GRCC In the News, 3-15-18

Southwest Michigan slates 2018 Chávez awards dinner

March 14, 2018; (WMU press release)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Southwest Michigan will celebrate the life and work of civil rights leader César E. Chávez Saturday, March 24, during an annual scholarship fundraising dinner that includes the presentation of regional awards and scholarships.

… The 2018 celebration will be held in the Fetzer Center on WMU’s Main Campus and begins with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by the dinner and awards program at 5:30 p.m. It also will feature a keynote address by Dr. Juan R. Olivarez, former president of Aquinas College.

… He served as the seventh president of Aquinas College from 2011 to 2017 and eighth president of Grand Rapids Community College from 1999 to 2008. In addition, he was a GRCC dean for 20 years; president and CEO of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation for three years; and a teacher, school psychologist and administrator with the Grand Rapids Public Schools system for many years.

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