GRCC names recipients of 2017 Excellence in Education Awards
Aug. 29, 2017; La Prensa
GRAND RAPIDS, Aug. 28, 2017 — Grand Rapids Community College is honoring three employees who have gone above and beyond in making meaningful connections with their students.
$1.5M FEMA grant to fund more Kalamazoo public safety officers
Aug. 29, 2017; MLive
KALAMAZOO, MI — A $1.5 million grant will allow the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to hire 12 full-time officers.
… Recruits are hired by KDPS and then sent to a police academy either at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kellogg Community College, Grand Rapids Community College or Grand Valley State University.
Magna, KraussMaffei help push college program forward
Aug. 28, 2017; Plastics News
Rochester, Mich. — As Mark Richardson has talked to more and more companies about how they’re working to attack the skills gap, he hears about homegrown programs.
… Richardson said the program will partner with existing two-year programs to help create a funnel of students that want to continue their education. The list of potential partners currently includes Schoolcraft College, Mott Community College, Grand Rapids Community College and Bay Mills Community College — all Michigan schools. He has also spoken to representatives from Ferris State University, the state’s biggest plastics program.
Undocumented: One immigrant’s story of life under DACA
Aug. 29, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – At 8 years old, Kevin Vazquez did not know what it meant to live in the shadows.
… Vazquez, a recent Grand Rapids Community College graduate, will be working on a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications at Western Michigan University this fall.
Former Grand Rapids Community College Football Player Makes NFL Debut
Aug. 28, 2017; WGRD FM
Grand Rapids Community College’s football program was discontinued in January of 2012, but before it ended, it had three former players who have a played in the NFL. One of these athletes, Nick Truesdell, made his NFL debut on Sunday night with the Minnesota Vikings.