Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/9/2016)
Dec. 4, 2016; The Chronicle of Higher Education
… Bill Pink, vice president and dean of work-force development at Grand Rapids Community College, was appointed president. He will be the college’s first black leader.
State News 12-1-16
Dec. 1, 2016; The Hastings Banner
… Grand Rapids Community College announced that it has joined the network of Fiat Chrysler-certified technical training sites. FCA US LLC, a North American automaker headquartered in Auburn Hills, established the Mopar Career Automotive Program LOCAL in partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers, or NC3, to train approximately 1,000 students annually. The partnership has a goal of building a talent pipeline of certified Chrysler Fiat automotive technicians across the country.
GRCC Political Professor weighs in on Michigan recount
Dec. 3, 2016; FOX 17
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – The recount of Michigan’s presidential votes is officially set to begin next week.
… Grand Rapids Community College Professor, Neal Getz stopped by FOX 17 Morning News to explain how the process will work.
GRCC Volleyball’s Lauren Wieber named NJCAA DII All-American
Dec. 3, 2016; MLive
Grand Rapids, Mich – GRCC Volleyball’s sophomore OH Lauren Wieber (Grand Rapids, MI, Kenowa Hills (’15)) earned All-American honors after a stand out season recording 433 kills, 103 digs and 30 blocks while starting in 34 of 36 matches.
Inside Track: Marriage leads to career break
Dec. 2, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal
During his two-decade career in fundraising, Keith Hopkins has had a hand in more than 175 campaigns, most of them in the West Michigan region.
… Hopkins began his career in education, teaching at Grand Rapids Community College for four years and then Heartland Community College in Illinois for another four years, before joining Monaghan Associates, a fundraising firm in Grand Rapids.