GRCC In the News 08/22/2022

GRCC touts options ahead of fall semester

8/19/22 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College says it has options for those who want to get a degree but don’t want to quit working to go to school.

Robert Kozminski Memorial Golf Classic honors legacy of fallen GRPD Officer 15 years later

8/20/22 WZZM

WALKER, Michigan — Dozens of golf carts sat between the tee boxes on the first hole of Gracewil Country Club, full of law enforcement personnel and supporters. They’re not on duty, instead, they’re supporting one another and honoring the memory of one of their own – slain GRPD officer Robert ‘Bobby’ Kozminski.

… “All the money goes to his scholarship at Grand Rapids Community College,” said Richard Kozminski, Robert’s father. “We give out one or two scholarships every year to a young man or woman studying at the GRCC police academy.”

Whitmer Announces Grants for Workforce Training to Get Michiganders Back to Work in Good-Paying Jobs

8/19/22 state press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to announce Michigan Strategic Fund approval of more than $2.8 million in Training Center Equipment Grants to 74 training providers around the state. The funds will be used to provide employer-driven workforce training, skills development, equipment training and more to Michigan workers.

… As one of the grant administrators, Lakeshore Advantage was allocated $105,000 to support the Thompson M-TEC/Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids Community College, and the Allegan County Area Technical & Education Center. The funds will be used for adult education, community college manufacturing education and vocational training.

Underdog Kalamazoo Growlers capture first Northwoods League championship

8/19/22 MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Growlers entered the Northwoods League playoffs with the worst record among the eight qualifying teams, but that mattered little when they took the field Thursday in the college summer baseball league’s championship game.

Behind a strong start from Byron Center native and Grand Rapids Community College pitcher Jerad Berkenpas, the Growlers defeated the Duluth Huskies, 8-3, to capture the first Northwoods League World Series title in the franchise’s nine-year history.

Kater’s unique approach brings new attitude, new outlook to Rockets’ football program

8/19/22 Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

MUSKEGON – The Friday of the first official week of football practice is a big day for many high school football teams, and Reeths-Puffer is certainly no exception.

… (Cody) Kater became familiar with the “Big Red way” of doing things in 2011 at Grand Rapids Community College, where he was the starting quarterback and former Muskegon High coach Tony Annese was the head coach. He learned from Annese how to truly connect with young men on many car rides from GR back to the White Lake area, where both of them lived.

Rapid bus system makes route changes after Byron Township axes contract

8/20/22 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Rapid bus system is making changes to a route in southern Kent County after Byron Township eliminated its contract with the transportation provider.

… Since the board voted, (Treasurer Robin) Haaksma said she hasn’t heard from any residents who are affected by the elimination of the township’s bus service. However, before the vote she said she was contacted by a mother whose two children used the Go!Bus to get to Grand Rapids Community College.

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