GRCC remembers Bishop Dennis J. McMurray, a giant in our community

West Michigan has lost a Giant Among Giants with the passing of Bishop Dennis J. McMurray. We are grateful we were able to share our admiration and appreciation of his visionary leadership at last month’s Giant Awards.

“Bishop McMurray was a wonderful leader in our community who always wanted to create opportunities for people to overcome obstacles and be successful,” GRCC Interim President Juan Olivarez said. “He was a caring, dedicated servant leader, and will be missed. He lives on through all the people he mentored, guided and supported. That’s a tremendous legacy.”

Bishop McMurray last year established the Bishop Dennis J. & Dr. E. Jean Lackey-McMurray Achievement Scholarship, awarded to two Tassell MTEC students who are currently enrolled in either credit or noncredit workforce development programs.

The scholarship is meant to assist students 25 years and older from underrepresented populations, to help them gain new skills.

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