GRCC In the News 02/28/2022

Exploring Grand Rapids throughout Black History Month and beyond


Stemming from Negro History Week, Black History Month is an opportunity to “celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.” 

… Located on Fountain Street, on the south side of Grand Rapids Community College’s campus, is the Helen Claytor statue. Having served both the national and Grand Rapids YWCA in various capacities, Claytor made her mark. As the first Black woman to serve as president of the national YWCA board of directors, Claytor led the “justice and equality imperative, specifically ‘the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary,’” which became a tenet of all YWCAs.

GRCC: Deadline approaching for $1.4 million in scholarships

2/25/22 FOX 17                                                   

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is encouraging students to apply for the GRCC Foundation Scholarship before the deadline on March 15.

GRCC director urges all students to fill out FAFSA

2/25/22 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Colleges across the country are already gearing up for another school year, encouraging students to file for federal aid. Grand Rapids Community College has several resources to help students understand what aid is available.

 ‘Music is about saying things without words’

2/25/22 (Kent Intermediate School District)

Northview — Senior Elijah Cosby plays virtually every percussion instrument, including drum set, marimba, xylophone and timpani. He is lead snare drum in jazz and concert bands, and is section leader in the marching band. As a side gig after school, he plays with the Grand Rapids Community College’s jazz band and jazz combo. And he just may be after his uncle’s job.

Murdered civil rights leader’s legacy still visible in Grand Rapids

2/26/22 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Every year, the Grand Rapids Community College gives out the Giant Award named after her. But who was activist Phyllis Scott?

Replacing retirees keeps South Haven officials busy

2/27/22 Grand Haven Tribune

While municipalities, school districts and businesses continue to face challenges in hiring staff during the ongoing pandemic, the City of South Haven has managed to find nine new people to fill positions that opened over the past year due to retirements or employees finding jobs elsewhere.

… Richmond, originally from South Haven, previously served as a Dowagiac Police Officer. He graduated from the Delta College Police Academy and has an associate degree in criminal justice from Mid-Michigan College. (Eric) Garcia-Murillo served as a Covert Police Officer prior to joining South Haven’s police force. He graduated from Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy and has an associate degree in law enforcement from Grand Rapids Community College. (Joshua) Lee graduated from Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy and holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Ferris State University.

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