GRCC In The News, 10-29-18

Grant will help prepare Wyoming area students for college
10/26/18 (KISD newsletter)
Grand Rapids Community College is the recipient of a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department to boost chances for all students to succeed in college and beyond.

News at 6 p.m.
10/26/18 FOX 17
Restaurant Week in Grand Rapids raised more than $16,000 this year. Eighty restaurants participated in the two-week event, which raises money for scholarships to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at GRCC. Eight students were given awards this year — more than any previous year. This is the ninth year for the event, which has raised nearly $160,000 for local students.

Young officer named Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year
10/26/18 Ionia Sentinel-Standard
IONIA — Ionia County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mike Veenstra is only 24, but has demonstrated a willingness to work and a passion for helping the people of Ionia County.
… The Cooopersville native and Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy graduate said he pursued law enforcement as a way to help people.

6 Lakewood Club trustee candidates seek 3 seats
10/23/18 MLive
LAKEWOOD CLUB, MI – Three incumbent village trustees are seeking reelection while three challengers are running to replace them.
… (Kristina) All, 37, is a newcomer to politics and is a graduate of Muskegon High School and Grand Rapids Community College.

Energy alternatives on the rise in Michigan — slowly
10/26/18 Spartan Newsroom (MSU School of Journalism)
LANSING — Residents pay less for electricity from the grid when they produce some energy themselves from solar, wind and other alternative sources, according to a recent report.
… The amount generated in Michigan in 2017 by personal wind turbines, solar panels and hydroelectric systems is enough to meet the energy needs of 2,000 to 3,000 homes at once, said Jared Johnson, professor of physics at Grand Rapids Community College.

Search back on for new Wyoming Lee boys basketball coach
10/26/18 MLive
For the second time this year, Wyoming Lee High School is searching for a new boys varsity basketball coach.
… (Derrick) King served as an assistant coach at Grand Rapids Community College last year, and before that, he was an assistant at Catholic Central and East Grand Rapids.

Gov. Rick Snyder Makes Appointments, Reappointments
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 26 — Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Michigan, issued the following news release:
… Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports
… Edwin Kornoelje of Grand Rapids is the director of Metro Health Sports Medicine and the Metro Health Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is the medical director for several local sporting events and is the head team physician for Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, R Athletics Gymnastics and Grand Rapids Drive. He is a team physician for the Grand Rapids Griffins, former head team physician for the West Michigan Whitecaps and serves on the advisory council for West Michigan Sports. Kornoelje holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Calvin College and a doctorate in osteopathy from Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine. He will replace Doreen Bolhuis.

Former Bulldog Mooring Drafted in NBA G-League
South Holland, IL — Former Hillcrest High School and South Suburban College (SSC) men’s basketball star player Jovan Mooring was drafted in the first round by the Grand Rapids Drive of the National Basketball Association (NBA) G-League during their annual draft on October 13, 2018. Mooring, a 6’2″ Guard, was the 13th pick overall.
… “It’s ironic that in one of the best performances I have ever seen, Jo scored 51 points for us at Grand Rapids Community College in 2016,” said Coach (John) Pigatti. “He’s the only player I have ever coached to get a standing ovation from a road crowd, when he walked off the court that night.”

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