Construction industry connects at summit
March 12, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal
The West Michigan Construction Summit is back tomorrow.
The second-annual event, which gives skilled-trades suppliers the opportunity to network with buyers and project managers, will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Grand Rapids Community College’s Sneden Hall.
Chef Donald Ram’s passions for food and teaching combine in his Job Corps service
March 4, 2014; uixgrandrapids.com
Years ago, when Donald Ram got his first degree, he thought he would be happy confined to a somewhat isolated life of working with new technology. That was when his true calling started to come into focus.
… Ram attended Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute of Culinary Education, but lest his story continue to ease along like some dream vacation, it eventually presented him with a challenge.
Behind the scenes of ‘American Idol’ with Grand Rapids contestant Maurice Townsend
March 12, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids native Maurice Townsend will be watching “American Idol” on television from home tonight, just like you and me.
(Article doesn’t mention it, but Maurice Townsend is a former GRCC student.)
Human trafficking panel to present facts, ensure crime is ‘Hidden No More’
March 12, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — An upcoming panel aims to educate people about the reality of human trafficking in Michigan.
… The panel will feature Chief Deputy Carol Isaacs from the Michigan State Attorney General’s Office, State Sen. Judy Emmons (R-Sheridan), Leslie King of Sacred Beginnings, Becky McDonald from Woman at Risk International and Andy Soper from the Manassah Project. WZZM-13 weekend morning anchor Jennifer Pascua will moderate.
(Article doesn’t mention it, but Leslie King is a former GRCC student.)
GRCC transfer set for role as GVSU starter
March 12, 2014; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)
The acquisition of an offseason power arm was paramount for the No. 11 Grand Valley State University baseball team, and coach Jamie Detillion found one just a few minutes down Lake Michigan Drive.
Aaron Jensen, a 6-foot-6 right-hander with a mitt-breaking fastball, transferred from Grand Rapids Community College after the 2013 season and has since hurled his way into the rotation as one of the teams most trusted starters.