GRCC In the News, 10/06/2021

GRCC’s new Veterans Center helping students transition from the military to college

October 05, 2021;

Patrick Coleman wasn’t sure what to do with his life after leaving the U.S. Army in 1995 and didn’t know where he could turn for help.

… Coleman now will be able to help fellow veterans who are Grand Rapids Community College students find those doors. As GRCC’s new veteran’s success coordinator, he is overseeing the college’s new Veterans Success Center, opening this month in the newly renovated G2 floor of Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall.

Alumni Service Award: Lina Blair

October 05, 2021; Northern Today (Northern Michigan University publication)

Northern Michigan University 2021 Alumni Service Award recipient Lina Blair is dedicated to advocating for students and removing barriers to their academic success. She has implemented services related to mental health, COVID-19 relief, housing and food insecurity as director of Student Life and Conduct at Grand Rapids Community College. 

Candidates for Kentwood’s Second Ward seat share their views ahead of Nov. 2 election

October 05, 2021; MLive

KENTWOOD, MI — Two people are vying to represent the eastern half of Kentwood on the city commission.

… Jessica Ann Tyson, 49, is the owner of three businesses: JA PR Group; The Candied Yam, Delightful Southern Cuisine; and Pink Lounge, Dry Salt Therapy. Tyson attended Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo Valley community colleges. She serves on the following boards: the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan, Kentwood Economic Development Council, River City Scholars – National Heritage Academy, Kentwood Community Foundation and Hello West Michigan.

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