GRCC In the News, 07/06/2021

“When Policy Meets Practice”

June 5, 2021; Jobs for the Future podcast

Episode 2: Host Paul Fain is joined by Russell Lowery-Hart, president of Amarillo College, and Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College, to discuss free college. They share their experiences running successful college promise scholarship programs and their ideas for what good policy would look like to expand free college nationally.

 “Fast Break with Bret Bakita”

June 5, 2021; WOOD Radio

A couple of weeks ago, Joe Fox, who played at Greenville High School, was announced as the next head men’s basketball coach at Grand Rapids Community College! It is his first head coaching job after being a longtime college assistant with 3 different schools, but his journey and family background of basketball coaching are what make his story very interesting and unique!! 

Biden told of ‘rough year’ during cherry farm tour in Antrim County

June 3, 2021; The Detroit News

Traverse City — President Joe Biden learned Saturday that many Michigan cherry farmers are having a tough season because of volatile weather after he visited a cherry farm in Antrim County.

… First lady Jill Biden traveled to Michigan in June, speaking at a pop-up vaccine clinic at Grand Rapids Community College’s DeVos campus.

Amazon driver helped another steal his delivery van, court records show

June 3, 2021; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — An Amazon delivery driver is charged with several felonies after allegedly helping a man steal his Amazon Prime van in a crime reported as a carjacking.

… (Lawrence Edward) Clay (Jr.) also had been attending Grand Rapids Community College, studying to be an occupational therapist.

“Good Morning Tri-State”

June 2, 2021; WCPO

(Segment about GRCC Nursing student Pedro Camargo. This ran on several TV stations in a syndicated nationwide show.)

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