GRCC In the News 02/01/2022

Getting a fresh restart

1/27/22 AACC 21st Century Center

More older students are starting or restarting their education at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), with enrollment for ages 30 and older 14% above pre-pandemic levels, as adult learners take advantage of state tuition-free programs.

Getting social with sports

1/31/22 Grand Rapids Magazine

He didn’t realize it at the time, but Chris Wessely’s calling dialed him up while he was a poor college student studying abroad in Japan.

… Wessely’s instincts were right and by summer they had more than 100 players. As the club began to succeed, he gained acceptance into the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education program at Grand Rapids Community College, where he would eventually graduate with valedictorian honors. Never content to keep just one plate spinning, it wasn’t long before Wessely found another project to work on, marrying his newly honed culinary skills with his marketing prowess.

Creator of 1619 project says ‘we have to be honest’ in confronting role of race in America

1/31/22 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project, says Americans must be honest about the role that race has always played in our society.

… “We are a country that is obsessed with race – you have to have a race on your birth certificate, there’s a race on your death certificate, and everything in between, your marriage license‚” Hannah-Jones told listeners during a virtual discussion hosted by Grand Rapids Community College Monday evening.

How to commemorate Black History Month 2022 in West Michigan

1/31/22 WZZM

MICHIGAN, USA — Feb. 1 marks the start of Black History Month — a time where the contributions and achievements of Black Americans are celebrated.

… Grand Rapids Community College

Midterm Matters: Fostering the emotional stamina to stay engaged 

LaTosha Brown, a 2019 fellow with The Institute of Politics at Harvard University, is an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist, and jazz singer with over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to political empowerment, social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation and civil rights. Brown is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter. This power-building southern-based civic engagement organization was instrumental in the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate race and the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.

List: 2022 Black History Month events in West Michigan

1/31/22 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — West Michigan organizations are hosting events throughout the month of February to honor Black History Month.

… GRCC | LaTosha Brown: Black History Month keynote address | Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. | Details

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