GRCC In the News, 8-28-13

Why $18M renovation at GRCC has students geeked

Aug. 27, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Eric Thwaites noticed the change almost immediately.

As he prepared for his first day of microeconomics Tuesday at Grand Rapids Community College, he saw that a series of renovation projects had remade the second floor of the school’s main building, transforming a portion of the aging structure into a modern learning environment.

Byron Center Graduate Won’t Let A Stroke Slow Him Down

Aug. 27, 2013; (KISD newsletter)

Byron Center Public Schools, MI — Byron Center High School Class of 2013 senior Chris Schmitt wrote a quote for the senior yearbook. “You can’t alter the past, but you can change the future.”

… By attending summer school and taking online classes, he achieved his goal of graduating with his class and plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College in the fall to pursue a criminal justice degree.

‘Dubs’ are coming: Menna’s Joint chain opening downtown Grand Rapids location

Aug. 27, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Brace yourselves: Dubs are coming.

… Ansara said the company, which started in East Lansing in 2003, was drawn to downtown Grand Rapids due to the population of college students living in the city attending schools like Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College and Kendall College of Art & Design.

College Notebook: CMU’s Latta set to play in ‘Big House’

Aug. 27, 2013; The Battle Creek Enquirer

Officially, it’s Michigan Stadium. But to most, it can only be called “The Big House.”

… Ferris State University hopes that brothers Jamar and James Wimberly can help guide it to a title the way they led Marshall High School to a state championship in 2009. Jamar is a senior defensive back who played in 10 games last season with five starts, finishing seventh on the team with 46 tackles. He also forced a fumble while registering a team-high nine pass breakups. James joins his brother after playing collegiately at Grand Rapids Community College following a stop at Independence (Kan.) Community College. The Bulldogs begin the season on Sept. 7 against North Dakota State.

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