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GRCC In The News, 8-15-18

August 15, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College Deploys vArmour to Protect Student Data and Applications
8/15/18 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
vArmour, the leading data center and cloud security company, today announced that Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has selected vArmour to protect their critical applications and student data.
(This press release appeared in many media outlets.)

GRCC In the News, 8-14-18

August 14, 2018

Pregnant mother of 4 killed in crash ‘always put family first’

Aug. 13, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Nancy Orozco is being remembered by her friends and family as a “loving mother, wife and sister who always put her family first.”

… Nancy Orozco spent most of her life in Grand Rapids, where she lived with her husband, Oscar Reyes, and four children. She graduated from Union High School in 2008 and later attended Grand Rapids Community College.

Young gardeners with Grand Rapids Urban League cook up their harvest with GRCC students

Aug. 13, 2018; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Urban League and Grand Rapids Community College are cooking up a special meal Monday.

Entries wanted for Barry County Artists Exhibition / 8-11-18

Aug. 11, 2018; The Hastings Reminder

The Thornapple Arts Council and Historic Charlton Park will host the juried fourth annual Barry County Artists Exhibition at Historic Charlton Park in the fall.

… As her sons entered high school, she (Patti Sevensma) focused on becoming a professional photographer and also began taking art classes at Grand Rapids Community College, along with local instructor Loretta Sailors, who has been a significant influence on her work.

GRCC In the News, 8-13-18

August 13, 2018

The future begins with our children

Aug. 10, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Let me tell you about a young man named Jason. Like many other teenagers growing up in an inner-city environment, he struggled in school and didn’t think he was going to make it.

Jason was fortunate. He had adults to support him, motivate him and make sure he stayed on the right track. This past spring, he graduated from one of our great high schools in our Grand Rapids Public Schools and will attend Grand Rapids Community College as part of our culinary arts program this fall.

(Guest column by President Bill Pink.)

Mom accused of starving baby: ‘I dream about her’

Aug. 10, 2018; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In a jailhouse interview with 24 Hour News 8, the mother of a baby girl who police say starved to death said the child was loved.

… (Tatiana) Fusari and (Seth) Welch are college sweethearts who met while attending Grand Rapids Community College. They’ve been together for seven years and married for three of them, Fusari said.

 

GRCC In The News, 8-08-18

August 8, 2018

75+ restaurants taking part in Restaurant Week GR
8/8/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 75 restaurants are taking part in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids this year.
… Restaurant Week also helps support students at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. One dollar of every meal sold during Restaurant Week will be donated to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education’s Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

4 Kent County Commission candidates move on to November ballot
8/7/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Two Democratic and two Republican candidates will have the chance to pursue commissioner seats for Kent County after primary victories Tuesday.
… A retiree from Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), (Pamela) DeGryse was on the Michigan Education Association Board of Directors for nine years, GRCC Strategic Planning for 11 years and the Drain Commission for Marne, Michigan for three years and was Walker’s Assistant City Treasurer for two years.

GRCC In The News, 8-07-18

August 7, 2018

$9000 Awarded to Local Trans Students
8/6/18 therapidian.org
For the 2018-2019 cycle, Grand Rapids Trans Foundation (GRTF) is pleased to award a total of $9000 to five local college students. This is the Foundation’s third year awarding scholarships.
… Beau VanSolkema, he/him pronouns
GVSU, Social Work
AWARDED: $2500
“I’m a first-generation student who started college at age 28. I was a high school drop-out. I still struggle with poverty, no family support, and multiple disabilities, including Learning Disabilities. Despite all that, I have managed to further myself with hard work, integrity, and the help of institutions like GRCC and GVSU. I want to advocate for others, which is why being a Social Worker is important to me, along with being a visible trans man.
… Jason Skalandis, he/him pronouns
GRCC, History
AWARDED: $1500
“When first attending college over 20 years ago, I was overwhelmed, intimidated, and unprepared. I dropped out before completing. Six years ago, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. That explained a lot and I felt that I didn’t have to try as hard to conform. I began volunteering and started to learn about the world around me. When I realized I was transgender, I found that piece of myself that had been missing, that was holding me back from succeeding.

GRCC In The News, 8-06-18

August 6, 2018

West Michigan industries can’t find skilled workers, economist says
8/6/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — West Michigan industries continue to be constrained by personnel shortages, according to the latest survey by Brian Long, director of Supply Management Research at Grand Valley State University.
… Grand Rapids Community College worked with 411 employers on non-degree programs the 2017-18 academic year, including job training programs in which certificates are earned, according to Julie Parks, executive director of Workforce Training.

Restaurant Week GR begins Wednesday
8/4/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Foodies in Grand Rapids love this time of year! Restaurant Week GR (RWGR) will take over Grand Rapids August 8 until August 19.
… RWGR not only promotes the Greater Grand Rapids culinary scene but has also provided over $143,000 to students through an endowed scholarship fund at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Participating locations donate $1 for every Restaurant Week GR meal sold.

MSU, GVSU partner on premed contract
8/3/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Qualified premedical students at Grand Valley State University now can receive early assurance of admission into the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
… Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College entered a similar agreement with MSU’s College of Human Medicine in 2012.

Rapid outlines Route 19
8/3/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The new Route 19 pilot, promising free bus fare along the Medical Mile was recently presented to the public at an open forum ahead of its launch later this month.
… The route will include stops near key institutions like Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and the Bridge Street Market urban grocery store and café under construction by Meijer.

GRCC In The News, 7-03-18

August 3, 2018

Black police officer embodies community’s call for local, diverse force
8/2/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — As his cruiser coasted down the one-way street, Henry McCullough extended his arm out the window and pointed toward a cream-colored, two-story house.
… McCullough was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He moved to Grand Rapids when he was 4, and never left. A graduate of Grand Rapids Christian, he went on to play football at Grand Rapids Community College.

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids
8/2/18 Women’s Lifestyle magazine
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (August 2, 2018) — Restaurant Week Grand Rapids (RWGR) will begin in one week 12-Days of unique and creative offers from over 75 different Greater Grand Rapids popular restaurants.
… RWGR not only promotes the Greater Grand Rapids culinary scene but has also provided over $143,000 to students through an endowed scholarship fund at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Participating locations each donate $1 for every Restaurant Week GR meal sold at their establishment.

GRCC In The News, 8-02-18

August 2, 2018

News 8 Daybreak
8/2/18 WOOD TV
It’s the seventh annual Young Professionals of Color conference, and it’s being held at Cornerstone University. … There will be several breakout sessions in addition to the keynote speech delivered by Dr. Bill Pink, who’s the president of Grand Rapids Community College.

See 41 races, tax proposals Kent, Ottawa county voters will decide Aug. 7
8/1/18 MLive
Kent and Ottawa county voters will head to the polls for the Aug. 7 primary that will determine the Republican and Democratic candidates for the November general election.
… 28th District – Senate
… Ryan Jeanette, a student at Grand Rapids Community College, majoring in political science with the goal of becoming a teacher.
… Kent County Commission – 6th District
… (Pamela) DeGryse, 63, is a retired educational support profession for Grand Rapids Community College, and King, 19, is a youth development professional.

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8/2/18 Leelanau Enterprise
EVAN ROHRBACK, Suttons Bay graduate, has signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and golf career at Grand Rapids Community College for the next few years.

GRCC In The News, 7-31-18

July 31, 2018

Eager Iler takes the hand-off as new Redford Union football coach
7/30/18 hometownlive.com (Wayne County)
Ian Iler has hit the ground running after being named the new varsity football coach at Redford Union earlier this year.
… Iler went on to play at Grand Rapids Community College before transferring to Urbana University (Ohio) where he was a two-time captain while setting a school record for receptions (79) as a wide receiver during the 2009 season. He also earned second-team All-D2football.com honors among independent schools.

GRCC In The News, 7-30-18

July 30, 2018

GRCC instala buzón para desechar medicamentos sin usar
7/27/18 El Vocero
Grand Rapids Community College ha instalado un buzón para que la gente se pueda deshacer de los medicamentos recetados no utilizados, para ayudar a luchar contra la crisis de opiáceos.
(Grand Rapids Community College has installed a drop box so that people can get rid of unused prescription drugs to help fight the opiate crisis.)

Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame date and ticket price announced
7/28/18 MLive
The Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame has selected a date and ticket prices for the induction of the 2018 class.
… (Gene) Paxton coached Grand Rapids Community College basketball teams to more than 500 wins in 25 years as the head coach.

Viceroy Butterflies
7/2018 Ann Arbor Observer
An orange butterfly we recently saw in the distance looked like a monarch-but might actually have been a viceroy. To definitively distinguish the look-alikes, you have to get close enough to check for a black ribbon band running across the hind wings: viceroys have them, monarchs don’t. Our images this month include both viceroys and monarchs for a side-by-side, top-and-bottom comparison. For a more distant clue, observe the flight patterns. The monarch’s is more of a flap, flap, and glide; the viceroy is more frenetic in its movements.
… Matthew Douglas, a butterfly expert who teaches at Grand Rapids Community College and Michigan State University, enthusiastically told a further tale of co-mimicry. When the viceroy is found in Florida and other southern states, it looks more like a queen-a southern butterfly that also resembles a monarch but is much darker. In states where queens are present, viceroys are darker, too. Birds beware: all orange butterflies taste bad.

West Michigan chefs tour cage-free egg farm
7/30/18 Michigan Farmer
More than 40 chefs from Zeeland-based Creative Dining Services recently toured Vande Bunte Egg Farms cage-free campus as part of their Chef Lab program. The behind-the-scenes tour gave the chefs a first-hand look at where and how the eggs they use in their kitchens are produced, as Creative Dining is committed to using eggs from cage-free farms by the end of 2018.
… Creative Dining, a hospitality management provider, operates food service programs for clients in 12 states. Some of the Michigan facilities include Davenport University, Calvin College, Samaritas, Grand Rapids Community College, Hope College, Stryker and Kalamazoo College.

GRCC In The News, 7-27-18

July 27, 2018

Two generations of Grand Rapids leaders reflect on how the city’s changed since 1967 uprising
7/26/18 Michigan Radio
This week marks the 51st anniversary of the riots that broke out in Michigan during the summer of 1967.
… Ellen James is a founding member of the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees and a leader in Grand Rapids African-American community. Tavian Moore is the president of the Greater Grand Rapids NAACP Youth Council.

Grand Rapids rapper Steven Malcolm emerging as national Christian hip hop star
7/27/18 The Holland Sentinel
Steven Malcolm didn’t set out to be a Christian rapper, let alone a rising national star in the genre.
Indeed, the Grand Rapids hip hop artist and Wyoming Park High School graduate initially set his sights on being a basketball player, and maybe even earning a criminal justice degree at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC In The News, 7-26-18

July 26, 2018

GRCC installs drop box for safe disposal of unwanted, expired meds
7/25/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College officials announced Wednesday, July 25, that the school joined Kent County’s SafeMeds program and has a drop box at campus police headquarters.

GRCC installs drop box for unused medication
7/25/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College has installed a drop box to get rid of unused prescription drugs to help fight the opioid crisis.
(This also ran on WOOD Radio.)

Holland schools, Davenport University partner on early college
7/25/18 MLive
HOLLAND, MI – Beginning the 2018-19 school year, Holland Public Schools will partner with Davenport University for students to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree through early college.
… Grand Rapids Community College is the only other Kent County institution offering the degree and certificate programs to high schoolers.
GRCC has programs in the Kent and Ottawa ISDs and the Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, Wyoming, and Kentwood districts. The program at East Kentwood High School launches this school year.

GVSU-MSU Partner To Address Physician Shortage
7/25/18 WGVU
Grand Valley State University pre-med students will soon benefit from a new agreement signed this week by GVSU and Michigan State University.  The partnership grants pre-med students early assurance of admission into the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.
… Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College entered a similar agreement with MSUs College of Human Medicine in 2012.

Grand Rapids appoints commissioner
7/25/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Grand Rapids has appointed a new commissioner for the city’s Third Ward.
… In addition to being a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, (Nathaniel) Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Nathaniel Moody is also a GRCC alumnus.)

New Grand Rapids City Commissioner appointed to Third Ward seat
7/25/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City Commission voted to appoint a new commissioner for the Third Ward seat on Tuesday, July 24.
… Commissioner Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors. He is a former member of the Grand Rapids Public School’s Board of Education, Police Chief Advisory Committee and Grand Rapids Urban League, among other boards and committees. He is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids and has been married to his wife, Laura Moody, for 39 years. The couple have four children and four grandchildren.

City Commissioners fill vacant Third Ward seat
7/25/18 therapidian.org
The Grand Rapids City Commission voted 6-0 on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to appoint Nathaniel Moody to fill the Third Ward seat vacated by the resignation of David Allen last month.
… According to a press release from the city, Commissioner Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors. He is a former member of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education, Police Chief Advisory Committee and Grand Rapids Urban League, among other boards and committees. He is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids and has been married to his wife, Laura Moody, for 39 years. The couple have four children and four grandchildren.

Grand Rapids City Commission chooses Rev. Nathaniel Moody as David Allen’s replacement
7/25/18 WGVU
The City of Grand Rapids has a new commissioner at City Hall. Tuesday evening, the Grand Rapids City Commission voted to hire Nathaniel Moody after an extensive candidate search. Moody fills the 3rd Ward seat vacated by David Allen in June.
… According to the city, Commissioner Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors. He is a former member of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education, Police Chief Advisory Committee and Grand Rapids Urban League, among other boards and committees. He is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids and has been married to his wife, Laura Moody, for 39 years.

Teens compete for curb appeal at two Benton Harbor apartment complexes
7/26/18 The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph)
BENTON HARBOR — Teens at two Benton Harbor apartment complexes could be seen Wednesday feverishly trimming hedges, pulling weeds and sweeping up trash and debris as they took part in the Battle of the Properties between River Terrace Apartments and Brunson Hill Homes.
… “A lot of it involves speaking in front of other people and being professional and showing us how the world really works,” said (T.J.) Jones, who plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College this fall on a basketball scholarship.

Public invited to open house highlighting public transit service improvements along Michigan Street corridor
7/25/18 therapidian.org
The public is invited to join community, business and civic leaders at an open house Monday, July 30, to learn details about the Aug. 27 launch of plans to significantly improve the Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) Route 19 service along the Michigan Street corridor, as well as plans to improve the DASH service provided by the City’s Mobile GR and Parking Services Department.
… The new fare-free Route 19 runs along the Michigan Street corridor from Plymouth Street in Northeast Grand Rapids and continues west along Heritage Hill and the Medical Mile to the City’s near West Side along Bridge Street up to Stocking Avenue. The route includes stops near such anchor institutions as Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and Meijer’s soon-to-open Bridge Street Market.

GRCC In The News, 7-25-18

July 25, 2018

News at 4 p.m.
7/24/18 FOX 17
Restaurant Week GR 2018 beings in about two weeks, Aug. 8 to 19. … RWGR has provided more than $143,000 to students through an endowed scholarship fund at the GRCC Secchia Insititute for Culinary Education.

Festival Hispano de Grand Rapids celebra su 40 Aniversario del 10 al 12 de agosto
7/24/18 La Prensa
GRAND RAPIDS: Celebremos juntos nuestra Cultura en el Festival Hispano de Grand Rapids 2018, el cual conmemora su 40 Aniversario. La fiesta se llevará a cabo del 10 al 12 de agosto en el Calder Plaza. Habrá comida, música en vivo, bebidas, artesanías, baile, información  y por supuesto, mucha diversión para toda la familia.
… El domingo, se contara con la presentación del Mariachi Oro y Plata para cerrar con broche de oro el evento. Asimismo, se llevarán a cabo las graduaciones de 75 jóvenes que atendieron el programa de verano del Centro Hispano. Durante ocho semanas estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria realizaron varias actividades como visitas a universidades y diferentes lugares de trabajo para averiguar  cuál es el próximo paso después de concluir con su educación media. Los programas fueron diferentes para los estudiantes de secundaria y para los de preparatoria, por ejemplo para estos últimos hubo un mayor enfoque en averiguar sobre la fuerza laboral que hay disponible y las materias de enfoque fueron: matemáticas, ingeniería y ciencia. Además, se les llevo de visita a diferentes universidades como Grand Valley State, Western, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State y la Universidad de Michigan, agregó la entrevistada.
(GRAND RAPIDS: Let’s celebrate our Culture together at the Hispanic Festival of Grand Rapids 2018, which commemorates its 40th Anniversary. The party will take place from August 10 to 12 at the Calder Plaza. There will be food, live music, drinks, crafts, dancing, information and, of course, lots of fun for the whole family.
… On Sunday, there will be a presentation of the Mariachi Gold and Silver to close the event with a flourish. Likewise, the graduations of 75 young people who attended the summer program of the Hispanic Center will be carried out. “For eight weeks, high school and high school students conducted various activities such as visits to universities and different workplaces to find out what the next step is after completing their high school education. The programs were different for high school students and for high school students, for example for the latter there was a greater focus on finding out about the workforce that is available and the subjects of focus were: mathematics, engineering and science. In addition, they were visited by different universities such as Grand Valley State, Western, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State and the University of Michigan “, added the interviewee.)

GRCC In The News, 7-24-18

July 24, 2018

Food as medicine 2.0: Why doctors are switching their lab coats for chef’s jackets
July issue, FoodService Director (industry publication)
While many doctors are trained to use a scalpel, far fewer are professionally proficient with a chef’s knife. Some aren’t even comfortable discussing how diet and nutrition can help their patients.
… An example is a collaboration between Spectrum Health and The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Mich., is also bringing together doctors, residents, culinary students, dietitians and other specialists.

Early admission program helps premed students attend College of Osteopathic Medicine
7/23/18 msutoday (MSU press release)
A new agreement will give Grand Valley State University premedical undergraduates early admission assurance into the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
… Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College entered a similar agreement with MSU’s College of Human Medicine in 2012.

GVSU partners with MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
7/23/18 gvsu.edu (GVSU press release)
Qualified premedical students at Grand Valley will receive early assurance of admission into the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine following an agreement signed July 23.
… Qualified students can apply to the MSU COM program in early February for admission in 2020. Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College entered a similar agreement with MSU’s College of Human Medicine in 2012.

GRCC In The News, 7-23-18

July 23, 2018

Restaurant Week cooks up creative menus
7/20/18 Grand Rapids Magazine
Menus are available now for the more than 70 participating restaurants. In addition to unique offerings like Amore’s White Lasagna with S & S Lamb, Farm Country truffle cheese and mushrooms and Grove’s BBQ Beef Tongue with charred tomato polenta, marinated raw vegetables, husk BBQ, masa naan, and crème fraiche, diners will also be able to choose the new Chef’s Choice option.
… Restaurant Week benefits the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, with $1 from each Restaurant Week meal sold going to the endowed scholarship fund. Over $143,000 has been raised from past Restaurant Weeks.

Taste your way through Restaurant Week Grand Rapids
7/20/18 WOTV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – Restaurant Week GR will kick off in three weeks, August 8 through August 19, for 12-days of creative dining out and culinary exploration by the public. Each of the restaurants participating have created tantalizing menus that the public can view online at RestaurantWeekGR.com.
… RWGR not only promotes the Greater Grand Rapids culinary scene but has also provided over $143,000 to students through an endowed scholarship fund at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Participating locations each donate $1 for every Restaurant Week GR meal sold at their establishment.

Change Ups: RWGR offers new Chef’s Choice
7/20/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The Aug. 8-19 Restaurant Week Grand Rapids will feature a third Chef’s Choice option that will be available during the 12-day culinary event. RWGR offers three options and price points: two courses for $15 per person (available lunch and dinner); two courses for $25 per person (dinner); and Chef’s Choice for over $25 per person (dinner). The Chef’s Choice option is intentionally structured with very few guidelines for restaurants to follow. The only limit is the imagination of the chef. Participating restaurants donate $1 for every RWGR meal sold to the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education scholarship fund.

MiBiz Growth Report: July 23, 2018
7/22/18 mibiz.com
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for July 23, 2018.
… Expansion: JR Automation Technologies LLC plans to invest $4 million into its facility in Holland Charter Township. The investments in renovations, new computers and I.T. by JR Automation, a manufacturer of automation technologies, are expected to create 100 high-tech jobs, according to a statement. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. awarded the company a performance-based $800,000 Michigan Strategic Fund grant. Zeeland-based Lakeshore Advantage assisted the firm in working with local resources at Grand Rapids Community College and West Michigan Works!, according to a statement. JR Automation is owned by New York-based private equity firm Crestview Partners.

JR Automation expanding Holland facilities
7/20/18 The Holland Sentinel
JR Automation announced plans to expand its facilities in Holland, selecting its Holland facilities over a competing site in Tennessee.
… Grand Rapids Community College has offered $500,000 from the Michigan New Jobs Training Program to fund training for employees and Lakeshore Advantage worked to assemble local resources for the project by contacting Holland Board of Public Works to inquire about available incentives, drafting a letter of support for the project, and then connecting with Holland BPW once the company confirmed its plans.

Inside Track: Compassionate educator comes ‘full circle’
7/20/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Mary Ruth Scholz feels like she has come full circle in her role as the first executive director of Noorthoek Academy.
Noorthoek is a 30-year-old nonprofit that partners with Grand Rapids Community College to give a nondegree-seeking college experience to adults with learning challenges and other intellectual disabilities.

Candidato a la junta de fideicomisarios del GRCC realiza acto de recaudación de fondos
7/20/18 El Vocero
Carlos Sánchez candidato a The Board of Trustees for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), en español Junta de Fideicomisarios de GRCC, celebró el martes 17 de julio, un evento para colectar fondos y al mismo tiempo para registrar personas para votar, en el salón de actividades de Lindo México Restaurante.
(Carlos Sanchez candidate for the Board of Trustees for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) held on Tuesday, July 17, an event to collect funds and at the same time to register people to vote, in the classroom of activities of Lindo Mexico Restaurant.)

2 Democrats vie for nomination in Kent County Commission’s 6th District
7/20/18 MLive
WALKER, MI — Two Democrats are competing for their party’s nomination to represent the 6th District on the Kent County Board of Commissioners.
… Pamela DeGryse, 63, is retired from Grand Rapids Community College.
… He (Raymond E. King) graduated from Grandville High School in 2017 and is currently studying political science and sociology at Grand Rapids Community College.

New but known
7/20/18 Daily News (Greenville)
BELDING — Optimism and skepticism is always in the air before each basketball season. Much is the case for Belding’s girls varsity basketball program, which once again has a new coach.
… (Shad) Breimayer, an insurance agent with Alliance Financial & Insurance out of Lowell, and his wife, Shawn, have a son, Kyran, a freshman, and two daughters, McKenzie and Hallee, who both have graduated from Belding and have been playing at the collegiate level, with McKenzie just finishing her career at Aquinas College and Hallee heading into her second year with the Grand Rapids Community College basketball team.

Grand Rapids rapper Steven Malcolm’s rise to star of Christian hip hop: Local Spins on WYCE
7/20/18 Local Spins
Steven Malcolm didn’t set out to be a Christian rapper, let alone a rising national star in the genre.
Indeed, the Grand Rapids artist and Wyoming Park High School graduate initially set his sights on being a basketball player and maybe earn a criminal justice degree at Grand Rapids Community College.