GRCC In The News, 04-11-19

  • Mike Olson leaving law enforcement after 49 years
    • 4/10/19 Battle Creek Enquirer
    • Mike Olson is leaving a 49-year law enforcement career he started after a night in a patrol car.
    • … Born in Kalamazoo and raised in several Michigan cities where his father was city manager, Olson had been attending Ferris State University and planning to teach and coach. But he wasn’t convinced that was what he wanted to do and returned to Grand Rapids Community College.
  • Meet Joel Newton: 2019 ABC Craft Professional of the Year Finalist
    • 4/10/19 Construction Executive
    • As the second youngest of 14 siblings—three of whom are police officers—Joel Newton jokes about the struggle to stand out in his family. That shouldn’t be a problem this year. In addition to more than a decade of service in the U.S. Army Reserves, Newton has a new achievement his brothers and sisters undoubtedly will be proud of: being named a finalist for Associated Builders and Contractors’ Craft Professional of the Year award.
    • … Newton completed the ABC electrical apprenticeship program at Grand Rapids Community College and worked for two electrical contractors before joining Michigan-based Windemuller, Inc. in 2012. He’s now a journeyman electrician, foreman and detail manager—earning the role as a liaison between the field and office because of his willingness to help with any task.
  • Jayhawks baseball team improves to 25-7 with a twin bill sweep of Aquinas JV
    • 4/10/19 Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)
    • The Muskegon Community College baseball team continued its strong season with a pair of victories over the Aquinas College JV squad on Wednesday.
    • … MCC, how 25-7 on the season, will host rival Grand Rapids Community College in a conference doubleheader on Friday, starting at 2 p.m.

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