GRCC In The News, 11-27-18

Funding roundup
11/26/18 Community College Daily
… Michigan
Grand Rapids Community College’s English as a Second Language Integrated Workforce Training Program got a boost with a $100,000 grant from the Fifth Third Bank Foundation. The GRCC program helps residents build language skills in the context of technical vocabulary, employability skills and job readiness outcomes. Students work with a success coach who provides intensive counseling, financial literacy education and case management services.

Wrong winner certified in GRCC trustee election
11/26/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Kent County mistakenly certified the wrong winner for a seat on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees.

Domestic Violence Awareness Night this Friday at GRCC
11/27/18 95.7 FM
This Friday night, November 30th, come to a Domestic Violence Awareness Night at Grand Rapids Community College. The event will benefit the children of Tia Randall, a domestic violence victim who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend. Tia left behind two children, Dalaylah, 7 and Reginald, 4.

Bank foundation awards $300K to nonprofits
11/26/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A bank foundation has awarded six West Michigan organizations grants totaling $300,000.
Grants from the Fifth Third Foundation’s 2018 Strengthening Our Communities Fund went to Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, or GROW, Northern Initiatives, Women’s Resource Center, The Literacy Center of West Michigan and Start Garden.

‘White Tiger’ QB Casey Therriault unretires and signs with German team
11/21/18 MLive
Casey Therriault is returning to the Germany to play football.
… The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Therriault starred at Wyoming Park High School where he graduated in 2007, and he played at Grand Rapids Community College. In 2009, he led the now-defunct program to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship game and a 9-1 record.

Ypsilanti Lincoln’s Emoni Bates, nation’s top-ranked freshman, scores 32 in debut
11/27/18 MLive
YPSILANTI — Monday’s high school basketball debut for Ypsilanti Lincoln’s Emoni Bates might have been hyped by many.
… “I knew Emoni was ready,” said his father, E.J. Bates, who played with Lincoln coach Jesse Davis at Grand Rapids Community College. “It was all good being able to watch him perform, see them jitters fly off of him real fast and see him settle in.”

Who’s next at Central Michigan after firing of coach John Bonamego?
11/24/18 The Detroit News
Central Michigan athletic director Michael Alford wasted little time in making a change in leadership on the heels of the worst football season in the program’s long and rather-successful history.
… (Tony) Annese took over Ferris State in December 2011, and has gone 72-14 (entering Saturday’s playoff game against Northwest Missouri State), following successful stints at Grand Rapids Community College and as a high-school head coach in Muskegon. He certainly knows the terrain, key for recruiting.

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