GRCC In the News 02/21/2022

Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions


LANSING, Mich. – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the following appointments to the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board “Children’s Trust Fund”, Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan, Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine, Electronic Recording Commission, State Historic Preservation Review Board,Horse Racing Advisory Commission, Public Health Advisory Council, and the Co-Chair of the Black Leadership Advisory Council. 

… Sonya M. Hernandez, of Muskegon, most recently served as an educator with the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System and ALAS coordinator and adjunct instructor at Grand Rapids Community College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Sociology, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and an educational specialist degree, all from Grand Valley State University. Ms. Hernandez is reappointed to for a term commencing February 18, 2022 and expiring December 10, 2024. 

McCarthy takes on superintendent’s post, without the ‘interim’

2/18/22 (Kent Intermediate School District)

Thornapple Kellogg – Since being named interim superintendent in early September, Craig McCarthy essentially has been doing two jobs – that of assistant superintendent, which he has held for 3 ½ years, and the interim position filling in for Dan Remenap after he took a medical leave of absence Sept. 3.

… A graduate of the former Creston High School in Grand Rapids Public Schools, he earned an associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College, a bachelor’s in accounting from Michigan State University and a master’s from Western Michigan University. He acquired certificates in secondary education and vocational teaching from Aquinas College.

Universities link Native American homelands to campus sites

2/21/22 Great Lakes Echo (Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism)

Acknowledging Native American ties to the land that Michigan universities occupy can make a powerful statement honoring the traditional history and culture, a tribal leader says.

… Many higher education institutions in the state, including Northern Michigan, Michigan State and Grand Rapids Community College, have adopted acknowledgments to recognize Native American culture in their areas.

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