GRCC In the News, 5-2-14

Mayor George Heartwell to deliver address at GRCC commencement ceremony

May 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell will address graduates at Grand Rapids Community College’s commencement ceremony on Friday.

College notes: Davenport pitcher doesn’t know his own strength, becomes a top hurler in WHAC

May 1, 2014; MLive


… Paula Maloley, Grand Rapids Community College: Maloley, who has coached GRCC for 28 years, earned her 700th career win in an 11-5 win over Lake Michigan College on April 28. “I can’t take credit for those wins,” said Maloley, whose team is 12-22 this year. “It’s the players that deserve the credit for winning those games.”

Saints baseball takes two from Indiana Tech

May 1, 2014; MLive

Ft. Wayne, IN- The Aquinas College baseball team won a pair of key WHAC games against Indiana Tech yesterday in Ft. Wayne. The wins improve the Saints’ record to 12-12 in conference play and moved them into fourth place, a game ahead of Madonna. The Saints are 22-19 overall.

… The Saints jumped out to an early lead in game two, scoring five runs in the first two innings. The lead grew to 8-0 before the Warriors scored a combined six runs in the 5th and 6th. Aquinas held on and completed the sweep with a 10-6 win. Kyle Orlowski (Grand Rapids/GRCC) had three hits and three RBI to lead the way for the Saints. All three of Orlowski’s hits were doubles. Brad Slis (Marysville/Marysville) added two hits and Michael Priest (Grand Rapids/Catholic Central) drove in two. Brendan Penny (Grand Rapids/Catholic Central) struck out five while earning the win for the Saints.

Not the usual canoe trip

April 25, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

If the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce ran a canoe-and-kayak rental business on the river downtown, it would probably look a lot like what Jeff and Rita Neumann are doing.

… Jeff, 54, is a retired professor who taught electronics at Grand Rapids Community College. Rita is a physical therapist and also works in quality improvement. Both are longtime outdoor enthusiasts, she as a cycler and equestrian, and he as a river paddler, certified as an instructor by the American Canoe Association.


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