GRCC In The News, 9-26-18

2018 Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame inductees grateful for the community
9/25/18 FOX 17
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 2018 Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame inducted their 2018 class on Tuesday night at Van Andel Arena.
… Gene Paxton coached basketball at Grand Rapids Community College for 25 years and was surprised by many of his former players who attended on Tuesday.

GR Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 2018 class
9/25/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. The Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame inducted their 2018 class Tuesday night at Van Andel Arena.
… (Gene) Paxton coached Grand Rapids Community College basketball teams to more than 500 wins in 25 years as the head coach. He spent 25 years on the sidelines, leading GRCC to five league championships and is a member of the Basketball Association of Michigan Hall of Fame.

Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame 2018 class inducted
9/26/18 WOOD Radio
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame inducted a new class Tuesday in a ceremony at Van Andel Arena.
… The other inductees included former Tri-Unity Christian High School basketball player Chris Kaman, who also played for Central Michigan and in the NBA for 13 years; longtime Grand Rapids Community College basketball coach Gene Paxton; and former Michigan State University women’s golf coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll.

Google Curriculum, College Credit
9/26/18 Inside Higher Ed
Google made its first substantial foray into postsecondary education in January, with the creation of a new online certificate program aimed at people who are interested in working in entry-level IT support roles.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but GRCC is one of the colleges offering this program.)

WMU Opens Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Lab
9/25/18 Assembly Magazine
KALAMAZOO, MI — One year after announcing a collaborative effort with Grand Rapids Community College and West Michigan manufacturers, the Advance Manufacturing Partnership lab at Western Michigan University opened its doors here last week for industry leaders to have a first look at the new 15,000-square-foot instructional facility.

WMU opens manufacturing lab in downtown Grand Rapids
9/25/18 techcentury.com (Engineering Society of Detroit blog)
KALAMAZOO — One year after announcing a collaborative effort with Grand Rapids Community College and West Michigan manufacturers addressing talent needs in the manufacturing industry, Western Michigan University has opened a new 15,000-square-foot instructional manufacturing center.

Aquinas’ Miller named WHAC Runner of the Week for second time
9/25/18 MLive
Senior Alexis Miller (SR/Caledonia, Michigan) of the women’s cross-country team was announced as the winner of the Runner of the Week award from the WHAC conference on Monday.
Miller led the way for the Saints at the GRCC Raider XC Invitational on Saturday at Grand Rapids Community College with a second place finish due to a time of 17:29.8. Miller was just nine seconds behind Ashley Defrain of Wayne State for first place. She had a time of 17:20.0.

Cornerstone’s Joey DeBoer named WHAC Runner of Week
9/25/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – After leading his team to a third place finish and taking the overall individual crown at the Raider Invitational, senior Joey DeBoer has been named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Runner of the Week. Joey and the Golden Eagles will have this week off before resuming action next weekend at the site of the 2018 NAIA National Championships.
Joey DeBoer won the GRCC Raider Invitational on Saturday as he and teammate Colin De Young went 1-2 in the individual race to help Cornerstone place third overall. DeBoer posted a time of 24:04 in an event that was just short of a full 8K race.

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