GRCC In The News, 4-15-19

  • Newsmakers
    • 4/11/19 Community College Daily
    • … Appointments
    • Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink has been appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee, overseeing the public-private partnership focused on creating jobs and boosting the state’s economy. MEDC works with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as a place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.
  • Educators say it’s urgent to bring more teachers of color into the pipeline
    • 4/12/19 schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District news service)
    • There’s a clear teacher shortage, Kent ISD educators say, and it’s crucial to fill the teacher pipeline with people who represent students’ ethnicities and backgrounds.
    • … In front of participants, GRCC student Ravel Bowman interviewed Professor Juan Olivarez, distinguished scholar in residence for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, on changing educational systems to support students of color.
  • Anuncian charla informativa sobre la importancia de ir a la universidad
    • 4/12/19 El Vocero
    • GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) .- El grupo Plan de Desarrollo Ciudad de Grand Rapids y la Sinfónica de Grand Rapids, anunciaron una charla informativa , “Hablemos de la importancia de ir a la universidad”, para todas aquellas personas interesadas en descubrir las diferentes oportunidades que colegios y universidades están ofreciendo.
    • … Son nueve las universidades que participaran de dicha charla informativa, entre ellas : Kuyper University, Ferris University, Calvin College, Albion University, GRCC, Western University, Grandvalley University, Cornerstone University y Michigan University.
    • (GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH) .- The city of Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Symphony announced an informative talk, “Let’s talk about the importance of going to college”, for all those interested in discovering the different opportunities that colleges and universities are offering.
    • … There are nine universities participating in this informative talk, among them: Kuyper University, Ferris University, Calvin College, Albion College, GRCC, Western University, Grand Valley University, Cornerstone University and Michigan University.)
  • Leaders developing immigrant integration plan
    • 4/12/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
    • Local community leaders are working to develop a strategic plan to improve the experiences of immigrants and refugees in Kent County.
    • … The task force includes the four collaborating organizations, as well as: the city of Grand Rapids’ Office of Diversity and Inclusion, The Right Place, the city of Wyoming and the Wyoming Public Safety Department, Justice for Our Neighbors, Michigan Immigrant Rights Coalition, Kent County Health Department, Kent ISD, Literacy Center of West Michigan, Kaufman Institute at Grand Valley State University, Treetops Collective, Refugee Education Center, Bethany Christian Services, African Collaborative Network, African Resource Center, West Michigan Asian American Business Association, WGVU, Michigan Office of New Americans, Grand Rapids Community College, Welcoming Michigan, Fifth Third Bank and Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
  • Davenport University gives students at 2 charters chance to earn a diploma and degree
    • 4/12/19 MLive
    • GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Next year, Davenport University is offering Early Middle College programs at two charter schools, giving students a chance to earn a diploma and an associate degree for free.
    • … Grand Rapids Community College has programs in the Kent and Ottawa ISDs and four districts in Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, Wyoming, and Kentwood districts. The program at East Kentwood High School launched this school year.
  • Tank this: Diehard fans looking forward to Pistons playoffs
    • 4/11/19 The Detroit News
    • Detroit — When Ahmed AlJorani moved from Baghdad to Farmington Hills in 2007, he found community and energy with the Pistons, as the local NBA team was riding high as perennial championship contenders.
    • … (Joe) Sinke, a Grand Rapids Community College student, will soon also be wearing his fandom on his back.

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