GRCC, Aquinas sign articulation agreement
Oct. 15, 2013; The Holland Sentinel
Grand Rapids — Grand Rapids Community and Aquinas colleges are entering into an agreement that will allow faculty from both schools to work together on creating a smooth transfer experience for GRCC students.
Surging auto sales a 25th birthday present for Autocam
Oct. 11, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal
Making precision parts for high-pressure direct fuel injection systems on automobiles is what drives the growth of Autocam, now celebrating its 25th year, and every time the price of gasoline goes up, it probably adds fuel to that growth.
… One thing Autocam is known for is its Learn and Earn program for employees. It starts as an apprenticeship, with the employee typically working four days a week and attending classes at GRCC on the fifth day. Starting pay is $13 an hour and increases each year, so by the end of the apprenticeship, a starting machinist is earning $17.50.
College Notebook: Gould, Wimberly brothers meet on GLIAC gridiron
Oct. 15, 2013; Battle Creek Enquirer
Connor Gould and brothers Jamar and James Wimberly were back on the same gridiron this past weekend, as the former prep football standouts faced off in one of West Michigan’s greatest rivalries.
… James Wimberly (Marshall) also saw action for the Bulldogs in the win over GVSU. After transferring from Grand Rapids Community College, the junior linebacker has appeared in five games for the Bulldogs, registering nine tackles.