GRCC In the News, 11-14-19

New police chief appointed in Kentwood

Nov. 14, 2019; WZZM

KENTWOOD, Mich. — Richard Roberts has been named the new police chief for the city of Kentwood.

… Before joining Kentwood Police, Roberts received his associate degree in criminal justice from Grand Rapids Community College and graduated from Northwestern University Traffic Institute’s police staff and command.

Incumbent Third Ward commissioner ready for first full term

Nov. 12, 2019; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Nathaniel Moody had no city commission experience when he was appointed in July 2018 to fill David Allen’s seat representing Grand Rapids’ Third Ward.

… Moody has sat on the fiscal committee since being appointed. He also sits on the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board, the Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors, and Children’s Advocacy Council Board.

Courses lead the way into engineering and computer science

Nov. 12, 2019; (Kent Intermediate School District)

As today’s technology gets into the hands of younger and younger kids, a high school class of coders looks extremely natural creating an app.

… “We are working to align the courses with GRCC for dual credit for our students,” (Ed) Beickman said. “The dual credit is something that we are aiming for next school year.”

Kaylee Bakker signs with GVSU; Hecht to GRCC, Steffen to Cornerstone

Nov. 13, 2019;The Holland Sentinel

ZEELAND — A year after committing to play basketball at Grand Valley State University, Kaylee Bakker made it official on signing day.

… Last week, Zeeland West senior Kara Hecht signed with Grand Rapids Community College for volleyball.

These Grand Rapids athletes expect to sign during early-signing period

Nov. 13, 2019; MLive

High school athletes in select sports can sign their National Letter of Intent beginning Wedneday, and a number of Grand Rapids athletes are getting out their pens.

… South Christian

Grand Rapids Community College is next for Jerad Berkenpas. Berkenpas is a standout pitcher for the Sailors.

25 greatest football players of all time from the Ann Arbor area

Nov. 13, 2019; MLive

ANN ARBOR – There have been players from the Ann Arbor area that have left a legacy on the football field.

… 14. MARCUS BERNARD, Ypsilanti

Bernard didn’t receive attention from Division 1 programs during his time at Ypsilanti but made up for it at Grand Rapids Community College and then Jackson State where he recorded 25 sacks in two seasons. He played for the Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals finishing his career with 72 tackles and 15 sacks in five seasons.

25 greatest football players of all time from the Muskegon area

Nov. 12, 2019; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — You have to go back more than 100 years to trace the roots of high school football in the Muskegon area.

… 19. CODY KATER, Montague

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Kater was one of the most prolific quarterbacks to ever come out of the Muskegon area. He was a three-year starter for Montague High School, leading the Wildcats to back-to-back state titles in 2008 and 2009 and a combined 27-1 record those two seasons. He finished his high school career with a school-record 6,361 passing yards in his career and 79 touchdown passes. His senior season, he passed for 2,866 yards and 35 TDs and he ran for 899 yards and 12 TDs en route to earning Associated Press Division 5-6 player of the year honors. Kater, a two-time all-stater, was chosen to play in the 2010 MHSFCA East-West All-Star Game. Also an all-stater in basketball, who finished as Montague’s all-time leading scorer, Kater took his football talents to Grand Rapids Community College under legendary coach Tony Annese, leading the Raiders to an 11-0 record in 2011. He played three years of Division I football at Central Michigan University. He currently coaches football and girls basketball at his Montague alma mater.

Carrera / caminata 5K Turkey Trot a beneficio de las Escuelas Públicas de Grand Rapids

Nov. 12, 2019; La Prensa

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, 12 XI 19: El 28 de noviembre se llevará a cabo la carrera / caminata de 5K en el Oeste de Michigan, que comienza y termina en el Van Andel Arena, en el centro de la ciudad, a partir de las 8am. El Grand Rapids Turkey Trot es presentado por Blue Care Network of Michigan y las inscripciones ya están abiertas.

… Algunos de los patrocinadores, son: Michigan Fitness Foundation, Governor’s Council, Metro Health University of Michigan Health, MVP athletic Clubs, Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Meijer, Dean Transportation, The YMCA, Wolverine Coil Spring Co., entre otros.

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI, 12 XI 19: On November 28 the 5K race / walk will be held in West Michigan, which begins and ends at the Van Andel Arena, in the city center, starting at 8am The Grand Rapids Turkey Trot is presented by the Blue Care Network of Michigan and registration is now open.

… Some of the sponsors are: Michigan Fitness Foundation, Governor’s Council, Metro Health University of Michigan Health, MVP athletic Clubs, Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Meijer, Dean Transportation, The YMCA, Wolverine Coil Spring Co., among others.)

Michigan Secretary of State hosting public workshops in West Michigan

Nov. 13, 2019; WWMT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Assistant Secretary of State Heaster Wheeler are hosting free public workshops in West Michigan.

… On Wednesday, Benson will speak at the workshop at Grand Rapids Community College, which runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


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