GRCC In the News, 06-24-2021

A Jump for Summer?

June 24, 2021; Inside Higher Ed

Spring enrollment for undergraduates this year was down nearly 5 percent from last year, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. That is roughly 10 times the decline experienced from spring 2019 to spring 2020. Community colleges were the hardest hit, losing more than 9 percent of their students.

… At Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan, for example, summer enrollment is up nearly 9 percent from last year’s session and 3.7 percent from 2019, a spokesperson for the college said. The term doesn’t start until June 29, leaving room for some additional sign-ups.

UM Names New Head of Equal Opportunity and Regulatory Compliance

June 23, 2021; University of Mississippi website

OXFORD, Miss. – Kimberly DeVries has been hired as the new director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Regulatory Compliance at the University of Mississippi.

Formerly director of Equal Opportunity Compliance at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan for the past six years, DeVries joins the university on Aug. 2.

New trustee appointed to Grand Rapids Community College board

June 23, 2021; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Salvador Lopez to fill a vacancy on the board.

Grand Rapids Community College announces new athletic director

June 23, 2021; MLive

Lauren Ferullo will be Grand Rapids Community College’s new athletic director effective July 19.

…She is GRCC’s first female athletic director.

Grand Rapids Community College names new athletic director

June 23, 2021; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lauren Ferullo will be Grand Rapids Community College’s new athletics director, the college announced Wednesday.

Summer course serves as bridge from high school to college

June 23, 2021; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)

In an upstairs classroom in GRCC’s Sneden Hall, Dana Sammons, head of the mathematics department, showed East Kentwood 2021 graduate Shi’Ann Moore how to complete a statistics problem.

Shi’Ann was eager to learn. If she scores high enough on a math placement test, she will be able to take the college-level math course as a GRCC student in the fall. To prepare, she is working to fill in a few gaps she has noticed in her learning as a result of the pandemic. 

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