GRCC In the News, 5-11-16

Free dental care on the move

May 10, 2016; WOTV

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WOTV) — There’s a bus that rolls up to Ottawa County schools, but it’s not carrying students, athletes, or equipment. It’s carrying a fully equipped dentists office!

Miles of Smiles is a program through the Ottawa County Health Department that comes to about 30 schools to provide free dental services for children ages 0 to 20 in Ottawa County. Forty dentists volunteer their time for the program over the course of a year, along with help from Grand Rapids Community College, the Ottawa County Health Department, and volunteers.

Meeting needs through middle college

May 10, 2016; universitybusiness.com

Middle college programs, which allow qualified high school students to simultaneously work toward a diploma and a certificate or associate degree by completing a 13th year of high school, have been a big win for students, colleges and industry partners across the country.

That’s certainly been the case for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in Michigan. GRCC is poised to launch its third middle college program this fall, the first with a corporate collaborator.

GRCC golf tied for third before last day of MCCAA State Tournament

May 10, 2016; MLive

Port Huron, Mich. — After two rounds of play in the 2016 MCCAA State Championship, GRCC’s golf team shares third place with Henry Ford College at +64, each with rounds of 320.

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