GRCC In the News, 8-23-16

Grand Rapids Community College students get educated on beer

Aug. 22, 2016; The Holland Sentinel

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College student Sheldon Korcal says he’s been hooked on craft beer since downing one of Founder’s Brewing Company’s flagship beers the Dirty Bastard scotch-style ale.

Coalition Of Community Colleges Hopes To Provide Free Tuition For Advanced Manufacturing

Aug. 22, 2016; WMUK

GRAND RAPIDS — A statewide coalition of community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, is vying for federal grant dollars that would provide free tuition for students in key advanced manufacturing programs.

Flat River Medical trains aspiring medical workers

Aug. 22, 2016; The Daily News (Greenville)

GREENVILLE — After working as a nurse for 10 years, Melody Teegardin decided to open Flat River Medical on Lafayette Street in Greenville in October 2015.

… Teegardin is also working on becoming a state testing center. Right now, the closest testing centers are at Grand Rapids Community College and in Mount Pleasant. Before she can become a testing center, she has make sure the basement meets the state-set standards.

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Smith healthy

Aug. 22, 2016; Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

COLUMBUS — Wide receiver Corey Smith’s career with the Ohio State Buckeyes could have ended when he broke his leg during a game against Indiana on Oct. 3 last season.

… Smith, a graduate of Buchtel High School in Akron, is in his fourth season with the Buckeyes and his sixth year of college. He played for Grand Rapids Community College in 2011. When that program was discontinued, he left for East Mississippi Community College in the small town of Scooba, Miss.

GRCC In the News, 4-13-15

Community colleges struggle to fill classes as economy improves

April 12, 2015; Crain’s Detroit Business

Michigan’s community colleges are confronting a cyclical conundrum they haven’t seen since the last economic revival.

… After years of swelling enrollments, Grand Rapids Community College is being hurt by all of the factors affecting Michigan’s two-year schools including the strong area economy.

Change Ups: O-A-K to erect school project

April 10, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal


… The National College Testing Association awarded Test Center Certification to Grand Rapids Community College’s Academic Testing Services office and staff based on the excellence and integrity of its services.

Area high school grads making an impact on college sports scene

April 12, 2015; MLive

The winter season has come to an end for local college athletes, and the spring season is hitting its stride on the college sports scene. Following is a look at some area high school graduates who have been making their mark on the college scene:

… Matt Hines is enjoying a big spring with the Grand Rapids Community College baseball team. A freshman from East Kentwood, Hines is hitting .412 for the Raiders, with a .444 on-base percentage.

100 Ways to Give: children’s books for Safe Haven Ministries


Please join the Academic Support Center and the Academic Testing Center as we collect children’s books in honor of GRCC’s 100th anniversary and on behalf of Safe Haven Ministries. Safe Haven Ministries offers comprehensive domestic abuse services to women and their children.

In the U.S., 15.5 million children live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year, and seven million children live in families in which severe partner violence occurred. The simple gift of a book can help provide comfort to a child as they struggle to deal with experiencing these acts of domestic violence.

Books can be dropped off at one of these locations:

  • Academic Support Office, 232 LRC or to any GRCC Tutorial Lab
  • Academic Testing Center, 325 SCC
  • Student Life
  • Library
  • M-Tec
  • Enrollment Center
  • College Success Center