GRCC In the News, 9-7-21

GRCC receives $1.2M grant to help adult learners

9/3/21 FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A five-year, $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Grand Rapids Community College to help adult learners enter or return to higher education.

Grand Valley, GRCC receive federal grants to establish Educational Opportunity Centers

9/5/21 The Holland Sentinel

A pair of area higher education institutions received federal grants to connect adult learners with additional resources.

Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College both received a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the US Department of Education. The funds will be used to establish TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers on the respective campuses of the colleges. 

Grand Valley State, GRCC each get $1.2M grants to help adults earn college degrees

9/4/21 MLive

ALLENDALE, MI — Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College have each received five-year, $1.2 million grants designed to help older, non-traditional students enter or return to higher education.

News 8 at 5:30

9/6/21 WOOD TV

(TRIO grant.)

‘It’s about availability, convenience’: GRCC holds on-site vaccine clinic for students and offers $200 incentive

9/3/21 FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Health and safety is a top priority at Grand Rapids Community College. So, when they hosted their annual Raider Rally on Aug. 28 to kick off the new school year, it included a vaccine clinic.

GRCC hosting vaccine clinic at Lakeshore Campus Sept. 14

9/6/21 The Holland Sentinel

HOLLAND TWP. — Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at its new Lakeshore Campus in Holland this month. 

‘It’s never too late,’ says GRCC student who turned her life around


A few years ago, Kelsey Sivertson felt stuck. Her childhood dreams of graduating from college and becoming a teacher had fallen apart.

… Sivertson credits Grand Rapids Community College for helping her turn her life around. She believes the college’s new Lakeshore Campus will provide those same opportunities to others.

News 8 Daybreak Early Edition

9/7/21 WOOD TV

(Diversity Lecture Series with Austin Channing Brown.)

GRPM to host lecture on sensory needs of autism

9/6/21 Grand Rapids Magazine

In partnership with the Grand Rapids Community College’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Grand Rapids Public Museum will host a lecture entitled Understanding Different Kinds of Minds and Sensory Needs by Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids.

David Karel joins GHDPS

9/4/21 Grand Haven Tribune

David Karel was recently sworn in as the newest officer for the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety.

Karel graduated from the Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy on Aug. 27 and was sworn in as a public safety officer on Sept. 1.

Holland Cakery ‘n’ Sweets grateful for 10 ‘solid’ years in Holland Township

9/4/21 The Holland Sentinel

HOLLAND TWP. — When Holland Cakery ‘n’ Sweets first opened its doors, specialty cakes and cupcakes weren’t really “a thing.”

… (Katy) Bopp, a West Michigan native, studied baking and pastry arts at Grand Rapids Community College. After six years working in a Costco bakery, she decided to open her own shop.

At age 60, legendary coach Tony Annese is competitive and energetic as ever

9/3/21 MLive

BIG RAPIDS, MI – One minute, Tony Annese is hugging Ferris State special teams coach Jack Schugars before Schugars leaves practice for the day.

… He was 30-4 in three seasons at Grand Rapids Community College with two junior-college national titles.

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