GRCC In the News, 7-2-14

Maker Faire in Grand Rapids 60 days away; tickets on sale now

July 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids’ first Maker Faire is two months away.

… The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire, organized by GR Makers, the Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Genesis Inc. and the Grand Rapids Public Museum, will be a smaller, community-focused event for its debut, but it will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating the work of do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.

Sara Smolenski leads outside of courtroom

July 1, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A native of Grand Rapids, Judge Sara Smolenski was first appointed to the 63rd District Court of the Michigan Supreme Court in 1996 and has been re-elected every six years since.

… She has earned several accolades for her work in the community: the YWCA Tribute Award, Grand Rapids chamber ATHENA Award and the Salute to Women Award from Grand Rapids Community College several years running.

Tips for aging well

July 1, 2014; WZZM

(WZZM, MIKE FABER) — You don’t need to go searching for the fountain of youth in order to age gracefully. Mike Faber from the Older Learning Center at Grand Rapids Community College visited the WZZM13 Noon News, with some advice on behavior changes you can make to age well.

Somerfield Becomes Second Transfer To Ink With Owens Men’s Basketball

July 1, 2014; ABC 13

Austin Somerfield, a transfer from Grand Valley State University, has signed with the Owens Community College men’s basketball team.

The 2012 Greenville (Mich.) High School graduate played one year at Grand Valley before attending Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College last year, where he only attended school and didn’t play.

Turks Lead VBL With Eight All-Star Picks

July 1, 2014; WHSV

HARRISONBURG, VA. (WHSV) — The rosters were announced Tuesday for this weekend’s Valley League All-Star game.


… Austin Stephens, LHP, Charles Town, Grand Rapids Community College (Rockford, Mi.)

Three Rayder baseball players named Division III All-State

July 1, 2014; Charlevoix Courier

CHARLEVOIX — When you’re good, people tend to notice.

… A worker both on and off the field for Brey, he’s (Ean Walda) a player that will be missed next season. He’ll play college baseball for Grand Rapids Community College next spring.