GRCC In the News, 7-18-19

Michigan’s Best takes a look at Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford 2019

July 17, 2019; MLive

ROCKFORD, MI — On the eve of participating in her first Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, a community charity event to raise money and raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Anessa Fehsenfeld — not really knowing much about the disease — received a phone call that changed her family’s life forever.

… Tyler (Fehsenfeld), who is now 19, is doing a summer internship and studying web development and graphic design at Grand Rapids Community College.

Mow Me Over: How Lawnmower Parenting is Hindering the Next Generation

July 17, 2019; West Michigan Woman

We’re all familiar with the overbearing whir of helicopter parents—always nearby, ready to protect with high levels of behavioral control and warm affirmations and defined as “a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children.”

… “In the 23 years I have been teaching, parents seeking to remove obstacles from their child’s path has become more commonplace—perhaps because it’s much easier for parents to reach out through cellphone or email than before the digital age,” said Jennifer Reynolds, Jenison Public Schools and Grand Rapids Community College teacher.

Ice cream socials next week

Logo: Try our hand-rolled ice cream. Ananda Ice. We put the ahhh in ice. Grand Rapids, Michigan. We would love to cater your event. 1-844-550-2444. www.anandaice.comWanna beat the heat? There are three opportunities next week to enjoy cold tasty treats from Ananda Ice!


Tuesday July 23

Tassell MTEC

2-4 p.m.


Wednesday July 24

DeVos Campus/Sneden Hall

1-3 p.m.

(between White Hall and Administration Building parking lot)


Thursday July 25

Main Campus – South end of Bostwick Commons

2-4 p.m.


Looking forward to seeing many smiling faces enjoying the Ananda Ice truck!


Alumni Enews keeps former students connected with GRCC

Do you have exciting news about what is going on in your department or with your students? Or do you know of an alumni who is doing cool things? We’d love to share this with the GRCC Alumni Association! The GRCC Alumni Enews goes out to nearly 9,000 subscribers each month and allows alums to keep connected with the college.

Please email any stories you have to Corey Turner, Development Manager, Alumni and Planned Giving, at to be included in the next enews.