GRCC In the News, 5-22-15

Posted May 22, 2015 by grcctoday
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Hudsonville high school graduate shares story of the fight for her life

May 21, 2015; FOX 17

HOLLAND, Mich. — It’s that time of year, where thousands across West Michigan are getting their diplomas at high school graduations. Between homework, college applications, and extracurricular activities and of course their social lives, it’s safe to say high school comes with a lot of pressure. One high school graduate from Hudsonville had an extra obstacle on top of all those pressures: battling for her life.

… Grooms plans to go to Grand Rapids Community College for two years, and then transfer to a college of her choice. She hopes to become a therapist one day.

Graduation 2015: Fennville High School

May 21, 2015; The Saulte Ste. Marie Evening News

… “I’m planning on going to GRCC (Grand Rapids Community College) and majoring in social work,” – Maribel Cuellar, 18

Duncan Patterson throws no-hitter, Tyler Pols pitches a 1-hitter as Byron Center sweeps Zeeland East

May 21, 2015; MLive

ZEELAND, Mich. – Duncan Patterson and Tyler Pols have been teammates since they were in elementary school. So it’s appropriate that the Byron Center High School duo are going out strong to end their senior season.

… “I struggled a little bit to find the strike zone, but the defense was great behind me,” said Pols, who has committed to play at Grand Rapids Community College. “My offspeed stuff was working. That helped me strike out some batters. I struck out 13. I didn’t expect to strike out that many.”

Connor Zuidema, Trevor Curtiss excel on diamond, classroom at Wyoming

May 21, 2015; MLive

WYOMING — On the baseball diamond and in the classroom, Wyoming seniors Connor Zuidema and Trevor Curtiss have been consistent performers.

… “Trevor is a great student,” Veenstra said. “He is a part of the Middle College at Wyoming, which allows kids to start earning their associate degree from GRCC, while they are sophomores in high school, while getting their high school diploma. They spend one more year (fifth year) at GRCC free to the student. This is a select program where kids have to apply, interview, and score well to get into the program.”

No. 5 Davenport: Panthers jump right into Series fire vs. LCSC

May 21, 2015; The Lewiston Tribune (Idaho)

Used to playing in front of several hundred fans, Davenport will make its Avista NAIA World Series debut tonight playing before as many as 5,000 fans.

… For nearly two decades, Doug Wabeke coached Grand Rapids Community College’s baseball team, winning four junior-college national titles and coaching Tidey from 1990-91.

GRCC In the News, 5-21-15

Posted May 21, 2015 by grcctoday
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Manufacturers, state educators adopt new apprenticeship training model

May 21, 2015; mibiz.com

While workforce development and attraction requires a range of strategies, West Michigan manufacturers have begun to embrace an apprenticeship model of continuing education to combat the so-called talent gap.

… “We’re seeing a huge increase in apprenticeships — it’s probably the biggest increase we’ve seen in one particular area,” said Amy Koning, associate dean of operations at Grand Rapids Community College. Non-traditional students and their employers have seen the particular need to hone their skills.

27 stories above Grand Rapids, a dining destination gambles on Latin cuisine

May 20, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Cygnus 27 is flying in a new direction.

… (Tim) Moreno started kitchen work at age 17, working seasonally at the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club for several years before moving to Grand Rapids. He started working private parties and banquets at Amway while attending culinary school at Grand Rapids Community College. He arrived at Cygnus as a line cook following stints elsewhere in the hotel at GP Sports Bar and Bentham’s.

Rockford senior Josh Stephan is long and strong off the tee

May 21, 2015; MLive

ROCKFORD — Rockford senior golfer Josh Stephan is the driving force on a team loaded with long-ball hitters.

… Stephan plans to play golf at Grand Rapids Community College next fall.

On and off diamond, Byron Center softball’s senior leaders help team through changes, tragedy

May 20, 2015; MLive

When you think of the work of senior leaders on a high school softball team you likely think of someone leading by example at practice, in the classroom, after a tough loss occasionally maybe with a little verbal outburst during a game or a tasty treat sugar rush at an off-season practice.

… In addition to (Maylynn) Kapteyn, a three-year varsity player signed to play softball at GRCC next year, the other seniors are catcher Aubrey Herrema, infielder Briana Wendland and utility player Michaela May.

GRCC’s Online Store has sale today

Posted May 21, 2015 by grcctoday
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Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on May 21. This sale, running from 7 am to 7 pm, will feature retired College technology and resources including laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost & found items, and many others! A specific inventory listing will be available the day of the sale.

The online sale may be accessed by visiting GRCC’s Online Store http://grcconlinestore.pixafyhosting.com/index.php. Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until May 21 at 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website http://www.grcc.edu/purchasing/onlinestore.

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory must be picked up the following day of the sale. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appointment).

IT support desk to be closed for holiday weekend

Posted May 21, 2015 by grcctoday
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The IT Customer Support Desk will be closed for Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday). We will resume our normal phone support hours on Tuesday, May 26th.

Need help with SkillPort?

Posted May 21, 2015 by grcctoday
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Staff Development has reserved a computer lab in the ATC building, and will be available during those specific times to assist anyone who would like help with the SkillPort technology. SkillPort is the format being used for mandatory compliance training for all employees at GRCC. There is no need to pre-register. Please come when you schedule allows.

ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN ROOM 213 ATC

  • Fri May 22 from 9-10:30 AM
  • Fri May 22 from 1-2:30 PM
  • Fri Jun 19 from 10-11:30 AM
  • Fri Jun 19 from 3:30-5 PM

GRCC hosts online sale today

Posted May 21, 2015 by grcctoday
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Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on May 21. This sale, running from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., will feature retired College technology and resources including laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost & found items, and many others! A specific inventory listing will be available the day of the sale.

The online sale may be accessed by visiting GRCC’s Online Store http://grcconlinestore.pixafyhosting.com/index.php. Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until May 21 at 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website http://www.grcc.edu/purchasing/onlinestore.

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory must be picked up the following day of the sale. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appt).

College Channel programming through May 31

Posted May 20, 2015 by grcctoday
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The latest schedule, for May 25 to 31, for the College Channel includes Local First’s Vincent Stanley presentation. Check out the offerings here.

GRCC In the News, 5-20-15

Posted May 20, 2015 by grcctoday
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Remember Elizabeth Wilson with special screening of ‘The Graduate’ at Celebration! Cinema

May 19, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Actress Elizabeth Wilson’s life and career will be remembered Wednesday with a special screening of the 1967 film “The Graduate” starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft.

… The 1940 graduate of Grand Rapids Central High School first acted at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, appearing in a production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” while attending the former Grand Rapids Junior College, now Grand Rapids Community College.

Lowell baseball’s resilience has shined behind impeccable pitching staff

May 19, 2015; MLive

For the second consecutive year the Lowell baseball team finished on top of the OK White conference. But this year was different thanks to the “best pitching staff ever,” according to coach Juston Miller.

… Come the fall (Matt) Milstead will be playing baseball for Grand Rapids Community College.

Senior wellness: observation vs. inpatient medicare cost

May 19, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)– As people age, the option of health insurance coverage through Medicare becomes available. This is especially helpful if someone is hospitalized for a short period of time. But depending on how someone is admitted can cost them, even with health insurance.

Mike Faber from GRCC Older Learning Center explains.

20 semi-finalists announced in SmartArt competition

May 19, 2015; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Nearly two dozen students from Grand Rapids Public Schools are competing to have their energy-related work displayed during this year’s ArtPrize competition.

… The 20 semi-finalists will now be judge by a panel of art professionals from Kendall College of Art & Design at Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University. The top winners will be announced at the start of ArtPrize 2015 on Sept. 23.

APSS employees organize fundraiser for American Cancer Society

Posted May 20, 2015 by grcctoday
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The GRCC APSS (Formerly GRCC ESP) will be selling paper cupcakes (Similar to the paper footprints that we sold last year). They are a minimum of $1 donation to the American Cancer Society. We encourage to write your name, or the names of a loved one who fought, survived; or acted as a caregiver, and hang these cupcakes visibly in your office! Lets show the community how GRCC is fighting back against cancer!

These cupcakes are available for sale from Staci Dever in Room 266 Main, Lisa Snider in 508 Cook Hall, and Penni Wenninger in the Cook Administration Building.

Thank you to all for your support!

Employee section of Lyon Street parking ramp to close

Posted May 20, 2015 by grcctoday
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The GRCC employee section of the Lyon Street Ramp will be closed for cleaning Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22. Employees should park on the student side of the Lyon Street Ramp. The gates will be raised.

Congratulations to Brune and Sandra Garcia

Posted May 19, 2015 by grcctoday
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Brune Garcia, of the Enrollment Center, and his wife, Sandra, welcomed Cambria Ann Garcia, who was born May 16. She weighs 7 pounds, 15 ounces and is 20.5 inches long.

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GRCC In the News, 5-19-15

Posted May 19, 2015 by grcctoday
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Festival of the Arts unveils new app

May 18, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Grand Rapids’ biggest summer festival kicks off in less than three weeks and this year, your smartphone can help you get the most out of Festival of the Arts.

… The app was developed by Grand Rapids Community College students and will help you navigate the three-day event, which is the largest all-volunteer art festival in the country.

Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch 2015 concert lineup: Joshua Davis, Michelle Chamuel and more

May 19, 2015; MLive

Sonic Lunch – the free, outdoor summer concert series at Liberty Plaza, on Liberty St. and Division in Ann Arbor, presented by Bank of Ann Arbor – has just announced its 2015 lineup, which includes “The Voice” superstars Michelle Chamuel and Joshua Davis; Børns; Martha Reeves; Theo Katzman and more.

… August 13th – Børns, with special guest Chris Bathgate

The nom de plume of singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Michigan native Garrett Borns, Børns crafts big-hearted, alternately dreamy and danceable, falsetto-driven electro-pop confections that have been dusted with glam rock and folk. Raised in the great lake coastal town of Grand Haven, Michigan, Børns studied music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and Grand Rapids Community College while becoming a fixture in the local music scene. After a brief stint in New York City, Børns decided to relocate to Los Angeles, where he set up shop in a self-described “treetop sanctuary” just outside of the city, and began honing what would eventually become his debut EP, the Interscope-issued “Candy.” His new single “Electric Love” is on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and in rotation on every rock station in America.

Zach Bialik named to NJCAA Division II All-America team

Posted May 19, 2015 by grcctoday
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Zach Bialik

Congratulations to golf team member Zach Bialik, who is a NJCAA Division II PING First-Team All-America selection! Bialik, a sophomore from Manistee, plans to transfer to Ferris State University.

He and the golf team are in Scottsboro, Ala., this week, playing in the National Championship. For tournament information, click here.

Sharing the GRCC Story: Video highlights the 2000s

Posted May 19, 2015 by grcctoday
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See some of GRCC’s 100 years of history come to life in the video below! To learn more, visit our timeline.

GRCC’s Online Store to hold sale on May 21

Posted May 19, 2015 by grcctoday
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Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on May 21. This sale, running from 7 am to 7 pm, will feature retired College technology and resources including laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost & found items, and many others! A specific inventory listing will be available the day of the sale.

The online sale may be accessed by visiting GRCC’s Online Store http://grcconlinestore.pixafyhosting.com/index.php. Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until May 21 at 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website http://www.grcc.edu/purchasing/onlinestore.

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory must be picked up the following day of the sale. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appointment).


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