GRCC In The News, 11-19-18

GRCC workforce training generates $423M
11/16/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Grand Rapids Community College’s noncredit workforce training programs in 2016 had an estimated $423.4-million economic impact and supported about 4,465 jobs in Kent and Ottawa counties.

Change Ups: McNeely Cobham selected as GRCC’s chief equity, inclusion officer
11/16/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
B. Afeni McNeely Cobham will serve as Grand Rapids Community College’s chief equity and inclusion officer. Selected after a national search, McNeely Cobham will work with stakeholders students, faculty, staff and community members to ensure GRCC is a leader in equity and inclusion. An expert in race, identity and culture in American higher education, McNeely Cobham also will oversee the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, which focuses on educating and honoring the dignity of all people through opportunities such as the Institute for Healing Racism, student workshops, the Latino Youth Conference and the Giants Awards.
Grand Rapids Community College students David Dekens and Marqea Lee earned Grand Awards. Dekens received Outstanding Lead Actor in a College Production for his role in the GRCC Players production “This Is Our Youth”; Lee received Outstanding Lead Actress in a College Production for her role in the GRCC Players production of “Detroit ’67.” GRCC alumni received several Grand Awards: Outstanding Direction: Michelle Urbane; Outstanding Sound Design: Sam Johnson; and Outstanding Lighting Design: Catherine Marlett-Dreher.

Eating the colors of the rainbow
11/16/18 HealthBeat (Spectrum Health newsletter)
Slicing, dicing and grating.
That’s what a group of about 25 students from Grand Rapids Public Schools spent their morning doing in the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

Governor appoints, reappoints residents to 18 boards, commissions
LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder today announced 29 appointments and reappointments to multiple boards and committees.
… Electrical Administrative Board
Robert Werbrouck of Wyoming is the vice president of business development at Consolidated Electrical Contractors and earned his electrical apprenticeship from Grand Rapids Community College. He will represent electrical journeymen and replace Ernest Harju.

Capital City Classic vs. The Soul Bowl: Former JSU players share memories of rivalry game experience
11/16/18 HBCU GameDay
JACKSON,MS — Roughly 72 miles separate Jackson State and Alcorn State in distance from each other. However, when the two arch-rivals face each other on the gridiron for what some still consider as the Capital City Classic but now referred to as the Soul Bowl, it is more than just a season finale.
… In 2009, he (Casey Therriault) led Grand Rapids Community College to a 9-1 record and an appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association championship game before making his way to JSU in 2010, where he would leave his mark in the books statistically and elevate the Tigers to where they were prior to the 2009 campaign.

ACC men, women suffer road losses at GRCC
11/17/18 The Alpena News
GRAND RAPIDS — The Alpena Community College women’s basketball team nearly put together an incredible comeback on Friday, but in the end, suffered a tough 64-57 loss to Grand Rapids Community College at Aquinas College.

Still winning big
11/17/18 The Stokes News (King, N.C.)
A year after vying against each other for the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference championship, three local athletes are set to try for something even better.
… Although they’ll have to do it without Sizemore, the team earned the No. 10 seed in the event and will open up against Grand Rapids Community College on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

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