GRCC In the News 04/28/2022

Summer registration is open at GRCC

4/27/22 eightWest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Thinking about your summer plans? Registration is now open for Grand Rapids Community College’s two summer sessions, whether you want to get a head start on the fall semester or just continue your education.

Muskegon Community College announces next president

4/27/22 FOX 17

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Muskegon Community College will have a new president starting this July. The Muskegon Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Wednesday for Dr. John Selmon to be the next president.

… Dr. Selmon was previously the Executive Dean of Student Services at Lake Michigan College. He has also worked at Kennesaw State University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Davenport University. He has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Local restaurateur receives Governor’s Service Award

4/27/22 Grand Rapids Business Journal

The co-owner and chef of Amore Trattoria Italiana received an award for making a difference during the pandemic.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission last week awarded Jenna Arcidiacono and nine other Michigan residents the 2020/21 COVID-19 Governor’s Service Award, which honors individuals who supported significant needs and made a difference in food distribution, health or other arenas during the pandemic.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Arciadiaconno is a GRCC alum.)

Alumni Spotlight: Paola Mendivil

4/27/22 The Ferris State Torch (Ferris State University’s student newspaper)

Paola Mendivil won the 2021 Pacesetter Award as an alumnus at Ferris. She is the first Latina to have won the award. She was born in Mexico and moved to Grand Rapids when she was 16 years old, where she then finished high school. She was originally going to go back to Mexico after graduating high school, but then she was offered a scholarship to Grand Rapids Community College. 

She’s shaking things up

4/27/22 schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)

It’s almost 1 p.m. in Grand Rapids Community College’s Recital Hall and as Professor Shannon Shaker takes the podium, she signals her Winds Ensemble to quiet their instruments for the start of class. 

Who is Dr. Bill Pink?

4/27/22 The Ferris State Torch (Ferris State University’s student newspaper)

Motivated by his faith and the opportunity to help others, Dr. Bill Pink is looking forward to joining the Ferris community as president. 

Pink was named Ferris’ presidential search finalist on March 28, five years into his presidency at Grand Rapids Community College.  

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