GRCC In the News, 8-18-14

GRCC students receive $62,000 in scholarships from community foundation

Aug. 16, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Community Foundation has awarded 44 scholarships totaling $62,000 to students at Grand Rapids Community College this year, the college announced in a news release.

BACC Culinary Arts student recognized with scholarship

Aug. 15, 2014; WTVB (Coldwater)

COLDWATER – It’s another feather in the cap for the Branch Area Careers Center and its award winning culinary arts programs with a BACC student recognized as representing the best of the best in the state. The Michigan Restaurant Association Educational Support Foundation recently presented $16,000 in scholarships at its board of directors meeting for post-secondary studies in culinary arts, restaurant management, or similar field. Careers Center student Nick Blanton is a scholarship recipient. Blanton will attend the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education of Grand Rapids Community College.

See GRandJazzFest 2014 open with large crowds, smooth sounds at free shows

Aug. 17, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Guitarist Matt Marshak played Marvin Sapp, and trumpeter Rick Braun played flugelhorn to kick off the Grand Rapids Jazz Festival.

… Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Edye Evans Hyde opened the festival at 12:30 p.m., and Braun finished his set shortly before 9:30 p.m. and the beginning of a few rain drops.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Edye Evans Hyde is a GRCC alumna.)

Multer blows away field at 37th Calhoun Amateur Golf Championship

Aug. 18, 2014; The Battle Creek Enquirer

Jared Multer had luck on his side just in case he needed it.

… “I’m just really happy to have won one of these. It means a lot to me. When I first got out of high school, I was playing good golf, but I still needed to improve. And I’ve worked really hard on my game to get it where it is today. My dream was always to win one of these (CalAms) and to play golf at a Division I school, which I wasn’t ready for when I graduated from Lakeview and then started playing college golf at Grand Rapids Community College. But now, my game is where I want it to be, I’m headed to Eastern Michigan … and to have won this today while playing with good friends and with a lot of other good golfers in the field, this is just really special.”


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