GRCC In the News, 11-7-14

Heritage Hill shooting not random incident, police say

Nov. 6, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Police are looking for a person who shot a man in the leg at a Heritage Hill apartment about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday

… Grand Rapids Community College issued an alert about the shooting, telling students and staff to exercise caution and to contact police if they have any information about the shooting.

All about education at the Griffins

Nov. 6, 2014; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — Thousands of kids traveled to Van Andel Arena on November 5 for the 14th annual Grand Rapids Griffins Matinee Game. The game has become a major educational event for West Michigan schools. Students can take part in learning experiences before taking in a Griffins game.

This year, the Griffins welcomed organizations such as the American Red Cross, E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety and Jake the Fire Safety Dog, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and the GRCC Dental Hygiene Program to provide a variety of health and wellness educational displays and exhibits for students and teachers.

Interactive election map: See where GRCC votes came from

Nov. 7, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tuesdays election was a big night for Steelcase executive Deb Bailey, who won one of two open seats on Grand Rapids Community College’s Board of Trustees.

Cedar Springs Athletic Boosters Athletes of the Month

Nov. 6, 2014; The Post (Cedar Springs)

Senior Justin Jones was named October Student Athlete of the Month for Cross Country. Justin has participated in Cross country all 4 years in high school, and is a team captain. Justin is a returning OK Bronze All-Conference runner and is on pace to do it again this season. He started the season strong finishing 4th in each of the first two races. Justin also participates in basketball and runs track. This is done all while maintaining a 3.4 GPA.

Coach Garrett Lacy comments “Justin is one of two co captains that we have on the team this year. He does a great job of leading by example on and off the field. Justin has worked hard to prepare for his senior year logging the most miles on the team this past summer. He is an exemplary student and does a great job managing his time amongst three varsity sports.” Right now he is also taking dual enrollment classes at Grand Rapids Community College along with his high school work at Cedar Springs, as well as being an integral part of the cross-country team.

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