Traverse City Central Grad Earns Top Honors From GRCC

Andrew Monroe, a 2001 graduate of Traverse City Central High School, is the recipient of Grand Rapids Community College’s Arthur Andrews Cup, an award given annually to the student with the highest grade point average and highest number of honor points of his/her class.  

The award is named for Arthur Andrews, president of Grand Rapids Junior College for 35 of its formative years – from 1919 to 1955.  Andrews was known for his passion and diligence towards the growth and academic excellence of Grand Rapids Junior College, which became Grand Rapids Community College in 1991.

Monroe received the cup at the college’s Delta Phi Alpha banquet which honors students in the top 5% of their class.  He edged out five other 4.0-GPA students by having earned the most honor points.

“Since, as the saying goes, ‘you can’t do better than all A’s’, we have to find some way of distinguishing the student who will be given permanent possession of this gold cup from equally accomplished peers,” explained Tina Hoxie, GRCC’s Dean of Student Affairs.  “And this year, we are very pleased that it will be in Andrew’s possession.”
Monroe is now attending Grand Valley State University where he is pursuing a degree in Business. He is the son of James and Cindy Monroe of Traverse City.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for over 32,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several additional locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.