GRCC In the News, 9-3-13

Tom Rademacher: Haven for young people with Asperger’s reminds us quirks are good

Aug. 30, 2013; MLive

We all need a haven.

… Ethan Robert Patterson volunteers at Guiding Light Mission, Habitat for Humanity and Noorthoek Academy, a school within Grand Rapids Community College designed for students with special needs.

500 backpacks given to kids

Aug. 30, 2013; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Volunteers teamed up Thursday to give 500 backpacks with school supplies to children in Grand Rapids.

… Volunteers from the bank, Revolution Christian Church and Grand Rapids Community College handed out the free backpacks, supplies and even pizza.

West Michigan’s Take the Stairs week kicks off Tuesday

Sept. 1, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Holland — Three West Michigan health departments hope more people head for the stairs instead of the elevator next week.

… “We thought it would be good to get the schools involved in this. Students are going back to Grand Valley, Aquinas, GRCC (and) Hope. We know they’re a generation that we need to keep physically active.”

Saints soccer scores last-second victory

Sept. 1, 2013; MLive

Grand Rapids, MI- The Aquinas College men’s soccer team is now 2-0 on the young season after defeating Bethel College 2-1 on Saturday. The Saints scored the game-winning goal with just five seconds left on the clock to defeat the Pilots.

… With just seconds left to go in the second-half, the game was still knotted at one and seemed destined for overtime. However, junior Matt Jackson (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) had other ideas. The transfer from Grand Rapids Community College scored an unassisted goal with just five seconds remaining in the game to give the Saints a 2-1 victory.

Kater, Tipton out indefinitely following 59-9 blowout loss

Aug. 31, 2013;

Football saw its offensive backfield disintegrated through injuries at Michigan Saturday.

… The Montague-native (Cody Kater) moved on to Grand Rapids Community College with his sights on returning to Division I football and after guiding the team to an 11-0 record, he joined the CMU football team.

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