GRCC In the News, 7/19/2021

Education Briefs: GRCC summer enrollment above pre-pandemic levels

July 16, 2021; The Holland Sentinel

GRAND RAPIDS — Bolstered by students enrolling through state-funded programs, summer enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College has increased to levels higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Good Things on The Lakeshore, July 16, 2021

July 17, 2021; WHTC

HOLLAND (WHTC-AM/FM) — Each week, Shandra Martinez, managing editor of The Lakeshore , talks to WHTC’s Peg McNichol about people and organizations making a difference along West Michigan’s Lakeshore. Here are highlights of their conversation on for the week starting July 16, 2021. 

… State programs play a role in GRCC’s 7.1% increase in summer enrollment. Grand Rapids Community College, which recently kicked off its second summer semester, reports enrollment this season is up 7.1% over 2021 and 5.9% from before the pandemic. The increase is attributed in part to students taking advantage of state programs that help with tuition costs.

Local leaders weigh in on growing entertainment corridor along U.S.-31

July 18, 2021; The Holland Sentinel

HOLLAND TWP. — In a half-mile corridor along U.S.-31, there’s a form of entertainment for everyone.

… In the coming months, the intersection will be joined by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Grand Rapids Community College’s Lakeshore Campus. The campus was a milestone achievement for The Shops at Westshore, which has worked diligently to repurpose the former mall space after its deconstruction a half-decade ago.

Berryhill rolls to Petoskey tournament title

July 18, 2021; Midland Daily News

Berryhill Post 165 beat the West Side Rattlers and the Petoskey Royals by identical 8-0 scores, both in five innings, on Sunday to win the Petoskey Invitational baseball tournament.

… “Overall, we played pretty good. This was a good tournament,” said (manager Dan) Cronkright. “In the championship game, we faced a kid who’s going to Western Michigan. In our first game (on Friday), we faced a kid who’s going to Lincoln Trail College, and then we faced a kid who’s going to Grand Rapids Community College, and today we faced a kid who’s going to Muskegon Community College.

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