GRCC Music Students Earn Full Ride Scholarships

Antonina Chekhovskaya and E. Breysien Beer (sophomore music majors at GRCC) have received full ride scholarships to major universities. Antonina, a voice major, will be attending the University of Michigan and Brysien, a violin and voice major will attend the University of Illinois.  Congratulations!

Antonina Chekhovskaya performs “For Johnny Mehegan, For Felicia Montealegre” by Leonard Berstein from Musical Moods 2010

Photos: 2010 Student Leadership Awards

Last Friday night the Ford Fieldhouse filled with individuals, teams and clubs for the annual Student Awards Banquet. The atmosphere was exciting, the floral arrangements were long-stemmed and lovely and the food was fantastic.

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Awards went to top achievers in everything from club events to research, geography to music, sports and all-around excellence. Margo Anderson, Board of Trustees Chairperson and Dr. Ender were busy for almost two hours handing out awards, plaques, handshakes and hugs. Student Congress members and department heads and faculty all joined in the program.

GRCC in the News: 4/27/10

Rams softball earns split with Grandville
4/27/2010 8:21:00 AM | Rockford Independent

A lot of great softball was played last Thursday at Grandville High School as two of the OK Red’s best teams battled to a split of a doubleheader as conference play got under way. […] Grandville pitcher Becca Smith, who will go to Grand Rapids Community College next year and play softball alongside Rockford catcher Karli Showers, was outstanding in game one.   (More)

Grand Rapids, Michigan is Set to Launch “Grand Rapids Restaurant Week” on November 4, 2010
Press Release | PRWeb

Grand Rapids, MI (Vocus/PRWEB ) April 27, 2010 — Grand Rapids / Kent County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced this month that it will launch Grand Rapids Restaurant Week from November 4 – 13, 2010. The dates were chosen to create a “Month to Celebrate Dining Out”. The timing for Grand Rapids Restaurant Week occurs within the same month as the Grand Rapids International Wine and Food Festival to take place November 18 – 20 and follows the popular Art Prize Event to be held in Grand Rapids from September 22 – October 10. […] Each restaurant will donate $1 from each 3-course Grand Rapids Restaurant Week meal purchased to create a scholarship for Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students at Grand Rapids Community College.   (More)

Michigan Works! hosts employment seminar, networking event
By Rick Martinez | The Grand Rapids Press | April 26, 2010, 8:38AM

GRAND RAPIDS — Maureen Downer is seeing signs the recession is waning.  “For a while there, we would see 500 people a day in our service centers, even as many as 900 a day,” said the programs manager for Michigan Works! in Kent and Allegan counties.  “It’s really not at that higher level anymore.” […] To get a skilled workforce in place, the company collaborated with Grand Rapids Community College and Ottawa County Michigan Works! on a three-year, $547,000 training program for up to 280 new workers.  (More)

Announcing a New Alumni Relations Website

Announcing a New Alumni Relations Website:

Check out the new alumni relations website, specifically a couple of new online forms we have added.

  • “Share Your GRCC Story” form – as GRCC faculty and staff we always run across alumni out in the community.  Now you can direct them to the alumni website to share their story about how GRCC has positively impacted their lives.
  • “Keep In Touch” form – another new place to direct alumni so that the Alumni Office can keep up to date and accurate records on our alumni.

Pass on the word to alums.  Stay In Touch – Stay Involved – Stay Connected

Reminder: Dial-Up ISP Modem Pool Retires 5/2/10

The server that has provided Dial-up Internet access to GRCC Staff and Students who lived locally to Grand Rapids is being retired.  After reviewing the usage and economical impact, GRCC has determined that it is no longer feasible to maintain the “Modem Pool Server.” As of May 2nd, 2010, the server will be taken offline.