GRCC In The News, 10-22-18


GRCC sees enrollment spike from GRPS graduates
10/19/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
This fall, 152 students who graduated from GRPS last year enrolled at GRCC, up from 116 in 2017.

GRBJ: GRCC sees enrollment spike from GRPS graduates
10/21/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (GRBJ) — Grand Rapids Community College saw a 31 percent increase this fall in the number of enrolled Grand Rapids Public Schools graduates.

College kicking off Diversity Lecture Series downtown
10/19/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The first installment of a local colleges lecture series on diversity is next week.
Organized by Grand Rapids Community College’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, the Diversity Lecture Series is intended to provide insight into other perspectives and “encourage civil debate and cultural understanding.”

Area athletes making an impact on the college level
10/18/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS – The fall sports season is at its peak at colleges and universities around the region, and several local athletes are making contributions on the collegiate level this season.
… The Grand Rapids Community College men’s golf team is receiving contributions from a pair of local grads. Kenowa Hills grad Ryan Skislak tied for second at the Muskegon Community College fall invite with an even-par 72. Skislak also placed fifth overall at the Sam Kromer Invitational in Port Huron with a 78. Austin Bayer, a Comstock Park grad, placed fourth at Muskegon CC with a two-over-par 74. Bayer carded an 83 at the Sam Kromer invite.
Sam Borisch, a Comstock Park grad, is making an impact with the Grand Rapids Community College cross country team. Borisch turned in a season-best time of 26:04 at the Lansing Community College Invitational, which broke the previous 8k school record of 26:15. Teammate Trystan Thayer set the new record at the same meet with a time of 25:56. Borisch also placed fourth overall at the Firebird Invitational.
Ranked seventh in the nation in the NJCAA volleyball rankings, the Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team is receiving contributions from a trio of local athletes. Kayla Salyer, a Coopersville grad, is a sophomore middle blocker for the Raiders. Salyer is averaging 1.54 kills per set. Lindsey Glaz, a Kenowa Hills grad, is a defensive specialist for GRCC. Glaz is averaging 1.19 digs per set. Freshman Danielle Johnston, a Comstock Park grad, is making an impact at outside hitter. Johnston is averaging 3.01 points per set and 2.57 kills per set.

New Holland Knickerbocker chef passes away
10/20/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Jason Thomas Knickerbocker, renowned chef at the New Holland Knickerbocker, passed away at the age of 48.
Knickerbocker was born and raised in Grand Rapids and began cooking at Grand Rapids Community College.

People in nonprofits
10/20/18 The Holland Sentinel
Greater Ottawa County United Way has added two staff members to its team. Jennifer Bryant is the new campaign associate, and Lisa Bassage is administrative assistant.
… Bryant, who lives in Grand Rapids, has a background in fund development and education. She has worked in the nonprofit, secondary, and post-secondary sectors for more than 10 years. She joins United Way from Grand Rapids Community College Upward Bound program.

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