Crowd gives Carters a warm welcome in G.R.
Sept. 23, 2014; WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — Hundreds of people waited in line Monday afternoon to see former President Jimmy Carter and the former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talk about their work around the world helping to eliminate disease, hunger, and discrimination against woman and the mentally ill.
Former President Carter on LGBT Rights: Jesus didn’t discriminate
Sept. 23, 2014; MLive (video)
Former President Jimmy Carter talks about fair rights for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual people at Grand Rapids Community College.
Why Jimmy Carter wants to ‘shock people into taking action’ to improve women’s rights
Sept. 22, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Speaking Monday at Grand Rapids Community College, former President Jimmy Carter said women’s rights are being ignored around the globe, from income inequality and sexual assault in the U.S. to a lack of education and health care in Third World countries.
Jimmy Carter Speaks In Grand Rapids, Says Civilians At Risk If U.S. Bombs Islamic State
Sept. 22, 2014; CBS Detroit
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A U.S. bombing attack against the Islamic State forces in Iraq could end up killing more civilians than militants unless there are American spotters on the ground, former President Jimmy Carter said Monday during an appearance at a community college in western Michigan.
President and Mrs. Carter shared their views and details of their work during their GRCC appearance on Monday.
For the seventh year, GRCC community and mental health nursing students are volunteering and participating in the Out of Darkness Walk, which starts 9 a.m. September 27 in Millennium Park.
This walk is designed to support families that have lost a loved one to suicide and to raise funds for research by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To learn more about the event, click here or contact email@example.com. The nursing students would love you to join the Healthy Kent Team this Saturday. If you can’t join us, please consider making a donation to our team — just click here to help.
In one of the more exciting wins in recent history, GRCC’s golfers won the 13-team Lawrence Tech Invitational at Plum Hollow Golf Club. The Raiders tied with Division II power Wayne State University after 36 holes and then won the tournament in a team sudden death playoff.
The 10th-ranked Raiders have won their first two tournaments of the season and travel to Muskegon on Friday for their next tourney.
During the Michigan WorkReady Communities launch on Monday, Governor Rick Snyder recognized GRCC students Derrick Johnson and Trevor Glupker as examples of what individuals can do to move ahead through education and certificate attainment. Derrick participated in the M-TEC Fast Track program, and Trevor was in the M-TEC Construction Jump Start Program, both at Tassell M-TEC.
The event, part of the initiative to raise credentials of the West Michigan workforce, was sponsored by Talent 2025 and held at the Gentex Corporation in Zeeland.
Derrick Johnson, Governor Rick Snyder and Trevor Glupker.
GRCC groups that are scheduled to meet today include:
- GRCC Christian Fellowship — 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in room 20 of the Student Center.
- Campus Activities — 4:30 p.m. in the Raider Grille.