Raider Volleyball Player Katie Horling Named District Player of the Year

GRCC Volleyball Player Katie Horling

GRCC Volleyball Player Katie Horling, a sophomore from Zeeland East HS was named the Region XII District F Volleyball Player of the Year and will now be in the running for the NJCAA National Player of the Year Award. Katie was a real leader on this year’s Raider squad which finished 2nd in the conference and ranked #14 in the final NJCAA poll. Also, at the Region XII tournament held at the Ford Fieldhouse this weekend, Katie Horling and Kayla DeVlieg (a Freshman from Northview) were named first team all-tournament and Charlie French (Freshman from Howell) was 1st Team All-Conference (MCCAA).

Tech Prep Program Hosting Health Expo 11/17/09

The Tech Prep program, in collaboration with KISD and area health care organizations, is sponsoring a Health Expo on Thursday November 19th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Applied Technology Center (ATC). The goal of this evening is to present relevant information to 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in careers in health care. Over 50 representatives who are currently working in a variety of health care fields will be available to talk with students and answer their questions. For more information, go to

GRCC to offer Two Accelerated Online/Weekend Programs Beginning in Winter 2010

Online and Weekend Programs that debut this Winter 2010 will begin offering students two degree options: Associate in Arts and Associate in Arts with an Emphasis in Business. GRCC has targeted these programs at adults 24 years of age or older, who are currently employed or who have recently lost their jobs. Accelerated Degree Programs are also designed for students who are ready for college- level coursework and do not need developmental classes. Accelerated Degree Programs are open to both new and current GRCC students. Information sessions being held at Sneden Hall on Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4.

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Thank You From Chief Kennell

This thank-you comes from GRCC’s Campus Police Chief Cindy Kennell;

“I would like to thank all my of wonderful friends at the college for the continued support that I have received in the way of cards, supportive e-mails, letters and the messages sent home through Sara and Connie to me, as I continue to fight this cancer. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and realize how fortunate I am to have the number of caring friends that I have in you. I am grateful for your prayers and am working hard to heal. Thank you so much for the time you spend sending the cards, e-mails and messages. They are so helpful. I am truly blessed. GRCC has a wonderful staff of caring people. Thank you so much.”

Old-Fashioned Lobster Boil at the Heritage Restaurant

GRCC’s Heritage Restaurant (which serves as a laboratory classroom for the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education) will host an old-fashioned Lobster Boil on Nov. 24, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.  The menu will feature New England Clam Chowder, Grilled Sweet Corn on the Cob, Cornbread Boiled Potatoes, Little Neck Clams and a 1 ¾ Pound Whole Maine Lobster.

The cost for the event is $35.00 per person (not available with any other discount) and the Secchia Institute will also offer a special wine pairing at an additional price.  Call 616-234-3705 for reservations by Nov. 21, 2009.

GRCC in the News: 11/12/09

GRCC culinary institute to offer new career options for chef entrepreneurs
Rapid Growth | Deborah Johnson Wood | November 12, 2009

In February, Grand Rapids Community College will offer its inaugural training through the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education for culinary students who want to become personal or private chefs. Candy Wallace, founder of San Diego-based American Personal and Private Chef Association (APPCA) spoke to GRCC culinary students this week about The Personal and Private Chef Certification Class and the career options available, such as becoming a private chef for one client or becoming a personal chef for several clients.  (More) Continue reading