GRCC In the News, 7-7-20

Grand Rapids Magazine introduces its first Excellence in Nursing finalists and winners

July 6, 2020; Grand Rapids Magazine

When we set out to create our 2020 Excellence in Nursing awards program last fall, COVID-19 had yet to rear its ugly head. At that time, we were excited to honor nurses in our region for their contributions in creating a healthier community and providing superb patient care.

… Grand Rapids Magazine enlisted the help of Dr. Cynthia McCurren and Renae Potts, RN, to help us narrow down the impressive collection of applications we received and select the winners in the 10 categories.

… Potts taught nursing at Calvin College for 16 years and has been teaching nursing as an assistant professor at Grand Rapids Community College for four years. She especially loves taking her nursing students to her neuro unit at Butterworth for their clinical education.

(Winners Amanda Daggett and Debra Rewerts are GRCC alumnae.)

Officer Mike Cronk retiring from Ionia DPS after 23 years

July 7, 2020; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

IONIA – Mike Cronk’s Google drive holds hundreds of selfies taken with members of the Ionia community over the years – capturing moments and memories he’ll take with him.

… Cronk graduated from Lakewood High School in 1993 and Grand Rapids Community College in 1996.

Guiding Light Welcomes Eric Williams to Board of Directors

July 7, 2020; therapidian.org

Eric Williams, chief executive officer of the United Methodist Community House, has joined Guiding Light’s board of directors.

… In dedicating his life to bettering communities, Williams has served on senior leadership teams for major colleges and universities throughout his career, including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Oakland University and Grand Rapids Community College. During his career, he has worked in student recruitment, executive leadership recruitment, human resources, training and development, program development, management and evaluation, diversity and inclusion, grant writing and organizational assessment.

Bulldog defensive coordinator ready for another season

July 6, 2020; The Pioneer (Big Rapids)

BIG RAPIDS – Ferris head football Tony Annese has had a long and fruitful coaching relationship with FSU graduate, Ryan Hodges, who coaches the defensive backs for the Bulldogs and also is the defensive coordinator.

… Hodges previously had worked under Annese for three years as the defensive backs coach at Grand Rapids Community College and helped the Raiders to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Championship in both 2009 and 2011.