Aug. 14, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Former President Jimmy Carter will speak in Grand Rapids next month as part of Grand Rapids Community College’s Diversity Lecture Series.
Aug. 14, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal
The 5th Annual Restaurant Week Grand Rapids kicked off Wednesday night, allowing the public to sample three-course meals for $28 at more than 60 area restaurants. This year, the event has a theme of perfect pairings, encouraging the restaurants to pair the meals with beer, wine and spirits.
… A dollar from every meal sold for Restaurant Week will be donated to a scholarship fund at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. Since 2010, restaurants have donated nearly $75,000 to the fund.
Aug. 13, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Eleven West Michigan students who work for Burger King will receive $1,000 scholarships, according to Quality Dining, Inc., a local Burger King franchisee.
… The local scholarship winners are: Philip Jones, of Dorr, a freshman at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC);Thomas Freeman, of Hudsonville, a sophomore at Ferris State University; Jacob Misiak, of Grandville, a freshman at Western Michigan University; Michelle Essink, of Holland, a junior at GRCC; Felicia Kohn, of Gowen, a freshman at Grand Valley State University; Eric Estrada, of Grand Rapids, a freshman at GRCC; Katelynn Phillips, of Grand Rapids, a junior at GRCC; Trevor Overbeck, of Clarksville, sophomore at Michigan Technical University; Luis de la Barrera, of Kentwood, a sophomore at GRCC; Nathan Rubelman, of Zeeland, a freshman at Ferris State University; and Jacob Ramos, of Rockford, a sophomore at GRCC.
Aug. 13, 2014; nfl.com
(Video shows GRCC alumnus Marcus Benard, who plays football with the Arizona Cardinals.)