GRCC In the News, 06-28-2021

Good things on The Lakeshore for June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021; WHTC

Each week Shandra Martinez, managing editor of The Lakeshore, talks to WHTC morning-news anchor Peg McNichol about people and organizations making a difference along the Lakeshore. Below are some of the highlights of their conversation on June 25, 2021. 

… Classes still available for GRCC’s second summer semester. Classes remain available during Grand Rapids Community College’s second seven-week summer semester, which starts June 29. GRCC has availability in programs including computer information systems, business administration, math, biology, and psychology. 

Michigan Reconnect helps more than 1,100 students attend GRCC tuition-free. More than 1,100 students are attending Grand Rapids Community College through the Michigan Reconnect program. Participants in the program, which has accepted 70,000 Michiganders statewide, can work toward an associate degree or a career skills certificate — in some cases tuition-free.

Brad Dunn ‘on the right path’ after strong season at GRCC

June 25, 2021; The Holland Sentinel

Saugatuck graduate and Grand Rapids Community College Redshirt Freshman pitcher Brad Dunn has big plans for himself and the Raiders next season.

Hampton University announces three new members of football staff

June 26, 2021; WTKR

HAMPTON, Va. ( – Head coach Robert Prunty announced today three new additions to his 2021 football staff in inside wide receivers and tight end coach Ollie Taylor, safety coach Nick Newsome and strength & conditioning coach Andrew Bates.“I am very excited to have these three coaches join our staff,” Prunty said. “They’ll be assets to our program.”

… Bates joined Jacksonville from Marshall University where he spent the previous two years as a graduate assistant. Prior to Marshall, Bates has completed internships at Michigan State University and Wayne State University. A two-year letter winner in football at Grand Rapids Community College and Wayne State University, Bates served as captain in 2005 at GRCC winning the NJCAA Non-scholarship National Championship. In 2008, Bates served as captain at WSU leading the program to an 8-3 record tied for most wins in school history at the time.

Secret heroes of the pandemic…and the recovery

June 26, 2021; Yahoo Finance

(A photo from GRCC’s vaccination clinic illustrates this Q&A.)

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