GRCC In the News, 8-17-17

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing woman on GRCC campus

Aug. 16, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A 20-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison with no parole Wednesday, Aug. 16, for fatally stabbing a homeless woman.

Marcus Bivins approached Jeanne Huntoon, 34, near a parking ramp on the Grand Rapids Community College campus at about 2:30 a.m. April 30, 2016, police said, later stabbing and beating the woman to death.

Street preacher battles two city ordinances, says they stifle free speech

Aug. 15, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – If you’re reciting scripture on a city sidewalk and someone complains, are you breaking the law?

… (Stephen) Nylen is outreach and evangelism chair at New City Fellowship OPC, 700 Burton Street SE, according to his Facebook page. He studied at Grace Bible College and Grand Rapids Community College and attended Ottawa Hills High School.


Learning Center adds dean of students, counselor

Reedell Homes

Reedell Homes

The Grand Rapids Learning Center is welcoming two new Grand Rapids Public Schools staff members:

Reedell Homes, the new dean of students, was most recently a GRPS principal and assistant principal. He also was a middle school principal in Muskegon Heights for eight years and superintendent of WayPoint Charter Academy in Muskegon for almost three years. He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Mississippi Valley State University and a master’s in educational leadership from Grand Valley State University.

His office is in 101C Sneden.



Leah Young

Leah Young

Leah Young, the new Learning Center counselor, has worked for eight years at Central High and Ottawa Hills High schools. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s in counseling from Western Michigan University. She is a licensed school counselor and is working on a master’s degree in urban education at Davenport University.

Her office is in room 105 Sneden.

Live United: Pre-campaign Wolverine Worldwide Shoe Sale fundraising event

Heart of West Michigan United Way is celebrating 100 years in our community this year and you will be hearing a lot about that in our fall fundraising campaign to benefit its programs. Until then, get into the spirit of giving by attending the annual Wolverine World Wide Shoe Sale on Aug. 24. All the proceeds from the sale will benefit Heart of West Michigan United Way.