GRCC In The News, 01-24-19

How best to get the jump on college? Students give the lowdown
1/18/19 (KISD newsletter)
These days, students have multiple ways to get credit for college courses and save college tuition while still in high school. We asked a few from East Kentwood and Rockford high schools which options they chose, and why.
… Olivia Lewis, East Kentwood sophomore
In August, Olivia started taking the Grand Rapids Community College courses, Introduction to College and Environmental Geology as one of 25 students in the first cohort of EK Middle College. She and her peers will take two college courses each semester through their senior years taught by GRCC instructors at East Kentwood.

Grant to help award veterans earned college credit at Mott Community College
FLINT, Michigan — The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency announced it has awarded a grant to Mott Community College to help veterans make the most of their military education once in college.
More than $258,000 was awarded to seven institutions including MCC. Other recipients of the one-time competitive grant were Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kirtland Community College, Olivet College and Saginaw Valley State University.

Picture this: students pledge to graduate
Seniors put on caps and gowns recently and posed for graduation photos. They weren’t getting their diplomas just yet, though. They were making a promise: the Godwin Family Promise.
… “I’m so excited,” said Alyssa (DeVries), who plans to head to Grand Rapids Community College or Grand Valley State University in the fall. “I think this is something that they should do every year. It’s something that leads us to graduation and the real world.”

DeVos Place, Performance Hall combine for record-breaking year
1/18/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
SMG-managed DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall are in record-setting territory.
… DeVos Place held events on 357 days during the 2018 FY. Some of the events included Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal of North America; Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival; Michigan International Auto Show; 2017 State Games of America; American Quilters Society QuiltWeek; Metro Health Hospital VITALity Gala; Grand Rapids Comic Con; Mel Trotter Ministries Thanksgiving Banquet; Gymnastics on the Grand; Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo; Michigan Music Conference; and Grand Rapids Community College Giants Awards & Banquet, among many others.

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