Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-17-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges COVID-19 caution among students as college-tied outbreaks emerge With colleges in and around Kent County reporting COVID-19 outbreaks among students and staff, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is urging...

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Getting the support he needs at Veterans Upward Bound

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 04-02-2019 under NONPROFITS

Orlando Santiago needed all the support he could get when he transferred from Muskegon Community College to Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Orlando joined Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) in September 2018, and the staff helped him with the...

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We need to understand the challenges first generation students face

by (kavila)

Submitted 08-29-2017 under OPINION

My mother is a Nurse Tech, my father an immigrant. My grandparents were farmers who spent their lives in the segregated south. From childhood, the importance of higher education was emphasized. Going to college was an expectation. I certainly would...

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My road to getting through college, a 32-year personal journey

by (lemmon)

Submitted 08-22-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

College?! We never talked about it in my family -- we didn’t have to. My father owned his own business as did my grandfather, and our family didn’t “waste time” on college. We were self-made, and my future was the family...

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On being a first generation college student

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I remember sitting in the admissions office sobbing and signing my exit paperwork at Aquinas College, the top forty radio playing and looking at the happy photos of students and wondering why that couldn’t be me. Being a first generation...

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Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

It’s late September and Gabby Vernon is standing in a field in Allendale, launching a drone. The drone lifts off and hovers more than a hundred feet above Ham Family Farm where a dozen volunteers are picking kale and loading it onto a van...

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WMU Info Session: Social Work/Counseling

by (wmugr)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under

WMU-Grand Rapids is holding an information session from 3 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2015 which will feature two of WMU's master's degree programs: Master of Social Work (MSW) M.A. in Counselor Education and Counseling...

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In studio: GVSU Ghana Nsu - Clean Water Initiative

by (WYCE)

Submitted 06-04-2010 under NONPROFITS

This week, we interview Uma Mishra of the GVSU Ghana Nsu Project - Clean Water Initiative. In two weeks, Uma will be traveling to Ghana with 30 water filters manufactured by local company Cascade Engineering to install in a village that's...

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College Scholarship Applications Now Available

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 01-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each year, Grand Rapids Community Foundation awards more than $550,000 in scholarships to students who are college bound or pursuing a technical career.  2010 marks the 65th year the Community Foundation has offered this assistance students....

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