GRCC In the News, 12-5-13

Former GRCC President Richard Calkins, who led school for 23 years, dies

Dec. 4, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Former Grand Rapids Community College President Richard Calkins, who led the college for more than two decades and oversaw a period of tremendous growth, has died.

Former GRCC President Richard Calkins passes away

Dec. 4, 2013; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — The Grand Rapids Community College family is mourning the loss of its former president.

GRCC mourns death of President Emeritus Richard W. Calkins

Dec. 4, 2013; News International

Dec. 4, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College faculty and staff are mourning the Nov. 29 death of President Emeritus Richard W. Calkins, who led unprecedented campus expansion and the college’s transformation as an independent institution.

Teacher Who Died In Crash Left Lasting Impression On Former Students

Dec. 4, 2013; FOX 17

HAMILTON, Mich. — High school teacher Joshua Hoppe was on his way to an early morning meeting at the high school when he was involved in a fatal crash near the Tulip City Truck Stop.

… “I go to GRCC and I was balling my eyes out right before class,” said (Raelyn) Prikasky. “I feel it really hasn’t sunk in yet.”

Schools improve building energy efficiency with auditing services

Dec. 4, 2013;

Schools in Grand Rapids are set to benefit from an energy audit provided by the Michigan Department of Energy’s Rebuild Michigan program, according to MLive.

… Other school districts in the state as well as Grand Rapids Community College have used auditing services to enhance the sustainability of their operations. Out of the district’s 43 buildings, Hesselink said the committee will look into aging and more recent buildings to be part of the audit, which will begin by collecting 12 months of energy data to serve as a baseline.

Records: Ferris State football coach shook player before suspension

Dec. 4, 2013; The Detroit Free Press

BIG RAPIDS — Records show that Ferris State football coach Tony Annese shook a player and struck two others on the shoulder pads in a locker room outburst that led to an eight-day suspension last month.

… Annese, whose team was 8-3 this season, was suspended with pay and forced to miss the Bulldogs victory at Northwood on Nov. 9. He previously coached at Muskegon High and Grand Rapids Community College.

Ferris State coach Tony Annese’s suspension: Readers debate if actions justified discipline

Dec. 4, 2013; MLive

BIG RAPIDS, MI – Ferris State’s Tony Annese is widely known as an emotional and passionate coach who has a long resume of leading winning football programs.

He is also one of the most well-known coaches in the state, with 22 years of high school experience – at Montrose, Ann Arbor Pioneer, Jenison and Muskegon along with three state championships – and three successful years at Grand Rapids Community College before he took over at Ferris State two seasons ago.

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