GRCC In the News, 5-1-14

GRCC’s Armen Awards honor student service learning projects

April 30, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has announced the winners of its annual service learning awards.

West Michigan family gains new fame as BBC recounts story of their trials, torture in Romania

May 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — There were no more secrets last October when Ion and Mioara Bugan and their three children met for a reunion with their former neighbors in Draganesti, a small village in eastern Romania.

… Carmen studied at Grand Rapids Community College, then at the University of Michigan and Oxford University. Besides writing Burying the Typewriter, she has published a collection of poems, “Crossing The Carpathians.” She won the 2011 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for non-fiction. Her second collection of poems, “The House of Straw” came out early this year.

Let the roasting begin: Retiring Grand Rapids police chief in hot seat for Silent Observer fundraiser

April 30, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Retiring Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk will be the guest of honor — and the target of jokes — at a Silent Observer fundraiser on Wednesday, April 30.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Kevin Belk is a GRCC alumnus.)

The dirt on bad duct cleaning

May 1, 2014; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — With furnaces having worked overtime this winter, many homeowners may be considering getting their air ducts cleaned. Target 8 discovered when it’s time to get them cleaned and when you’re wasting your money.

… Target 8 took his pictures to Grand Rapids Community College HVAC professor Don Steeby, who said it didn’t look like the ducts had been cleaned properly.

Loriel Jenny’s extra work paying off in the batters box for Wyoming softball team

May 1, 2014; MLive

WYOMING — Loriel Jenny is off to a sizzling start for the Wyoming softball team and doesn’t appear to be ready to cool off any time too soon.

… Jenny has already signed to play softball at Grand Rapids Community College.

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