GRCC In the News, 5-12-16

GRCC’s proposed $108M budget reflects 6 percent enrollment decline

May 11, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College’s proposed general fund budget for the 2016-17 school year is virtually balanced, but enrollment is projected to drop 6 percent.

Meeting needs through middle college

May 9, 2016; Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges publication)

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.

Confessed killer says his ‘mind clicked over’ when he stabbed woman

May 11, 2016; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. In a jailhouse interview with FOX 17, the confessed killer of a Grand Rapids woman near a parking ramp said his “mind snapped.”

… It is a crime partially seen in chilling parking ramp surveillance video: while Huntoon lay helpless on the sidewalk between a parking ramp and the Grand Rapids Community College campus, it showed Bivins pacing near her. Then Bivins is seen dragging Huntoon out of the camera’s view.

GRCC Scholarship Golf Outing raffle tickets available

Raffle tickets are now available for the GRCC Scholarship Golf Outing.

Great raffle packages including:

  • Airfare for two.
  • Office chair.
  • Dinner for eight at the McCabe-Marlowe House.

And many more prizes!

Tickets: 3 for $5

The raffle will take place on May 25th from 7-9 p.m. at the Thousand Oaks Golf Club.  Winners need not be present to win.

Proceeds support Student Scholarships.

Tickets are available from the following individuals:

  • Dave Anderson
  • Erin Cisler
  • Tina Hoxie
  • Scott Martin
  • Kurt Meinders
  • Mary Reed
  • Danelle Sedore
  • Jim VanDokkumburg
  • Laurie Witczak