GRCC In the News, 8-30-16

From the projects to West Michigan

Aug. 29, 2016; Grand Haven Tribune

An adult always had to open the door when someone knocked to make sure you wouldn’t be robbed. Children were called in from outside before 6 p.m., and most of those kids wouldn’t continue school beyond the third grade.

… (Ramon) Soto married his longtime girlfriend and started attending classes at Grand Rapids Community College, where he obtained an associate’s degree in criminal justice. Along the way, he and his wife, Isi, had a son, so Soto continued to struggle to support his family and get through school.

Rockford’s school year starts smoothly

Aug. 29, 2016; MLive

ROCKFORD, MI — Around 8,000 Rockford Public Schools’ students returned to class Monday, Aug. 29, with relative ease and a great deal of enthusiasm for the new year, according to Superintendent Michael Shibler.

… “Our early college classes with Grand Valley State University and Ferris State University start today. We also have a dual enrollment program with Grand Rapids Community College.”

Pick which GRCC staff member gets ice water dumped over their head!

The Phi Theta Kappa student organization is holding a fund raiser that will raise money and awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and will also contribute to their goal of getting to Nashville, TN in April to present at their National Nerd Nation Conference!

YOU get to choose WHO gets a bucket of ice water dumped on their head – simply by donating money into the bucket of what ever person you most want to see get wet!

Colleagues who graciously agreed to participate include:

  • President Steven Ender
  • Dr. John Cowles
  • Police Chief Rebecca Whitman
  • Lynnae Selberg
  • Evan Macklin

Please bring your cash to the 3rd floor of the Student Community Center (SCC) by September 8th at 6:30 p.m. and put it in the bucket of the person you most want to get dumped! Buckets are located by office number 375 on the 3rd floor.

Half of all proceeds go to ASL and the other half to the Phi Theta Kappa GRCC Chapter.