GRCC In the News, 1-16-14

Chuck D, co-founder of Public Enemy, to speak at GRCC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony

Jan. 15, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Rap star Chuck D, who co-founded the famed hip hop group Public Enemy, will give the keynote speech at Grand Rapids Community College’s 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration.

WZZM’s Eddie Rucker to be honored at GRCC Giants Awards

Jan. 15, 2014;WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Grand Rapids Community College is honoring 13 people for their work within the local African American community.

Hispanic Center of West Michigan graduates largest GED class

Jan. 15, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — More than a decade after dropping out of high school, Sandra Cordova beamed with pride Wednesday, Jan. 15, as she took the stage at Northpointe Christian School to receive her General Educational Development diploma.

Cordova, of Grand Rapids, now plans to study nursing at Grand Rapids Community College. Her sister, Claudia Sanchez, who Cordova convinced to get her GED, sat beside her on stage and plans to study computer programming at GRCC.

When do police use deadly force?

Jan. 15, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Police shot a 19-year-old Tuesday while performing a wellbeing check on the troubled teen after officers say he threatened them with an air-powered gun.

Grand Rapids Police say officers followed proper procedure, but what is protocol in that kind of situation? WZZM spoke with Mark Reminga, a firearms instructor at the Grand Rapids Community College police academy.

State of the State predictions

Jan. 16, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State speech will be a chance for the Republican governor to set his agenda before a potential re-election bid.

… “It’s a way for the governor to kick off the election season,” says GRCC political science professor Keith St. Clair. “He has the perk of governor to have the bully pulpit.”

6 new sports added to Meijer State Summer Games of Michigan

Jan. 15, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Six new events have been added to the lineup for the Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games and one will send participants rolling through the streets of Grand Rapids.

… “We had to work with GRCC (Grand Rapids Community College), the city (of Grand Rapids) as well as the police department on that one,” (Eric) Engelbarts said. “It will be the first urban downhill race in the Midwest.”

Lost and Found Property

As a reminder, the Campus Police Department is responsible for collecting and maintaining all lost and found items on Campus.  If you or your department receives an item that was left in a class, computer lab, restroom, etc., please make sure it reaches Campus Police within a day or so of recovery.

Most employees refer people to us in an effort to recover of their items and, after a couple of days, people stop checking.  We recently received a baggie completely full of thumb drives, and a significant number of coats that were collected over the course of the whole fall semester.  Please spread the word to those who may not see this notice — including student employees — that all departments should send items to the Police Department at a minimum of once a week for minimal value items, and as soon as possible for higher value items and identification. If no one can come to us, please call dispatch at 234-4910 and we will send an officer to pick up the lost and found item.

If you have questions, please contact Campus Police.