GRCC In The News, 12-17-18

Metallica does good in Grand Rapids
12/14/18 Grand Rapids Magazine
We already know Metallica rocks, but now the heavy metal band is earning even greater respect in Grand Rapids for a $100,000 gift it’s giving to Grand Rapids Community College.

Metallica Launches Scholarship Initiative
12/17/18 Look to the Stars
Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges have launched the Metallica Scholars Initiative: $1 Million in grants to go to 10 community colleges.
… In keeping with AWMH’s philosophy of enabling Metallica to give back to communities that have supported the band, the recipient colleges are all AACC members and based in and around stops on Metallica’s 2017-2019 WorldWired Tour. The 10 sites are:
… Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Northeast-area athletes making an impact on the college level
12/14/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS – The fall sports season has ended, the winter season is getting into full swing at colleges and universities around the region, and numerous local athletes are making contributions on the collegiate level this season. Following is a look at former high school athletes from Cedar Springs and Rockford competing at the college level.
… Aaliyah Sargent is turning in a strong sophomore season with the Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team. A Cedar Springs graduate, Sargent is averaging 9.1 rebounds, 3.8 points, and 2.7 assists per game.

News 8 at 6 p.m.
12/15/18 WOOD TV
Reporter Evan Dean: “This year, Adam Quinn has run and run a lot. In fact, in 2018, he has run more than 2,018 miles. If you’re doing the math at home, that’s an average of five miles a day. During his quest to run the year, Adam has finished four marathons, including Boston. Just look at all these medals. What you won’t know, if you spot Adam running through the winding trails of Rockford, is that he has autism — but that’s the point. His dad says it doesn’t define him.”
Allan Quinn: “It really isn’t who he is. Over the years, we kept trying to say, ‘You do things just like anyone else. You’re just different in how you do it.'”
Dean: “We were there to day as he set out to finish the final two of those 2,018 miles. He finished fast and welcomed by a crowd of family and friends in downtown Rockford. Adam, overcome with emotion after completing the challenge and seeing his loved ones. … Adam’s parents hope his story spreads a smile and encourages inclusion. To them, their son is so many things: a GRCC students, a great dancer, a friend, a brother and, oh yeah, a pretty good runner, too.”

Condolences to Steve Abid

We extend our condolences to Steve Abid on the passing of his wife Maureen Abid of 41 years on Friday, December 14, 2018.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, December 17, at Arsulowicz Brothers Mortuary 3525 Remembrance Rd NW, Grand Rapids from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 18, at 11 a.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Belmont, MI.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Mary’s Lacks Cancer Center or the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

Maureen’s obituary is available online.