GRCC In the News, 6-27-16

‘A Better Life, a Safe Life, a Good Future’

June 24, 2016; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

Grand Rapids Public Schools – GRPS, MI — In a swirling sea of students in red and white caps and gowns who were hugging family members and being photographed, Abdulhadi Aljazaeri stood tall with a beaming smile. In his hand he clutched something precious: a high school diploma.

… Enrolling first at Union High, he took English as a second language classes and studied vocabulary at night. He finished his program at two alternative schools for older students: the Grand Rapids Learning Center, a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College offering online learning; and Southeast Career Pathways, an individualized program with a community-based emphasis.

… Three years later, he can see his future more clearly. He has been accepted at GRCC, where he plans to study nursing while keeping his options open. He sounds up to the challenge.

Police records reveal ‘parting gift’ connected to death outside Spectrum

June 24, 2016; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It was a scary day for police, hospital employees and bystanders in downtown Grand Rapids when a man began shooting outside of the Spectrum ER, killing himself.

Grand Rapids Community College even canceled classes for the rest of the day on June 1. That’s when a man took his own life outside Spectrum Butterworth Hospital’s emergency room. Police said Corbin Armock, 26, died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

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