GRCC In the News 11/22/2021

MI ECHO scholarship helps frontline workers not eligible for federal financial aid

11/19/21; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new scholarship helps essential workers not eligible for federal financial aid get a tuition-free education.

… “Our community grows stronger when everyone has access to higher education,” said Tina Hoxie, associate provost and dean of student affairs at Grand Rapids Community College. “Futures for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect have made it possible for thousands of people to start or restart their education at GRCC. The MI ECHO scholarship will help even more people gain new skills for careers, help their families and change their lives.”

Vigil planned to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance in Grand Rapids

11/20/21; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A vigil in Grand Rapids will honor those who were killed because of anti-transgender prejudice.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil on Saturday, Nov. 20 is being hosted by Grand Rapids Community College, the Grand Rapids Trans Foundation and the Grand Rapids Pride Center.

 Morning News

11/22/21; FOX 17

(Emergency training for chefs.)

Newsmakers

11/21/21; Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)

… Teera Wilkins is the new project director of Grand Rapids Community College’s first TRIO Educational Opportunities Center. Over her career at the Michigan college, she has served in various roles, including college navigator, head of its peer-to-peer program and as a member of the Promise Zone team, which provides city students interested in GRCC with information and resources to help them pay for college.

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