

… In addition, $1 from every Restaurant Week meal sold will be donated by the participating restaurants to a student scholarship fund at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College.

“This year we hope to raise $20,000 to add to the fund,” (Doug) Small said. “Many of Secchia Institute’s students decide to stay in the community and some of them develop into masterful chefs growing Grand Rapids culinary talent.”

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