GRCC In the News, 8-10-16

Heartside Ministry’s GED program awarded $90K grant

Aug. 8, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Sixteen-year-old Seth Reynolds says he went to a few different high schools before finally landing at Heartside Ministry’s “Bridging the Gap” GED and literacy program this spring.

… “My advice to others is don’t stop trying,” said Reynolds, who said the traditional high school was not a good fit for him but people must keep trying to find a situation that works. “I’m going to enroll in GRCC (Grand Rapids Community College) now. I have an interest in theology and music.”

Young Chefs Camp, Through the Eyes of High School Journalists

Aug. 8, 2016; (KISD newsletter)

This week’s edition is dedicated to the work of high school students from public schools across West Michigan, who attended SNN’s inaugural journalism camp in July, thanks to a grant from Gannett Foundation.

… Chef Ryan Marklevitz a retired navy member that used to cook on a submarine, now a culinary teacher. He went to Grand Rapids Community College for an associate’s degree in culinary arts, then went on to Ferris State University for a teaching degree, and finally on to Central Michigan University in educational technology.

Taste the City during 7th annual Restaurant Week GR

Aug. 10, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 60 restaurants want you to taste the city of Grand Rapids during Restaurant Week by offering special meal deals.

… One dollar of every meal sold during Restaurant Week will be donated to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education’s Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College. Since 2010, more than $110,000 has been raised for the scholarship fund.

Giannone’s arrival heralds new day at De La Salle

Aug. 8, 2016; The Detroit News

Warren — For many football players, coaches and fans, the first day of a football season is comparable to Christmas morning.

… For (Michael) Watson, starting a new athletic director job with a new football coach is nothing new. After Ferris State football coach Tony Annese left Muskegon for Grand Rapids Community College following the 2007 season, Watson and Matt Koziak spent their first season at Muskegon going 14-0, and beating De La Salle in the D2 finals.

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