GRCC In The News, 9-05-18

Workforce programs yield big ROI
9/4/18 Community College Daily
When community colleges educate and train people for higher-paying jobs, they not only improve individuals’ lifestyles, but that investment benefits employers, taxpayers and local and state governments.
… Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC)’s relationships with West Michigan Works, other business groups and employers has proven to be quite fruitful in ensuring the college provides training programs that lead to good jobs, says Amy Mansfield, dean of workforce development.

UCO Alumni Association announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni award recipients
9/4/18 The Edmond Sun (Okla.)
The University of Central Oklahoma Alumni Association will recognize six recipients of its Distinguished Alumni Award at its annual 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Grand Ballroom of Nigh University Center.
… Bill Pink, Ed.D., is the 10th president of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to his role as president at GRCC, Pink served as vice president and dean for workforce development at GRCC, as vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and as an associate dean in the UCO College of Education and Professional Studies.

Former homecoming king knows grades matter… and a little AC/DC helps
9/4/18 schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)
As he walks through the hallways of Kent Career Tech Center, Ryan Graham lights up the corridors with his big smile and enthusiastic greeting. “Happy Monday!” he exclaims as he holds the door open for a group of students headed toward their classes.
… Education and degrees: Attended Grand Rapids Community College after graduating from Lowell High School, transferred to Central Michigan University, where he graduated in 2001 with degrees in Earth Science and English.

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