GRCC In the News, 09/23/2021

Grand Rapids Community College has been selected as a national partner addressing student food and housing insecurity

September 22, 2021; WGVU

According to the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, nearly three in five students experience housing and food insecurity. A few years ago, Grand Rapids Community College began assisting its students when the Student Life and Conduct office identified the need for a food pantry.

State programs credited for community colleges’ enrollment bump

September 22, 2021; WLNS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan community colleges are seeing an increase in enrollment this school year with two state programs being credited for driving the numbers.

Enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College is up 4.4% compared with the fall semester last year. This year the college is offering in-person classes, in addition to online courses.

Jill Biden visiting Michigan to discuss safely reopening schools

September 22, 2021; MLive

First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will visit Oakland Community College on Friday to wrap up a bus tour highlighting communities that are safely returning to in-person learning.

… The first lady last visited Michigan in May, when she attended a vaccination clinic at Grand Rapids Community College.

2020 Greenville grad crowned Miss Flat River Heritage

September 22, 2021; The Daily News (Greenville)

Kayla Mann doesn’t really consider herself a typical pageant girl. After being a part of the 2013 Miss Danish Festival court, she didn’t pursue the pageant world.

… The daughter of Pam and Gerald Mann, she is currently a sophomore at Grand Rapids Community College, studying political science and business administration.

BWW Interview: From Head to Toe – Everything HAIR

September 22, 2021; Broadway World Detroit

Hair, running through September 25th at Circle Theatre in Grand Rapids, is a real blast to a very specific era – and we wanted to catch up with the crew in charge of putting together that look for this latest production. Below we’re chatting with the design team!

Kelly Lucus
Co-Costume Designer

Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started in costume design/hair and makeup?

I kind of fell into it. Started helping out a friend and taught myself how to sew along the way. Worked with the Flat River Community Players in Greenville, Michigan for many years. Then got involved with Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, and learned much more working along with Bob Fowle. After a while, branched out and worked with Circle Theatre, Actors Theatre, Grand Rapids Community College, and Cornerstone College to name a few.

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