Dillard picked to repeat as GCAC champions
10/29/18 The New Orleans Advocate
The Dillard Bleu Devils have won two consecutive Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championships, tying with Xavier last season, and three conference tournament titles in a row.
… Like last year’s Bleu Devils, who reached the Elite Eight in the NAIA Championships, Newell said the team’s guard play again will be good. Jeffery Drake-Todd, a point guard from Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College, and Malik Amoss, a shooting guard from Coastal Bend Junior College, join Ward in the starting lineup.
GV expands health campus with new building on Medical Mile
10/29/18 The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)
Grand Valley State University is continuing to grow its presence in Grand Rapids as it held a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest building on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health will compliment GVSU’s existing Cook-DeVos Health Science Building as well as the recently constructed Finkelstein Hall. The five-story, 160,000 square foot building will serve as an additional anchor to the Medical Mile corridor, illustrating the growing demand for health professionals in the greater Grand Rapids area.
… The new buildings location will be just as important as the technology-integrated learning experience. The Medical Mile, located north of downtown Grand Rapids along the sloping Michigan Street corridor, is the largest employment center in west Michigan with over 50,000 nurses, doctors, researchers and students working within the area daily. Institutions such as Ferris State University, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids Community College and others are tapping into the medical districts resources, working closely with the hospitals that line the street. Coordination between local colleges, hospitals and institutions ensures that the next generation of health professionals practice the hands-on experience so valuable within the medical field.