GRCC In The News, 12-03-18

Colleges receive $5.6M to support underserved students
11/30/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Four area colleges have received $5.6 million in federal grants for programs to help cohorts of underserved students graduate and succeed in the workplace.
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University and Calvin College each received grants for programs that together support education from middle school through doctorate degrees, each using mentorship and hands-on learning to improve results.

2nd problem: Some couldn’t vote for GRCC trustee
11/30/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Officials have discovered a second, unrelated error in the election for the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees.

Kent County Clerk apologizes for second election mistake in GRCC race
12/1/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – For the second time this week, Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons is apologizing for an election mistake involving the Nov. 6 Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees race.

Clerks: Voters in two Allegan Co. precincts had race omitted from Nov. ballot
11/30/18 FOX 17
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County and Allegan County Clerks have found that voters in two Allegan County precincts did not get to vote in a race in November for Grand Rapids Community College trustee.

GRCC Trustee election left off ballots in two Allegan County townships
11/30/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In the Nov. 6 midterm election, the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees race was not included on ballots in two Allegan County Townships, Leighton and Wayland. One precinct within each township falls in the GRCC election district.

Kings Brewery announces new name, talks bringing African American owned brewer to GR
11/30/18 Grand Rapids Magazine
After finding out a brewery in California already has the name Kings Brewery, Terry Rostic and Jamaal Ewing launched a contest to rename their soon to open Grand Rapids brewery.
… Along with hoping to attract other businesses back to the area, he (Rostic) hopes to foster more entrepreneurial or brewing minds. One of his major goals for the brewery is to put a student through the Grand Rapids Community College brewing program every year.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Terry Rostic is a GRCC alumnus.)

Take advantage of global engagement opportunities in December
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Western Michigan University and the extended Kalamazoo community will offer numerous global engagement opportunities in December. Highlights include West African drumming classes, Kalamazoo Institute of Art tours and the Rootead Youth Dance Showcase.
… Thursday, December 6
… “Separatist Movements and the Quest for Independence: A Case Study in the South Pacific” lecture 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Sneden Hall, Grand Rapids Community College, hosted by Grand Rapids Community College Social Sciences Department. This lecture will be led by Dr. Cadey Korson from Massey University of New Zealand. Free.

Free-throw shooting hurts Lumberjacks in loss to GRCC
12/3/18 The Alpena News
It was an uncharacteristic Saturday night for the Alpena Community College men’s basketball team.
Generally, the Lumberjacks are usually a strong free-throw shooting team, but on Saturday, Alpena had an off night from the charity stripe, going 2-10 from the line down the stretch and lost a close hard-fought game to Grand Rapids Community College by a final score of 87-80 at Park Arena.

Mott Community College faculty vote ‘no confidence’ in college VP
11/30/18 MLive
FLINT, MI – Mott Community College unionized faculty members have voted “no confidence” in one of the college’s top administrators.
… (Amy) Fugate was a finalist for the Kalamazoo Valley Community College president job earlier this year. In 2016, she was named one of three finalists for the Grand Rapids Community College presidency, but withdrew from further consideration.

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