GRCC In the News, 8-19-15

‘Not a good scenario’ as GRCC fall enrollment drops again

Aug. 18, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – With the start of classes about two weeks away, enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College is likely to be down once again this fall.

Holland resident to compete in Miss Michigan USA pageant

Aug. 15, 2015; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Watch for a brunette in a royal blue dress in the Miss Michigan USA pageant this September.

… After graduating from South Lyon High School, (Lindsay) O’Leary attended Hope College for one year and then enrolled in Grand Rapids Community College. She’s studying criminal justice and works at the Wooden Shoe restaurant.

Former Montague star QB Cody Kater leaves playing career behind, turns to coaching at alma mater

Aug. 18, 2015; MLive

MONTAGUE, MI — There was a double take because of the bushy beard.

… As a high school senior, (Cody) Kater made a verbal commitment to Central Michigan University, but switched to Cincinnati when the Bearcats hired away coach Butch Jones from CMU. Kater followed, but decided to transfer after one semester. He enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College and led the team to an 11-0 season, then went to CMU.

Things to do on Saturday, August 22

Aug. 18, 2015; MLive

… Thru Aug. 22 TIP$ the Musical: Spectrum Theater at GRCC, 160 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids. 8 pm. $20/adult, $15/senior, $10/student. www.heritagetheatregr.org

New soccer league encourages neighbors to have fun, build community

Aug. 18, 2015; therapidian.org

Grand Rapids has a new local community soccer league: the GR Champions League. It was started “to celebrate and connect the unique citizens and neighborhoods of Grand Rapids through the power of the beautiful game.” Teams from different neighborhoods play each other once a week throughout the summer and early fall at area soccer fields.

… So far, the six neighborhood teams include Deportivo Westside playing at Harrison Park Elementary, the Downtown Heartsiders playing at Heartside Park, Eastown United playing at Wilcox Park, FC Southtown playing at Burton Elementary, the Heritage Hill Lyons playing at GRCC and Southeast United playing at Congress School.

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