Longtime GRCC coach and AD Gordon Hunsberger dies
Jan. 5, 2018; MLive
Gordon Hunsberger, one of the most distinguished athletic figures at Grand Rapids Community College, has died at age 93.
At family-owned Micron Manufacturing, workers create their own schedules
Jan. 7, 2018; mibiz.com
WALKER — One West Michigan manufacturer has embraced a Wild West approach to running its shop floor.
… To accompany its apprenticeship program, Micron has partnered with Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University to offer internships.
Cedar Springs Library debuts first artists of new year in rotating exhibit
Jan. 6, 2018; MLive
The Cedar Springs Public Library is welcoming its first artists of 2018 to have their artwork displayed as part of their “Artists, Authors & YOU!” program.
… (Lori) Hough studied art at Grand Rapids Junior College, now known as Grand Rapids Community College, and received a degree in zoology from MSU.
GVSU receives $1M grant for STEM initiative
Jan. 8, 2018; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)
For many incoming freshmen, the shock of a college workload can add stress and strain to their lives. This can be especially true for those pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Often perceived as some of the most difficult college disciplines, Grand Valley State University’s STEM programs have a freshman dropout rate of nearly 60 percent within students’ first two years at school. Last year, department officials decided it was time to take action in a new way.
… The incoming freshmen in this program will largely be recruited from nearby community colleges, such as Grand Rapids Community College, Northwestern Michigan College and Muskegon Community College. Johnson plans to conduct research on students throughout the entirety of their time in the program and hopes to be able to use the information to help other universities struggling with the same issues in their STEM fields.