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GRCC In the News, 6-12-17

June 12, 2017

Summer safety tips for motorcyclists, drivers

June 11, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – As the temperature continues to rise this summer, so do the number of motorcycles on the road. Be sure you know how to stay safe if you’re riding one, or if you’re driving near one!

WZZM 13 asked Grand Rapids Community College Bike Safety Instructor Steven Lick to share some tips on how to stay safe while riding, as well as what drivers should be on the look out for.

St. Patrick ready for Regional

June 9, 2017; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

PORTLAND — The varsity baseball coaching staff of St. Patrick set a goal this year and there is a certainty that comes with goals. If you set one goal and attain it, good things always come from it. Some coaches put their eye on one thing – a conference title, or maybe even a regional title if they think their team might be good enough heading into a season.

… That foundation comes from (Bryan) Scheurer’s past, and his present. He played ball on St. Patrick fields from 1993-96 and then, without any offers at the next level signed up with Doug Wabeke at Grand Rapids Community College and his nationally acclaimed baseball team. He only played one year at GRCC and they won a national championship. “After your team wins a national championship, you gain a bit more notice,” Scheurer said, tongue in cheek. He jumped on the Chippewa bandwagon, accepting a scholarship from Central Michigan University. He played center and batted lead off for Steve Jaksa and learned some of the intricacies of hitting from Dave Grewe. He earned honors as an Academic All-American and he still holds a place in the Chippewa all-time record books bagging 18 doubles in 2001.

Michigan Virtual Charter Academy to Hold In-Person Graduation Ceremony

June 9, 2017; WMBF

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — (BUSINESS WIRE) Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a full-time online public charter school, authorized by Grand Valley State University and serving grades K-12, will hold a commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 on Saturday, June 17th.

… Members of the Class of 2017 report being accepted to the following colleges and universities: Michigan State University, Schoolcraft College, North Central College, Grand Rapids Community College, Wayne Community College, Alpena Community College, Spring Arbor University, Saginaw Valley State University and Lansing Community College.

GRCC In the News, 5-25-17

May 25, 2017

Baby among those killed by opioids in Kent County’s deadliest year

May 24, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — At only 10 months old, Chance Powell was the youngest victim of the opioid epidemic in Kent County in 2015, the deadliest year the county has seen yet.

… When Jonathan Eisenman moved to Grand Rapids from Bay City, Mich., his mother thought it would be good for him. At age 15, the boy who loved to skate and write hip-hop lyrics started taking Norco with a friend. When the pills ran out, the teens switched to heroin. The family tried everything they could think of to get him clean, and thought it had worked. After high school, Jonathan moved to Grand Rapids to live with his older brother and attend Grand Rapids Community College.

Fleis scholarship winners announced

May 25, 2017; Leelanau News

A record number of scholarship applications were made and 72 were reviewed by the Fleis Education Fund selection committee.  Tina Poulias, who is studying medicine at Grand Rapids Community College, won the scholarship in memory of Jim and Rita (Fleis) Cwengros.

Jordan Brown flashes phenomenal speed in Rockford outfield and on base paths

May 24, 2017; MLive

ROCKFORD As a senior, Jordan Brown took over in center field for the Rockford baseball team and ran with it.

…”The amount of work he has put in this season is paying off, and I look forward to seeing what a year at Grand Rapids Community College does for him. He has the natural ability to be a great Division I baseball player. He has the tools that you can’t teach.”

GRCC In the News, 5-8-17

May 8, 2017

Change Ups: WMU Cooley Law School associate dean inducted into alumni ROTC Hall of Fame

May 5, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… AWARDS

Retired Col. Scott Haraburda is Grand Rapids Community College’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. Haraburda is a 1981 graduate from then Grand Rapids Junior College; chemistry professor Joe Hesse was named the college’s 2017 Emeritus Faculty; and president Dr. Steven C. Ender received the President Emeritus Award. Ender retired in April.

School district plans $17M renovation of high school

May 5, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A local school district is planning to renovate a high school into a “center for college preparation and career technical education.”

… In a joint venture with Grand Rapids Community College, GRPS will launch its first Early Middle College program at the renovated Ottawa Hills High School.

GRBJ: Ferris programs help Latinos hone business skills

May 8, 2017 WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Throughout her 10 years in educational leadership and her work in the nonprofit sector, Lorena Aguayo-Marquez has worn many hats. Now, she wants to focus on the work that truly motivates her.

That’s why Aguayo-Marquez, program assistant for adult education programs at Grand Rapids Community College, signed up for the Latino Talent Initiative, a professional development program established in 2014 by the Latino Economic and Business Development Center (LEBDC) at Ferris State University.

GRCC Athlete Jeff Drake Todd

May 5, 2017; Grand Rapids Times

Jeff Todd is one of Grand Rapids Community College’s best basketball team players with a scoring average of 21.3 points per game as the Raiders combo point guard and shooting guard. In this interview with the GR Times, he talks about how he learned that grades come first the hard way, the influence of his parents on his college career, future plans and more.

Sinclair baseball edges Cuyahoga to win conference championship

5/7/17 Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

Sinclair split a doubleheader with Cuyahoga on Sunday to clinch the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference championship.

… The Tartan Pride travel to Grand Rapids Community College for a non-conference doubleheader on Monday.

Innovation Central, Montessori students’ 2017 prom a royal night

May 5, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Students from Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Innovation Central High School and Grand Rapids Montessori joined together for a royal night at their prom Friday, May 5.

The two schools — which are on the same campus — held their prom at Grand Rapids Community College’s Raider Grille. The theme was “where the royals meet.”

GRCC In the News, 4-24-17

April 24, 2017

Prominent restaurateur, local Latino community leader dies

April 23, 2017; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Marshall Chavez, owner of the El Sombrero restaurant and prominent Latino community leader in West Michigan, has died.

… In 1969, Chavez open the El Sombrero restaurant in Grand Rapids after he and his family settled in the city nearly two decades prior, his obituary reads. Chavez was born in Cuero, Texas in 1935 but upon moving to West Michigan attended Grand Rapids Community College, formerly Grand Rapids Junior College, and Western Michigan University.

Kentwood Women’s Club awards scholarships

April 20, 2017; MLive

Lisa Giles and Hannah Robinson, both East Kentwood High School seniors, were selected as this year’s Kentwood Women’s Club scholarship recipients.

… She (Robinson) has taken advanced courses in world history, language and composition, literature and biology. She has taken some college-level courses from Davenport University and Grand Rapids Community College. Hannah has been on the Honor Roll for four years and the All Academic Varsity Team two years. For three years she has been in National Honor Society. Her senior class elected her as class president.

Belding’s Breimeyer to play basketball at GRCC

April 21, 2017; The Greenville Daily News

BELDING — Dave Glazier is used to allowing freshman players to flourish on his Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) women’s basketball team. Soon, he will have another freshman who can bring a whole new attitude to the Raiders team.

Veteran core leading Hopkins baseball team to strong start

April 21, 2017; MLive

HOPKINS — Led by a strong core of veterans, the Hopkins baseball team is off to a strong start this spring.

… (Zach) Brechting, who is planning to pitch in college at Grand Rapids Community College, has 28 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched. Brechting has allowed just six walks and is holding opposing batters to a .105 batting average.

The Last Snow Pile in G.R.

April 24, 2017; WOOD TV (weatherman Bill Steffen’s blog)

This pic. was taken last Friday by Kyle Piers.  This is the famous (I’ve mentioned it a number of times on the blog over the years) last snowpile of winter.

… One is a pile off the parking ramp at Grand Rapids Community College downtown.

GRCC In the News, 4-4-17

April 4, 2017

Wanted: Certified Nursing Assistants in West Michigan

April 3, 2017; WFGR

They are much in demand, but difficult to find. They are Certified Nursing Assistants, and there is a huge need, nation wide. So, to the rescue, Grand Rapids Community College and Holland Home.

Leaders to young males: Make smart choices

April 3, 2017; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

Grand Rapids Public Schools – GRPS, MI   Nathaniel Stanley knows how easy it would have been to take the wrong path.

The Davenport University sophomore said that’s the importance of conferences like the 2nd Annual African-American Male Conference held at Grand Rapids Community College. The message of speakers and organizers to more than 600 area high school students included the importance of personal accountability, responsibility and recognizing the smart choice.

AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org Ranks Michigan’s Best Online Schools for 2017

April 4, 2017; prweb.com

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges programs in Michigan for 2017. Of the 36 four-year schools that made the Best list, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University came in as the top schools. Of the 12 two-year colleges that also made the list, Lansing Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, Kirtland Community College and Henry Ford Community College were the top five.

… Michigan’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:

… Grand Rapids Community College

04/03 – 2017 Michigan Collegiate Baseball Won-Loss Standings – UNOFFICIAL

April 3, 2017; MLive

2017 Michigan Collegiate Baseball Won-Loss Standings – UNOFFICIAL

… Grand Rapids Community College – MCCAA / NJCAA2 – 8-14-0 / 36.36%

GRCC In the News, 3-13-17

March 13, 2017

“Morning News”

March 13, 2017; WZZM

Grand Rapids Community College plans to announce a new partnership aimed at training construction workers to build homes.

What economies across the state can learn from West Michigan’s success

March 9, 2017; Michigan Public Radio

West Michigan is one of the most economically healthy regions in our state. It’s been cited as the fifth fastest-growing city in the country.

… “You see private businesses that are working every day with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Michigan Works! and having that open dialogue, saying ‘This not just what I have today in terms of needs for my workforce, but here’s what I’m going to need over the next three-to-five years,'” (Tim) Mroz said. “‘How can you help in your curriculum? How can you help in workforce training to really make those connections, and help us grow our talent pool so that my business can continue growing in the region?'”

Kalamazoo Public Safety to hire, replace 40 officers by 2018

March 7, 2017; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley said he expects to hire 40 new officers during the next year-and-a-half.

… Recruits are hired by KDPS and then sent to a police academy either at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kellogg Community College, Grand Rapids Community College or Grand Valley State University.

Why mentoring is a vital add-on to remedial curriculum

March 6, 2017; Education Dive

… Remedial education is a growing part of the national conversation on college affordability, and it has attracted the attention of lawmakers in states and within the federal government. Campuses which show a commitment to enrolling low-income and minority students, but which don’t complement the enrollment strategy with direct outreach, stand to lose ground in graduation rates and poor internal reviews from students and faculty. Schools like Grand Rapids Community College use online assessment tools to help students self-determine the amount of time and resources they have to fully commit to pursuing a degree.

600 teens attending African American Male Achievement Conference

March 8, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – More than 600 ninth graders from high schools throughout Kent County are expected to take part in the second annual African American Male Achievement Conference today at Grand Rapids Community College.

‘Creatures of Light’ opens at Grand Rapids Public Museum

March 11, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Animals from fireflies to deep-sea squid are the focal point of the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s newest exhibit. “Creatures of Light” exhibit opens on Saturday, March 11.

(One of the photos accompanying this article shows GRCC student Joseph Hileski touring the exhibit.)

Pets and animal lovers play with friends at LaughFest event Sunday

March 12, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Each year, Grand Rapids resident Erica Jager and her dachshund, Cooper, wait for a People and Pets day at Gilda’s LaughFest.

… Jager was among nearly 150 who attended a People and Pets event at GRCC Ford Feildhouse Sunday, one of the most popular parts of Gilda’s LaughFest since 2010. The event featured activities including a parade, costume contest, blessing and other events for animal lovers and their companions.

COLLEGE: Lackawanna sweeps softball doubleheader

March 7, 2017; The Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.)

Lackawanna College’s softball team opened its southern swing with a doubleheader sweep of Grand Rapids Community College, posting a pair of shutouts in the squad’s first games in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Indians win 3 of 4 at Classic

March 7, 2017; The Jackson County Floridian

The Chipola Baseball Classic over the weekend yielded mixed results for the 19-4 Indians.
While Grand Rapids Community College wasn’t able to gain any traction and went down 10-0 in flurry of runs on Friday, Saturday’s game against Louisiana State University Eunice saw a 9-2 loss for the Indians.

 

 

GRCC In the News, 3-3-17

March 3, 2017

‘To College, Through College’ summit to help students of color

March 2, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – The local group To College, Through College Initiative hosted its annual summit in hopes to drive change for students of color and call onto the community to help them get to and navigate college successfully.

The summit, “Changing the Narrative,” included highlights such as a keynote address from Dr. Bill Pink, a panel discussion of students, parents and school and college representatives and an update on the T2C Studio, Grand Rapids Center for College Success.

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative: preparing children for a quality education

March 2, 2017; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — Studies have shown that children who don’t receive early care are 40% less likely to go to college and sadly 70% more likely to be involved in a crime. Early education is crucial for children to be ready for kindergarten. This is where the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative steps in to help. In 2010, research showed, prior to ELNC, that only two out of every ten children entering kindergarten were ready. Each year, the ELNC classrooms use creative curriculum, and children are assessed three times through the Gold Online assessment. All classrooms have earned a rating of 4 or 5 stars, out of a 5 star rating system. After five years in helping GRPS students, 91% of ELNC graduates are ready for kindergarten.

ELNC is two things. It’s a collaborative of nine non-profit organizations, including eight neighborhood-based organizations that deliver preschool and other related services. One of the nine organizations is the ELNC. The ELNC is a 501(c)3 registered organization. The program is headed up by Dr. Nkechy Ezeh, the Associate Director for Early Education at Aquinas College.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Nkechy Ezeh is a GRCC alumna.)

Tallahassee Community College Baseball Extends Win Streak To Six Games

March 2, 2017; WTXL

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 2, 2017) — Tallahassee Community College’s baseball team won a season-high sixth straight game on Thursday, knocking off Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College, 15-4, at Eagle Field.

GRCC In the News, 2-3-17

February 3, 2017

Former Harbor Beach teen dies in crash

Jan. 30, 2017; Huron Daily Tribune

COURTLAND TOWNSHIP — A 19-year-old Rockford woman, formerly of Harbor Beach, died following a two-vehicle crash that took place on M-57 and Berrigan Avenue on Friday morning.

According to the Michigan State Police Rockford Post, troopers were called to the scene around 8:35 a.m., where Kaylin Roggenbuck was traveling east on M-57 and struck the rear of a flatbed truck, which was stopped waiting to make a left hand turn onto Berrigan Avenue.

(Kaylin Roggenbuck was a GRCC student.)

Hit the line hard: Enjoying the hype of committing

Feb. 2, 2017; The Daily News (Greenville)

This is the time of year I always love, when National Signing Day is upon us.

… Here is a list of local student-athletes that have signed letters of intent, so far:

… Cal Syrjala, Grand Rapids Community College baseball

… Courtnee Nicholson, Grand Rapids Community College softball

Get to know Ypsilanti Lincoln’s boys basketball team

Feb. 2, 2017; MLive

The Railsplitters have had a successful first two months of the season with a 9-4 record, despite featuring three sophomores, a junior and a senior in their starting lineup.

… He (coach Jesse Davis) played for Willow Run prior to his 1995 graduation and added two years of college basketball at Grand Rapids Community College.

MCC men’s hoops squad edges Ancilla for sixth-straight victory

Feb. 3, 2017; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

Muskegon Community College’s men’s basketball team had four players score in double figures in the Jayhawks 87-83 victory over Ancilla College on Wednesday.

… MCC is back in action on Friday as it travels to face rival Grand Rapids Community College. Tip off is 7:30 p.m.

MCC women’s hoops squad still in hunt for league title, beats Ancilla College

Feb. 3, 2017; Local Sports Journal

Muskegon Community College’s women’s basketball team remained in second place and in contention for a league title following Wednesday’s 62-52 victory over Ancilla College.

… MCC pays a visit to face rival Grand Rapids Community College on Friday, with tip off set for 5:30 p.m.

GRCC In the News, 1-25-17

January 25, 2017

Grand Rapids Public Schools partner with GRCC for Early Middle College Program

Jan. 25, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Imagine what it would feel like to walk across the stage at your high school graduation and leave with not one, but two diplomas. That will, soon, be the reality for dozens of students at Ottawa Hills, in Grand Rapids.

… “I think that is a wonderful opportunity for any kid attending Ottawa Hills to be enrolled in that program,” said Chris Sain, with Grand Rapids Community College.

Lutheran Northwest grad to lead new USPBL club

Jan. 24, 2017; C&G News

ROCHESTER — Earlier this January, the United Shore Professional Baseball League unveiled its newest franchise, the Westside Woolly Mammoths. The club joins the league’s three previously established teams, beginning play at Jimmy Johns Field in Utica on May 11.

… Following his standout prep career, (Shane) McCatty spent two years at Grand Rapids Community College before transferring to Oakland University. He worked his way up to becoming the No. 1 starter for the Golden Grizzlies before being drafted by the Washington Nationals in 2009.

GRCC In the News, 12-21-16

December 21, 2016

Greenville’s Syrjala signs to play baseball for Grand Rapids Community College

Dec. 19, 2016; The Daily News (Greenville)

GREENVILLE — Calvin Syrjala was getting looked at by a couple of Division 1 college baseball teams.

Instead, Syrjala decided community college is the way to go, signing a letter of intent last week to play for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).

GRCC In the News, 8-15-16

August 15, 2016

100-plus degree temp forces GRCC to cancel classes at Ford Fieldhouse

Aug. 12, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College announced Friday morning that all classes in its Ford Fieldhouse are canceled for the day due to extreme heat.

Daybreak Saturday

Aug. 13, 2016; WOOD TV

A leader in the Grand Rapids Latino community will be laid to rest this morning. Martin Morales died Monday from surgery complications. … In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Martin Morales Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

Wounded Warriors hit a home run in Fond du Lac

Aug. 13, 2016; Fond du Lac Reporter (Wis.)

FOND DU LAC – Back in 2009, the mother of a local Marine who was injured in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan said she had faith her son would one day walk, even run again.

… Wege, of rural Campbellsport, and Army veteran Saul Bosquez, of Brownsville, have played on the team since it was founded in 2011. Shortstop Bosquez lost his lower left leg and two right toes to an improvised explosive device in 2007 while patrolling in Iraq. He played high school, American Legion and two seasons of junior college baseball at Grand Rapids Community College before joining the Army.

 

 

GRCC In the News, 7-27-16

July 27, 2016

Six steps sheriff, other leaders urge be taken to strengthen community colleges

July 26, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Kent County Sheriff Larry Stelma says law enforcement agencies and the private sector are dealing with a similar problem a skills gap.

… “Our recruits need to be among the best and the brightest among our citizens,” said Stelma, at a news conference at Grand Rapids Community College. “A recent poll of just our current local needs over the next four years indicates that there is not enough capacity to fill the need, to train those choosing to go into public safety as a career.”

Grandwich names top-10 sandwiches

July 26, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The top-10 sandwiches from this year’s Grandwich competition have been selected by voters.

… The panel of Grandwich judges represents a cross section of the city: MLive’s Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez; Valley City Linen’s Anna Anderson; Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education’s John Sebestyen and Charles Olawsky; and Grand Rapids Police Department Deputy Chief Daniel Savage.

Generator fumes, fat cats, drunken crowds: Top comments from food truck hearing

July 26, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A proposed liberalization of the city’s food truck rules came up for a hearing tonight, drawing comment from operators who say the changes don’t go far enough and from others who cautioned the city to keep some restrictions.

… What follows is a sampling of comments from the Tuesday, July 26, hearing:

… Dan Gendler, program director for Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education

“Food trucks are going to make this city more vibrant. They’re going to broaden the culinary experience in Grand Rapids. While we need to go down this path, we do need to do it carefully so that it is good for everybody (including brick-and-mortar restaurant operators).”

Zeeland’s Palmbos signs with North Carolina Central

July 26, 2016; The Holland Sentinel

Holland, Mich. — Having received offers to continue his collegiate career closer to his family home in Zeeland, Justin Palmbos decided he wanted to spread his wings.

… Palmbos has spent the last two seasons playing at Grand Rapids Community College, anchoring the starting rotation as its ace. He finished the season at 4-6 with a 3.96 earned run average, a MCCAA conference best 85 strikeouts and ended the campaign with an All-Conference selection.

 

GRCC In the News, 7-5-16

July 5, 2016

10 things you should know about GRCC’s presidential search

July 1, 2016; MLive

The search is underway for the next president. The Presidential Search Profile includes considerations shaping the GRCC Board of Trustees’ approach to new leadership.

Training and Advancement as Sustainability Goal

July 1, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will host a luncheon examining the triple-bottom-line impacts of employee development and advancement on Monday, July 11 at the Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center from 12 to 2 pm.

Grand Rapids woman part of aviation history

July 1, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) — More than 70 years ago, when America was embroiled in World War II, something amazing happened, women from all over the United States made a sacrifice for their country.  Those women were trained, as civilians, to become military pilots, members of WASP, Women Air Force Service Pilots. One of those women, 94-year-old Jane Doyle now lives in Grand Rapids.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Jane Doyle is a Grand Rapids Junior College alumna.)

Advance All-Area North Baseball Team

July 4, 2016; MLive

The 2016 Advance All-Area North Baseball Team features players from a couple of conference champions, including Rockford from the OK Red and Coopersville from the OK Blue. Outstanding pitching and speed on the base paths highlighted the accomplishments of these multi-talented baseball players.

… (Pat) Naughton made a pretty strong battery by himself as Comstock Park’s ace and all-conference selection at catcher. A two-time all-conference selection in the OK Blue as a catcher during his junior season and as a pitcher during his senior campaign Naughton batted .371 with nine doubles. On the mound, he was 4-3 with one save and a 1.28 ERA. An all-state quarterback last fall, Naughton will be playing baseball at Grand Rapids Community College next year.

Sports OT: Kyle Visser on annual basketball camp

July 3, 2016; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Forest Hills Central grand and former professional basketball player Kyle Visser stopped by Sports Overtime Sunday to talk about his annual basketball camp for West Michigan student athletes.

… His fifth annual Post Play Camp is scheduled for July 11 through July 13 at Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse. It is open to boys and girls ages 11 to 18.

GRCC In the News, 6-7-16

June 7, 2016

Hospital awards spring scholarships

June 6, 2016; MLive

The Allegan General Hospital Foundation has announced the 15 recipients of its 2016 Spring Scholarship Awards. These awards are given out to graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in health care, and also to children of Allegan Healthcare Group employees and employees of the Allegan Healthcare Group to support training and higher education studies in health care.

… Children of Allegan Healthcare Group employees who received scholarship awards include: Cody Allen Brainard, of Burnips, who is pursuing his bachelor of science degree in nursing at Grand Valley State University; Alexander Hicks, of  Bangor, who is attending Central Michigan University pursuing a degree in biomedical science; Abigail Kramer, of Wayland, who is attending Baker College of Muskegon pursuing an associate’s degree in radiologic technology; Jaime Manne, of Hamilton, who is pursuing her associate’s degree in radiologic technology at Grand Rapids Community College; Kassandra Mollitor, of Allegan, who is pursuing her associate’s degree in radiologic technology at Baker College of Owosso; and Amanda Torres, of Plainwell, who is attending Grace College pursuing a bachelor of arts in counseling.

Clippers continue to pile up runs against struggling Salmon

June 6, 2016; Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON — If the Muskegon Clippers played the Shoreline Salmon in every game they’d probably set some scoring records.

… (Will) Harris, who is a first-year Clipper from Grand Rapids Community College and Ann Arbor Huron High School, paced Muskegon with three hits, including a double and a three-run homer. He knocked in five runs and reached base in all five plate appearances.

GRCC In the News, 5-31-16

May 31, 2016

Alma High’s auto program nationally certified

May 29, 2016; The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant)

In its second year back, the auto tech program at Alma High School has received national certification.

… College credits earned from successfully completing the auto or other GI-TEC programs can be applied to Baker College, Central Michigan University, Davenport University, Delta College, Ferris State University, Kirtland Community College, Mid Michigan Community College, Montcalm Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Universal Technical Institute and University of Northwestern Ohio.

Grand Rapids Team of the Week: 5 things to know about the Wyoming baseball team

May 29, 2016; MLive

… Wyoming’s Brendan Berg, Kelvin Morales and Justin Seitz plan to attend Grand Rapids Community College next year, and all three have plans to play baseball at the next level.