GRCC In the News, 9-18-13

A New Line of Credit at Wyoming

Sept. 17, 2013; (KISD blog)

Wyoming Public Schools, MI — Talk about a head start.

… Students dually enrolled at Wyoming High School and Grand Rapids Community College through the Wyoming Middle College program can complete 60 credits transferable to state colleges and universities and/or an associates degree without paying tuition. The cost for classes is paid for through the per-pupil foundation allowance from the state.

5 marching orders from Grand Rapids, and why 1 soon might be a civil right

Sept. 18, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Make your wager now: the interim director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights bets sexual orientation and gender identity will get added to the state’s civil rights law in 2015.

… Here are four other issues:

… immigration reform and migrant worker housing and education

These were identified by Kemal Hamulic, chairman of the Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission, and Eric Williams, executive director for equity, community and legislative affairs at Grand Rapids Community College.

In Sappi’s shadow: Habs Good Eats at ground zero of paper mill’s planned power plant implosion

Sept. 18, 2013; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — As word spread of the details of the former Sappi paper mill power plants demolition by explosives, restaurant owner John Habetler was left with more questions than answers.

… Habetler is a 1994 graduate of Mona Shores High School and a 1999 graduate of the Grand Rapids Community College culinary school. He began his restaurant career at Greek Tony’s Pizza and Sub Shop on Grand Haven Road and Ponderosa Steakhouse while in high school.

Fall Education & Career Expo to kick off Wednesday at Civic Center

Sept. 17, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Holland — The annual Fall Education & Career Expo begins 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Holland Civic Center.

… Career fair participants include Grand Rapids Community College, Stone Plastics, Holland Inc., Allied Business Services, M-TEC, Plascore, Request Foods, NOVO 1, Metal Flow, GVSU, Quincy Street Inc., Trans Matic, Challenge Mfg., BuhlerPrince, Manpower, Workforce Management, Taco Bell, Thermotron, Uniform Color Company, Key Personnel, Crossroads Careers.

Jackson College baseball program finds success on the field and at the next level

Sept. 17, 2013; MLive

JACKSON, MI — As he weighed his options for continuing his baseball career beyond high school, Caleb Baragar had options. The Jenison native had nearly identical offers from nearby Grand Rapids Community College, Kellogg Community College and Jackson College.

Middleton allows one hit and no runs

Sept. 17, 2013;

Tyler Middleton of Port Elgin had a successful outing on the mound for Kalamazoo Valley Community College on Sunday.

Middleton, a freshman, threw one inning in relief allowing just one hit and no runs in a 9-3 win over Grand Rapids Community College. It was the final game for the KVCC Cougars in the JUCO Showcase Tournament held in Battle Creek, Michigan over the weekend.

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