GRCC In the News, 3-8-18

Event brings black kids, professionals together

March 7, 2018; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 800 African-American boys took part in the third annual African American Male Achievement Conference Wednesday.
The theme of the event at Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse and Applied Tech Center was Challenges, Choices and Change. The young men from high schools throughout Kent County listened to speakers in a large group and then broke into smaller conversations with local African-American professionals.

‘A true leader’

March 7, 2018; The Daily News (Greenville)

IONIA — After 21 years of patrolling the boundaries of Ionia County as a deputy, Rick Straubel is now embracing a promotion to sergeant with the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office.

… Straubel said after high school he originally wanted to be a conservation officer with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, but his path led him through the police academy at Grand Rapids Community College and eventually to the Sheriff’s Office.

Buc’n’Gears prepare for 2018 season

March 7, 2018; Grand Haven Tribune

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With students at the controls, the robot for Team 3546 picked up a power cube and moved toward its intended location.

… (Alexandra) Holt now participates in the Early/Middle College program through Grand Rapids Community College and the Careerline Tech Center. She has a work-based learning opportunity with Herman Miller. At the end of the program, Holt will receive an industrial maintenance certificate. The experience with Herman Miller gives her a chance to see a connection in the real world with skills she’s learned through F.I.R.S.T. Robotics, she said.


TRIO collecting supplies for Puerto Rico

A quick update on TRIO’s ongoing Love Puerto Rico Campaign: We were able to ship successfully 6 small boxes with supplies. We have attached a picture of two of our students getting the boxes ready! We have kept in touch with our colleagues there — we have one student who is visiting Puerto Rico right now and will be meeting with the director of the SSS Program, and we are hoping to have a student-to-student Skype session.

We are coming to you to seek your support one more time and create a rainbow for Puerto Rico. We will be collecting supplies on Tuesday, March 13, during our TRIO/Palooza event from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Room 122 ATC! Or we can pick up your donations from your offices – or you can drop them by our offices located on the 3rd Floor of the Student Center (Room 332) by March 14th!

Contact Anna Maria Clark at if you have any questions!

Thank you for all your support and contributions!

  • Help students at the Universidad del Turabo by donating:
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Solar-powered bulb lights
  • Portable battery-operated fans
  • Pen drives
  • Pencils and pens
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Filler paper with lines
  • Highlighters
  • Small staples
  • Scientific calculators
  • White glue
  • Manila folders
  • Sheet protectors
  • Correction paper or Liquid Paper
  • Rulers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Backpack
  • Graph paper
  • Pencil case
  • Lunch box
  • Tablet Notebooks, printers, and iPads

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