GRCC In the News, 5-4-20

GRCC to hold 103rd commencement on Saturday, Aug. 1

May 1, 2020; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Friday afternoon, Grand Rapids Community College announced that they are targeting Saturday, Aug. 1, as the new date to celebrate its 103rd Commencement.

Morning News

May 1, 2020; WZZM

Anchor Meredith TerHaar: “The number of students going to college under the Grand Rapids Promise is surpassing expectations. More than 500 students have already taken the necessary steps to receive the scholarship. That’s about 200 more than projected. They’re now starting to enroll at Grand Rapids Community College. They will be able to use the scholarship to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and required course materials.”

GRCC accepting applications to fill board vacancy after death of beloved Trustee Deb Bailey

May 1, 2020; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is accepting applications to fill a vacancy created by the death of beloved Board of Trustees Vice Chairperson Deb Bailey.

‘Following a map and the sky’

May 1, 2020; (Kent Intermediate School District)

Adjy Jean’s story is of a boy on his own traveling through South and Central America at an age when most are in algebra or history class. It’s of adventure, peril, will and the strong forces that compel people to take risks by “following a map and the sky,” — as his mentor put it — in search of something better.

… Adjy will attend Grand Rapids Community College in the fall. He already has his student ID and was looking forward to orientation April 10, one of many things canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also is sad to have missed out on prom, and is hoping to still have graduation. His mother had planned to come from Haiti for his graduation. “I couldn’t wait for those moments to come up.”