Former Raider Logan Campbell signs with Minnesota Twins, says GRCC prepared him for success

Baseball player Logan Campbell throwing a ball.

Baseball player Logan Campbell just signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins, and says Grand Rapids Community College prepared him to be successful.

Campbell is turning professional, but several other recent Raiders are continuing athletically and academically at four-year colleges.

Campbell, a 2017 Belding High School graduate, played his first year of collegiate baseball at Mesa Community College in Arizona before coming back home and attending GRCC. Posting an 8-3 record for the Raiders in 2019, he led the team in wins, was second in ERA with 3.23 and had 52 strikeouts in 43.1 innings.

“GRCC was a place for me that I was able to focus on the important things in my life,” he said. “With the new facilities it felt like a D1 atmosphere. I was able to do what I need at GRCC to develop as a baseball player.”

Campbell transferred to the University of Charleston, where he dominated his competition while improving his velocity and adding more pitches to his repertoire. In two seasons there, one of them cut short due to COVID-19, he accumulated a 13-1 record, with a sub3.00 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 91 innings.

He was signed by the Twins as a free agent, and is heading to the team’s Fort Myers, Fla. training complex. He’ll soon learn his first destination for the organization.

“Going to JUCO was one of the smartest decisions in my life,” Campbell said. “It gave me two more years to develop so I could get better opportunities than I did out of high school. Work ethic is the biggest thing I learned while being in junior college because you are the only one that decides your future.”

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Here to Help: Linda DeVries helps students keep their financial aid in order

Linda DeVries, from Student Financial Services, smiling.

Always remember, at GRCC, you are surrounded by people who want you to be successful and are ready to walk with you on your educational pathway. We are here to help!

Meet Linda DeVries. Linda is a Financial Aid senior functional analyst working to create better processes and remove obstacles.

Linda joined GRCC in 2020 as the student financials functional analyst. She has over 15 years of experience working in higher education.

She previously worked in financial services at GRCC and as the accounts receivable/student billing coordinator and also as the financial aid coordinator at Montcalm Community College. Additionally, Linda has 15 years of experience in manufacturing and non-profit accounting.

Linda has an associate’s degree in Accounting/Computer Information Systems and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Davenport University. She also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Walsh College.

Working in higher education is extremely rewarding for Linda. She gets to follow the success of the students she meets each year — watching them achieve their dreams and knowing that she assisted them along their journey.

The Financial Aid office is temporarily located on the third floor of the Student Center while Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall is being renovated. You can connect with the team there via email at or by calling (616) 234-4030.

CTE Summer Teaching and Learning Institute registration re-opened!

Registration for the CTE Summer Teaching and Learning Institute has re-opened for those who still wish to sign up. Space is limited and registration will only be open until Noon, Monday, August 2nd.

If you have any issues registering please contact Toy McNeal at for help. We don’t want anyone to miss out on the Summer Teaching and Learning Institute experience.

Click here to Register

Course packs due Friday, August 6

All course pack files, planners, orders, and SKUs are due on Friday, August 6 to make sure they are in the bookstore in a timely manner for the students to purchase prior to the start of classes.

If you are planning to do a course pack and it is a reprint, please notify the bookstore.

If you are doing a new or updated course pack, please send your file and planner sheet (if needed) to and notify the bookstore that you are needing a new course pack for your class.

If you have any questions, we can be reached at (616) 234-3960 or

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GRCC In the News, 7/30/2021

Morning Buzz: July 29

July 29, 2021; FOX 17

… 3. Grand Rapids Community College is showing off its new Lakeshore Campus next month.

Ferris State finds cost-effective way to conduct COVID tests

July 29, 2021; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Students and faculty from Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy and  College of Health Professions conducted a COVID-19 testing study 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.” 

Why Grand Rapids Community College is opening a new Lakeshore Campus and how to see it in August

July 30, 2021; MLive

HOLLAND, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is gearing up to welcome students to its new Lakeshore Campus ahead of the fall semester.