GRCC In the News 03/29/2022

Grand Rapids high school students can attend a one-day African American Male Achievement Conference on March 28

3/25/22 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Organizers of next week’s African American Male Achievement Conference say they plan to deliver “a day of inspiration, learning, sharing and caring” for Grand Rapids male students in ninth through 12 grade.

The Monday, March 28 event is a collaboration between Urban League of Western Michigan, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS), Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, and the City of Grand Rapids, according to a press release.

Nicholas James Thomasma’s mission: Write fine songs, showcase Michigan’s ‘incredible’ talent

3/25/22 Local Spins

In many ways, Nicholas James Thomasma serves as a role model for career musicians attempting to maneuver their way through the often-thorny thicket of a fickle business that presents a challenge for regional artists.

… At 42, the Grand Rapids Community College student and full-time musician also has plunged enthusiastically into volunteer work for Folk Alliance Region Midwest and Michigan Music Alliance, which both strive to guide and create opportunities for performing artists.

 Ferris State names Michigan community college leader as its next president

3/28/22 The Detroit News

Ferris State University announced Monday that Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink would serve as its 19th president.

Meet Ferris State’s selection for president, Dr. Bill Pink

3/28/22 The Pioneer (Big Rapids)

BIG RAPIDS — At a ceremony held at Ferris State University’s Big Rapids Campus on Monday, March 28, Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College, was officially named as the selected finalist to become the 19th president of Ferris State University by the Board of Trustees.

Ferris State University, Calvin University appoint new presidents: Who they are

3/28/22 The Detroit Free Press

Ferris State University’s next president will be Bill Pink, the current president of Grand Rapids Community College, the school announced Monday morning. Ferris’ board will formally give its approval at its next board meeting in May.

Ferris State selects GRCC president to replace retiring president

3/28/22 WZZM

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Bill Pink, the current president of Grand Rapids Community College, was selected as the final candidate to become the 19th president of Ferris State University.

Current GRCC President Bill Pink picked to lead Ferris State University

3/28/22 FOX 17

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Today Bill Pink is the president of Grand Rapids Community College. On June 30, Bill Pink will still be president, but he’ll be the 19th president of Ferris University, in Big Rapids.

Ferris State taps Grand Rapids Community College president as sole finalist to be next leader

3/28/22 MLive

BIG RAPIDS, MI – Ferris State University announced Monday that Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink is the sole candidate to take the reins from outgoing President David Eisler.

GRCC president Pink picked to lead Ferris State

3/28/22 WOOD TV

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Bill Pink is heading north. The president of Grand Rapids Community College has been named the next president of Ferris State University.

Ferris State taps Grand Rapids Community College leader as likely new president

3/28/22 Bridge Magazine

Current Grand Rapids Community College president Bill Pink will likely be the next Ferris State University president, FSU announced Monday.

Meet Ferris State’s selection for president, Dr. Bill Pink

3/28/22 Midland Daily News

BIG RAPIDS — At a ceremony held at Ferris State University’s Big Rapids Campus on Monday, March 28, Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College, was officially named as the selected finalist to become the 19th president of Ferris State University by the Board of Trustees.

Meet Ferris State’s selection for president, Dr. Bill Pink

3/28/22 Manistee News-Advocate

BIG RAPIDS — At a ceremony held at Ferris State University’s Big Rapids Campus on Monday, March 28, Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College, was officially named as the selected finalist to become the 19th president of Ferris State University by the Board of Trustees.

Ferris State hires Bill Pink as University’s next President

3/28/22 WGVU

After conducting a national search, the Ferris State University Board of Trustees Monday announced it had selected Bill Pink to serve as its next President.

Bill Pink is currently the president of Grand Rapids Community College, a position he has held since May of 2017.

GRCC president Pink picked to lead Ferris State

3/28/22 WLNS

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Bill Pink is heading north. The president of Grand Rapids Community College has been named the next president of Ferris State University.

9&10 News at 5

3/28/22 WWTV

(Ferris presidency)

Students give seniors something to grin about

3/28/22 schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)

With a toothbrush and teeth model, student Chyna Schut showed patient Mary Tucker how to properly brush her teeth and gums.

“Brushing the gums, as well as the teeth, helps stimulate blood flow and prevent gum disease,” said Chyna, who is a second year student in the Dental Hygiene Program.

Tucker expressed her gratitude for the cleaning and said the opportunity to receive free dental care from GRCC students was “amazing.” 

GRPS help Black male students see themselves in leadership

3/28/22 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Public Schools administrators have partnered with city leaders to create a safe space for young Black men in the district.

… It’s a part of a collaboration between the Urban League of Western Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and the city of Grand Rapids. This year’s theme is Challenges, Choices, and Change.

Ferris State selects finalist for president

3/29/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal

A public university named the finalist in its search for its next president.

Ferris State University (FSU) named Bill Pink, president of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), the finalist to become the university’s 19th president.

Michigan this Morning

3/29/22 WFQX

(Ferris presidency.)

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