Feb. 4, 2020; WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Former Grand Rapids Community College Provost Velvie Green died on Saturday. She was 64.
Feb. 4, 2020; Grand Rapids Business Journal
The organizations to receive the next round of Ready by Five millage funding have been selected.
… “Play and learn communities” service providers were awarded $1.6 million. Facilitated play groups guide parents and caregivers through group and individual play activities that model learning opportunities and build understanding of child development, First Steps said. Recipients include Grand Rapids Community College, Camp Fire West Michigan 4C, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative, Comprehensive Therapy Center and Cherry Health.
Feb. 4, 2020; Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) will honor at the AACC Annual Convention next month four exceptional alumni from member colleges — a heart doctor, an anesthesiology, a community housing advocate, and an owner of an interior design and build company — who not only excelled professionally, but also gave back to their alma mater.
… Dave Custer says he owes his success to Michigan’s Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). But GRCC also owes much to him.
Feb. 4, 2020; ustfccca.org (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association)
NEW ORLEANS — The NJCAA Cross Country Coaches Association announces academic honorees for the 2019 cross country season.
NJCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country
… Teams with individual nominations (less than five)
… Grand Rapids Community College
… Scholar All-Americans
… 3.45 Jack Kehoe (Grand Rapids CC)
… NJCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country
Academic All-Scholar Teams
… 10. 3.645 Grand Rapids Community College
… Scholar All-Americans
… 3.95 Allison Hoop (Grand Rapids CC)
… 3.80 Paige Bodine (Grand Rapids CC)
… 3.65 Kiah Becker (Grand Rapids CC)
… 3.49 Supriya Poelman (Grand Rapids CC)
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Feb. 5, 2020; WZZM
Anchor: “A beloved Grand Rapids basketball coach has died. Edward ‘Mike’ Murphy was a legend at South High School. We profiled him in an installment of ‘Our Michigan Life.’ He coached at South from 1949 to 1964. Although South closed in 1968, Murphy stayed in touch with many graduates. He died Friday at the age of 99. Funeral details have not yet been released. People are encouraged to make a donation to the Edward ‘Mike’ Murphy Scholarship at Grand Rapids Community College.”
Feb. 4, 2020; WOTV4Women
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – Nearly 140 middle school girls from 5 different school districts throughout Kent County attended Maranda’s Beautiful U event today to empower their mind, body, and soul. Ferris State University Grand Rapids hosted the event and open their doors for a day of empowerment, education, and encouragement.
… All in all, today was such a great day that wouldn’t have been made possible without the help of community partners! Thank you to Ferris State University, Secchia Institute For Culinary Education, Meijer, Priority Health, Pine Rest, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Wedgwood Christian Services, Milk Means More, Douglas J Aveda Institute.