Photos: Cooking With Angus Taping at Founders Brewery

Chef Angus and Dave Engbers Taping "Cooking with Angus"

Yesterday, Chef Angus Campbell of GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, took his TV show “Cooking with Angus” to the internationally-known, Grand Rapids-Based Founders Brewing Co. to tour the production facilities and discuss the brewing process with co-owner and Director of Marketing, Dave Engbers.

Chef Angus and Brewmasters Taping "Cooking with Angus"

A full slideshow of photos will be available soon….

Chef Angus and Dave Engbers Taping "Cooking with Angus"

Creative Dining Services New Face: LeAnne Kauffman

Creative Dining Services has the distinct pleasure to introducing their new Campus Dining – Service Manager LeeAnne Kauffman. LeeAnne is a graduate of GRCC’s Hospitality Education Program, class of 2004. While here, LeeAnne completed an Associates Degree in both Culinary Arts and in Culinary Management. She  has continued her studies on campus with Ferris State University. At the end of this year she will hold a Bachelors of Sciences degree in Culinary Arts Management. While in school LeeAnne “cut her teeth” with a number of local businesses, Olive’s, The Catering Company, Russo’s, and Mission Point Resort to name a few.

Most recently she had spent 3 years working in a college food service environment at Calvin College as an Assistant Manager of Retail Dining. She say’s that she is “excited for this great opportunity and to be back on the GRCC campus full time”. LeeAnne brings a great deal of experience to the table that the college is lucky to have. Join us in welcoming LeeAnne to GRCC and say hi if you are stopping by the Raider Grill!

IIPD Grants Due 3/19/10

The deadline for submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) program is 4:30 p.m., March 19, 2010. Please note that the IIPD Guidelines and all application forms have been revised . The revised application packet and Guidelines are available in the IIPD and SSPD Grants section of the Grants Office website at Applications should be delivered to the GRCC Foundation Office, 1st floor, College Park Plaza. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director of Grants and Resource Development at 234-3910 or at

GRCC Energy Conservation Program Saves College $1 Million

Ninteen months into the energy conservation program and partnership with Energy Education Inc., the college has saved approximately $1 million in energy costs. The savings have resulted in an environmental impact equivalent to 1,464 cars being removed from the road; 150,005 tree seedlings grown for 10 years; or a reduction in 5,865 tons of carbon dioxide emitted.

Energy Manager Dorothy Burns notes that this data is compiled using database called EnergyCAP which she uses to monitor the college’s savings using monthly utility bills, daily temperature data and other building information. The program uses the 2007 baseline to calculate the college’s savings. We are making changes in our behavior and operation of our building systems that will be sustainable for decades, begun by a proven implementation process that turns energy-saving strategies into reality throughout our campus community. In September of 2009 Energy Education Inc. awarded the college the Good Stewardship Award because of the programs positive impact on the environment, including decreased carbon emissions and the conservation of natural resources.

For more information on GRCC’s Energy Program please visit

Upcoming International Faculty Development Seminars

The following International Faculty Development Seminars are offered through CIEE (Council on International Education and Exchange):
  • Middle Eastern Women: Tradition, Development, and Change
  • Human Rights in Thailand: Military Coups, Social Movements, and Rule of Law
  • Social and Political Challenges of the New Russia
  • Climate Change: The Reefs and Waterways of Australi
  • Revolution and Neoliberal Reform in Nicaragua
Anyone interested in attending one of these seminars may contact Aleta Anderson, ext. 4879

Triple Crown Running Series Looking for GRCC Runners

GRCC has a new running team.  This year, the GRCC “Be Healthy Be Fit” Program is sponsoring a team in the local running team competition, the “Triple Crown Series”.  The three races that make up the Triple Crown Series are:

  • Irish Jig 5K (March 20)
  • Brian Diemer Amerikam 5K (June 12)
  • Reeds Lake Run (June 26)

The Triple Crown Series eligibility rules stipulate that participates must be full time staff.  Spouses are also eligible.  Another Triple Crown rule is that team scores are improved by 10 percent if the CEO/president runs.  President Ender has agreed to join the team!   Each race is 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles.  GRCC will be competing in Division I along with Steelcase, Amway, Spectrum, and other large companies and organizations.  The team with the lowest points wins the competition.  Only the top five runners score points.   Points are scored by your place in your age group and gender.  You can see past year results at There is an individual registration fee ($25) required by each runner for each race.   If you are interested in participating, please contact Jim Fox in the HR Dept before March 10.  For those who are interested in keeping up with the Team’s progress, join our Facebook group, GRCC Runners.

GRCC in the News: 3/4/10

West Michigan Home & Garden Show opens Thursday at DeVos Place
By Cami Reister | The Grand Rapids Press | March 04, 2010, 5:08AM

If the consecutive days of sun are not enough to put spring at the forefront of people’s minds, the mounds of wood chips and bundles of fresh flowers packed into DeVos Place should do the trick.  The 31st annual West Michigan Home & Garden Show starts Thursday at the convention center and includes 10 indoor gardens, multiple stages for demonstrations and seminars and a Standard Flower Show. [GRCC faculty will be presenting at this event. ] (More)

Of Ice and Men
Rapid Growth | Victoria A. Mullen Thursday, March 04, 2010

In the ice trade, it is said that an ice carver puts in 17 hours a day to avoid working eight hours a day for someone else. For Randy Finch and Derek Maxfield, that’s a cold, hard fact. […] After he graduated from Rogers High School and attended classes at Grand Rapids Community College, Maxfield began his culinary career in the late 1980s at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, where he worked with several talented ice carvers, one of whom was Finch.  (More)

Rapid’s Silver Line may yet run – Officials applied for federal grant
Wednesday, 03 Mar 2010, 3:51 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The Silver Line may yet run, despite its defeat at the polls in 2009.  The proposed 10-mile bus line from downtown Grand Rapids to 60th Street in Gaines Township may be in service by 2013 if a federal grant request for $24.8 million and a matching grant from the state come through. […]  It also has the support of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, The Right Place, Spectrum Health, GRCC, and others.  (More)

Print Solutions Delivery Information

Print Solutions is now able to provide delivery of quick copy orders to some buildings.  Please review the following buildings and times so that your orders are submitted in timely manner to meet the delivery times. If you require an order outside of the delivery times, please arrange for pick-up by yourself, your ESP, or your student assistant.

Print Solutions deliveries:

  • Morning between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Afternoon between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    • Calkins Science Center
  • Morning between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • ATC
    • Ferris
    • Music
    • LRC
    • Spectrum/Actors

Shipping and Receiving deliveries:

  • Morning between 1o a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
    • Sneden Hall
    • Tassell M-Tech
    • The Learning Centers at Wealthy and West side