GRCC In the News 11/15/2021

Community updates: Friday, Nov. 12

11/12/21; therapidian.org

… Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and the City of Grand Rapids are teaming up for a special training this month that will prepare area chefs to lend their skills to the community after a disaster.

Get to know new Ward 3 council member Belinda Coronado

11/14/21; The Holland Sentinel

HOLLAND — Belinda Coronado began her first term on Holland City Council this week after she was elected Nov. 2 to replace Raul Garcia on council. Garcia did not run for re-election, saying he wanted more time with his family and young kids.

… Education: Liberal studies degree from GVSU, associate’s degree in criminal justice from Grand Rapids Community College.

Inside Track: Pattee restores faith in process

11/12/21; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Fire is central to Clay Pattee’s business and personal life.

… Pattee earned an associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College and transferred to Cornerstone University as a night student, earning an undergraduate degree in business in 2010. 

One big family; Coach Tony Annese’s Story

11/12/21; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

Tony Annese hates excuses.

… Annese left Muskegon after the 2008 season to try his hand in the college ranks. He posted a three-year record of 30-4 at Grand Rapids Community College, before heading up the highway to Ferris in 2011.

4 GRCC cross-country runners achieve All-American awards

11/13/21; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College celebrates as four of its cross-country runners earn All-American honors at the NJCAA DII National Championships in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday.

By the numbers: Michigan community colleges hit hard by enrollment declines

11/14/21; MLive

Michigan colleges, by and large, are experiencing declining enrollment.

… Grand Rapids Community College saw a 4.4% enrollment increase entering its fall 2020 semester, as well as a 7% increase the following summer. While spokesman David Murray credits that to population growth in Ottawa and Kent counties in the last decade, even colleges in fast-growing districts saw enrollment declines.

Michigan community college enrollment is dwindling. Apprenticeships 1 of many competitors for students.

11/14/21; MLive

Sylwia Sokolowski faced the classic question as she neared the end of high school. Do I go to work or do I go to college?

… Community colleges in counties with population growth fared better. Grand Rapids Community College saw a 4.4% enrollment increase in its fall 2020 semester, as well as a 7% increase the following summer compared to the year before, said spokesman David Murray.

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