GRCC In the News 01/12/2023

‘I love to be able to help people’: GRCC, MDHHS team up to meet students’ basic needs

1/11/23 FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Marjri Weller returned to her alma mater, Grand Rapids Community College, in October 2022. Her daily goal since then has been to help as many students as possible succeed.

Deputy awarded for inspiring trust with migrant workers


Growing up, Ramon Soto-Lopez dreamed of becoming a police officer and changing the perspective the public has of law enforcement.

… In 2012, he graduated with outstanding academic achievement awards and enrolled in GRCC.

How to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 in Grand Rapids area

1/11/23 MLive

WEST MICHIGAN — If you’re looking for a meaningful way to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Grand Rapids area, there is no shortage of opportunities.

… A collaboration among Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University will host a keynote speaker on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Loyalty over everything

1/11/23 The Ferris State Torch (Ferris State University’s student newspaper)

Ferris football coaches Ryan Hodges and Tony Annese have shared four national championships and over 100 wins as a coaching duo at the collegiate level, but the two have a history far beyond that.

… After his stint with the Big Reds, Hodges was once again asked by Annese to join another coaching staff, this time at the next level at Grand Rapids Community College. For three years he coached the defensive backs for the Raiders, gaining two national championships in three years for the team in 2009 and 2011.

Lakewood basketball’s Jayce Cusak showing star power

1/10/23 Ionia Sentinel-Standard

LAKE ODESSA – Jayce Cusack drove to the lane, faked right, cut left and then Eurostepped to the basket and scored past three defenders.

… The 6-foot-4, 175-pound guard has caught the eye of a lot of college coaches, too. He has eight offers: Alma College, Aquinas College, Calvin University, Cleary University, Grand Rapids Community College, Jackson College, Olivet College and Trine University.

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