GRCC In the News, 1-23-15

GRCC considers hiking tuition on pricey programs as it looks to close $2 to $5 million budget hole

Jan. 22, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — In an effort to reduce a looming budget deficit, Grand Rapids Community College is considering charging students more for high-cost programs such as nursing, culinary arts and dental.

Is former Muskegon coach Tony Annese a candidate for Central Michigan football job?

Jan. 22, 2015; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI – When the word spread about Dan Enos’ departure as head football coach at Central Michigan University, the speculation already started about his replacement.

… (Tony) Annese, who led Muskegon to state titles in 2004, 2006 and 2008, went on to Grand Rapids Community College and led Ferris to an 11-0 regular season in 2014.

Transfer event to be held January 28

A new kind of transfer event for students will be held on Jan. 28, 2015, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third floor of the student center. Students will have an opportunity to meet with university representatives to learn general information, plus each university will have financial aid, academic advisors, and admissions specific representatives.  GRCC will also have representatives from the Counseling and Career Center, Financial Aid, Student Life and Student Records to assist students with the steps they should take to for a successful transfer.A flight plan will be provided to attendees to help you navigate the event, provide sample questions to ask at the tables, and provide additional information such as a step by step transfer check list.  All students who attend and collect stamps at six or more tables in their booklet will be placed into a drawing for prizes.The following universities will be at this event:

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Western Michigan University

Softball team hosts bowling fundraiser

You can have a fun afternoon while helping GRCC’s softball team: Players are hosting a bowling fundraiser on January 31.

Proceeds from the event will offset the team’s spring training costs and will fund scholarships. The event runs from noon to 2 p.m. January 31 at Fairview Lanes, 3335 Fairlane Ave. SW in Grandville. It also will include a 50-50 raffle and silent auction.

Individuals may register for $15. Groups rates range from $29 for two people to $88 for a full lane of eight people.

Complete details and a registration form can be downloaded online here. Registration forms and payments can be given to any GRCC softball player or coach or mailed to:

GRCC Softball
Attn: Jenni Bourbina
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

For more details, contact softball coach Jenni Bourbina at or (616) 234-2382.