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Grand Rapids Community College dedicates new campus

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-Grand Rapids Community College dedicated its newest campus Wednesday afternoon.

The former Davenport University property on Fulton Street is now the DeVos Campus. Doug DeVos humbly accepted GRCC's gesture of naming its new campus after his family.

"This community college, this place, this institution, is developing the next generation of leadership for our community," DeVos said.

Students have seven new acres of campus. Cook, Warren and Sneden halls are the newest buildings to house 30,000 Grand Rapids Community College students each year.

"It's been a year since we took acquisition of this building and this campus from Davenport and in that time frame we've been able to put $2 million into the renovation of this facility; [We're] looking forward to putting about $2 million more into the Warren Hall renovation," said Bob Partridge.

"We are moving three major departments to this campus; our social sciences department, our psychology department and criminal justice department, and we've been doing a lot of work to get ready for those students and the faculty," said GRCC President Steven Ender.

Students will have rooms suited for upgraded technology like triple projection screens, WiFi with 25 new classrooms and expanded space. GRCC says there will be further remodeling done, but for now the new campus is ready for current students


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