GRCC In the News, 2-6-14

First GVSU African American graduate comes back to campus

Feb. 5, 2014; The Lanthorn (GVSU student paper)

James Moore, the first African American man to graduate from Grand Valley State University in 1967, came back to campus as a part of the Pioneering Pathways for Students of Color event put on by the Division of Inclusion and Equity.

… Currently, Moore is semi-retired now working on a part-time basis in the security, parking and transportation department at Spectrum Health after serving many different places such as the 126th Michigan National Guard Band, the Urban League, Smiths Industries, Grand Rapids Community College, Davenport University, GR Job Corps, Goodwill Industries and Jubilee Jobs.

‘The Nerd’ visits Grand Rapids’ Downtown Market

Feb. 5, 2014; The Lanthorn (GVSU student paper)

Applause filled the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids on Monday as Gov. Rick Snyder announced his intent to run for re-election. Among those cheering in the crowd was the student organization College Republicans.

The organization members were easily identified by their neon green “I’m with the Nerd” shirts and included about 40 students and recent graduates from Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University. The group volunteered at the event, greeting and directing guests and collecting signatures for Snyder’s nomination petition.

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