Community colleges struggle to fill classes as economy improves
April 12, 2015; Crain’s Detroit Business
Michigan’s community colleges are confronting a cyclical conundrum they haven’t seen since the last economic revival.
… After years of swelling enrollments, Grand Rapids Community College is being hurt by all of the factors affecting Michigan’s two-year schools including the strong area economy.
Change Ups: O-A-K to erect school project
April 10, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal
… The National College Testing Association awarded Test Center Certification to Grand Rapids Community College’s Academic Testing Services office and staff based on the excellence and integrity of its services.
Area high school grads making an impact on college sports scene
April 12, 2015; MLive
The winter season has come to an end for local college athletes, and the spring season is hitting its stride on the college sports scene. Following is a look at some area high school graduates who have been making their mark on the college scene:
… Matt Hines is enjoying a big spring with the Grand Rapids Community College baseball team. A freshman from East Kentwood, Hines is hitting .412 for the Raiders, with a .444 on-base percentage.