Feb. 23, 2020; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Rev. Nathaniel Moody, a longtime community leader, received the Giant Among Giants award Saturday night, the highest honor bestowed at the 38th annual Giant Awards ceremony and banquet.
… After graduating from Central High School, Moody earned an associate of arts degree from the former Grand Rapids Junior College. He went on to earn a degree in mortuary science from Worsham College in Chicago. He also received a master’s degree in theology from Cornerstone University.
Feb. 21, 2020; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)
Karla Lopez listened intently as a school official gave her the news: She was fully qualified for a Grand Rapids Promise scholarship, paying for her tuition, books and fees at Grand Rapids Community College next fall.
Feb. 21, 2020; Grand Rapids Business Journal
A leader within Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration says he is “hopeful” a pair of adult education and workforce development programs will be funded this quarter by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
… Additionally, according to previous Business Journal reports, Michigan colleges and universities such as Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University have announced accelerated degree programs designed to help adults complete credentials in high-demand disciplines such as manufacturing, computer science, cybersecurity, health, education and culinary arts.
Feb. 21, 2020; Northside Sun (Jackson, Miss.)
“You are going on stage.” This reminder is posted above all the doors for staff to read before coming into contact with guests at the Westin in Jackson.
… (Mike) Burton – a Grand Rapids, Michigan, native – earned his associate degree in culinary arts at Grand Rapids Community College. He earned his bachelor’s degree in hotel restaurant management from Florida International University in Miami.
Feb. 21, 2020; The Post (Cedar Springs)
A salvage/research permit for dead birds allows me to collect and use birds for research and education. The US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources have issued me permits and I work with various scientists and organizations to make valuable use of the individuals that are found dead. When I was director at the Howard Christensen Nature Center near Kent City and Wittenbach/Wege Agri-science and Environmental Education Center in Lowell, we displayed many of the birds and viewing access continues for visitors. Many were used when I taught ornithology at Grand Rapids Community College.
(Column by Steve Mueller.)