GRCC In the News, 5-03-18

News 8 at 5 p.m.
5/2/18 WOOD TV
Grand Rapids Community College’s work in training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals is getting national recognition. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security are the groups doling out the recognition. GRCC is one of two Michigan community colleges recently designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyberdefense. The program’s goal is to promote higher education and research in cyberdefense and train professionals with such expertise.

Tech firm adds to team
5/2/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A web and software development firm in Grand Rapids has added six new team members.
… (Ben) Buurstra worked as a full stack developer at a local health care organization for just under two years, specializes in C# and AngularJS and has been starting to work on mobile applications using Xamarin. He holds an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College.

Dónde conseguir dinero y vivienda cuando eres estudiante
Los estudiantes universitarios que no cuentan con un fondo de reserva se ven en una situación muy difícil cuando surgen gastos inesperados.
… Por ejemplo, Grand Rapids Community College en Grand Rapids, Michigan, ofrece ayuda a sus estudiantes que atraviesan por emergencias como pérdida de empleo, desalojo y corte de servicios públicos. El fondo ha otorgado ayuda por más de $78,000 en subvenciones y préstamos desde 2014, de acuerdo a Dave Murray, un vocero de la escuela.
(For example, Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offers help to students who go through emergencies such as loss of employment, eviction and cutting of public services. The fund has awarded aid for more than $ 78,000 in grants and loans since 2014, according to Dave Murray, a school spokesperson.)

Mason Tidey brings a hockey player’s toughness to field for Sparta baseball team
5/2/18 MLive
SPARTA — Sparta senior Mason Tidey may not play hockey, but the Spartan catcher brings a hockey player’s mentality to the baseball diamond.
… Tidey also brings his outstanding work ethic to the classroom. He is in the top 10 for his class with a 4.14 grade-point average. Tidey will be attending Grand Rapids Community College, where he will be beginning a career in education.