GRCC In the News, 07/01/2021

Spotlight on Youth: Dabria Douglas

June 25, 2021; Grand Rapids Times

Dabria Douglas is a recent graduate of Ottawa High School in Grand Rapids. In this interview with the Grand Rapids Times, she talks about her change in attitude about school, deciding what to do for an occupation in the future and more.

… Douglas:I am working at Amazon right now and I plan to take a year and a half break and then I plan to enroll at Grand Rapids Community College’s culinary arts program. I was cooking at the Boys and Girls Club when I was going to high school and I would cook and make little deserts for the little kids when it was time for them to eat and a lot of them would tell me that they loved my food and that was very encouraging to me. A lot of people see my passion for cooking and they appreciate my skills in the kitchen.

Ionia native, GRCC golfer named to NJCAA All-Region team

June 29, 2021; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College golfer Tyler Hausserman was named to the NJCAA DII PING All-Region Team for the second year in a row.

GRCC chooses new trustee to fill vacancy

June 30, 2021; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College trustees selected Salvador Lopez to be on its board.

From darkness to light: Kyle Hinton encourages men to “do the footwork”

June 30, 2021; The Rapidian

Guiding Light’s newest board member has only had the chance to briefly walk through the doors of 255 Division Ave. SE because of COVID-19. But Kyle Hinton has walked in the shoes of the men who seek recovery and reconnection through the programs offered by the Heartside nonprofit – and he knows the importance of shining a light.

… Kyle needed a tutor for “just about every class but reading” at Grand Rapids Community College, but found himself getting into healthier routines, attending support groups, reading a lot and running. He remembers being late one night and running to a sobriety meeting playing old self-defeating tapes in his head about being unable to do anything right.

Meijer Brain Health Minute: Doug Meijer, GRCC’s Dr. Pink, and more stand together for Minority Mental Health Month

June 30, 2021; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)-Doug Meijer and Dr. Bill Pink, President of Grand Rapids Community College, are joining forces for National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to voice the need for better mental/brain health resources in our minority and underserved communities. 

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