GRCC In the News, 6-8-17

Court decision affirms university’s right to ban guns

June 7, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the University of Michigan can ban guns on its campus. It’s a decision that is sure to add fuel to the fire surrounding the intersection between gun rights and campus safety.

… Grand Valley State and Western Michigan universities along with Grand Rapids Community College all have bans on guns in their buildings and facilities. It’s a tradition that makes sense, according to Hurley.

Hope College receives $378K to help high school kids pursue degrees

June 7, 2017; MLive

HOLLAND, MI – Hope College’s Upward Bound Program has been awarded a federal TRIO programs grant totaling $378,121 to continue programming that provides academic skills and motivation for high school students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.

… A number of schools offer Upward Bound programs in the state, including Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University and Muskegon Community College in West Michigan.

TRiO Upward Bound extends water drive for Flint

GRCC’s TRiO Upward Bound program is extending its bottled water drive for the Flint water crisis. Employees and students can drop off a case of bottled water or a gallon of water to the TRIO Upward Bound Office ,110 Sneden Hall, through February 5. Any departments that need their donations picked up should contact Sheena Weaver at sheenaweaver@grcc.edu.

Bottled Water Drive for Flint

Grand Rapids Community College TRIO Upward Bound program is collecting bottled water for the Flint water crisis. Upward Bound supports the efforts of providing water to the community members of FIint during their state of emergency. GRCC employees and students can drop off a case of bottled water or a gallon of water to the TRIO Upward Bound Office 110 Sneden Hall. Upward Bound students will be collecting donated bottles of water at City High, Innovation Central, Ottawa Hills, and University Prep. Water collection will take place January 25 to the 29th.

Community involvement and responsibility are paramount pillars of the Upward Bound program. The donations of water will be given to the Upward Bound program at Mott Community College for further distribution.

Bottled Water Drive for Flint

Grand Rapids Community College TRIO Upward Bound program is collecting bottled water for the Flint water crisis. Upward Bound supports the efforts of providing water to the community members of FIint during their state of emergency. GRCC employees and students can drop off a case of bottled water or a gallon of water to the TRIO Upward Bound Office 110 Sneden Hall. Upward Bound students will be collecting donated bottles of water at City High, Innovation Central, Ottawa Hills, and University Prep. Water collection will take place January 25 to the 29th.

Community involvement and responsibility are paramount pillars of the Upward Bound program. The donations of water will be given to the Upward Bound program at Mott Community College for further distribution.

 

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders

Come join us at Building Tomorrow’s Leaders. GRCC’s TRIO Upward Bound program is hosting an HBCU College Fair and S.T.E.A.M. Career Fair October 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of Sneden Hall. All students are welcome to participate. This a great opportunity to investigate potential colleges to transfer and explore careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. On site admissions will be granted to some high school seniors. There will be workshops on financial aid, college essay writing, scholarships, financial literacy, and finding the right school. Companies such as Google, Steelcase and Spectrum Health will in attendance. Stop by and find your next steps.

UB-HBCU College Fair Flyer

TRiO Peer Mentors make presentation at state summit

GRCC/TRIO Student Support Services Peer Mentors presented at the Annual MI-CAPP Student Leadership Summit at Great Wolf Lodge on March 21st. Amanda Aguirre and Enemecia Sepulveda presented “College 101: Life Hacks” to over 100 Upward Bound high school students!

Congratulations to Amanda Aguirre; she was selected for the $1000 Study Abroad Scholarship. Amanda will be going to Salamanca, Spain, in May after being selected by the Keith Sherin Global Scholars with this study abroad scholarship.

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