GRCC In the News, 5-26-20

Grand Rapids CC wins conference all-sports award named after former school leader

May 23, 2020; MLive

Grand Rapids Community College was the most successful sports program in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association this school year to earn the Charlie Chanter All-Sports Award.

Michigan community colleges look ahead to fall enrollment, consider hybrid course strategies

May 23, 2020; MLive

When the Great Recession hit in 2008, community colleges saw record enrollment rates amid widespread layoffs and unemployment, says Mike Hansen, president of the Michigan Community Colleges Association (MCCA).

… Grand Rapids Community College announced that the fall 2020 semester will consist of a robust schedule of hybrid and enhanced distance learning options as administrators plan to offer some classes on campus. GRCC will deliver instruction for most classes online for a second seven-week summer session, which begins June 30, but some classes in the School of Workforce Development and Job Training programs will be offered on campus.

How Grand Rapids remade its craft beer scene into the best in the nation

April 26, 2020;

There are more than 7,000 breweries in the US, and the number is only growing. In some parts of the country, it feels like a new craft brewery opens up every week. Only one city, however, rightfully goes by the moniker Beer City USA, and that’s Grand Rapids, Michigan.

… These days, the city draws students from around the nation interested in learning the craft of brew. At Grand Rapids Community College, the Fountain Hill Brewery is operated by students studying towards their Craft Brewing, Packaging, and Service Operations certificates — and if you visit on a Wednesday or Thursday evening, you can put their study skills to the test in the taproom.

Sports briefs: Pit Spitters opener, LLRC, Amanda Bandrowksi

May 23, 2020; Traverse City Record-Eagle

… TC Central baseball players thriving at next level

TRAVERSE CITY — Numerous Traverse City Central baseball players enjoyed standout collegiate seasons, despite the campaign being shortened by coronavirus.

Sam Briggs hit .500 with six runs and four steals at Grand Rapids Community College, while Jake Ryan had three RBIs and six walks in seven games and Sam Schmitt logged three hits and four runs in seven games.

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