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From homelessness to supporting himself, he’s ready for college

Technically homeless, Tristen Foley worked and studied around the clock to get his diploma...

Workforce training programs show big economic impact

A year ago, Elizabeth Jose Pena wasn’t sure what her next career step should be. “I was a lost individual... I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life.” What a difference a fast-paced training program can make...

GRCC launches efforts to raise $3 million to improve buildings, boost scholarships fund

One in three Kent County high-school graduates is connected to Grand Rapids Community College in some way, explained college representatives as they kicked off efforts to raise the final $3 million of $15 million earmarked for facility improvements and scholarships...

Googling their way into IT

GRCC students are earning Google IT certificates, increasing their career readiness as they enter the industry...

Class Pushes Students Out of Comfort Zone, Into Community

Students trickle in after school, one or two at a time, into a Wyoming High School classroom. They grab a slice of pizza and sit down to discuss issues that affect their lives and community: school, jobs and ways...

Grant will help prepare Wyoming area students for college

Grand Rapids Community College is the recipient of a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department to boost chances for all students to succeed in college and beyond...

GRCC counselors reach out to help students with mental health needs

Along with free, confidential one-on-one counseling, they offer a slate of general workshops and mind-body wellness events based on mindfulness, managing emotions, sleep and other topics...

Open-source textbooks lighten students’ financial load

About 70 GRCC faculty members have switched. The textbooks are available in math, science, social science, humanities, business and advanced placement...

Helping Hispanic Students Get to and Through College

Getting Hispanic students to pursue a college education is the main goal of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (UHSLI), an organization that brought its student summit to Grand Rapids recently. Held at Union High School, the event featured...

‘We all aspire to learn more’

Celebrating 30 years as a post-secondary college experience in the arts and sciences, the academy serves students with education and a place to belong...

Students earn credits, gain jobs through GRCC training program

After more than 600 hours spent learning to build houses, fix cars, take blood pressure and complete other skills needed for jobs available in West Michigan, 52 students graduated in December from the GRCC Job Training programs...

GRCC to host summer camp with musicians who mash classical, popular genres

ESME band members are challenging middle and high school students to blend modern and classical music during intensive summer experience...

Seismic lessons from this rock star teacher

GRCC Geology Professor and volcanologist Tari Mattox brings her first-hand knowledge of eruptions, rocks and much more into class...

Whitmer touts ‘a path for everyone to prosperity’ in GRCC visit

Newly elected Gov. Gretchen Whitmer promoted her higher education proposals in Grand Rapids following her State of the State address...

GRCC, Tech Center create a recipe for student bakers to earn college degree

Interested in becoming a chef or baker? A new GRCC and Tech Center culinary partnership has the perfect recipe to make it happen, fast...

Hands-on career exploration via Future Focused Fridays

The entire East Campus student body will either be visited by or spend time every Friday this school year at area businesses, as well as work with employers on resumes and interviewing...
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