Community college bond up for vote Tuesday, May 8

Lisa Freiberger, vice president of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), stands with her informational packet in Rockford City Hall. Freiberger presented information about a much-needed bond millage to be voted on Tuesday, May 8. All of Kent County residents may vote on this issue, which will provide GRCC with money to renovate two dated buildings, allow improvements in the early education/preschool program, renovate other existing buildings, update classroom technology and other campus-wide improvements. The bond would cost a homeowner of a $150,000 residence $2.19 per month or $26.25 per year.

by BETH ALTENA Renovations to buildings, classroom technology at stake One in three college-bound students in Kent County first attend Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), and the average savings per student is $22,000 in two years. Lisa Freiberger, vice president of GRCC, spoke before Rockford City Council on Monday, April 9, explaining the extreme need […]

Kimberly’s Boutique welcomes new intern

Kendall McConnohie

Kendall McConnohie, 17, is a senior at Rockford High School and is currently an intern at Kimberly’s Boutique in downtown Rockford. This fall, Kendall will be attending Grand Rapids Community College in the honors program and will transfer to Western Michigan University in 2014. She hopes to pursue a career in fashion merchandising. “I love […]

Hall commits to play baseball at CMU

Tyler Hall, a 2008 graduate of Rockford High School and former Ram baseball player currently playing for Grand Rapids Community College, has officially committed to play baseball at Central Michigan University (CMU) next year. “We’ve had our eye on Tyler for a long time,” commented CMU Head Coach Steve Jaksa. “The more we saw, the […]