GRCC In the News, 6-11-18

‘Mr. V’ says goodbye
6/9/18 The Daily News (Greenville)
GREENVILLE — In the confines of a dark auditorium, as a large curtain slowly opens, a light strikes through the darkness, shining down onto several dozen high school students standing on a stage.
… “I went down to Grand Rapids Community College, signed up for music classes and the rest is history,” he (Greenville High School choir director Joel Van Houten) said. “I never changed my major, I never second-guessed it. It was meant to be.”

Welcome, Sgt. Todd Probst
6/8/18 The Post (Cedar Springs)
Have you seen this smiling face around town yet? It’s Sgt. Todd Probst, the new supervisor of the Cedar Springs Unit of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office. Probst took over last week after Sgt. Jason Kelley took a job in the detective bureau.
Probst grew up in Lowell, a town he said is similar to Cedar Springs, and graduated from Lowell High School in 1989. After high school, he worked full time and attended Grand Rapids Community College and graduated from the police academy in 1994. He was then hired by the Lowell Police Department where he worked part time from 1994-95, and was then hired by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office in January of 1996 as a road patrol deputy.

Union High School top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
Union High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Mumina Abdi
Plans after graduation: Mumina will attend Grand Rapids Community College for two years to study radiology, then hopes to transfer to Michigan State University.
Edith Juarez-Lopez
Plans after graduation: Edith will attend Grand Rapids Community College and transfer to Grand Valley State University
Chrishyla Johnson
Plans after graduation: Chrishyla will attend Grand Rapids Community College for two years and then transfer to Ferris State University to study nursing.
Sar Lwit
Plans after graduation: Sar will attend Grand Rapids Community College

The Potter’s House announces top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
The Potter’s House in Wyoming has announced the following top scholars for 2018:
Kate Kooyer
Plans after graduation: Plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College and transfer to Grand Valley State University to pursue a nursing degree.
Thu (Kate) Minh Ngo
Plans after graduation: Plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College and transfer to Ferris State University for the pharmacy program.

Libertas Christian High School announces top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
Libertas Christian High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Madeline Sikkema
Plans after graduation: Bilingual Bible program in Argentina with Spanish immersion; pursuing a degree in dental hygiene at Ferris State University or at Grand Rapids Community College.

Kelloggsville High School announces top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
Kelloggsville High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Grady Sakshaug
Plans after graduation: Grand Rapids Community College, then Grand Valley State University to study engineering.
Hanan Desta
Plans after graduation: Grand Rapids Community College, then Michigan State University to pursue a career in physical therapy

Lee High School top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
Lee High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Maira Hurtado
Plans after graduation: Maira plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College where she will study nursing, and wants to specialize in pediatrics.
Monica Paniague-Ramos
Plans after graduation: Monica plans to specialize in radiology at Grand Rapids Community College.
Maura Mendoza-Matias
Plans after graduation: Maura plans on attending Grand Rapids Community College and entering the nursing program.

Northview High School top grads
6/10/18 MLive
Northview High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Elizabeth Haveman
Plans after graduation: Elizabeth will first attend Grand Rapids Community College for one year and then transfer to Montana State University to study natural resources and rangeland sciences.
Chloe Warmuskerken
Plans after graduation: Chloe will attend Grand Rapids Community College before transferring to the University of Michigan to study nursing.

NorthPointe Christian High School top grads
6/10/18 MLive
NorthPointe Christian High School announces their top graduates for 2018:
Payton Rumsey
Plans after graduation: Payton plans to pursue an associate’s degree in business from Grand Rapids Community College and then pursue a bachelor’s degree in business from Ferris State University or Grand Valley State University.

Forest Hills Central High School top grads
6/10/18 MLive
Jason Ross
Activities and awards: National Merit finalist, National AP Scholar with distinction, NHS, Odyssey of the Mind, GRCC Outstanding Mathematics Student Award, Eagle Scout, wrestling, Venture Scouting, MMPC Top 200 and Mackinac Island Honor Guard.

Briggs follows brother on juco route; Speedy Central infielder commits to Grand Rapids CC
6/8/18 Traverse City Record-Eagle
TRAVERSE CITY — You may have seen this before.
… The TC Central all-conference second baseman (Sam Briggs) aims to follow in his brother’s footsteps and take a similar route to bigger things, committing to play at Grand Rapids Community College.

City approves free Medical Mile bus route
6/8/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A three-way pact providing fare-free public transit along Medical Mile now has city approval.
… The route includes stops near Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and the Bridge Street Market urban grocery store and café being built by Meijer and Rockford Construction on the West Side.

Grand Rapids Police Seek to Improve Trust With Community
6/10/18 U.S. News & World Report
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Rapids Police Department hopes to improve communication and problem solving with residents of the western Michigan city.
Community members are invited to two trust-building sessions scheduled June 27 at Grand Rapids Community College.

(This article appeared in 40 other media outlets.)

Jewish Theatre GR presents: “Olive and the Bitter Herbs”
6/9/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – It’s never too late to change your life. That is the moral of the story of a play being presented by the Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids presents this month.
… It’s being performed at Spectrum Theater at 160 Fountain St. NE, on the GRCC campus in downtown Grand Rapids. Performances will be on Thursday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m.

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