GRCC grad grows his start-up into player in off-road products industry
Jan. 27, 2014; MLive
HOLLAND, MI — In the past five years, Andrew Prins has watched his small start-up rev up into a major player in the multi-billion dollar UTV off road industry as a manufacturer of products that make the vehicles stronger and safer.
… “A lot of these vehicles have flaws that don’t show up until you hit a three-foot deep ditch at 60 miles an hour. That’s how we find the problem and fix it,” said Prins, a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College in mechanical engineering.
Couple dies in crash
Jan. 27, 2014; Grand Haven Tribune
Luke (Lewis Jr.) Burns, 55, and Gayle Burns, 53, were on their way home Saturday night from a friend’s house where they had gathered for dinner after a meeting of elders from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Grand Haven.
… Luke worked for many years at an automotive parts supplier in the Holland area, Rogers said. In recent years he had been attending culinary school at Grand Rapids Community College.
Innocent homicide victims in 2013 a ‘disturbing pattern’ in Grand Rapids
Jan. 26, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Nearly three months after her son was shot and killed during a robbery attempt outside a South Division Avenue restaurant, Jacqueline Kelley can’t make sense of why the 23-year-old had to die simply because he was at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
… Kelley said she’s going to push herself to seek professional help and return to normal activities, such as cooking and taking classes at Grand Rapids Community College. For now, she’s most comfortable on her living room couch, where she and Floyd spent a lot of time talking.
Barbara Meconis shares holistic view
Jan. 28, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal
Barbara Meconis is proof that holistic and traditional health care can work well together.
… She is an adjunct faculty member with Grand Rapids Community College, where she leads a series of classes on holistic wellness, and at Ferris State University, where she teaches an alternative medicine course for pharmacy students.
Top 5 Grand Rapids college performances: Our winner for the week delivered a knockout
Jan. 27, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – What were the top five performances last week? Some of them were difficult to decide on, but not No. 1.
… NO 4: GRCC sophomore goes large even as team comes up short
Courtney Hill put up more points than anyone in the area last week, with 37 on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders came up short, 88-85 to Lansing Community College.
Can’t blame Hill, though. The shooting guard was 14 of 24 from the floor, including five of 10 of his 3-pointers. He chipped in three steals, too.
KCC baseball ranked 10th in nation in preseason poll
Jan. 28, 2014; The Battle Creek Enquirer
The Kellogg Community College baseball team has developed a reputation for being among the strongest JUCO programs in the nation.
… Joining KCC in the rankings from the MCCAA is Grand Rapids CC, who came in at No. 17 following its World Series appearance a year ago.