GRCC In the News, 2-11-16

Student, political activist strives to make a difference

Feb. 10, 2016; The State News (MSU’s student newspaper)

When they found out presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump would be holding a rally at the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids on Dec 21, MSU students Daniel Eggerding and James Commee knew they were going to go.

… Eggerding’s involvement has only grown in College, becoming the VP of a College Democrats group at Grand Rapids Community College before transferring to MSU this year. Last semester Eggerding joined student protests in support of Black Lives Matter and LiberateMSU, becoming quickly entrenched in campus issues.

Business Notes

Feb. 9, 2016; Harbor Lights (Harbor Springs)

Stafford’s Hospitality recently announced new Corporate Chef, DJ Flynn, CEC.

Flynn joined the team at the beginning of this month and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in northern Michigan. Prior to joining our team, he graduated from Culinary School at Grand Rapids Community College. After graduation, he worked at Tapiwingo as Chef de’ Cuisine for 5 years, held the Executive Chef position at Bay Harbor Yacht Club, spent some time in New Orleans and most recently, was the Executive Chef at Barrel Back and Walloon Lake Inn.

Raider Salute to Neil McGladdery

A Raider Salute from Carolyn Calcutt, staff member in Academic Support and Tutoring Services:

I’d like to acknowledge the outstanding help I received from Neal McGladdery. The oddest situation occurred when my car key separated into two parts, the actual key and the chip.  A tiny screw had loosened, and I needed to place the chip back in the key and tighten down the screw.  Having no tools, this was impossible, and my car would not start with my key as it was. Neal took the time to find a tiny screwdriver which he used to put the key back together and make sure I could start my car and head home.  His patience and kindness are much appreciated. Thank you, Neal! A huge Raider Salute goes out to you!

Deiona Rogers named Division II National Player of the Week

Deiona Rogers earned Division II National Player of the Week honors after leading the GRCC women’s team to two decisive victories over Ancilla College (99-72) and Muskegon CC (80-71). Over the two game stretch Rogers averaged 28.5 points per game, 7.5 rebounds, 8 assists and 8 steals. Over the course of the season, Deiona has averaged 13.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 5.5 apg and 3.7 spg. The Raiders will face Jackson College and Lansing CC this week.

NJCAA DII Women's Basketball Player of the Week. Deiona Rogers. PPG: 28.5. FG: 20-37. 3PT: 5-12. MPG: 36.0. RPG: 7.5. APG: 8.0. SPG: 8.0. BPG: 0. Team Results: Feb. 3 vs Mott, W. 82/71. Feb. 6 vs No. 5 Schoolcraft,, W. 89/76.