Funeral services announced for Grandville High School teen, cousin killed in weekend crash
May 7, 2014; MLive
WYOMING, MI — Funeral arrangements have been set for Grandville High School senior Roman Aguilar-Emmons and his cousin, Michael Aguilar, who were killed in a weekend car crash.
… The Grandville High School senior planned to enroll in Grand Rapids Community College’s Police Academy in the fall. He had also applied for the one-week Grand Rapids Police Department’s High School Youth Police Academy in June.
GRPS, Community Foundation: Scholarship fund growing
May 6, 2014; WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — The Grand Rapids Community Foundation and the Grand Rapids Public Schools district on Tuesday announced a $32 million campaign to support the Challenge Scholars program.
… Donors, including Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Community College, Ferris State University, have already helped raise more than $26 million. That money will go into an endowment to help sustain the program.
Founders Brewing gets $500,000 through state program to train 85 new workers
May 6, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Founders Brewing Company is getting a little help training new workers thanks to a state program.
The Grand Rapids brewing company, in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College, is getting $500,000 over the next six years through the Michigan New Jobs Training Program to train 85 new workers.
KentuckyOne Health names chief operating officer
May 6, 2014; lanereport.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 6, 2014) — KentuckyOne Health has named Lisa A. Shannon as chief operating officer. Shannon will begin her new role July 21.
… Long active in community organizations, Shannon is a member of the boards of Heart of West Michigan United Way and Grand Rapids Community College Foundation. She and her husband have four children. The family plans to relocate to Louisville this summer.
Delta College baseball flourishing behind local talent
May 5, 2014; The Morning Sun (Dearborn)
Baseball for many in mid-Michigan is not only a passion but a way of life.
… “We came in as the No. 8 seed and knocked off the No. 1 seed in the first game. We then knocked off the No. 3 seed in the second and then beat Kellogg Community College in the winners bracket championship. We ended up losing twice to Grand Rapids Community College, but to finish 30-20 overall in only our second year and to make that kind of a tournament run bolted us into the national limelight,” (Dan) Smith said. “In just a couple of short years, people have taken notice that we’re here to compete and we’re a viable option for guys who have the ability to play competitive baseball and who want to continue their careers at the next level.”