In The News, 10-31-14

Professional offers furnace tips for heating season
10/31/14 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Heating season is upon us and woe be those whose furnace won’t work. To get some answers for furnace questions, we turned to Don Steeby, an associate professor of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning at Grand Rapids Community College.

College notes: Detroit Tigers early exit lets Dan Dickerson watch daughter play volleyball at GVSU
10/30/14 MLive
ALLENDALE, Mich. – Dan Dickerson sat nervously in the wooden bleachers in the Grand Valley State University gym. When his daughter, Rachel, with the No. 13 on her blue jersey, checked into the Lakers volleyball match, he had butterflies.
… Abbie Gortsema, Grand Rapids Community College: The sophomore (East Grand Rapids) had 14 kills in a 3-0 win over Lake Michigan College on Oct. 22 to help the Raiders win their fifth conference championship in the past seven seasons. The Raiders are 23-5 overall and 14-0 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. Gortesma is second on the team with 172 kills.

Grand Rapids team seeks 2nd straight national title in Senior Baseball League tournament
10/30/14 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Although the players from Steelhead Tavern baseball team may not take themselves too serious, especially at home, when they take to the diamond, there is nothing funny about their game.
The 45-over team comprised mostly of players from West Michigan, many of whom were teammates and former players at Grand Rapids Junior College, will be looking to win their third World Series title at the Men’s Senior Baseball League tournament, which will take place November 3-8 in Phoenix.

West Michigan’s superintendent of the year is Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Teresa Weatherall Neal
10/30/14 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) recently announced that Teresa Weatherall Neal, superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools, is the Region 3 Superintendent of the Year.
(Article doesn’t mention it, but Teresa Weatherall Neal is a GRCC alumna.)

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