GRCC In the News, 8-20-13

How GRCC is paying tribute to its former president Juan Olivarez

Aug. 19, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees voted Monday to rename Bostwick Commons in honor of former President Juan Olivarez.

Hot Eats, Cold Drinks Continue for GR Restaurant Week

Aug. 20, 2013; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-There is still plenty of time to take advantage of the wonderful three-course meals by more than 70 locations for Grand Rapids Restaurant Week 2013. Some locations are even offering 2 for $25 meals, too. The last day to take part is Aug. 24.

… Not only will you walk away with a better appreciation for fresh-from-the-farm items that are locally grown, but $1 of every Restaurant Week dish sold, goes into the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College.

GVSU signs reverse transfer agreement with Schoolcraft College

Aug. 19, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Allendale — Grand Valley State University signs a reverse transfer agreement Aug. 14 with Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

… Grand Valley has 21 reverse transfer agreements with community colleges across the state, including Alpena, Glen Oaks, Grand Rapids, Gogebic, Jackson, Kellogg, Kirtland, Lake Michigan, Lansing, Macomb, Mid-Michigan, Montcalm, Mott, Muskegon, North Central Michigan, Northwestern Michigan, Schoolcraft, Southwestern Michigan, Washtenaw, Wayne County District and West Shore community colleges.

Urbanski, Express Volleyball Ranked 4th In Preseason NJCAA D-II Poll

Aug. 19, 2013; ABC 13

The Owens Community College Express volleyball team is ranked No. 4 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) D-II preseason poll.
Cowley County Community College, who finished as the national runner-up last year, is ranked No. 1. They won the national title the year before. Meanwhile, the defending national champion, Grand Rapids Community College, is ranked No. 2 while Parkland College, a national semifinalist last season, is ranked No. 3.

Marla Ridenour: Road full of detours leads Buchtel’s Corey Smith to Ohio State

Aug. 17, 2013; Akron Beacon Journal

COLUMBUS: Corey Smith’s life has been full of disappointing twists. But none more so than the day he pulled up to his apartment and found most of his belongings in the yard, including his now-broken 32-inch television.

Less than two years later, Buchtel High School’s Smith has landed at Ohio State. That was hard to imagine when he and his Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College teammates were embroiled in a scandal that likely helped end the schools 80-year-old football program.

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