‘The Spirit of South High’ | 50 years after closing, legendary school still teaches
May 21, 2018; WZZM
It’s graduation season. High school students from all over are turning their tassels, signaling they’ve moved into their next phase of life.
… The best indication that the spirit of Grand Rapids South High School will likely continue well after all of the living alums are gone is the scholarship fund that was set up through the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation.
“Every year, two students from the Grand Rapids Public School district are selected to receive the South High Alumni Scholarship Fund,” said James Atkinson, who was a 1958 graduate of South High and is the current president of the South High Varsity Club. “The two students get their tuition to GRCC completely paid for thanks to this fund.”
‘I am going to do something with my life’
May 24, 2018; The Daily News (Greenville)
BELDING — As Nathan Silman walks across the stage tonight to receive his diploma, he’ll be sharing in the accomplishment with more than 100 classmates.
… Silman plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College with a goal to earn an associate degree and transfer to Ferris State University.
Students earn awards at Heartlands Institute of Technology
May 24, 2018; Ionia Sentinel-Standard
IONIA — Heartlands Institute of Technology honored its countywide students with awards last week at the career center.
… William Parish was honored with a $2,000 scholarship to attend the Grand Rapids Community College, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education to further pursue the culinary arts field.
Madison Marble wielding a consistent bat for Sparta softball squad
May 24, 2018; MLive
SPARTA — Madison Marble continues to swing a productive bat for Sparta’s softball team.
She is a returning senior outfielder who has signed to play at Grand Rapids Community College next season.
City commission meets new officer Kasey Metcalf
May 22, 2018; The Pioneer (Big Rapids)
(Photo caption) Big Rapids Department of Public Safety Director Jim Eddinger (left) introduces the department’s newest officer, Kasey Metcalf, to Big Rapids City Commissioners and city staff during Monday’s meeting. Metcalf worked with DPS as a service officer from 2013 -15, while enrolled at Ferris State University, and graduated from Grand Rapids Community College. “(Metcalf) is atypical of Millenials; he has shown a reverence to his position,” Eddinger said.
Davis to take reins of university relations for coming months
May 24, 2018; Western Michigan University press release
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Former reporter and longtime W Magazine editor Paula M. Davis has been appointed interim executive director of the Office of University Relations at Western Michigan University, effective June 1.
… The West Michigan native earned an associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College before continuing on to earn a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University in 1998. Before joining the Gazette in 1998, Davis gained experience reporting for the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman and for Crain’s Detroit Business. She also worked for the Detroit Public Schools in its media relations office.
STAMPS NOTES: With Richards out, Dennis set to step up
May 23, 2018; The London Free Press (Ontario)
When the Calgary Stampeders announced that Randy Richards was being placed on the six-game injured list, it seemed to clear the way for Derek Dennis to reclaim the teams starting left tackle position.
… From the sideline, receiver Nick Truesdell as looking awfully impressive to this particular reporter.
When he was asked after Wednesday mornings practice, it sounded like (head coach Dave) Dickenson was intrigued by the Grand Rapids Community College product, as well.
Grand Rapids Community College approves pay raises for 2 unions
May 24, 2018; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College agreed to new contracts with two of its employee unions – the Police Officers Labor Council and College Employees Benefit Association.
Folias Duo performs on flute and guitar June 3 in Carrizozo
May 23, 2018; Ruidoso News (N.M.)
Representatives of Carrizozo Music, Inc. announced this week that Folias Duo, international renown husband and wife duet from Grand Rapids, Mich., will perform in a Portico Concert on Sunday, June 3. The concert will be staged from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Carrizozo Woman’s Club.
… Andrew Bergeron is instructor of guitar and music theory at Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Aquinas College. Andrew is a founding performer and composer with the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet. He is also a Blue Griffin Performing artist.
Mackinac Policy Conference 2018: Full schedule, speakers, how to watch
May 23, 2018; WDIV
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Michigan’s biggest annual political event, the Mackinac Policy Conference, kicks off on the island on May 30, 2018.
… Thursday, May 31:
… 12:45 p.m. – The Future of Work in Michigan: Partnerships Pave the Way to Prosperity: Panelists: Heidi Kaplan, Senior Community Development Analyst, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve Board, David Meador, Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer, DTE Energy, Bill Pink, President, Grand Rapids Community College