GRCC In the News, 10/05/2021

GRCC aims to add landmark with $5M piazza project

October 04, 2021; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College says a new piazza coming to its downtown campus is poised to become one of the college’s most recognizable features.

GV Alumna Avalon Cutts-Jones leads inspiring lifelong music career

October 04, 2021; The Lanthorn (Grand Valley State University student newspaper)

Grand Valley State University Alumna Avalon Cutts-Jones is a Grand Rapids native whose passion for music started the very instant she was born into two musical families. 

… She said that through this determination, she decided to apply to Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) at age 30 despite her lack of formal, or classical training. 

20+ Mommy and Me Classes for Babies, Toddlers & Their Caregivers

October 04, 2021; Grand Rapids Kids

Looking for an activity your tiniest to can participate in?

The Grand Rapids area has a variety of class options for babies and toddlers to do with a caregiver. (These classes are not exclusive to a mom-child pair – dads, grandmas, nannies you’re invited too!)

… 12. Play and Learn with Grand Rapids Community College.

Allante Leapheart’s journey to GV: a decade in the making

October 04, 2021; The Lanthorn (Grand Valley State University student newspaper)

The recruitment process for the Grand Valley State University football team doesn’t begin and end with statistics and headshots, especially when someone like Allante Leapheart enters the room. When coach Matt Mitchell evaluates new recruits to build his team, high character personalities are what he looks for first and foremost. 

… Graduating from high school in 2011, Leapheart and his family were set on encouraging him to try out for the Grand Rapids Community College football team. Due to the circumstances with his family life, however, he made the bold and brave decision to stay behind and help his mom. Yet to him, it was hardly a decision at all. 

Pre-teach, teach, reteach

October 04, 2021; (Kent Intermediate School District)

Byron Center — Alec Steen spends a class period each day in Learning Strategies so he can receive a triple dose of what he is learning in his other classes.

“I like being in Strategies because it helps me focus more in a small group with other people and to be able to do my homework and study before a class,” said Alec, who is on track to graduate in May. He plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College and then perhaps transfer to Ferris State University and major in sports broadcasting. “I am able to pay attention more.”

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