How GRCC will cut $1.8 million, generate $960,000 in revenue to fill budget deficit
May 7, 2015; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Steep tuition increases and faculty buyouts are among the ways Grand Rapids Community College is cutting a projected budget deficit of between $2 and $5 million, due to declining enrollment.
Construction law firm focuses on young talent
May 7, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal
A law firm focused on the construction industry is working to put hard hats on the heads of young, talented individuals in the area.
… The CWDA Rally is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Community College M-TEC Center, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW.
Undersheriff to retire from Kent County
May 7, 2015; The Post (Cedar Springs)
Undersheriff Jon Hess announced last week that he plans to retire June 1.
… Hess graduated from Ottawa Hills High School, and received an Associate of Science from Grand Rapids Community College. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University.
College notes: Trio of freshmen from GR pitch like veterans for Division I schools
May 7, 2015; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Freshmen don’t usually play. Well, not much anyways.
Most are redshirted and have to wait their turn.
… Brendan Bender, Davenport University: The two-way player was voted by the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. Bender, a senior first baseman and left-handed pitcher, has been one of the top hitters in the conference. Bender (Grandville/GRCC) finished second in the league hitting .422 with 10 home runs and 57 RBI. He also has 14 doubles and five triples. In 10 starts on the mound, he is 6-1 with a 1.65 ERA. In addition he struck out 32 batters and held them to a .232 average.
Welcome Mat: Home news around Metro Detroit
May 7, 2015; The Detroit News
If you love historic homes, check out Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill neighborhood the next time you’re on the west side of the state.
… Tickets the day of the tour are $20 and available only at Grand Rapids Community College’s Devos Campus, 445 E. Fulton.