GRCC In the News, 08/25/2021

GRCC celebrates building renovations with ribbon-cutting ceremonies

August 24, 2021; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Tuesday was a day of long-awaited celebrations at Grand Rapids Community College as the school highlighted the work to update four buildings on campus.

GRCC opens new Lakeshore Campus

August 24, 2021; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College officially opened a new 52,000-square-foot Lakeshore Campus at the former JCPenney store in The Shops at Westshore Mall, 12331 James St. in Holland.

Michigan colleges hope raffles boost COVID-19 vaccinations in time for fall

August 24, 2021; Bridge Magazine

Johnathan Taft doesn’t consider himself lucky when it comes to contests, but getting a COVID-19 vaccination paid off for him this month when the Central Michigan University senior from Greenville won a scholarship valued at a full year of tuition.

… Schools like CMU, Oakland UniversityEastern Michigan University, Albion College, Grand Rapids Community College and Western Michigan University offered everything from $10 gift cards to full tuition.

Whitmer visits GRCC, proposes $2.1 billion economic package

August 24, 2021; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer spoke at Grand Rapids Community College Tuesday. She touched on the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and proposed a multi-billion dollar spending package.

Whitmer praises local school mask mandates, but maintains a state order is unlikely

August 24, 2021; The Holland Sentinel

GRAND RAPIDS — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday her office supports public health professionals who are facing protests from parents upset with school mask mandates, but she will not be issuing any orders on masks in K-12 schools moving forward. 

Whitmer, speaking at an event touting an economic recovery proposal at Grand Rapids Community College, said she applauded “local leadership,” including in Ottawa and Allegan counties and on local school boards for instituting mask mandates of their own. 

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