GRCC In the News 10/06/2022

Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame welcomes class of 2022

10/4/22 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Some new faces joined the ranks of some of Grand Rapids’ most iconic sports legends Tuesday night, as six people from West Michigan were inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame for the organization’s 50th class.

Inducted on Tuesday was the late Fred Julian, who played at the University of Michigan and was a longtime coach at West Catholic High School and Grand Rapids Community College.

Grand Rapids Community College awarded $2.9 million grant for community health workers training

10/5/22 FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College has been awarded a $2.9 million grant over three years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will be used to help increase the number of community health workers in West Michigan.

 ‘Food is our vehicle for learning’

10/5/22 schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)

Grand Rapids — “Order number five! Order number five.” 

A voice over a microphone breaks through the low buzz of Grand Rapids Community College’s lunch crowd.

CMU Music presents ‘100 Years of Bands’

10/5/22 The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant)

Central Michigan University’s Music Department will host a special concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, taking a look at 100 years of band music.

The event will feature current students, alumni and guests, with CMU faculty and guest conductors from Oakland University, Grand Rapids Community College and Adrian College leading various CMU ensembles in a diverse program of contemporary music and traditional classics. The concert will highlight newer band music, including a world premiere performance of “Rising Star” by David Gillingham, along with Michael Mikulka’s “From Detroit to LA,” “Dream of Ember, Dream of Star” by David Biedenbender, “Fire Up” by David Gillingham, and a trombone concert by John Mackey. Traditional concert pieces by Gustav Holst and Percy Grainger are also on the program. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit go.cmich.edu/lifeoncampus/events,  email m.garciasouza@cmich.edu or call 989-774-3738.

The man building Ferris’ future

10/5/22 The Ferris State Torch (Ferris State University student newspaper)

Big Rapids soil has been under President Pink’s feet for only a few months, but he has already left a footprint.

… Before coming to Ferris, Pink previously served as the president of Grand Rapids Community College for five years. He was elected to the position in May of 2017 after two years as the vice president and dean in workforce development. Prior to this, he worked as the vice president of academic affairs at Oklahoma State-Oklahoma City from 2011 to 2015 and the associate dean at the University of Central Oklahoma from 2007 to 2011. 

WMU, GRPS partner to offer free dual enrollment program to HS students

10/6/22 WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A new collaboration with Western Michigan University and Grand Rapids Public Schools is nurturing the next generation of makers.

… “They can go to (Grand Rapids Community College) and ladder into an associates and get it free because they are GRPS students,” (Kimmy) Beuchler said.

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