GRCC In the News, 5-20-20

GRCC works toward in-person classes for fall semester

5/19/20 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College is working to bring back in-person learning in the fall. Online and hybrid classes will also be offered in its plan.

Funding roundup

May 19, 2020; Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)

… Michigan

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) student leaders are donating $30,000 to the college’s food pantry to provide support throughout the summer to struggling classmates.

Next stimulus should include workforce development

May 15, 2020; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Business, education and life as we know it has been disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

West Michigan is where collaboration is abundant, business and education work closely, and innovation is central to who we are as a region. The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, representing 2,400 member businesses, and Grand Rapids Community College, a pillar institution of West Michigan offering pathways to close to 30,000 students from different walks of life, have enjoyed a longstanding partnership.

(An op-ed written by President Pink and Rick Baker, of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.)

Zach Pier leaves legacy for Portland golf

May 19, 2020; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

Zach Pier has left a huge mark on the Portland High School golf program.

… While Pier won’t have a chance to add to his legacy at Portland, he will have the opportunity to continue his golf career at Grand Rapids Community College and hopes that leads to an opportunity down the road at a bigger school.

‘I’m a 2020 grad, and wouldn’t want it any other way’

May 19, 2020; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)

It was mid-morning in mid-May, and Alicianna Mora walked across the stage in the auditorium at Kelloggsville High School as her name was announced.

… For Alicianna, who plans to attend GRCC for two years and then Western Michigan University, it wasn’t how she expected her graduation to go when she began her senior year last fall, but she was otherwise unfazed by the circumstances.