GRCC In the News, 11-3-17

Loaded handgun magazine found in GRCC bathroom was Kentwood officer’s

Nov. 2, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College police have identified the origin of a fully-loaded handgun magazine found in a campus bathroom Wednesday, Nov. 1. How it got there remains under investigation.

Painting the Divine

Nov. 2, 2017; Women’s Lifestyle magazine

Chakila Hoskins discovered her artistic gift at the age of seven. Her father drew a sketch of her favorite TV star, Punky Brewster, and then challenged her to do the same. Hoskins’s portrait of the ’80s sitcom character, with her signature pigtails tied up in flower hair bands, turned out to be as incredibly accomplished as her father’s version. She was struck by the positive remarks and affirming words from her parents.

… It would take her several years to regain belief in her artistry. In 2006, working in the retail industry and raising two daughters (she now has three), Hoskins decided to begin taking classes at Grand Rapids Community College.

COLLEGE NOTES: Olivet-Alma features four local talents

Nov. 2, 2017; Argus-Press (Owosso)


Autumn Severn, Grand Rapids Community College (New Lothrop) Severn had 12 assists and five digs as GRCC won the Michigan Community College Athletic Association title Saturday over Muskegon CC. In the previous game in the tournament against Oakland CC, she had 18 assists and nine digs.

Defying gravity: Meet 55″ professional dunker Porter Maberry

Nov. 2, 2017;

If Porter Maberry could sit down and have a conversation with gravity, he might say, “I’m sorry, but I respectfully disagree.” That’s because at 55″ and 145 pounds, he can dunk a basketball on a regulation size hoop.

… After a short stint on the Grand Rapids Community College basketball team, Maberry opted to quit basketball and work full-time lifting furniture.

UW Testimonial: “Because it allows our family to support agencies I believe are essential’

From a leadership giver at GRCC: “I give through the United Way because it allows our family to support local agencies whose missions I believe are essential to a healthy community. In this case, I’ve directed my donations to Family Futures and Planned Parenthood. While United Way has chosen not to support these programs directly, they will do so if contributions identify these organizations specifically.”

Thank you to the 91 employees who have turned in their pledge forms as of Nov. 2.

Recent donations have raised our campaign total to $23,628!

Course pack due date

Winter 2018 Semester Course pack files, planners, orders, and SKU’s are due to GRCCePRINT no later than Wednesday, December 6. Any items received after this date will not be guaranteed in the bookstore prior to classes starting.

Please make sure you notify the bookstore of any course packs that are needed and let them know if it will be a reprint of a previous course pack or if it is being updated or new for Winter ’18. Please send all new files and planner sheets to

Marketing, management careers topic of Business Cafe session

Business Department faculty discuss various topics throughout the semester in the Business Cafe series. All the sessions are drop-in — and open to all students, not just those in business majors — so stay for 10 minutes or the entire time. Snacks are provided!

Professors Glenn Gelderloos and Felix Pereiro will look at careers in marketing and management from 4-5 p.m. Nov. 6  in room 201 of Cook.