GRCC In the News, 1-27-20

Supervising meals at the Super Bowl

Jan. 26, 2020; Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)

Dayanny De La Cruz has a game plan for the upcoming Super Bowl LIV, and it’s got nothing to do with the action on the field.

De La Cruz — an alumna of Michigan’s Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) — is the executive chef for Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, supervising meals for tens of thousands of people as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers battle for the NFL championship.

Award-winning soprano to perform at GRCC Alumni Recital

Jan. 25, 2020; Grand Haven Tribune

Grand Rapids Community College’s Music Department will host award-winning soprano Antonina Chehovska, a 2010 alumna, in a Feb. 4 recital that is open to the public.

Street Talk: Rosy outlook for retail

Jan. 24, 2020; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… Cheap eats

Grand Rapids Community College’s contracted dining company rolled back prices in the Raider Grille and Sneden Café to address food insecurity among students.

Exonerated Central Park Five member calls for ‘true justice, true liberty’

Jan. 24, 2020; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)

Before a diverse Grand Rapids audience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Yusef Abdus Salaam, exonerated member of the Central Park Five, spoke about injustices that still fall along racial lines in the United States.

… Now a poet, activist, speaker, husband and father, Salaam presented the keynote speech, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” for the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. A partnership between Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State and Davenport universities, the event took place at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids.

GEAR UP for tomorrow’s workforce

Jan. 24, 2020;Grand Rapids Business Journal

“Who let the students in? And those teachers, what are they doing here?”

… Grand Rapids Community College is one of many West Michigan stakeholders collaborating strategically to grow a skilled labor force.

(This is an editorial by Steve Beauclair, coordinator of the GEAR UP Wyoming grant at GRCC.)

Who is the top Harper Creek boys basketball player of the decade?

Jan. 23, 2020; Battle Creek Enquirer

You must have seen them, they’ve been everywhere.

… Jeremiah Davis – Class of 2017

A sharp-shooting guard that was dangerous from the 3-point line, Davis was a two-time All-City selection and honorable mention All-State pick. Davis helped Harper Creek to a 15-9 record his senior year as the Beavers won a district title as he was among the top scorers in the city at 18.9 points per game and three assists to go along with three rebounds. Davis went on to play at Grand Rapids Community College.

Tampa Bay Vipers: Players to Watch in 2020, Who Made The List

Jan. 26, 2020; XFL News Hub

The Vipers have a plethora of intriguing players primed to leave their mark on the 2020 season. We take a look at five specific players from both sides of the ball with wildly different paths to the XFL that we at XFL News Hub believe you have to keep an eye on come February 8th.

Nick Truesdell, Tightend

When XFL.com named Truesdell a player to watch in 2020, it confirmed what the Vipers saw in the 6′ 5″ converted wide receiver from Grand Rapids Community College. There is a supreme talented within Truesdell who was the only player in the 2020 XFL draft selected from the Junior College ranks. It has been a long road for Truesdell, whose professional career began in 2014 with the Indoor Football League. Since then, he’s been apart of 10 other professional football organizations including stints with the Indianapolis Colts (2016), Minnesota Vikings (2017), and New York Jets (2019). In his most recent professional play with the Salt Lake Stallions of the now defunct Alliance of American Football, he lead the league in yards, touchdowns, and receptions.

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