Nov. 6, 2018 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College will honor veterans and all current military service members and highlight their importance to the college and the region with a Nov. 12 ceremony.
President Bill Pink will speak during the Veterans Day observance, which starts at 10:45 a.m. on the Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza. Pink's wife, Lori, is retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and his son, Lance, serves with the U.S. Marines.
"We are honored to highlight the proud veterans on our campus and the family members who support them," Pink said. "This observance is to pay tribute to their service. It's also a reminder for us to serve our students who are veterans, empowering them for personal and academic success."
Those attending the ceremony will receive a flag to place around GRCC's Veterans Memorial and are invited to lunch in room 55 of the Main Building, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE.
Grand Rapids Community College has been offering educational opportunities in West Michigan for more than 100 years. Established in 1914, the college offers degree courses, certification and training programs, and workshops and personal enrichment classes. Offerings are held on GRCC’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, and at several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties, as well as through distance learning.