GRCC In the News, 7-26-19

One Good Thing: Grand Rapids Community College

July 25, 2019; WZZM

Nick LaFave: “Going off to college can be an intimidating adventure, so a local college did everything it could to make it a bit easier for their incoming freshmen. Raider Nation Day at Grand Rapids Community College connected new students with campus resources at the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse. GRCC staff wanted to get them acclimated to their new surroundings and just let them know they’re not alone. Current students talked to the new ones about their own transitions from high school to college and how they prepared. There were also sessions on academic success strategies and expectations on their new college culture. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you go off to college – I know I did when I was young – GRCC Raider Nation Day did everything they could to help them in that process and it gets today’s ‘One Good Thing.’”

Saranac High School graduates compete for GRCC

Andi Chipman

Andi Chipman

Emma Pachulski

Emma Pachulski

Sophomore Andi Chipman competed in her second season of softball for the GRCC Raiders. Chipman was named All-Conference Honorable Mention after her sophomore season. Chipman played and started in all 41 games this season, batting .368 with 46 hits, 3 doubles, 2 triples and 17 rbi.In addition to excelling on the field, Chipman excelled in the classroom as she was named Academic All-Conference.

Freshman Emma Pachulski competed in her first season of volleyball for the GRCC Raiders. Pachulski helped lead the Raiders to a Conference, State and Region XII Championship, as well as a trip to the NJCAA DII National Championships. The GRCC Raiders finished 6th place overall at the tournament, which is tied for the programs second highest finish at the national championships. Pachulski finished the season 6th in kills with 112, and 5th in kills per set with 1.29. In addition to helping the Raiders excel on the volleyball court, Pachulski excelled in the classroom. She was named NJCAA 2nd team All-Academic, academic All-MCCAA and academic All-Conference.

Student-Athletes interested in competing for one of GRCC’s 8 athletic teams should fill out a recruiting questionnaire at www.grccraiders.com

Kenowa Hills High School graduates compete for GRCC

Lindsey Glaz

Lindsey Glaz

Ryan Skislak

Ryan Skislak

Sophomore Lindsey Glaz competed in her second season for the GRCC Raiders volleyball team. Glaz helped lead the Raiders to a Conference, State and Region XII Championship, as well as a trip to the NJCAA DII National Championships. The GRCC Raiders finished 6th place overall at the tournament, which is tied for the programs second highest finish at the national championships.

Lindsey has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Aquinas college.

Sophomore Ryan Skislak competed in his second season for the GRCC Raiders golf team. Skislak was named All-MCCAA after help lead the Raiders to a Conference, State and Regional Championship. The Raiders competed in the national tournament and finished 14th overall.

Student-Athletes interested in competing for one of GRCC’s 8 athletic teams should fill out a recruiting questionnaire at www.grccraiders.com