GRCC Business Plan Competition (3/31/10)

You are invited to the GRCC First Annual Business Plan Competition onWednesday, March 31, 2010  from  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  The event takes place in the Applied Technology Center Auditorium (168 ATC).  The distinguished judges include Robert Kominski, President Mercantile Bank,Thomas McDonald, Owner/Partner MK & Associates, and Stephanie Leonardos, Owner/President Amerikam Inc.  The first place winner will be moving on to the regional competition on April 15, 2010 with other winners from GVSU, Aquinas, Calvin and Davenport.
The students competing are:
  • Andrea Dersch and Ricardo O’Neal
  • Brad Ecklesdafer
  • Jessica Hajost
  • Amber Lee, Kelly Bush, and Jason Blain
  • Colleen Vorel

GRCC Tutoring Staff to Present at Conference

*CORRECTION* Kellie Roblin from the Language Arts Tutorial Lab and two tutors will be presenting at the conference of the  East Central Writing Center Association ECWCA, which is affiliated with the International Writing Center Association.  GRCC will be one of the few community clleges presenting.  Congratulations to Kellie, Corinne Cozzaglio and Emily Green-Schneider on campus, please feel free to congratulate them.  The theme of the Conference is “Converging at the Vanishing Point.”

Morris Dees “With Justice for All” (4/1/10)

Morris DeesPlease join GRCC as we conclude the 2009-2010 Diversity Lecture Series with Mr. Morris Dees.  He will present “With Justice For All”, Thursday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church.  Dees is the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit group specializing in lawsuits involving civil rights violations, domestic terrorism, and hate-motivated crimes. This event is free and open to the public.   Visit for more information.

GRCC in the News: 3/16/10

Striking season for Ionia’s Burrows
By Andrew Roberts | Sentinel-Standard sports editor | New! Thu Mar 25, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

Ionia senior Mac Burrow loves living on the lanes, and this season he has been a big part of the Bulldog boys bowling team’s success.  […] After graduation in May, Burrows is planning on attending either Grand Rapids Community College or Montcalm Community College for two years before transferring and, of course, he plans to continue bowling.  (More)

Women’s Resource Center Huntington Pillar Awards honor workplaces that value women
By Kaitlin Shawgo | The Grand Rapids Press | March 08, 2010, 7:53AM

GRAND RAPIDS — As Paula Montes-Garcia helped an elderly man move and stretch his legs, he gave her a compliment that made her realize she’d found her calling.  “You have a very good touch, thank you,” he said. […] Montes-Garcia, 21, now owns a car and is working to get into the Grand Rapids Community College nursing program. She’s thinking about training to be a physical therapist.   (More)

Family of homeless woman killed in 1991 thrilled police say case is solved
By John Tunison | The Grand Rapids Press | March 25, 2010, 2:36PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Ruth Wilson always thought police would solve the 1991 brutal slaying of her aunt, 77-year-old Muriel Stoepker, a woman locals knew as the “bag lady.”  […] State police today said evolving DNA technology, allowing them to successfully test smaller crime samples, helped them link Stoepker’s killing near a Grand Rapids Community College parking ramp to a man already on death row for a Texas murder.  (More)