GRCC In the News, 4-15-15

District estimates $512K savings for first graduates of ‘Middle College’

April 14, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Kenowa Hills Public Schools next month will be the first district in the region to graduate “Middle College” students through its partnership with Davenport University.

… Davenport launched the Middle College program in 2012-13, the same year Wyoming Public Schools and Grand Rapids Community College began their partnership. The Wyoming program begins during the sophomore year of high school. There were approximately 125 students enrolled at the start of the school year.

MSU student shunned in Egypt wins coveted PD Soros Fellowship

April 14, 2015; MSU Today

Raeuf Roushangar, a Michigan State University graduate student studying biochemistry, has won a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans an honor that comes with up to $90,000 stipend.

… Later, he landed a job as a math and chemistry tutor at Grand Rapids Community College, eventually transferring to MSU. In his first year, he founded an international nonprofit organization to bring medical supplies to poor communities Generate Help 2 Heal Generations. GH2HG has collected and shipped more than $500,000 worth of medical supplies from the U.S. to poor communities around the world.

Leist leads Viking golf team to middle-of-pack finish

April 14, 2015; Three Rivers Commercial-News

GRAND RAPIDS — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s golf team shot a team score of 350 in Monday’s Grand Rapids Community College Invitational at Egypt Valley Country Club.

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