GRCC In the News, 5-26-15

Street Talk: The American way

May 22,2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Amway Corp. sells more than just products.

The direct sales giant, which last year had more than $10.8 billion in sales worldwide, is making some of its better pitches closer to home.

That’s why Grand Rapids Community College recognized Amway last week with its Internship Employer of the Year Award.

Fleeing from Civil War in Africa, Family Finds Peace and Caring Community in Cedar Springs

May 22, 2015; (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

Cedar Springs Public Schools, MI — In war-ravaged Somalia, Max and Maryan’s children did not go out to play. Quite the opposite: They told their young ones to stay inside, where it was safe.

… Ciise, having finished two years at Grand Rapids Community College, is headed to the Army, joining his twin brother Jibriil in the military. Ciise hopes to finish college in the service and earn a surgical-technician certificate to work in an emergency room.

… They obtained the Inner City Christian Federation house with assistance from Spahr, and by taking home ownership classes and meeting credit score requirements. Grants helped them afford the down payment and closing costs, but they will use Maryan’s job at Meijer and other family income to pay the mortgage of about $107,000. Max is taking classes in criminal justice at GRCC.

New barbecue joint opens in long-vacant Horseshoe Bar space downtown

May 26, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — It’s been more than 30 years since the ground floor of the old LaMar Hotel was occupied by a functioning business.

… The menu by local chef Cody Clements takes cues from various American barbecue styles the meats are Texas-style dry rub and the sauces are a mix of Kansas, Carolina and Texas varieties but the sides are a departure from the norm.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Cody Clements is a GRCC alumnus.)

ICC men’s golf ties for 7th at nationals

May 22, 2015; The Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.)

STATESBORO, ALA. — The Illinois Central College men’s golf team finished in a tie for seventh at the NJCAA Division II national tournament at Goose Pond Colony.

The Cougars posted a team total of 300 on Friday in the four-day tournament’s final round. ICC’s four-day total of 29-over par (1,181) was matched by Grand Rapids Community College.

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