Video/Photos: Chef Gilles Renusson on EightWest

GRCC Chef/Professor Gilles Renusson interviewed by Joy Wellington of EightWestChef Gilles Renusson in GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education was interviewed this morning by Joy Wellington of WOOD TV’s “EightWest” program about the upcoming World Pastry Cup US Tryouts to be held this Saturday (4/17) from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.  in the kitchens of the ATC.  The episode will air this morning at 11:00 a.m. and will also be streamed live online (click here to watch).

The two discussed the involvement of GRCC’s students (eight of whom will assist the competitors, and several more who will help support the event), the structure of the competition, and the prestigious roster of judges which includes the competition’s founder Gabriel Paillasson, Kerry Vincent of Food Network Challenge, and past champions Ewald Notter and Stephane Treand.  More information:

GRCC Chef/Professor Gilles Renusson interviewed by Joy Wellington of EightWest

Condolences to Jim & Betty Holyfield

Condolences to Jim Holyfield (Financial Services) and Betty Holyfield on the loss of Jim’s mother Winnie Holyfield. The funeral will be Saturday, April 17 at 11 a.m., at Belding Bible Church.  Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 from 6-8 p.m., and Friday, April 16 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Johnson Feurerstein Funeral Home, 203 South Pleasant St in Belding. Cards can be sent to them at 9625 Bricker Rd., Belding, MI  48807

Photos: Dr. George Pommer at Psychology Dept. Speakers Series

Dr. George Pommer

These photos come from the Psychology Department’s final presentation in the 2009-2010 Psychology Department Speakers Series. On Wednesday, Dr. George Pommer spoke to a full house on ADHD. Thank you to everyone who made this series such a success. We hope to see you next year when we again offer a variety of open presentations on psychology related topics.

Dr. George Pommer

GRCC in the News: 4/15/10

Grand Rapids Community College football coach Tony Annese builds players through second chances
By Gary Bond | The Grand Rapids Press | April 15, 2010, 9:00AM

GRAND RAPIDS — Tony Annese recently came off a spring practice for his Grand Rapids Community College football team, something he believes helps him meld his squad both on and off the field.  “I feel like I have less control over the guys when we’re not doing something productive on a day-to-day basis, and the extra time I have with them helps them to be more successful,” said Annese, who had an estimated 75 players take part in spring practice.  (More)

Economy spurs more collaboration between community colleges
By Mark Sanchez | Business Review West Michigan | April 14, 2010, 3:39PM

The timing is coincidental.  The collective objective is not.  Just days after Grand Rapids Community College rolled out a new partnership with a European firm to train workers in wind energy safety, Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek began work to build the infrastructure needed to train industrial electricians to install, maintain and repair solar and wind energy systems.  (More)