GRCC In the News, 10-27-14

Students pay it forward in Kalamazoo with Cougars Creating Community event

Oct. 24, 2014; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — Early Friday morning, students from Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Western Michigan University and the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine fanned out across the Kalamazoo area with the sole purpose of paying it forward.

Inside Track: Troy Yarbrough is happiest when he’s building something

Oct. 24, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Growing up, Troy Yarbrough discovered he had a knack for grasping the intricacies of science and mathematics.

… He enrolled at Union High School but then dropped out, eventually earning his high school diploma in 1984 through the alternative high school program offered at Grand Rapids Community College.

… He first worked as a finish carpenter starting in 1991, becoming a licensed builder in Michigan that same year and enrolling in Grand Rapids Community College with an emphasis on its carpentry program. His fondness for swinging a hammer hasn’t dampened through the years.

Tony Kimbrough at home and having fun leading the East Kentwood gridders

Oct. 26, 2014; MLive

EAST KENTWOOD — An outstanding quarterback during his playing days, East Kentwood head football coach Tony Kimbrough always had coaching in his blood.

… From Creston, Kimbrough went on to coach at both Western Michigan University and Grand Rapids Community College, before eventually arriving at East Kentwood.

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