GRCC In the News, 7-8-14

West Michigan school leaders react to ACT results

July 7, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — ACT scores released Monday, July 7, by state education officials show increases in the majority of West Michigan’s traditional school districts. But despite signs of progress, the percent considered college ready remains low.

… For example, remediation is required of students who score less than 18 on the ACT and then perform poorly on Grand Rapids Community College’s Accuplacer placement test.

Public-art event invites 8 locals

July 7, 2014;

At least eight Cincinnati-area artists have been invited to create work for ArtPrize, the 19-day celebration of public art in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this fall.

… Mark Hanavan’s “Inherent Values” is comprised of three charcoal drawings mounted on concave surfaces. The three images (a triptych) are of his daughter, wife and his wife’s mother. Grand Rapids Community College Collins Art Gallery.

GRCC Story Van needs volunteers

GRCC’s Story Van will be in the Sparta Town & Country Days parade on Saturday, July 19.  The parade begins at noon.  The van will be set up after the parade, probably about 1 p.m.  We need of volunteers to help record people who will be telling their GRCC story, or who want to wish GRCC a happy
birthday.  It is very simple — you just push a button!

There is a lot to do at Sparta Town & Country Days before or after your time at the van.

If you would like to help with this part of the GRCC 100-year anniversary celebration, contact Liz Timmer at or