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GRCC In The News, 11-15-18

November 15, 2018

Study identifies GRCC’s non-credit programs as as economic and talent generator
11/14/18 WGVU
A new study commissioned by Grand Rapids Community College reveals its noncredit workforce programs yield millions of dollars for West Michigan’s economy.
Googling their way into IT
11/13/18 schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)
Interested in working in the Information Technology field but not sure where to start? Google IT!
That’s what Abigail Lopez did. She is among the first five students and the first woman to earn the Google IT Support Professional certificate through Grand Rapids Community College, which began offering the tech giants online program this fall. Also, GRCC is the first Michigan school to have Google IT graduates, said Julie Parks, executive director of workplace training.

Riding shotgun in ‘Becky’s New Car,’ MCT newcomers not neophytes
11/11/18 The Fishbowl (Lakeshore arts and entertainment blog)
West Michigan actors Eric Dawe and Sophia Powers will make their Muskegon Civic Theatre (MCT) debuts Friday, Nov. 16 when playwright Steven Dietz’s 2008 comedy “Becky’s New Car” opens at the downtown Beardsley Theater.
Neither, however, are new to the stage.
… Powers plays Walter’s daughter, Kensington, a.k.a. Kenni. A theatre student at Grand Rapids Community College, Powers has played such roles as Charmain in “Antony & Cleopatra,” Greta in “Snow White: The Queen’s Fair Daughter” and Anagnos in “The Miracle Worker.”

Cutting Edge CDM 2019
11/14/18 Dessert Professional
Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie is the world’s most prestigious professional dessert competition. Club Coupe du Monde USA will hold a try-out for pastry chefs interested in competing at the 2019 Coupe du Monde at tradeshow SIRHA in Lyon, France (January 26-30, 2019). The tryout will take place on August 14-15, 2017 at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information on trying out for Team USA, email Gilles Renusson (President, Team USA) at grenusson@grcc.edu.

Youthful Red Hawks ready to make a splash in NJCAA tournament
11/14/18 Hickory Record (N.C.)
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program is well ahead of schedule.
… (Coach Shannon) Hudson added that many family members were planning to travel with the team to support CVCC’s championship run to the end. The Red Hawks are the No. 10 seed and open against No. 7 Grand Rapids Community College (29-6) on Thursday at 11 a.m. Win and they advance to the quarterfinals later that afternoon. Lose and the best they can play for is ninth place in the double-elimination tournament.

News at 10 p.m.
11/14/18 FOX 17
Cornerstone is one win from that (making the national championship), and it is being led by Kendra Zwart, who has built herself into one of the best players in the country. … Four years ago, when Zwart was making her college decision, she did not have many options. It was either Grand Rapids Community College or Cornerstone that were interested in her for volleyball.

GRCC In The News, 11-14-18

November 14, 2018

GRCC noncredit workforce programs pumping millions into local economy
11/13/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Kent and Ottawa counties saw a $294 million economic impact from companies attracted to the area or that expanded, in part, because of training opportunities at Grand Rapids Community College, officials said Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Scanlan will lead piano teachers program
11/14/18 The Holland Sentinel
Mary Scanlan, retired Grand Rapids Community College professor of music, will present the program, Contributions of Women Composers to Piano Literature, to the Holland Piano Teachers Forum on Friday, Nov. 16. The meeting will take place 10 am. at First Reformed Church of Holland.

Still winning big
11/13/18 The Mount Airy News (N.C.)
HICKORY — A year after vying against each other for the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference championship, three local athletes are set to try for something even better.
… Although they’ll have to do it without Sizemore, the team earned the No. 10 seed in the event and will open up against Grand Rapids Community College on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

GRCC In The News, 11-09-18

November 9, 2018

Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet performs Thursday, November 15, 2018
11/8/18 WMUK
The Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet performs Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30pm as part of Grand Rapids Community College’s International Guitar Series.

Fifth Third Foundation Announces Second Year of Strengthening Our Communities Awards
11/9/18 Watertown Public Opinion (S.D.)
CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 8, 2018–The Fifth Third Foundation has announced the second year of the Strengthening Our Communities fund awards, bringing the total amount invested over the last two years to $5.5 million. The fund has awarded $3 million for 2018.
… In addition to the investments in small business, the SOC program provided $700,000 to organizations that supported affordable housing and over $1.1 million to nonprofit partners for financial empowerment programs. Nationally, SOC grants were awarded to nearly 80 organizations across Fifth Thirds 10-state footprint in three areas of focus. Those organizations include:
… Financial Empowerment
Eastern Michigan: LISC Detroit, LISC Flint and The Empowerment Plan.Florida: Children’s Home Society of Florida, LIFT Orlando, Start Right Now Inc. and Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc.Northwest Ohio: Adelante Inc., Cherry Street Mission Ministries and Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio Inc.Tennessee: Dismas Inc. and the Urban Housing Solutions Inc.Western Michigan: Grand Rapids Community College Foundation and Literacy Center of West Michigan.
(This article appeared in 43 other publications.)

Local Roundup: CVCC volleyball learns tourney foe
11/8/18 Hickory Record (N.C.)
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team has been seeded 10th in next week’s NJCAA Division II national tournament, according to a press release from CVCC Athletics.
The Red Hawks (33-9) will face seventh-seeded Grand Rapids Community College in the first round. The Warriors (29-6) were the Region XII/District F champions this season. This will be the first playoff meeting between the two schools since the 2013-14 season, which Grand Rapids won in five sets. CVCC also saw the Warriors earlier this season at the Owens Express Invitational.

GRCC In The News, 11-08-18

November 8, 2018

Kathy Crosby, Sheryl Siegel win seats on GRCC board
11/7/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, M – Kathy Crosby and Sheryl Siegel won seats on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election.

The future of public transportation in Grand Rapids: New services, partnerships, and tech
11/7/18 rapidgrowthmedia.com
The Rapids’ latest innovations will ensure the independent public transportation authority remains an essential part of passengers’ commute for decades to come, thanks in part to high-tech, new partnerships and out-of-the-box thinking. Yes, that means autonomous mobility is in the mix.
… The route includes stops where people work: near Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, and the Bridge Street Market.

GRCC In The News, 11-07-18

November 7, 2018

Restaurant Week yields $16,322 in scholarships
11/6/18 Grand Rapids Magazine
This years Restaurant Week, held Aug. 8 21, raised $16,322 from participating restaurants and sponsors. The money raised goes into an endowed fund, now totaling $159,428, to support culinary education in Grand Rapids through Grand Rapids Community College.

CVCC Volleyball’s National Tournament Pairings Set
11/6/18 WHKY
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is seeded 10th heading into next week’s National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National tournament in Charleston, W.Va.
… The 10th-seeded Red Hawks (33-9) will face seventh-seeded Grand Rapids Community College (29-6) the Region XII/District F Champions during the first round of the national tournament on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m.

She’s come so far
11/6/18 schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)
Quick to react with words and fists, Farhiya Abdullahi became a regular in school administration offices. She spent many days suspended, and was eventually expelled.
… Farhiya plans to go to Grand Rapids Community College. She said she is interested in healthcare or social work.

Live election results for Kent County on Nov. 6, 2018
11/6/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Below will be the unofficial results for the contested races in Kent County in the Tuesday, November 6 general election. Following the congressional and state Senate and House races are the local contests.
… Grand Rapids Community College
(Board of Trustees, two, six-year terms)
Kathy Crosby 100,824
… Sheryl Siegel 80,628

Civitas Adds OER Search to Course Schedule Planner
11/7/18 Campus Technology
A new open educational resources (OER) search tool has been directly integrated into Civitas Learning’s academic planning platform, letting students know if OER materials are available as they build their course schedules.
… Both the California State University system and Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan have piloted the search tech. College Scheduler was created by a CSU-Chico alumnus and runs in nearly every CSU campus. CSU also runs MERLOT, a major project to make OER materials available to its faculty.

GRCC In The News, 11-06-18

November 6, 2018

Rising Grand Rapids Community College enrollment translates to GV growth
11/5/18 The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)
A local community college within west Michigan has seen a sharp enrollment increase from Grand Rapids Public School (GRPS) graduates. Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) had 116 GRPS graduates enrolled in 2017 compared to 152 students this academic semester a 31 percent increase. The number of GRPS high-school students enrolled in dual-credit programs at GRCC has also grown since 2016, with 239 students dual-credit students enrolled this semester compared to 121 students in 2016.

Raiders Represent in 2018 MCCAA Western Conference Awards
11/5/18 MLive
GRCC’s 2018 volleyball team is shaping up to be another one for the record books. So far this team has accomplished winning a conference title, their 8th in 11 years, topping MCCAA’s outright championship for the third straight season and their 6th overall, and on Saturday captured the 2018 Region XII District F Championship after coming back from a loss against Muskegon CC, to then defeat Glen Oaks CC and Muskegon CC twice for the semi and final match. That sealed the deal for this team to book their tickets to the 2018 NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championship in Charleston, West Virginia on November 15th!

Vote: For the nation, state, and, most of all, our community
11/1/18 rapidgrowthmedia.com
On November 6, we, who are of voting age and registered, will have a chance to add our voice to the ballot box as the nation goes to vote in one of the most anticipated votes of my lifetime. With so much on the line in an ever-polarizing world, sane voices are needed at the polls more than ever.
… Also, if you are (or know anyone) who is a student, we want to encourage you to accompany them or just point them in the direction of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), who will be hosting on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. a Rock the Vote concert at the Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall (courtesy of GRCC’s Music Department).

GRCC In The News, 11-05-18

November 5, 2018

Mid-term Election Races November 2018
11/2/18 FOX 17
Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day across Michigan and the country. Michigan has several statewide races and issues on the ballot, but many counties, cities and legislative districts also have races. You should consult with your county or city or township clerk for questions regarding your ballot.
… Grand Rapids Community College Board 4 for 2 seats

Here are the Ottawa, Allegan races and proposals on the ballot
11/5/18 The Holland Sentinel
The Nov. 6 midterm election has several high profile ticket items for voters to consider, such as the gubernatorial race and three ballot proposals on recreational marijuana, gerrymandering and voter registration.
… Allegan County Commissioners
… District One
… Don Doggendorf
… Priorities: Providing high speed internet for all of Allegan County, ending natural gas lines for cheaper and cleaner heating, implement a summer youth employment program and connect with the three neighboring community colleges (Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan College and Kalamazoo Valley Community college) to lower tuition for full-time students.

Lumberjacks on receiving end of blowout loss
11/5/18 The Alpena News
The Alpena Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t have had a more frustrating start to its season.
… The Lumberjacks will look to quickly forget about its home opening defeat and will have time to make some corrections as they are off for nearly two weeks before traveling to take on Grand Rapids Community College.

ACC disappears late, falls to Lakers in season opener
11/5/18 The Alpena News
Things looked promising early on for the Alpena Community College women’s basketball team in its 2018 season opener on their home floor at Park Arena.
… Alpena will have some time off before traveling to take on Grand Rapids Community College in its second game of the year.

Juan R. Olivarez joins Lake Michigan Credit Unions Board of Directors
11/2/18 cuinsight.com (credit union publication)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 2, 2018) — Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is proud to announce the addition of Juan R. Olivarez, Ph.D, to the Board of Directors.
Olivarez brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. His most recent position was President at Aquinas College, and before that, he was President and CEO for the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, and the President of Grand Rapids Community College. His leadership experience spans 35 years, and his teaching, counseling, and research experience spans over 40 — including current roles as a Distinguished Scholar in Research at Grand Valley State University’s Johnson Center for Philanthropy, and Adjunct Professor at Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, and Ferris State University.

GRCC In The News, 11-02-18

November 2, 2018

College Notes: Severn, GRCC win league title
11/1/18 The Argus-Press (Owosso)
Autumn Severn and the Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team won the Michigan Community College Athletic Association championship for the sixth time in nine years Saturday, beating Oakland and Muskegon for the title.

Conference will focus on survivors of suicide
11/1/18 MLive
A National Survivors of Suicide Day conference will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Grand Rapids Community College Tech Center, 151 Fountain St. NE in Grand Rapids.

GRCC In The News, 11-01-18

November 1, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College hires chief equity and inclusion officer
10/31/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has added a chief equity and inclusion officer to its list of essential employees, according to GRCC President Bill Pink.

College hires chief equity and inclusion officer
10/31/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local college has named the person taking the new role of chief equity and inclusion officer.
Grand Rapids Community College said it hired B. Afeni McNeely Cobham for the position.

Funding roundup
10/31/18 Community College Daily
… Grand Rapids Community College, in partnership with four area school districts, received a $2.1 million grant project through ED’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP . The funding will benefit a cohort of seventh-graders, who will have access to a variety of resources as they transition from middle school to high school and college or career training.

Xavier 2018-2019 Player Preview: Zach Hankins
10/31/18 bannersontheparkway.com (Xavier University sports blog)
“How did I get here? How did a guy with no division one offers out of high school, a bad foot, and the experience of playing in Charlevoix in high school end up here?” Zach Hankins must ask himself something like that all of the time. Hankins wasn’t just lightly recruited out of high school, he basically wasn’t recruited at all. He had just one division two scholarship, and that from Ferris State. Now, four years later, Hankins is one of two genuine post men that perennial contender Xavier will field in the Big East.
… You know who Hankins and Ferris State played after MSU last season? Grand Rapids Community College, then St. Thomas Aquinas, then Indiana. Not Indiana like the Hoosiers, Indiana like the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (Which seems like a nice school, by the way). You may note that none of those teams are Villanova or, frankly, even Detroit Mercy. It’s incredibly difficult to tell how effective a guy who dropped 31 on Northern Michigan and 24 on Saginaw Valley State is going to do against Villanova and Georgetown. Maybe the reason Hankins wasn’t playing at this level already isn’t because he fell through the cracks, but because he just isn’t good enough.

GRCC In The News, 10-31-18

October 31, 2018

Holy hot course, Batman!
10/30/18 schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)
Senior Amber Ching has two folders filled with drawings of colorful, expressive, Anime-style people and animals. They could make perfect characters in a graphic novel.
… Graphic books are not necessarily easy reads, said (Kevin) Mulvihill, who also teaches English 101 at Grand Rapids Community College. Many of them, like the required reads, present heavy themes. Many include lots of text. Plus, superheroes and their adversaries are advanced in all ways. These villains have a big vocabulary, Mulvihill said.

GRCC In The News, 10-30-18

October 30, 2018

Dillard picked to repeat as GCAC champions
10/29/18 The New Orleans Advocate
The Dillard Bleu Devils have won two consecutive Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championships, tying with Xavier last season, and three conference tournament titles in a row.
… Like last year’s Bleu Devils, who reached the Elite Eight in the NAIA Championships, Newell said the team’s guard play again will be good. Jeffery Drake-Todd, a point guard from Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College, and Malik Amoss, a shooting guard from Coastal Bend Junior College, join Ward in the starting lineup.

GV expands health campus with new building on Medical Mile
10/29/18 The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)
Grand Valley State University is continuing to grow its presence in Grand Rapids as it held a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest building on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health will compliment GVSU’s existing Cook-DeVos Health Science Building as well as the recently constructed Finkelstein Hall. The five-story, 160,000 square foot building will serve as an additional anchor to the Medical Mile corridor, illustrating the growing demand for health professionals in the greater Grand Rapids area.
… The new buildings location will be just as important as the technology-integrated learning experience. The Medical Mile, located north of downtown Grand Rapids along the sloping Michigan Street corridor, is the largest employment center in west Michigan with over 50,000 nurses, doctors, researchers and students working within the area daily. Institutions such as Ferris State University, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids Community College and others are tapping into the medical districts resources, working closely with the hospitals that line the street. Coordination between local colleges, hospitals and institutions ensures that the next generation of health professionals practice the hands-on experience so valuable within the medical field.

GRCC In The News, 10-29-18

October 29, 2018

Grant will help prepare Wyoming area students for college
10/26/18 schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)
Grand Rapids Community College is the recipient of a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department to boost chances for all students to succeed in college and beyond.

News at 6 p.m.
10/26/18 FOX 17
Restaurant Week in Grand Rapids raised more than $16,000 this year. Eighty restaurants participated in the two-week event, which raises money for scholarships to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at GRCC. Eight students were given awards this year — more than any previous year. This is the ninth year for the event, which has raised nearly $160,000 for local students.

Young officer named Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year
10/26/18 Ionia Sentinel-Standard
IONIA — Ionia County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mike Veenstra is only 24, but has demonstrated a willingness to work and a passion for helping the people of Ionia County.
… The Cooopersville native and Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy graduate said he pursued law enforcement as a way to help people.

6 Lakewood Club trustee candidates seek 3 seats
10/23/18 MLive
LAKEWOOD CLUB, MI – Three incumbent village trustees are seeking reelection while three challengers are running to replace them.
… (Kristina) All, 37, is a newcomer to politics and is a graduate of Muskegon High School and Grand Rapids Community College.

Energy alternatives on the rise in Michigan — slowly
10/26/18 Spartan Newsroom (MSU School of Journalism)
LANSING — Residents pay less for electricity from the grid when they produce some energy themselves from solar, wind and other alternative sources, according to a recent report.
… The amount generated in Michigan in 2017 by personal wind turbines, solar panels and hydroelectric systems is enough to meet the energy needs of 2,000 to 3,000 homes at once, said Jared Johnson, professor of physics at Grand Rapids Community College.

Search back on for new Wyoming Lee boys basketball coach
10/26/18 MLive
For the second time this year, Wyoming Lee High School is searching for a new boys varsity basketball coach.
… (Derrick) King served as an assistant coach at Grand Rapids Community College last year, and before that, he was an assistant at Catholic Central and East Grand Rapids.

Gov. Rick Snyder Makes Appointments, Reappointments
10/26/18 insurancenewsnet.com
LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 26 — Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Michigan, issued the following news release:
… Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports
… Edwin Kornoelje of Grand Rapids is the director of Metro Health Sports Medicine and the Metro Health Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is the medical director for several local sporting events and is the head team physician for Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, R Athletics Gymnastics and Grand Rapids Drive. He is a team physician for the Grand Rapids Griffins, former head team physician for the West Michigan Whitecaps and serves on the advisory council for West Michigan Sports. Kornoelje holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Calvin College and a doctorate in osteopathy from Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine. He will replace Doreen Bolhuis.

Former Bulldog Mooring Drafted in NBA G-League
10/26/18 patch.com
South Holland, IL — Former Hillcrest High School and South Suburban College (SSC) men’s basketball star player Jovan Mooring was drafted in the first round by the Grand Rapids Drive of the National Basketball Association (NBA) G-League during their annual draft on October 13, 2018. Mooring, a 6’2″ Guard, was the 13th pick overall.
… “It’s ironic that in one of the best performances I have ever seen, Jo scored 51 points for us at Grand Rapids Community College in 2016,” said Coach (John) Pigatti. “He’s the only player I have ever coached to get a standing ovation from a road crowd, when he walked off the court that night.”

GRCC In The News, 10-26-18

October 26, 2018

24 Hour News 8 at 7 p.m.
10/25/18 WOOD TV
While you were busy enjoying Restaurant Week in Grand Rapids and trying new places, the event was helping culinary students continue their education. Experience Grand Rapids announced today it was able to contribute $16,322 to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education scholarship fund. That money was raised during August’s Restaurant Week and will be split into eight $1,000 scholarships for the GRCC students. Next year will mark the 10th year for the event. It will happen Aug. 7 through 18.

Get to know the candidates running for state rep
10/25/18 Grand Haven Tribune
On Nov. 6, local voters will be asked to select a representative for the state House 89th District.
… Jerry A. Sias
… Education: Studied electrical theory at Grand Rapids Community College

Don’t forget to vote on November 6
10/25/18 The Post (Cedar Springs)
Midterm elections are here, and this week the Post will be highlighting local candidates for school board and the City of Cedar Springs. Next week watch for an article on candidates in the Village of Sand Lake, those running for county/state offices, and a summary of proposals.
… Cedar Springs City Council
… Shandell Napieralski is also seeking one of the seats. She was born in Illinois, and her family moved to Cedar Springs when she began high school. She graduated in 1991, attended Grand Rapids Community College and then later Northwood University. “I have always lived in the area and returned specifically to settle my family here in Cedar Springs. I have lived here most recently for three years, but collectively 10 years. I work for Materials Testing Consultants, Inc., a Civil Engineering firm as a Constructions Material Testing Technician and Sample Runner. I am once divorced, once widowed, and recently have become engaged. I have four biological children, but also have stepchildren, exchange students, and other lost kids welcomed in our home.”

GRCC In The News, 10-25-18

October 25, 2018

Diversity Lecture Series kicks off with “Political Outlook”
10/24/18 Grand Rapids Magazine
Less than two weeks before Americans head to the polls, Grand Rapids Community College has invited GOP strategist and CNN political contributor Ana Navarro to kick off its 2018-2019 Diversity Lecture Series.

GRCC In The News, 10-24-18

October 24, 2018

Seismic lessons from this rock star teacher
10/23/18 schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)
In geology professor Tari Mattox’s classroom, a pen etches a pattern that shows what’s going on inside the Earth, deep beneath your feet. Usually it’s a slow and steady scribe, in constant motion, but sometimes it jumps with excitement.
… Mattox is a volcano expert who joined the Grand Rapids Community College staff in 2002 after a career that traversed the rocky world, from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, where she monitored the Kilauea volcano, to Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, where she dug deep for 3-billion-year-old nickel deposits.

Hernández named among top 50 Latinas in Michigan
10/22/18 White Lake Beacon
MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer school board member and Montague High School graduate Sonya Hernández was named as one of the top 50 latinas in Michigan for 2018.
… Hernández is an educator, model, and community volunteer who lives in Muskegon. She works as an adjunct professor and a full time Assisting Latinos to Achieve and Succeed (ALAS) coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College.

Panther volleyball goes 2-2 in Illinois tourney
10/22/18 The Chanute Tribune (Ill.)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Neosho County Lady Panthers volleyball team claimed a pair of victories over ranked teams at the Lincoln Land Community College invitational.
Grand Rapids Community College brought a 21-4 record into the first match of the tournament.

Restaurant hosting Hispanic awards gala
10/23/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local Hispanic group will honor several leaders at an awards gala this week.
… The collaborative includes representation from numerous organizations: Aquinas College, Central Michigan University, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Valley State University.

Course planner embeds new search tool
10/23/18 University Business
Responding to student demand for ways to reduce the cost of college, student success leader Civitas Learning today announced the launch of new search technology specifically designed to help students find courses that offer open educational resources (OER). This would allow students to reduce costs for required course materials while still accessing a complete educational experience.
… Prior to its wider launch, the OER search technology has been successfully piloted at institutions within the California State University system and Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan.

Reeths-Puffer football coach resigns, citing need for more family time
10/22/18 MLive
MUSKEGON, MI – When Kyle Jewett assembled his team for a high school football playoff selection-show watch party Sunday, deep down he was hoping that Reeths-Puffer could sneak into the postseason.
… Prior to becoming the head coach at Reeths-Puffer, Kyle Jewett served as an assistant at three different stops: Northview (2007), R-P (2008-2010) and Grand Rapids Community College (2011).