GRCC In the News 09/27/2022

Italian RV and yacht furnishings maker opens U.S. headquarters


An Italian recreational vehicle furnishing manufacturer is making a $7.3 million investment in U.S. headquarters in West Michigan.

… The project received a $750,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. West Michigan Works! and Grand Rapids Community College will support Tecnoform’s U.S. headquarters with a workforce training package.

Longtime School City of Mishawaka employee Mike Faulkner passes away

9/26/22 WNDU

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) – The School City of Mishawaka community remembers a longtime colleague, neighbor, and friend who sadly passed away.

… He (Mike Faulkner) attended Grand Rapids Junior College (Grand Rapids Community College) and Ferris State University.

Artistic endeavors

9/26/22 Grand Rapids Magazine

… Before Nick Nortier made his mark in Grand Rapids’ art scene, he was just a kid reading comic books, walking with his friend to Argo’s while his mom was still at work.

… It’s the small push that brought him to a passion that’s buoyed him for the rest of his career. At Grand Rapids Community College, a short experiment with architecture (it was not for him) eventually led him to a drawing class.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but profile subject Kenn Vidro is also a former GRCC student.)

’I really do want to be a teacher’: Teacher Academy helps high schools students begin careers early

9/26/22 FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — High School senior Patrick De Voest said he wasn’t sure if he wanted to enter into the education field. However, when he enrolled in the Teacher Academy at the Kent Career Tech Center, he knew immediately teaching was his dream job.

… De Voest will soon be one of them, looking first to get his degree at either Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, or Grand Rapids Community College, he said.

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