GRCC In the News, 5-8-20

GRCC student leaders funds food pantry through summer

May 8, 2020; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Student leaders at Grand Rapids Community College have stepped up during this uncertain time by donating $30,000 to the college food pantry.

Alaskans step up for Make-A-Wish kid who’s dream was to visit the state

May 7, 2020; KTUU

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — With its picturesque views, vibrant wildlife, and last frontier spirit Alaska is a dream destination for travelers from all over the world. Those things are part of what made it the chosen destination for 14-year-old Daria who wanted to use her Make-A-Wish trip to visit the 49th state.

… “Every time we talked about the different things they could do in Alaska she was like yeah I want to do that, yeah I want to do that. I mean there really wasn’t anything she didn’t want to do you know, fishing, seeing the whales, seeing moose, moose was a big thing for her.” Says Elly Bainbridge, the Make-A-Wish sponsor for Daria.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Elly Bainbridge is the education and promotion specialist for GRCC Workforce Training.)

Morning News

May 8, 2020; FOX 17

Deanna Falzone: “It’s hard not to feel for high school seniors, and I wanted to do something for them, so every Friday we will feature a handful of seniors, sharing their accomplishments, goals for the future and just a shine a light on the class of 2020 when they need it most. So here’s this week’s senior spotlight: … Samantha Rusche, Cedar Springs High School. She is on the tennis team and also loves bow hunting. She is attending GRCC in the fall and will be taking their Radiologic Technology program. Her mom says they are so proud of her for working on her AP class during all of this.”

9 receive Van & Marinus Swets Travel Awards

Congratulations to the Van & Marinus Swets 2020 Travel Award winners!

The foundation was able to give 9 travel award to employees.

The winning essays were interesting and creative, just as Marinus would have liked.

Congratulations to:

  • 1st — Shanda Vaughn, $400
  • 2nd — Tari Mattox, $300
  • 3rd — Sandy Gregory, $200

Honorable mentions each received $100:

  • Cynthia Browne
  • Ashley Fox
  • Mary Johnson
  • Nan Schichtel
  • Lynnae Selberg
  • Mandy Tomlinson

Thank you to all who submitted essays. We hope you all enjoy your vacations you have planned.  We look forward to hearing from the winners and seeing pictures from their travels or creative ideas.

We hope to see even more entries next year.

Free online fitness resource

Thanks to our friends at the Ford Fieldhouse, we have a FREE resource of online workouts from Life Fitness to stay active at home during this time.

We want to help make it easier to workout anywhere. Life Fitness recently launched our new Life Fitness Digital Coach service, which will be FREE to all exercisers during this crisis!

Through Digital Coach, it offers a new video workout of the day that provides a daily challenge, physical activity to look forward to, and helps people stay in shape until they can get back to the gym.

Use this link to start accessing daily workouts on Digital Coach.