GRCC celebrates centennial with picnic

A picnic celebrating Grand Rapids Community College's centennial. (Sept. 13, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College celebrated 100 years Saturday with an old-fashioned barbecue picnic.

The event was held in the campus’ Ford Fieldhouse. Free barbecue ribs, chicken, hotdogs and all of the fixings were offered. There were also inflatables, giant board games and artifacts on the community college’s history.

GRCC is the oldest community college in the state. Officials say it has positively impacted the community and they hope to see another 100 years of influence.

“We are looking backwards, but we’re also thinking about moving forward and we want to remain a vital part of the community, to be a cornerstone for training and education and helping the Grand Rapids community be the best it can be,” GRCC Associate Dean of Enrollment Eric Mullen said.

The community picnic was part of a series of events to celebrate the college’s centennial.

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