GRCC In The News, 04-10-19

  • Open-source textbooks lighten students’ financial load
    • 4/9/19 (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)
    • GRCC students are using free, open-source textbooks and saving a total of more than $3 million this year. Students Matthew Grotenhuis and Hunter Crum say the option takes weight off their shoulders financially, and they see it benefiting many of their peers.
  • Dr. K visits TC
    • 4/9/19 The Daily News (Greenville)
    • HOWARD CITY — When Scott Koenigsknecht was given a rundown of possible school districts to visit on behalf of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), he immediately looked for Montcalm County on the list.
    • … Michael Smith, a Tri County High School sophomore, sat down with Koenigsknecht to explain his involvement with Launch U, a tuition-free Early College program through Grand Rapids Community College and the Kent Intermediate School District.
  • Hot job, cold beer: Going PRO with a high-tech career at MI’s top brewery
    • 4/10/19 Livingston Daily
    • Thanks to Michigan’s ongoing craft beer boom, IPAs and bourbon stouts are becoming as much a part of our state identity as the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro. But what do beer production and auto manufacturing have in common?
    • … To fill its worker pipeline, Founders started an industrial maintenance technician apprenticeship program two years ago, putting existing employees on a high-paying, high-tech career track. Apprentices work toward a two-year certificate at Grand Rapids Community College – which Founders pays for – while receiving full-time on-the-job-training throughout the process. Requirements include two years of production experience at Founders, passing an aptitude test and possessing proven communications and mechanical proficiency skills.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers have interest in former AAF tight end
    • 4/9/19 The Pewter Plank
    • Since the Alliance of American Football folded over a week ago, numerous players have found homes on NFL rosters. While some may just be camp bodies, it seems that the league served a purpose in its short existence of giving players another shot at getting back into the NFL. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are ready to get in on the AAF fun.
    • … (Nick) Truesdell started his college football career at the University of Cincinnati before transferring to Grand Rapids Community College to finish his collegiate career. He was not drafted after finishing his collegiate career, and was then signed by the Arena Football League’s Colorado Ice.
  • Muskegon-area sports notes: Jayhawks name new wrestling coach
    • 4/9/19 MLive
    • Muskegon Community College’s wrestling program has a long track record of success.
    • … Prior to Davenport, (Brian) Netzler served as a top assistant at Miami University. Previously, he was a top assistant at Austin Peay State University and made coaching stops at University of Mississippi and Grand Rapids Community College.

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