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GRCC’s Maxwell Prendergast to play basketball at Northern Michigan

Maxwell Prendergast
Maxwell Prendergast

Congratulations to Maxwell Prendergast, who will take his basketball talents to Northern Michigan University.

The 6-foot, 9-inch center from West Catholic High School spent this past year playing for the Raiders and spent his freshman season at Davenport University.

Prendergast helped the Raiders win the 2017 District 9 Tournament and earn a sixth-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament. He led the Raiders in many different categories, including rebounds per game (9.3), blocks per game (2.5) and field goal percentage (.572).  In 35 game and 913 minutes, Prendergast grabbed 326 rebounds, including 10 or more in 17 games. On November 30, 2016, he grabbed a season high 21 rebounds — 11 on the offensive end — against nationally ranked Mott Community College.

Besides landing himself on the All-District 9 Tournament team after averaging 9.7 points and 10.3 rebounds, Prendergast was also named All-Conference Honorable Mention this past season.

Welcome Week includes transfer event, student clubs, scavenger hunt

GRCC’s Welcome Week — September 5 to 7 — has a whole new look!

Here’s the schedule:

  • Transfer and Advising Day — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 5.
  • Involvement Day, with student clubs and organizations — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 6.
  • Raider Rush scavenger hunt along with a Humane Society fundraiser — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 7.

All activities will be held on the Student Plaza (near the Main Building). If it rains, they’ll move to the Raider Grille (second floor of the Student Center).

GRCC In the News, 8-4-17

Recapping the summer of apprenticeships

Aug. 3, 2017; AACC 21st Century Center (American Association of Community Colleges newsletter)

It’s been the summer of apprenticeships. They’ve been the focus of congressional committee hearings and White House executive orders. Earlier this week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Grand Rapids Community College (Michigan) to learn more about apprenticeships and the skilled trades.

Colorful summer dishes served at Gravity Taphouse Grille during Restaurant Week GR

Aug. 3, 2017; FOX 17

Restaurant Week GR is approaching quickly, getting ready to show off the best dishes from 70 restaurants in the Grand Rapids area.

… For every meal sold, each restaurant will donate $1 to the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

Ferris Transfer Student Open House college admission on the spot!

Aug. 3, 2017; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — Join Ferris State University to learn how you can transform your college credits or associate degree into a bachelor’s degree. Program advisors, financial aid experts and admissions officers will make sure you have the information you need to take the next step. Make sure to bring all of your questions and copies of your transcripts. Qualified students will be admitted to the university on the spot!

… By partnering with Grand Rapids Community College they are able to offer select Ferris degree programs close to where you live and work.

3 candidates seek 2 Ward 1 slots in primary

Aug. 4, 2017; The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph)

SOUTH HAVEN — Three candidates in the city’s Ward 1 will square off in the primary election on Tuesday.

… He (Ahmmad Goodwin) graduated from South Haven High School and has an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College.

Where Second Ward city commission candidates stand on affordable housing

Aug. 3, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids City Commission is reminded at nearly every meeting by activists and residents of the affordable housing crunch in the city – but not all of the three candidates for a Second Ward seat on the commission put the issue as top priority.

… (Mayor Rosalynn) Bliss and the rest of the city commission have thrown their support to (Joe) Jones – who has drawn a number of establishment endorsements from across the city, including Grand Rapids Public Schools leadership, Grand Rapids Community College officials, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and the Grand Rapids Fire Department union.

Staging a Change: The life of Fred Sebulske, Grand Rapids godfather of theater

Aug. 3, 2017; Revue

Hate letters. State government threats. Mayoral involvement. Armed police in the theater.

… Criticism continued to elevate as the opening night got closer. Hate letters from across the country were sent to cast members. After the first couple of performances, the show had to be moved. Grand Rapids Community College which owns Spectrum Theater was facing threats to lose state funding over the play’s controversy.