GRCC In the News, 4-23-15

Metro & state: EMU softball sweeps YSU in doubleheader

April 23, 2015; The Detroit Free Press

… Men’s golf: Zach Bialik is transferring from Grand Rapids Community College to Ferris State. Bialik, named GRCC male athlete of the year in 2014-15, will join the Bulldogs’ team in the fall.

Ancilla Softball Sweeps Conference Leader

April 22, 2015; Kokomo Perspective (Ind.)

DONALDSON, INDIANA — The Ancilla College softball team picked up a much-needed sweep over Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference leader Kellogg Community College by scores of 2-1 and 3-2.

… Ancilla (16-19, 9-13) hosts Kalamazoo Valley Community College (26-8, 19-5 MCCAA) on Friday, April 24 and Grand Rapids Community College (10-26, 9-17 MCCAA) on Saturday, April 25. Friday’s game begins at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday’s game begins at 1:00 p.m. with Sophomore Day activities starting around 12:30 p.m.

Lakeshore students hold potluck

Kristina Kozub’s COM 135 course held a movie analysis day. Students analyzed “The Way, Way Back” using the theories, concepts and ideas about interpersonal relationships and communication.

Students in the class, held at GRCC’s Lakeshore Campus at Midtown Center, also held a potluck. It was celebration of a learning experience that brought young and older together. The class climate was cohesive and supportive. The students listened to one another and discussed personal ups and downs, viewpoints from all backgrounds, and shared life experiences that made the class even more rich. Friendships were made. Supportive classmates were found.

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Student Success Stories: Bryce Whitsett

Congratulations GRCC graduate Bryce Whitsett.  Both Bryce’s parents were first generation college students who earned associate degrees from GRCC, so he always knew community college was in his future. He began college in 8th grade to get a head start on his education.

“I got really inspired at the beginning of this year when I figured out I could graduate with my associate degree before the end of my junior year in high school,” said Whitsett, who plans to transfer to MIT or UofM and major in computer science.

Bryce Whitsett