GRCC In the News, 7/28/2021

Metallica’s welding scholarship ‘changing lives’ at Grand Rapids Community College

July 27, 2021; The Holland Sentinel

GRAND RAPIDS — Legendary heavy metal band Metallica is giving back to Grand Rapids again.

Grand Rapids Community College was granted a third round of scholarship funds from the band to send students through the welding program.

Metallica’s welding scholarship ‘changing lives,’ according to Michigan community college

July 27, 2021; msn.com

Legendary heavy metal band Metallica is giving back to Grand Rapids — again. Grand Rapids Community College was granted a third round of scholarship funds from the band to send students through the welding program.

Metallica’s welding scholarship ‘changing lives’ at Grand Rapids Community College

July 27, 2021; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

GRAND RAPIDS — Legendary heavy metal band Metallica is giving back to Grand Rapids again.

Grand Rapids Community College was granted a third round of scholarship funds from the band to send students through the welding program.

One Good Thing: GRCC trainer wins national award

July 27, 2021; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Time for One Good Thing — someone or something that makes West Michigan a good place to live. A local college trainer recently received some national acclaim.

Grand Rapids Community College athletic trainer Mike Roche was named National Athletic Trainer of the Year by the National Junior College Athletic Association. According to the organization, the award goes to an athletic trainer who “best exemplifies the overall purpose of leading an institution, athletic department, and student-athletes through athletic training.” 

Collaboration to provide COVID testing for Ferris student-athletes

July 27, 2021; The Pioneer (Big Rapids)

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University faculty from the College of Pharmacy, College of Health Professions, and Pharmacy students have produced a report for the journal Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy.

… “I was so impressed by the collaboration that this presented, among our colleges, and various university departments, so the program was run well and managed appropriately,” (pharmacy professor Michael) Klepser said. “We were contacted by Muskegon Community College when they sought input on presenting a manageable monitoring program, and our staff provided weekly testing to athletes at Grand Rapids Community College for their seasons. This whole testing program was something that students, faculty, and administrators in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Health Professions rallied around and supported so that the program could be a success.”

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