Gilda’s Club co-founder, GRCC board member dies
4/27/20 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Former Steelcase executive, Grand Rapids Community College trustee, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids co-founder Debra Bailey has died.
‘I have to push myself’
April 28, 2020; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)
Rodrigo Lopez-Ruiz is spending his last few weeks of high school finishing work for his classes, including three dual-enrollment courses, while school buildings remain closed.
… (Counselor Anne) Harig helped Rodrigo realize the opportunity available to him by signing up for Wyoming Middle College, a dual enrollment program with Grand Rapids Community College, through which students can earn a free associate’s degree while still in high school. Students spend a fifth year as Wyoming High School students, but with all classes on the GRCC campus.
Senior Spotlight: April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020; FOX 17
Your senior year in high school is something many will remember for the rest of their lives, especially those last couple months. But, for the graduating class of 2020, these times of course, will be remembered much differently.
… DA’MARRIONNA MCKINNEY – 54TH STREET ACADEMY
Her mom says she is actually a junior who worked very hard and is now walking with the senior class. She says her family has been through a lot and she is so proud of her. She’ll be attending Grand Rapids community college and hopes to join the army.
… TRENISE FIELDS – EAST KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
She is going to GRCC and then transferring to Ferris to be a nurse. Her mom says the couldn’t be more proud of her!
EVAN WINQUEST- LA PONSIE – GRANDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
He is very active in choir and music. His mom says, he is the youngest of 4 siblings that were adopted and he has worked very hard to succeed in school. She said he is caring and kind and plans to attend GRCC and wants to teach music.
Partners establish fund for undocumented families
April 24, 2020; Grand Rapids Business Journal
Eight community organizations established a fund that will grant emergency aid to undocumented and mixed-status families in Kent County in response to COVID-19.
… “The lucha is all of us working together to support people who systems are leaving behind. This is just the beginning of not only fighting COVID-19 but also for dignity and respect,” said Lorena Aguayo-Márquez, volunteer organizer of Movimiento Cosecha GR and the Grand Rapids Area Mutual Aid Network.
(Lorena Aguayo-Márquez is GRCC’s Kellogg community recruitment specialist.)
Presenting the 5 greatest athletes from St. Clair Shores Lake Shore since 2000
April 29, 2020; MLive
The fan base for St. Clair Shores Lake Shore High School is a good one, as was evident from the fact the school won last week’s poll that sought out the top five athletes from Metro Detroit area schools. Also, the fan base showed its support with many great athlete nominations as well.
… Marcus Cribbs
… Cribbs went the JUCO route for two years after high school, playing football for Grand Rapids Community College. While there, he became a JUCO All-American in 2011. After making a name for himself, he transferred to Ferris State in Division II and was part of the first undefeated regular season in Bulldogs history in 2014.