GRCC In the News, 2-3-14

GRCC on 7.5 percent enrollment decrease: ‘Improved economy has more people back to work’

Jan. 31, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College fell by 7.5 percent this semester, a drop administrators attribute to West Michigan’s improving economy and fewer non-traditional students signing up for classes.

World Affairs Council opens foreign policy series

Jan. 31, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids will be having a discussion Monday about whether or not Edward Snowden is a traitor, a hero or both.

… Feb. 24: U.S.-Israeli Relations in a Changing Middle East, armchair discussion with Dr. Yael Aronoff, chair of Israel Studies, James Madison College, Michigan State University; moderated by Dr. Michael DeVivo, Grand Rapids Community College

Industry assembles Construction Workforce Development Alliance

Jan. 31, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

What do you do when work-force development challenges, a negative image and overall economic peril knock at your industry’s door?

… The second order of business and certainly the most ambitious part of the CWDA’s plan is to develop an educational construction curriculum and certification through ABC and Grand Rapids Community College that could eventually be used in community colleges across West Michigan. This initiative is called the Construction Core Certification.

Wolverine steps up to help young builders

Jan. 31, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Earlier this winter, Gideon Sanders watched as students loaded into buses wearing sweatshirts, baseball caps and sneakers.

… Paired with the Design & Construction Academy, among others, are Rockford Construction, Triangle Associates, Progressive AE, The Christman Co., Michigan State University, Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College.

Super Bowl another work day on the field for Carl Paganelli Jr. of Grand Rapids

Feb. 2, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Once again, Carl Paganelli Jr. has to work on Super Bowl Sunday and, as usual, it will be his most scrutinized work day of the year.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Mr. Paganelli is a GRCC alumnus.)

Watch as GRCC’s Courtney Hill never touches the floor with game-winning buzzer beater

Jan. 31, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College basketball player Courtney Hill proved you don’t have to set your feet for a great shot.

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