GRCC In the News 11/14/2022

First-generation college students talk about challenges

11/11/22 School News Network (Kent Intermediate School District)

Psychology Professor Ennis Young told a panel of educators that he would likely be in prison if he didn’t go to college.

… Young and other faculty, staff and college students shared their stories during panels on what it’s like to be first in their families to go to college during National First Generation College Student Day, which GRCC’s TRIO program celebrated Tuesday as part of the annual event started by the  Council for Opportunity in Education and the Center for First-Generation Student Success. Every Nov. 8 is now designated for the day. TRIO’s mission is to support and motivate first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities throughout their college experience.

LSSU plans Native American Heritage Month events

11/12/22 The Sault News (Sault Ste. Marie)

SAULT STE. MARIE — November is Native American Heritage Month, and all across the country tribes will be celebrating their culture and teaching it to others as well.

… Photographer Scott Laursen, who lives in the Bay Mills area, created the collection as part of Native American history and photography classes he was attending at Grand Rapids Community College and the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

44th Elkhart Juried Regional exhibit continues through December 23 at Midwest Museum

11/13/22 South Bend Tribune (Ind.)

ELKHART — The 44th Elkhart Juried Regional exhibit continues through Dec. 23 at the Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 S. Main St.

… This year’s judges were Nick Antonakis, chair and professor of visual art at Grand Rapids Community College, and Shaun Dingwerth, executive director of the Richmond (Ind.) Art Museum.

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