GRCC In the News, 8-23-13

GED tests to get more difficult, double in price in 2014

Aug. 22, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Area school districts and Grand Rapids Community College are reminding students trying to obtain a GED that the test soon will become more rigorous to reflect the demands of the job market.

GVSU signs reverse transfer agreement with Delta College

Aug. 22, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Allendale — Grand Valley State University signed a reverse transfer agreement Aug. 21 with Delta College near Bay City.

… Grand Valley has 22 reverse transfer agreements with community colleges across the state, including Alpena, Delta, 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.

Muskegon Community College fall sports preview: Jayhawks have high hopes

Aug. 22, 2013; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — Muskegon Community College men’s soccer coach Ben Ritsema feels like his program is pointed in the right direction through two seasons.

… Grand Rapids Community College, the defending national champion, is ranked No. 2 and will be the team a strong Jayhawks team will battle with for the league crown once again.

Former Rams carry on in college baseball

Aug. 22, 2013; The Rockford Squire

The Rockford baseball program has reached new heights of success over the last several years and with that improvement in achievements comes a huge influx to the college game by Rams of recent vintage. The levels of success varied but most of the players are in only their freshman or sophomore years and the best is yet to come.

… Austin Stephens completed his sophomore year at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) with a bang for the Raiders, who advanced all the way to the NJCAA World Series. Stephens was 5-3 with a 3.46 ERA and parlayed that success into a scholarship to North Carolina Central University at the Division 1 level. His freshman teammate Ian Stankus started 43 games for GRCC and had a more than respectable .263 batting average while smacking seven doubles and a triple while patrolling second base.

Badgers are committed to using one kicker this season

Aug. 22, 2013; The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

During a coaching career that began in 1990 at Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College, Jeff Genyk has worked with kickers and punters for eight seasons.

Kater named CMU’s starting QB

Aug. 22, 2013; The Midland Daily News

Redshirt junior Cody Kater will be Central Michigan University’s new starting quarterback when the Chippewas open the season on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Michigan, CM Life reported on Wednesday.

… After a redshirt season at Cincinnati, Kater transferred to Grand Rapids Community College and led GRCC to an undefeated season in 2011 with 2,218 yards passing and 19 touchdowns while running for 356 yards and nine touchdowns.

Ferris State football coach needs to focus on taking Bulldogs to playoffs

Aug. 22, 2013;

Tony Annese enters his second season with hopes of taking the Ferris State Bulldogs to the Division II national playoffs in college football.

Annese raised hopes of turning the Bulldog program around when the squad was 7-4 last season and ended a long drought with a victory over Grand Valley State.

The question for a lot of people is how long Annese will stay at Ferris if he achieves a lot of success this season. He was at Grand Rapids Community College for two successful years before packing his bags and coming to Ferris. He’s been bringing in some big time recruits and is trying to get Ferris to championship status.

Raider Salute to bookstore staff

Stacey Herrick, of the social sciences department, has a Raider Salute: “I would like to send a huge thank you to Jennifer Rockafellow and all the bookstore staff for everything that they are doing. Jennifer, especially, has been extraordinary in her work with me through her excellent attention to detail and her willingness to help out at a moment’s notice. We could not do this without you and we appreciate all the hard work you do!”

Faculty members sought for new committee

GRCC recently revised the Tuition and Fee Refund Appeal process. We are currently creating a new “Tuition and Fee Refund Appeal Committee” to review all incoming requests and are looking for faculty representation. This committee will meet on a regular basis though out the Fall/Winter/Summer semesters. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact Jane Mohr in the Cashier’s Office.