GRCC In the News, 5-12-17

Robert Kozminski and other fallen officers of West Michigan honored in police memorial

May 11, 2017; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A police officer who bravely gave his life while on duty in Grand Rapids 10 years ago was honored at Richmond Park on Thursday along with several other officers who made the same sacrifice.

… That memorial was made possible thanks to several volunteers, donors and vendors. The Kozminski family also started a memorial scholarship that is awarded to a student of the Grand Rapids Community College whose career goal it is to be in law enforcement and attend the police academy.

Army Col. Scott Haraburda named 2017 GRCC Distinguished Alumnus

May 12, 2017; Spencer Evening World (Ind.)

A Spencer Army veteran, engineer and inventor is Grand Rapids Community College’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus.

Photo shows future alumna

Judith Larsen, from Grants and Resource Development, shared this photo of her mother, future GRJC alumna Geraldine Czerew Hupp, as the lead drum majorette at Davis Technical High School, which is now GRCC’s Main Building. Geraldine is in the center of the bottom photo:

“She would lead the band in practice down Winchester Alley — right next to my office.  This is from the school paper, ‘The Beacon,’ around 1942.”

A page of an old Davis Technical High School yearbook shows photos of the marching band and the three majorettes. The headline reads: "Rat-a-Tat-Tat, Boom, Boom, Tech Band!"

Preschool holds bake sale to benefit DeVos Children’s Hospital

The Meadow Room at GRCC Early Childhood Learning Laboratory held a bake sale at the preschool on Thursday, May 11, to conclude their project study of “Cookies.” The proceeds from the bake sale will be used to purchase toys for DeVos Children’s Hospital. GRCC’s new president, Dr. Bill Pink, and executive director of the GRCC Foundation, Kathy Mullins, were some of their satisfied customers.

President Pink and Kathy Mullins buy cookies during the preschool’s bake sale.