Meet the winners of GRCC’s Armen Awards
May 6, 2015; WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) — Top honors in the annual Grand Rapids Community College Armen Awards were handed out recently. eightWest got a chance to sit down with the winners. Sean Mulhall and Jonathan Lopez are students who participated in the project along with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, advisor of GRCC’s Collegiate Newspaper and Katherine Morrison of Hospice of Michigan.
Senior Wellness: Caring for the grandkids
May 5, 2015; WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)– One of the perks of getting older is having grandkids. But sometimes life changes and grandparents have to take in their grandkids as their own.
Mike Faber from Grand Rapids Community College’s Older Learning Center explains how grandparents can deal with raising their grandkids.
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern tennis coach Dave Sukup notches 500th win
May 7, 2015; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS — Dave Sukup has racked up some pretty impressive numbers as Forest Hills Northern’s girls and boys tennis coach.
… Sukup played a year at the University of Michigan in Bo Schembechler’s first season in 1969 and later at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University. He aspired to be a football coach, and he was a successful one at FHN. Sukup coached the Huskies from 1983-1998, and only once did the Huskies finish under the .500 mark, and that was 4-5 in his final season.
Muskegon Risers to open inaugural soccer season Saturday in Detroit
May 6, 2015; MLive
MUSKEGON, MI — After a year of preparation, the Muskegon Risers are ready to take the field for the first time in franchise history.
… (Job) Potter sees the team as a huge opportunity for Muskegon and his own soccer career. Potter grew up playing on a homeschool team, travel teams in Rockford and spent one season at Mount Vernon Nazarene in Ohio. He decided to switch to Grand Rapids Community College instead of mounting a huge student loan debt in college.
Guidance for your financial future
May 6,2015; WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) — When it comes to planning our financial futures, it’s never too soon to get started! Our wealth management expert, Ron Courser, walks through some of what we need to know. In today’s world, tax deferred savings plans (401(k) / 403(b) / IRA) may be most, or may be all, of a person’s life savings. But creating rollover and income strategies avoid mistakes is critical.
… Scheduled Speakers:
Dave Van Valkenburg is a Certified Public Accountant and is president and owner of Van Valkenburg Consulting, Inc. Dave has taught accounting and personal taxation as an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College over the past 20 years. Along with his CPA designation, Dave has also held Series 7 and Series 63 licenses (securities licenses) and has extensive experience in the financial markets.