GRCC In The News, 7-26-18

GRCC installs drop box for safe disposal of unwanted, expired meds
7/25/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College officials announced Wednesday, July 25, that the school joined Kent County’s SafeMeds program and has a drop box at campus police headquarters.

GRCC installs drop box for unused medication
7/25/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College has installed a drop box to get rid of unused prescription drugs to help fight the opioid crisis.
(This also ran on WOOD Radio.)

Holland schools, Davenport University partner on early college
7/25/18 MLive
HOLLAND, MI – Beginning the 2018-19 school year, Holland Public Schools will partner with Davenport University for students to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree through early college.
… Grand Rapids Community College is the only other Kent County institution offering the degree and certificate programs to high schoolers.
GRCC has programs in the Kent and Ottawa ISDs and the Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, Wyoming, and Kentwood districts. The program at East Kentwood High School launches this school year.

GVSU-MSU Partner To Address Physician Shortage
7/25/18 WGVU
Grand Valley State University pre-med students will soon benefit from a new agreement signed this week by GVSU and Michigan State University.  The partnership grants pre-med students early assurance of admission into the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.
… Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College entered a similar agreement with MSUs College of Human Medicine in 2012.

Grand Rapids appoints commissioner
7/25/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Grand Rapids has appointed a new commissioner for the city’s Third Ward.
… In addition to being a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, (Nathaniel) Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Nathaniel Moody is also a GRCC alumnus.)

New Grand Rapids City Commissioner appointed to Third Ward seat
7/25/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City Commission voted to appoint a new commissioner for the Third Ward seat on Tuesday, July 24.
… Commissioner Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors. He is a former member of the Grand Rapids Public School’s Board of Education, Police Chief Advisory Committee and Grand Rapids Urban League, among other boards and committees. He is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids and has been married to his wife, Laura Moody, for 39 years. The couple have four children and four grandchildren.

City Commissioners fill vacant Third Ward seat
7/25/18 therapidian.org
The Grand Rapids City Commission voted 6-0 on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to appoint Nathaniel Moody to fill the Third Ward seat vacated by the resignation of David Allen last month.
… According to a press release from the city, Commissioner Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors. He is a former member of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education, Police Chief Advisory Committee and Grand Rapids Urban League, among other boards and committees. He is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids and has been married to his wife, Laura Moody, for 39 years. The couple have four children and four grandchildren.

Grand Rapids City Commission chooses Rev. Nathaniel Moody as David Allen’s replacement
7/25/18 WGVU
The City of Grand Rapids has a new commissioner at City Hall. Tuesday evening, the Grand Rapids City Commission voted to hire Nathaniel Moody after an extensive candidate search. Moody fills the 3rd Ward seat vacated by David Allen in June.
… According to the city, Commissioner Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors. He is a former member of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education, Police Chief Advisory Committee and Grand Rapids Urban League, among other boards and committees. He is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids and has been married to his wife, Laura Moody, for 39 years.

Teens compete for curb appeal at two Benton Harbor apartment complexes
7/26/18 The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph)
BENTON HARBOR — Teens at two Benton Harbor apartment complexes could be seen Wednesday feverishly trimming hedges, pulling weeds and sweeping up trash and debris as they took part in the Battle of the Properties between River Terrace Apartments and Brunson Hill Homes.
… “A lot of it involves speaking in front of other people and being professional and showing us how the world really works,” said (T.J.) Jones, who plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College this fall on a basketball scholarship.

Public invited to open house highlighting public transit service improvements along Michigan Street corridor
7/25/18 therapidian.org
The public is invited to join community, business and civic leaders at an open house Monday, July 30, to learn details about the Aug. 27 launch of plans to significantly improve the Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) Route 19 service along the Michigan Street corridor, as well as plans to improve the DASH service provided by the City’s Mobile GR and Parking Services Department.
… The new fare-free Route 19 runs along the Michigan Street corridor from Plymouth Street in Northeast Grand Rapids and continues west along Heritage Hill and the Medical Mile to the City’s near West Side along Bridge Street up to Stocking Avenue. The route includes stops near such anchor institutions as Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and Meijer’s soon-to-open Bridge Street Market.

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