GRCC In The News, 02-15-19

Davenport University names new provost
2/14/19 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Davenport University announced Thursday, Feb. 14, that Gilda Gely will be its new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
… Prior to joining Cambridge College, Gely served as executive vice president and provost at Aquinas College from May 2014 to May 2016. She was also provost and executive vice president at Grand Rapids Community College from 2007 to 2014.

Good Local Journalism Is Essential to Good Governance
2/14/19 therapidian.org
After repeated staffing cuts at the Grand Rapids Press/MLive, who’s guarding the henhouse of local government?
… City Commissioner Ruth Kelly acknowledges things aren’t what they were several years ago. She misses “reporters with experience like Jim Harger.” Now we “seem to get a new one every two years.” Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, a veteran reporter formerly with MLive and currently professor of journalism at Grand Rapids Community College, confirms this sentiment. “There isn’t the depth of experience to train recruits and facilitate the depth of coverage” there used to be.

GRCC In The News, 02-14-19

Gov. Whitmer makes first tour stop at GRCC
2/13/19 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The day after her first State of the State, Governor Gretchen Whitmer made her way to Grand Rapids to kick off her “Home for Opportunity Tour.”
Whitmer toured Grand Rapids Community College’s Tassell M-TEC center off Godfrey Avenue, which is devoted to workforce training. The purpose of the tour is to discuss ways of bridging the opportunity and talent gaps across the state.

Republicans question how Whitmer will pay for plan
2/13/19 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A day after outlining her vision for Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday, trying to drum up support for her education plan which includes debt-free community college.

Michigan This Morning
2/14/19 WWTV
Gov. Whitmer has kicked of a 50-event tour across Michigan to address some of her biggest agenda items. Her first stop was in Grand Rapids yesterday. She visited Grand Rapids Community College to talk about her education proposals.

Governor Whitmer kicks off “Home for Opportunity Tour” and appears on WGVU-TV’s “West Michigan Week”
2/13/19 WGVU
Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Grand Rapids Wednesday kicking of her post-State of the State Address Home for Opportunity Tour. It’s a statewide 50-event tour focusing on fixing the state’s roads and preparing the 21st Century workforce. I spoke with Governor Whitmer during a recording of WGVU-TVs West Michigan Week.
… It’s a scholarship for two years tuition-free community college or two years tuition-free at a four year in-state university for high school graduates with a B average. Michigan Reconnect trains adults seeking in-demand industry certification or an associate degree. Governor Whitmer visiting with West Michigan business leaders at non-profit economic development organization, The Right Place, followed by a tour of Grand Rapids Community College.

News 10 at 11 p.m.
2/13/19 WILX
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer went to Grand Rapids today to start what she’s calling her “opportunity tour.” She met with leaders in business and education at Grand Rapids Community College to reinforce one of the plans she outlined last night.

6 News at 5
2/13/19 WLNS
The governor paid a visit to Grand Rapids Community College to highlight another plan she laid out last night in her State of the State address: to provide two years of community college to student for free.

Tuition-free community college plan would yield enormous returns, Whitmer says
2/13/19 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer met with business leaders and toured Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday, saying her push to offer tuition-free community college will strengthen the workforce and raise wages for Michigan families.

 

GRCC In The News, 02-13-19

Governor Whitmer to start ‘opportunity’ tour after speech
2/12/19 WILX
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will kick off a 50-event tour across Michigan following her first State of the State speech, starting in Grand Rapids with a focus on fixing the roads and making sure the workforce is adequately trained.
The Democrat will attend a breakfast Wednesday with business leaders, hosted by The Right Place economic development organization in Grand Rapids. She also will tour Grand Rapids Community College.

Gretchen Whitmer: Roads, schools are crises that must be addressed
2/12/19 The Detroit Free Press
LANSING — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday called on Michiganders to come together urgently to solve two crises she said threaten the state’s future failing roads and other infrastructure, and failing schools.
… On Wednesday, Whitmer plans a breakfast meeting with business leaders in Grand Rapids, followed by a tour of Grand Rapids Community College.

News 8 Daybreak
2/13/19 WOOD TV
Today, Gov. Whitmer and her team will be in Grand Rapids. It’s the beginning of a new tour where they’ll talk about how to improve local businesses and create higher paying jobs. The Right Place is hosting a breakfast with the governor this morning along with some local business leaders. Then she will tour Grand Rapids Community College.

Honran memoria de César E. Chávez con marcha denominada We Are The World
2/12/19 La Prensa
GRAND RAPIDS, MI –El Comité para Honrar a César E. Chavéz invita a la 19va Marcha Anual de Justicia Social para celebrar el cumpleaños número 92 del líder sindical estadounidense. La marcha se llevará a cabo el próximo 14 de marzo de 2019 a las 11:00am. El punto de partida será el Cook Library Center, ubicado en el 1100 de la avenida Grandville de esta ciudad.
… El Comité de Unidad para Honrar a César E. Chávez está compuesto por: Kevin Quinn, Presidente de Aquinas Collage; Eric Delong, Asistente del Gerente de la ciudad de Grand Rapids; Carlos Sánchez de Ferris State University; Jack Woller, ex director de la iglesia Fountain Street; Bill Pink, Presidente de Grand Rapids Community College; Dale Robertson, Presidente de Grand Rapids Public Museum; Jesse Bernal, Vicepresidente de GVSU; Directora Connie Dang, Director Juan Olivarez y Presidenta del Comité, Lupe Ramos.
(GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Committee to Honor César E. Chavéz invites the public to the 19th Annual Social Justice March to celebrate the 92nd birthday of the American union leader. The march will take place on March 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. The starting point will be the Cook Library Center, located at 1100 Grandville Ave.
… The Unity Committee to Honor César E. Chávez is composed of: Kevin Quinn, President of Aquinas Collage; Eric Delong, Assistant Manager of the City of Grand Rapids; Carlos Sánchez from Ferris State University; Jack Woller, former director of the Fountain Street Church; Bill Pink, President of Grand Rapids Community College; Dale Robertson, President of Grand Rapids Public Museum; Jesse Bernal, Vice President of GVSU; Director Connie Dang, Director Juan Olivarez and Chair of the Committee, Lupe Ramos.)

GRCC In The News, 02-12-19

MCCC to participate in childhood education program
2/11/19 The Monroe News
Monroe County Community College has been selected to participate in a $1.25 million Department of Education grant awarded to the University of Toledo for a project to enhance the quality of preparation for future early childhood education professionals.
… UT early childhood education faculty and colleagues at MCCC, Grand Rapids Community College, Mott Community College and a fourth program to be selected will work together on the project, which is titled Great Start for Higher Education.

Grand Rapids Community College honors local leader for her volunteering efforts
2/11/19 WGVU
During Black History Month, Grand Rapids Community College honors influential leaders in the African American community at its annual Giants Awards program. Today we talk with one of these leaders on why she volunteers 30 plus hours per week to address equity in our community.
… (India) Manns will be 1 of 13 local leaders honored at the Giants Awards scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 23rd at Devos Place. Tickets can be found on the website of Grand Rapids Community College.

Against all odds
2/12/19 The Goshen News (Ind.)
GOSHEN — There was some risk involved intentionally fouling the opposing team with 23 seconds to go in a tie game, but Jon Tropf knew he wanted the final shot. Specifically, he wanted the ball in the hands of one man: Demarkus Stuckey. With a chance to beat the No. 1 team in NAIA, Tropf wanted to control his team’s destiny.
… Stuckey wound up enrolling at Grand Rapids Community College. He spent two years with the Raiders before transferring to King University in Bristol, Tennessee. After a year there, he transferred to Harris-Stowe State in St. Louis, Missouri. He didn’t play a game for the Hornets because of something he thought wouldn’t come back again.

Skirka returns to Racer baseball in head coaching role
2/11/19 The Murray State News
With the 2019 baseball season right around the corner, many things will be different from the program last year, but the biggest change of all comes in the form of the newly hired Head Coach Dan Skirka.
… In his fifth year of college, Skirka continued his pursuit of education and coaching by helping coach a Grand Rapids Community College team to the NJCAA World Series. Skirka then got a graduate assistant position at Ouachita Baptist for a season before making his way to Murray State as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

Five African American Women Who Have Shaped Our City
2/8/19 Women’s Lifestyle magazine
As Grand Rapids celebrates Black History Month, we want to introduce you to five women who have played major roles in our city’s history with their outstanding achievements in the face of adversity.
Helen J. Claytor
1907-2005
Perhaps the most recognizable name on this list, Helen Claytor made history as the first black woman president of any YWCA in the country in 1949 when she was appointed the president of the Grand Rapids YWCA . She went on to become the first black woman president of the National YWCA, a position in which she served from 1967-1973. After retiring in 1974, she continued to work on behalf of civil rights and helped to found the city’s Equal Opportunity Office. A statue commemorating Claytor’s achievements and dedication to public service stands in Grand Rapids Community College’s Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza. Read more about Claytor here.
… Hattie Beverly
1874-1904
The first African American teacher in Grand Rapids Public Schools, Hattie Beverly was certainly a woman to be admired. She graduated from Central High School in 1895 with an emphasis in Preparatory English. Later, in 1899 Beverly was hired to teach at Congress Elementary School. Each year at the Giants Awards and Banquet, the Hattie Beverly Education Award is given to an outstanding African American educator in the Grand Rapids area.

GRCC In The News, 02-11-19

Agency releases list of 100 ‘Hot Jobs’ in West Michigan
2/8/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
West Michigan Works! is reporting that the majority of the top 100 jobs in the regions high-growth industries are in manufacturing and health sciences.
… Grand Rapids Community College is one of the institutions that uses the Hot Jobs list as a guide.

Whitewater hires new president
2/8/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Steve Heacock has been a vocal supporter of the Grand Rapids Whitewater project, and now he’s taking the lead role in seeing it through.
… In addition to Heacock, GRWW appointed Juan Olivarez to the board of directors in January. Olivarez serves as the distinguished scholar in residence for diversity, equity and inclusion at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.
Olivarez was president of Aquinas College for six years and president of Grand Rapids Community College for almost 10 years.

GRCC In The News, 02-06-19

The 30 Best Culinary Schools
2/1/19 thebestschools.org
Plenty of us enjoy cooking, but few take it to the professional level. For those who choose to go pro, the culinary industry presents a large job market with lots different options for employment and specialization, as well as mobility. However, while getting into the industry might not be difficult (there is always a need for dish washers and table bussers), working your way up to head chef or restaurant owner isn’t such a clear path.
… 18. Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College

Morning Drive
2/6/19 Golf Channel
It’s “First Tee Wednesday.” We’re highlighting the First Tee of Western Michigan, which is helping participants stay engaged during the winter months while much of the country is buried under snow. They’ve developed Homework and Hitting. After school, participants can visit the chapter and after completing 20 minutes of homework, they can work on their chipping, putting or swing indoors. … Seventeen-year-old high school senior Dominic Luciani started through the Homework and Hitting program back in 2014, and since joining the First Tee five years ago, he’s progressed to the eighth level and is now a junior coach, volunteering his time, including at Homework and Hitting. … He will be the first participant from the chapter to go on to play college golf and recently signed with Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC In The News, 02-05-19

Gone West: WASP Mildred Jane Doyle
2/4/19 aero-news.net (aviation industry newsletter)2/4/19 aero-news.net (aviation industry newsletter)
Another of the members of the WASPs has Gone West. Michigan resident Mildred Jane Doyle passed away Friday at the age of 97.
… Doyle attended Grand Rapids Junior College in 1940, and according to GRCC President Bill Pink, she told him it was an experience that changed her life.

 

GRCC In The News, 02-04-19

GRCC alum, military-aviation pioneer Mildred Doyle dies
2/1/19 FOX 17
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Grand Rapids Community College is extending condolences to the family of the college’s 2018 Distinguished Alumna.

West Michigan woman who flew planes during World War II dies at 97
2/1/19 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Grand Rapids woman who was a test pilot during World War II, part of a rare number of women flyers to play a critical role during the war, has died at age 97.
… Before she went to the University of Michigan, Doyle attended Grand Rapids Junior College — the institution now known as Grand Rapids Community College.

Michigan’s last female WWII pilot dies at 97
2/1/19 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids native who was among the first women to fly a U.S. military plane has died.
… Doyle was Grand Rapids Community College’s Distinguished Alumna of 2018.

Michigan’s last surviving WWII Women Airforce Service Pilot dies at 97
2/2/19 Detroit Free Press
Michigan’s last surviving World War II fly girl, Jane Doyle of Grand Rapids, has died.
… It wasn’t until she enrolled in what was then Grand Rapids Junior College in 1939 that Doyle considered flying an airplane was something she could do.

Inside Track: Using tragedy to help others
2/1/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Gabriel Grant had just graduated high school with plans to attend Michigan State University when a car crash changed everything.
With dreams of becoming an athlete, he was set to start school at Grand Rapids Community College and transfer to MSU, with a promise of paid tuition from mentor and former MSU and professional basketball player Steve Smith.

Putnam: Grand Ledge classmates work to bring murder victim home for funeral
2/4/19 Lansing State Journal
LANSING — A tight-knit group of friends from Eric Nelson’s school days in Grand Ledge is working to bring his body back home after the 28-year-old was shot to death in Las Vegas.
… Meaghan Jacobs said Nelson attended Grand Rapids Community College for a year and then Lansing Community College for a year along with her husband. The two friends roomed together.

College completes $8M upgrade of athletic facility
1/29/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local college has finished an $8-million project to renovate an athletic facility.
Grand Rapids Community Colleges upgraded Ford Fieldhouse, on the main campus at 111 Lyon St. NE, opened to the community last week.

WMCAT arts residency trains novice shutterbugs
2/1/19 schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)
Instructor Dennis Grantz reviewed some basic camera settings with a group of teens before turning them loose on a recent Friday morning inside the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology’s spacious studio and project areas.
… Another group of students attend Grand Rapids Community College’s Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC program, and local business professionals also hold on-campus career sessions.

Grant aims to ready middle schoolers for what comes after high school
1/25/19 schoolnewsnetwork.org
In Wyoming, seventh-graders mental gears were turning as they considered their futures. MacKenzie Burgess would like to be a marine biologist or a doctor.
… Lucky for them, no matter what their goals, local educators are joining forces to help students navigate where they want to go. Grand Rapids Community College is the recipient of a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative is beginning to take shape, serving Wyoming, Kelloggsville, Godwin Heights and Godfrey-Lee students.

Postponements and makeup dates for Grand Rapids-area college basketball teams
1/30/19 MLive
Most of the small college basketball schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday has been wiped out for Grand Rapids-area teams. Here’s who postponed and when the games will be made up.
… JUNIOR COLLEGE
Grand Rapids Community College. The Raiders’ games at Kalamazoo Community College for Wednesday were postponed with makeup dates to be announced.

Katie Kalisz: A Quiet Woman’s Clarity
1/29/19 therapidian.org
Local poet and GRCC professor Katie Kalisz will read from her just-released first book of poems, Quiet Woman, on February 21 at 6:30 pm, at the Grand Rapids Community College Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

New SingularityU chapter fosters “Exponential Technologies for Good”
1/31/19 rapidgrowthmedia.com
Thanks to local futurist, Mary Brown, Singularity University (SU) is establishing a chapter in Grand Rapids, one of 142 chapters in 66 world locations recognized as up-and-coming technology centers. SU had been on Brown’s radar for some time. After attending its Global Summit, she submitted an application in hopes of starting a Grand Rapids chapter. Because Grand Rapids is recognized as an emerging center of innovation, the chapter application was approved.
… SingularityU Grand Rapids team members include Brown, the chapter ambassador, and Jan Mathorne, owner of HUCAPA – Human Capital Partners, an executive search consulting firm based in Denmark, Michigan, and California. Brown, a futurist, focuses on ethical adoption of AI in healthcare and society via human-centered design and organizational change and learning. A former senior digital experience analyst at Priority Health, she currently serves as senior consultant for learning and development in Spectrum Healths Inclusion and Diversity department and as adjunct faculty at Grand Rapids Community College in the psychology and business departments.

Change Ups: Spectrum Health appoints diversity officer
2/1/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
… BUSINESS SERVICES
… The Right Place board of directors elected the following officers for 2019: chair: Sean P. Welsh, regional president, West Michigan, PNC Bank; vice chair: Mitch Joppich, Grand Rapids managing partner PwC LLP; and treasurer: Dave Staples, president and CEO, SpartanNash. Executive Committee Appointments: Bill Pink, president, Grand Rapids Community College; Matt Becker, managing partner, BDO; and Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO, Spectrum Health.

Grand Rapids residents deal with largest snow storm of the season
1/28/19 FOX 17
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Residents in Grand Rapids dealt with nearly a foot of snow on Monday.
… “We’re trying to shovel our driveway, it’s a little tough,” said Lauren Jonker, a student at Grand Rapids Community College.

WMEAC Presents: Women, Community and the Environment Series
2/1/19 Women’s Lifestyle magazine
Since 2011, women in West Michigan have come together to discuss and explore something about which they are all deeply passionate: environment advocacy.
… What: Thirst for Justice Film and Panel Discussion
When: Friday, Feb. 22, 7- 9 pm
Where: Grand Rapids Community College, 143 Bostwick Ave NE

GRCC In The News, 01-25-19

All local schools closed today

1/25/19 Grand Haven Tribune
Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Fruitport schools are closed today due to blizzard conditions along the lakeshore.

…Grand Rapids Community College – Ottawa County Lakeshore campus only

 

Many West Michigan schools closed for snow day Friday, Jan. 25

1/25/19 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Many school districts are closed Friday, Jan. 25, after overnight snow, cold temperatures and strong winds left roads snow-covered and slippery.

… Among the districts closed are Kalamazoo, Galesburg-Augusta, Mattawan, Muskegon, Mona Shores, Allegan, Allendale, Coopersville, Grand Haven, Holland, Hudsonville, Jenison, South Haven, West Ottawa and Zeeland. Grand Rapids Community College’s lakeshore campus is also closed.

 

Home cooking: Mid Michigan men enter key stretch

1/24/19 The Morning Sun
It’s getting down to crunch time or stretch-run time.

… As it stands the Lakers are 9-6 overall and 4-2 in conference action, tied for second place in the conference standings with Ancilla and Lansing Community College. All three are chasing leader Grand Rapids Community College.

 

Zeeland West’s Matthew Converse commits to Grand Rapids Community College

1/24/19 Holland Sentinel

Zeeland West senior Mathew Converse committed to run cross country at Grand Rapids Community College. Converse finished 30th at the Division 2 state cross country final and helped the Dux finish fourth in Division 2.

GRCC In The News, 01-24-19

How best to get the jump on college? Students give the lowdown
1/18/19 schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)
These days, students have multiple ways to get credit for college courses and save college tuition while still in high school. We asked a few from East Kentwood and Rockford high schools which options they chose, and why.
… Olivia Lewis, East Kentwood sophomore
In August, Olivia started taking the Grand Rapids Community College courses, Introduction to College and Environmental Geology as one of 25 students in the first cohort of EK Middle College. She and her peers will take two college courses each semester through their senior years taught by GRCC instructors at East Kentwood.

Grant to help award veterans earned college credit at Mott Community College
1/23/19 flintside.com
FLINT, Michigan — The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency announced it has awarded a grant to Mott Community College to help veterans make the most of their military education once in college.
More than $258,000 was awarded to seven institutions including MCC. Other recipients of the one-time competitive grant were Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Kirtland Community College, Olivet College and Saginaw Valley State University.

Picture this: students pledge to graduate
1/22/19 schoolnewsnetwork.org
Seniors put on caps and gowns recently and posed for graduation photos. They weren’t getting their diplomas just yet, though. They were making a promise: the Godwin Family Promise.
… “I’m so excited,” said Alyssa (DeVries), who plans to head to Grand Rapids Community College or Grand Valley State University in the fall. “I think this is something that they should do every year. It’s something that leads us to graduation and the real world.”

DeVos Place, Performance Hall combine for record-breaking year
1/18/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
SMG-managed DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall are in record-setting territory.
… DeVos Place held events on 357 days during the 2018 FY. Some of the events included Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal of North America; Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival; Michigan International Auto Show; 2017 State Games of America; American Quilters Society QuiltWeek; Metro Health Hospital VITALity Gala; Grand Rapids Comic Con; Mel Trotter Ministries Thanksgiving Banquet; Gymnastics on the Grand; Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo; Michigan Music Conference; and Grand Rapids Community College Giants Awards & Banquet, among many others.

GRCC In The News, 01-23-19

AP or early college? What’s a student to do?
1/18/19 schoolnewsnetwork.org
One thing’s for sure: Students have more options than ever to earn college credit while still in high school.
… Dan Clark, GRCC dean of Academic Outreach, said about 500 students are involved in the middle college opportunities, and interest is growing statewide.

Platoon system, senior captains help Rockford girls to 8-2 start this winter
1/18/19 MLive
ROCKFORD — The ample depth on the Rockford girls basketball team allows coach Brad Wilson frequent substitution and to thoroughly confuse opposing teams and coaches.
… Adding depth and height under the basket, 6-foot senior captain and center Danielle Lamancusa grabs her share of attention. Lamancusa recently signed to play at Grand Rapids Community College next winter.

News 8 at 5:30 pm.
1/22/19 WOOD TV
This weather is canceling dozens of events, shutting down both Western Michigan and Grand Rapids Community College for the evening.

GRCC In The News, 01-22-19

News 8 at 6 p.m.
1/21/19 WOOD TV
Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … Davenport University worked with GRCC and GVSU to put on this event going on here at Fountain Street Church.

Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $65,000 to Aid Aspiring HVACR Technicians
1/22/19 HVAC Insider
The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced on January 10, 2019, scholarship awards totaling $65,000 to 39 students, including five military veteran program recipients, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.
… HVACR and Water Hearing Technician Program Recipients:
… Paul Paiz, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

GRCC In The News, 01-21-19

Your guide to MLK Day in West Michigan
1/18/19 Grand Rapids Magazine
Whether you’re the type to roll up your sleeves and get busy or you’d rather sit still and learn, there are lots of ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day across West Michigan.
… David Stovall is a professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He will headline the 33rd-annual Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative Celebration. Its hosted by Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University.

Morning News
1/21/19 WZZM
The dream and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being honored today. MLK Day is observed every year on the third Monday in January, which is around King’s birthday on Jan. 15. … Grand Rapids Community College professor Gertrude Croom remembers working alongside King’s team, serving and living in segregated Birmingham, Ala.

News 8 Sunday Daybreak
1/20/19 WOOD TV
Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but one group in Kalamazoo is marking the holiday this afternoon. … Several places will hold daylong events tomorrow, including Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids Community College and Albion College.

GRCC In The News, 01-18-19

The Right Place names board officers and members
1/17/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local economic development organization is welcoming a group of new faces to its board.
… Executive Committee appointments
Bill Pink, president, Grand Rapids Community College

World Affairs Council kicks off discussion series next month
1/16/19 MLive
Migration, cyber security, China and trade are just a few of the global issues to be discussed in the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan’s Great Decisions series.
… World Affairs Council of Western Michigan’s Corporate and Senator members attend free — as do the students, faculty and staff of WACWM member institutions: Aquinas, Calvin, Davenport, Ferris State, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State, Kendall, Montcalm Community College and Western Michigan University.

Weekday Morning Sports Report — Friday 1/18/19
1/18/19 WSJM
… MCCAA Junior College Basketball
Tonight
Women’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College at Grand Rapids Community College, 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball
Lake Michigan College at Grand Rapids Community College, 7:30 p.m.

GRCC In the News, 1-17-19

Grand Rapids area holiday events celebrating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 16, 2019; MLive

The federal holiday honoring the life of slain civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is Monday, Jan. 21.

… Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University will host the 33rd Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration featuring speaker, David Stovall.

Teen charged with murder in EK student’s death

Jan. 16, 2019; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A 17-year-old boy is charged with murder in the shooting death of East Kentwood High School senior James King.

… King’s mother said he planned to go to Grand Rapids Community College and become an architect.

Cheryl Edwards Cannon joins the Afternoon Throwdown

Jan. 16, 2019; 104.9 FM

Today I will talk with Cheryl Edwards-Cannon, Author of “Taking Care of Miss Bee Bee.”

Cheryl Edwards-Cannon is the CEO of President of Clear Path Choices, LLC, a consulting company that helps families to make informed end-of-life decisions. She holds a Master of Management degree from Aquinas College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University and a Certificate in Gerontology from Grand Rapids Community College. She is an adjunct faculty member at Grand Rapids Community College in the Social Sciences Department. ~ Lee Stephens