GRCC In the News, 8-21-18

Grand Rapids and GRCC recruiting suppliers
8/20/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
An event downtown this week aims to recruit local suppliers and subcontractors to strengthen and grow the West Michigan economy.
Representatives of the purchasing departments at Grand Rapids Community College and the City of Grand Rapids will discuss opportunities for future contracts during their Build With Us event this Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at GRCC’s Sneden Hall, at 435 E. Fulton St., room 108.

GRPS students head back to school two weeks before Labor Day
8/20/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Thousands of West Michigan students are heading back to school, today, for the first day of the new year. District leaders, at Grand Rapids Public Schools, are celebrating a lot of new things, including the new Museum High School and a $13 million renovation at Buchanan Elementary.
… The (Early Middle College) program started last year with 50 freshman and will add 25 new students this year. Those students take college courses and will spend an additional year in high school. When they’re done they will have a high school diploma and an Associates Degree from Grand Rapids Community College. District officials say the earlier school year gives them the best chance at success.

East Kentwood Middle College provides higher education opportunities to students
8/20/18 WZZM
KENTWOOD, Mich. – Students in the Kentwood Public Schools District have a new opportunity for the 2018 school year.
… The (Early Middle College) program works through Grand Rapids Community College and allows students to graduate with a high school diploma, transferable college credits, and an Associate of Arts degree starting in the 10th grade.

PHOTOS: Local REALTORS® support the education future of area students
8/20/18 WTVB
In April, The Branch County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) held its fifth annual White Elephant Scholarship Auction which has been renamed The Cliffie Bowers Memorial Scholarship at The Broadway Grille in Coldwater.
… $500 scholarship checks were presented to Coldwater High School graduates: Kyle Truex enrolled at Kellogg Community College studying Business, Jamie Wellet attending Grand Rapids Community College for a Business degree, Porter Skidmore majoring in Business at Hope College and Drue Mullin studying Occupational Therapy at Olivet College.