GRCC In the News, 1-31-14

Video: Courtney Hill Of Grand Rapids CC Hit An Absurd Buzzer-Beater Three To Defeat Kalamazoo Today

Jan. 31, 2014

For those of you that missed today’s stunner of a game between Grand Rapids Community College and Kalamazoo, we’ve got you covered. With 17.5 seconds remaining, the Raiders trailed the Hornets by three with the ball not only did Grand Rapids Arthur Pearson hit a clutch three to tie it up nine seconds left on the clock, but the Raiders actually managed to get a chance at the buzzer after a stop, too. Courtney Hill had to pull off an incredible mid-air catch-and-shoot combo to get the shot off in time, and he executed to perfection game over.

Edge maintain local roots with latest signings

Jan. 30, 2014; The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.)

The Bloomington Edge on Thursday announced the signings of four more players with ties to Bloomington-Normal.

… (Brandon) Newbern (6-4, 205) excelled at Grand Rapids Community College before joining ISU, where he suffered knee injuries in fall camp that knocked him out of consecutive seasons. Eagle (6-1, 185) came to ISU as a walk-on from California and never appeared in a game for the Redbirds.

Former Lansing firefighter, sights now set on nursing, gets scholarship to help others

Jan. 30, 2014; The Lansing State Journal

Gretchen Kohsmann knew it was time for a change.

… “It’s our 55th anniversary and we came up with 5 in 5,” said EmploymentGroup CEO Mark Lancaster, who said the scholarships will benefit students at three state community colleges — KCC, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and the Community College of Grand Rapids.

LaughFest 2014: 16 shows sold out, limited seating for Jim Gaffigan in Grand Rapids

Jan. 31, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Gilda’s LaughFest 2014 has sold out 16 shows including the festival debut of Maria Sings and one of two shows with Maria Bamford.

… Gaffigan’s appearance March 7 has only handicapped-accessible seating remaining in the Grand Rapids Community College Ford Fieldhouse. The earlier of two shows by Bamford on March 8 in the Wealthy Theatre is sold out, but tickets remain for the later event.