GRCC In The News, 04-29-19

  • Convicted killer’s appeal for new trial denied
    • 4/26/19 FOX 17
    • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man convicted of killing a woman near Grand Rapids Community College in 2016 has had his appeal for a new trial denied.
  • Returning Citizens – More Than a Workforce
    • 4/28/19 mibiz.com
    • It’s no secret: West Michigan companies need to find a deeper pool of talent.
    • … Butterball Farms, along with Cascade Engineering, has been committed to the 30-2-2 initiative, a program launched in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College in 2012 with a simple concept to get 30 companies to hire two workers leaving jail or prison and track their progress for two years.
  • GVSU announces Hall of Fame class of 2019
    • 4/26/19 The Holland Sentinel
    • Grand Valley State Director of Athletics, Keri Becker, announced the 2019 GVSU Athletics Hall of Fame class. The 2019 class will be the 34th inducted into the Hall of Fame.
    • New members will include: Lucius (Hawkins) Anthony (Inkster, Mich.), football 2001-04; Shannon Carrier (Plainwell, Mich.) women’s soccer (2003-06); Kevin Kremer (Kalamazoo, Mich./Central), men’s golf (2001-2004); Rebecca Rapin (Saginaw, Mich./Nouvel Catholic), volleyball (2007-10); Kelly VanDyke (Wyoming, Mich./Rogers), swimming (2003-06); Doug Woods (Ottawa, Ohio), softball coach/athletic trainer 1976, 1991-2014; Ennis Young (Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills), men’s basketball 1996-99.
    • (This article doesn’t mention it, but Ennis Young is an assistant professor in the Psychology Department.)
  • Hankins gains postseason recognition, Sobczak earns two saves for Alma baseball
    • 4/28/19 Petoskey News-Review
    • … Stephanie Kruskie continued her consistent play for Grand Rapids Community College’s softball team last week.
  • Muskegon Community College golf team takes second in its home tournament
    • 4/28/19 Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)
    • The Muskegon Community College golf team fared well in its own tournament, the Jayhawk Invitational, on Thursday and Friday.
    • MCC finished second in the team standings with 342 points, behind first-place Grand Rapids Community College (305).

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