GRCC In the News, 5-7-14

Funeral services announced for Grandville High School teen, cousin killed in weekend crash

May 7, 2014; MLive

WYOMING, MI — Funeral arrangements have been set for Grandville High School senior Roman Aguilar-Emmons and his cousin, Michael Aguilar, who were killed in a weekend car crash.

… The Grandville High School senior planned to enroll in Grand Rapids Community College’s Police Academy in the fall. He had also applied for the one-week Grand Rapids Police Department’s High School Youth Police Academy in June.

GRPS, Community Foundation: Scholarship fund growing

May 6, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — The Grand Rapids Community Foundation and the Grand Rapids Public Schools district on Tuesday announced a $32 million campaign to support the Challenge Scholars program.

… Donors, including Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College, Ferris State University, have already helped raise more than $26 million. That money will go into an endowment to help sustain the program.

Founders Brewing gets $500,000 through state program to train 85 new workers

May 6, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Founders Brewing Company is getting a little help training new workers thanks to a state program.

The Grand Rapids brewing company, in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College, is getting $500,000 over the next six years through the Michigan New Jobs Training Program to train 85 new workers.

KentuckyOne Health names chief operating officer

May 6, 2014;

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 6, 2014) — KentuckyOne Health has named Lisa A. Shannon as chief operating officer. Shannon will begin her new role July 21.

… Long active in community organizations, Shannon is a member of the boards of Heart of West Michigan United Way and Grand Rapids Community College Foundation. She and her husband have four children. The family plans to relocate to Louisville this summer.

Delta College baseball flourishing behind local talent

May 5, 2014; The Morning Sun (Dearborn)

Baseball for many in mid-Michigan is not only a passion but a way of life.

… “We came in as the No. 8 seed and knocked off the No. 1 seed in the first game. We then knocked off the No. 3 seed in the second and then beat Kellogg Community College in the winners bracket championship. We ended up losing twice to Grand Rapids Community College, but to finish 30-20 overall in only our second year and to make that kind of a tournament run bolted us into the national limelight,” (Dan) Smith said. “In just a couple of short years, people have taken notice that we’re here to compete and we’re a viable option for guys who have the ability to play competitive baseball and who want to continue their careers at the next level.”

Raider Salute to ‘My eBill’ committee

From Erica Brown, My eBill project manager:

A Raider Salute to the My eBill Committee, whose hard work and dedication to this project has made it a huge success!

I especially want to thank Jamie Hitchings, Kevin Perrin, and Malinda Powers for going above and beyond their committee duties to ensure the project was successfully completed. I also want to thank Amanda Kossack (GRCC ePrint), Klaas Kwant (Media), and student workers from Cashier’s Office, Financial Aid, Records Office, and Student Employment Services who weren’t a part of the committee, but still helped me with the project. I couldn’t have completed this project without your help!


‘Roamers’ needed to help students navigate construction

With construction well under way and so many office moves, we have decided it would be helpful to have information roamers out and about during the first two days of classes next week. Can you contribute an hour to verify our students find their classes, services, etc. please?! We continue to find students wandering aimlessly in the Main building and we want to help avoid that next week!

If you can give of an hour, please click here to access the sign up form. Notice there are two different sheets at the bottom, one for Monday, one for Tuesday. We’ll be in three different locations. Once you sign up, we’ll send you more details by email later this week.

GRCC gears up for Active Commute Week

Once again GRCC is actively participating in the ACTIVE COMMUTE WEEK Challenge from Monday May 12 – Friday May 16.

In honor of National Bike to Work Week, we challenge you to think active this spring when considering transportation in Grand Rapids. There are prizes and lots of ways to win along with lots of ways to participate!

The following forms of active transportation are acceptable and encouraged:

  • Riding the Bus
  • Carpooling
  • Rollerblading
  • Walking & Running
  • Biking
  • Longboarding

Click here for a whole lot more information! Call or email Julie Otte with questions (x3490)

Golf team wins state tournament

Congratulations to the GRCC Golf Team as they continue their great season, winning the MCCAA State Golf Tournament by 35 strokes, over second place Oakland the past two days at the Port Huron Elks Golf Club. The Raiders shot a three round total of 865, one over par, making it one of the lowest three round totals in tournament history. Leading the way for the team was sophomore Jared Multer who was the medalist of the tourney, shooting 75/70/70, edging out his own teammate David Thompson by one stroke. In addition to Multer and Thompson making the all MCCAA tournament team, were Tony Conaway, Cody Shoemaker, and Logan Sochacki. Coach Bruce Vanden Beldt was named the MCCAA Coach of the year. The team plays next Monday, Tuesday at Bedford Valley in the Region XII tournament in their bid to make it to the National Tourney.