GRCC In the News, 12-16-13

Black graduation rates: Michigan colleges aim to reverse poor academic history

Dec. 15, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Micah Rupert had butterflies in his stomach.

It was his first day of class at Grand Rapids Community College, and Rupert, 20, was excited to be starting school, a path he hopes will lead to a career in computer networking.

Database: Search graduation rates by race, gender at Michigan colleges from 2007-2011

Dec. 15, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Graduation rates at Michigan’s colleges and universities show significant gaps remain among black men and the overall student body.

Schools throughout West Michigan, including Grand Rapids Community College, are working to reduce those gaps through programs that offer assistance to black men. And while, to some extent, those programs are helping, more work needs to be done, officials say.

Grand Rapids Community College awards certificates of completion

Dec. 13, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Students in Grand Rapids Community College’s job training programs will receive certificates of completion at GRCC’s job training winter graduation on Dec. 19.

Program to promote training for high-demand jobs

Dec. 14, 2013; East Village Magazine

Mott Community College (MCC) has announced a new partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and a network of community colleges around the state that will promote training opportunities for in-demand careers to Michigan high school students.

… The regional career liaisons will be housed at Alpena Community College, Bay de Noc Community College, Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Jackson College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Lansing Community College, Mott Community College, North Central Michigan College and The Workforce Intelligence Network.

High-End Homes: For $2,700 a month, condo lets you sample downtown’s lush life

Dec. 14, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Living in a downtown condominium puts you within walking distance of restaurants, theaters, concerts, sports events and a developing retail scene.

… This unit offers 11 6-foot-high windows that overlook Veterans Park, the Civic Theater, the downtown skyline and the backside of Fountain Street Church. Also nearby are the Grand Rapids Public Library and Grand Rapids Community College.

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