GRCC In the News, 9-27-13

Advancing manufacturing

Sept. 26, 2013; Lansing City Pulse

Thursday, Sept. 26 — The third installment of President Barack Obama’s $12 billion reform plan for the nation’s community colleges announced Thursday will benefit Lansing Community College and the mid-Michigan area in more ways than one.

… Eight community colleges across the state are receiving funding, including Mott Community College, Grand Rapids Community College and Lake Michigan College.

Kalamazoo College Recognized As Green Generation Customer Of The Year By Consumers Energy

Sept. 27, 2013; The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Consumers Energy has named Kalamazoo College its “Green Generation Customer of the Year” in recognition of the College’s overall sustainability effort and its voluntary participation in this renewable energy program.

… Past Green Generation customer of the year recipients are Irwin Seating, Grand Rapids Community College, University of Michigan Flint, Dow Corning, City of Grand Rapids, and Wolverine Worldwide.

Zimmer earns GLIAC, national football honors

Sept. 26, 2013; The Greenville Daily News

BIG RAPIDS — Just three years ago, Greenville High School graduate Justin Zimmer was excelling on the sidelines in a Yellow Jackets football uniform.

… Zimmer was recruited by longtime FSU head coach Jeff Pierce, but Pierce was let go following his freshman season. In his second year coaching now is former Muskegon High School and Grand Rapids Community College coach Tony Annese.

GCC women’s volleyball team finally crawls above .500

Sept. 27, 2013; The Daily News (N.Y.)

ROCHESTER — The Genesee Community College women’s volleyball team has finally dug itself out of an early-season hole and pushed past the .500 mark.

… GCC will be at the Grand Rapids Community College Tournament this weekend.

Journalist to discuss immigration

The 2013-2014 Diversity Lecture Series kicks off October 2 with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. For details about the series, click here.

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On behalf of the Grand Rapids Community College

Diversity Leaning Center you are invited to a film viewing of


Wednesday, October 2, 1:00 p.m.

GRCC Calkins Science Center Auditorium


 In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine.   “Documented” chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his public struggle as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years. A broken immigration system leads to broken families and broken lives.