GRCC In the News, 8-13-19

First GRCC students to receive Metallica scholarship graduate

Aug. 12, 2019; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College sent more than a dozen people out into the world of work Monday, and it’s all thanks to Metallica.

Metallica Scholars celebrate their graduation from GRCC

Aug. 12, 2019; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — “I was actually in housekeeping at a hotel and I didn’t really know what I wanted to do,” says Uniqua Sparks.

That’s when the mother of three heard about the Metallica Scholars program at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC welding graduates: ‘Thank you, Metallica’

Aug. 12, 2019; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The first students whose welding education at Grand Rapids Community College was made possible by heavy metal band Metallica graduated Monday night.

Newsmakers

Aug. 12, 2019; Community College Daily

… Appointments

… Brian Knetl is the next provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs at Grand Rapids Community College (Michigan). He is currently interim provost at Harper College in Illinois. Knetl previously was Harper College’s associate provost for academic affairs, dean of liberal arts and founding associate dean of the Center for Adjunct Faculty Engagement.

Faces of Ferris: Ryan Hodges

Aug. 12, 2019; ferris.edu

The excellent level of success offered by Ferris State University’s football team in the last seven seasons has made other college programs watchful, and active in their attempts to emulate those achievements.

… “Coach Brady and I had a decade of working together with Coach Annese from our days at Grand Rapids Community College then on to Ferris,” (Ryan) Hodges said. “For four of the previous five seasons, we shared the coordinator’s duties on defense and divided up administrative roles and other behind-the-scenes work for the program. After combining much of my effort with Ryan, it called for some quick adjustment, since I now have more responsibilities.”

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