GRCC In the News, 9-17-20

With diversity key in community policing, recruiting a challenge

Sept. 16, 2020; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The dilemma facing just about everyone in law enforcement, from veteran officers to those just putting on the badge, was highlighted during the virtual graduation ceremony of recruits with the Grand Rapid’s Community College Police Academy last month.

Public Servant At Heart Laura Moody

Sept. 11, 2020; Grand Rapids Times

In this issue, Mrs. Laura Moody is the first local resident being honored in the GR Times community that cares series. Over the next few months, the series will high light individuals who have through the years have demonstrated that they do what they do for the benefit of the community and they do it from the heart.

After graduating from nursing school in the 1970’s, Moody began working at Metropolitan Hospital as a floor nurse. She then worked at Grand Rapids Job Corps and as a health manager. In 1990, she began working for Grand Rapids Public Schools and worked for ten years along with working the night shift at Hospice of West Rapids. About twenty-two years ago, she began working at Grand Rapids Community College as a Nursing Professor.

Small-town girl, athlete, talker, with her eye on the tiger

Sept. 16, 2020; (Kent Intermediate School District)

Kelly Amshey is the new principal of Rockford Virtual School. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Principal.

… Education/degrees: Associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College; bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College; master’s degree from Grand Valley State University; Ph.D. from Western Michigan University.

‘A positive in a time that’s somewhat negative’

Sept. 16, 2020; (Kent Intermediate School District)

Long awaited and eagerly planned, the new Wyoming High School building — a spacious facility with lots of windows, collaboration spaces and project rooms — is open to students.

… “This is my favorite part,” said Tara (Black), a Wyoming Middle College student whose dual-enrollment GRCC classes leave room in her schedule for quiet study. “Especially when we have Middle College, we can do our work and not worry about being confined to a classroom.”

Three candidates square off in 73rd state House District race

Sept. 16, 2020; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Three candidates are running for Kent County’s 73rd District state House seat.

… Here’s a look at the three candidates:

(Theodore) Gerrard, 58, of Plainfield Township, is the owner of Wilderness Electric Inc. He says he earned an associate degree in industrial mechanics from Grand Rapids Junior College and a bachelor’s degree in vocational education from Southern Illinois University.

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